Sarah Orne Jewett
Sarah Orne Jewett Poems
- A Farmer's Sorrow The clouds look low and heavy, as if there ...
- A Wild Rose A blushing wild pink rose, By tangled woods ...
- A Caged Bird High at the window in her cage, The old ...
- A Country Boy In Winter The wind may blow the snow ...
- A Child's Grave More than a hundred years ago They ...
- A Four-Leaved Clover Dear Polly, these are joyful days! Your...
- Discontent Down in a field, one day in June, The flowers all...
Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909) was an American novelist and short story writer, best known for her local color works set in or near South Berwick, Maine, on the border of New Hampshire, which in her day was a declining New England seaport.
Jewett's family had been residents of New England for many generations. Her father was a doctor, and Jewett often accompanied ... more »
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''Wrecked on the lee shore of age.''Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), U.S. author. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories, ch. 7 (1896).
''Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.''Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), U.S. author. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories, ch. 10 (1896).
''The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paperwhether little or great, it belongs to Literature.''Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), U.S. author. Letter to author Willa Cather. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories, preface (1896).
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A Farmer's Sorrow
The clouds look low and heavy, as if there would be rain,
It always means bad weather when you hear the brook so plain.
The wet won't make much trouble now, for all the crops are in,
And yet I somehow hate to see the long fall rains begin.
I couldn't sense the half I read, the air is close and still,
If I were young as once I was, I'd go up on the hill.
It isn't as it used to be when I could come and go,
And keep upon my feet all day, now I am stiff and slow.
There's nothing' in the paper; you can take it if you choose;
I can't make head nor tail of half they...