GRAVES, ROBERT (1895-1985, poet and writer)
Lot 98
GRAVES, ROBERT (1895-1985, poet and writer)
Sold for £900 (US$ 1,497) inc. premium
Lot Details
GRAVES, ROBERT (1895-1985, poet and writer)
AUTOGRAPH POETICAL MANUSCRIPT FROM THE PAPERS OF T.E. LAWRENCE, entitled 'The Gargoyles Art and Sin', comprising three six-line stanzas, with two autograph revisions, 1 page, folio, small tear in upper left-hand corner professionally repaired, May 13, no year

Footnotes

  • Anagrammatising
    TRANSUBSTANTIATION
    Slyly deputising
    For old Copopulation
    SIN SAT ON A TIN TAR TUB
    And did with joy his elbows rub

    Art introseduced him
    To females dull and bad,
    Flapper flappings, limb-slim,
    From his blonde writing-pad,
    The river-girlgle drained of blood --
    The postcard flown of Kodak mud.

    By this anagrammagic
    And mansturbantiation
    They fathered then this tragic
    Lustalgia on the nation.
    And after that, and after that
    ON A TIN SIN TUB ART SAT.


    This poetical manuscript was sold at Sotheby's on 20 July 1981, lot 254, among a group of papers sold on behalf of the family of T.E. Lawrence, most of which had been published in Letters to T.E. Lawrence. Graves was a good friend of Lawrence and his first biographer.
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