Treasure Island

Alice Duer Miller

(28 July 1874 - 22 August 1942 / New York City, New York)


  • ''They make other nations seem pale and flighty,
    But they do think England is God almighty,
    And you must remind them now and then
    That other countries breed other men.''
    Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942), U.S. novelist, poet. The White Cliffs. The White Cliffsis a long narrative poem extolling Britain's resistance during World War II.
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THE LIGHT of spring
On the emerald earth,
A man, a maid,
And a mood of mirth,
A foolish jest,
That a smile amends -­
It took no more
To make us friends.

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