Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.
Ella Wheeler was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school.
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- "It Might Have Been"
- A Fallen Leaf
- A Lovers' Quarrel
- A Holiday
- A Maiden To Her Mirror
- A March Snow
- A Golden Day
- As You Go Through Life
- A Song Of Life
- A Grey Mood
- Worth While
- A Maiden's Secret
- A Girl's Autumn Reverie
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