Treasure Island

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)


  • ''God rest you merry, gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay,
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's power
    When we were gone astray.
    O tidings of comfort and joy!
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born on Christmas Day.''
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887), British poet. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (l. 1-9). . . Little Treasury of British Poetry, A. Oscar Williams, ed. (1951) Charles Scribner's Sons.
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  • ''Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife,
    But my daughter's my daughter all her life.''
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887), British writer, poet. "Young and Old."

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"And we shall be changed.""And we shall be changed."
Ye dainty mosses, lichens grey,
Pressed each to each in tender fold,
And peacefully thus, day by day,
Returning to their mould;
Brown leaves, that with aerial grace
Slip from your branch like birds a-wing,
Each leaving in the appointed place
Its bud of future spring; --

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