Eliza Cook

(24 December 1818 – 23 September 1889 / London Road / Southwark / England)

Poems of Eliza Cook

1. Be Kind When You Can 3/24/2012
2. Black Bess 3/24/2012
3. Buttercups and Daisies 4/19/2010
4. Don't Tell the World that You're Waiting for Me 1/1/2004
5. Grey-eyed mabel 4/19/2010
6. I Leave Thee for Awhile 4/19/2010
7. Song of the Sailor Boy 3/24/2012
8. Song of the Worm 1/1/2004
9. Teddy O'Neale 4/19/2010
10. The Banner of Union 3/24/2012
11. The Flag of the Free 3/24/2012
12. The Old Arm-chair 1/1/2004
13. The Quiet Eye 1/1/2004
14. The Sea-Child 1/1/2004
15. Winter the Season For the Exercise of Charity 4/19/2010

The Old Arm-chair

I LOVE it, I love it ; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old Arm-chair ?
I've treasured it long as a sainted prize ;
I've bedewed it with tears, and embalmed it with sighs.
' Tis bound by a thousand bands to my heart ;
Not a tie will break, not a link will start.
Would ye learn the spell ? -- a mother sat there ;
And a sacred thing is that old Arm-chair.

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