Treasure Island

Eliza Cook

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

Quotations

  • '''Tis a glorious charter, deny it who can,
    That's birthed in the words, "I'm an Englishman."''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. "An Englishman."
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  • ''Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
    To knock their fairy castles down?''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Oh! Dear to Memory.
  • ''Whom do we dub as Gentleman? The
    Knave, the fool, the brute—
    If they but own full tithe of gold, and
    Wear a courtly suit.''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Nature's Gentleman, st. 1.
  • ''Who would not rather trust and be deceived?''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Love On.
  • ''Though language forms the preacher,
    'Tis "good works" make the man.''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Good Works.
  • ''Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start
    When Memory plays an old tune on the heart!''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Old Dobbin, st. 16.
  • ''I love it, I love it; and who shall dare
    To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?''
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889), U.S. poet. The Old Arm-Chair (l. 1-2). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.

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Song of the Worm

THE worm, the rich worm, has a noble domain
In the field that is stored with its millions of slain ;
The charnel-grounds widen, to me they belong,
With the vaults of the sepulchre, sculptured and strong.
The tower of ages in fragments is laid,
Moss grows on the stones, and I lurk in its shade ;
And the hand of the giant and heart of the brave
Must turn weak and submit to the worm and the grave.

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