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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"Poor heart, what bitter words we speak
When God speaks of resigning!"

Children, that lay their pretty garlands by
So piteously, yet with a humble mind;
Sailors, who, when their ship rocks in the wind,
Cast out her freight with half-averted eye,
Riches for life exchanging solemnly,
Lest they should never gain the wished-for shore;--

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