Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Thomas Bailey Aldrich Poems
- Identity SOMEWHERE--in desolate wind-swept space-- In ...
- Memory My mind lets go a thousand things Like dates of wars...
- Andromeda The smooth-worn coin and threadbare classic phrase ...
- A Touch Of Nature When first the crocus thrusts its point of ...
- A Mood A blight, a gloom, I know not what, has crept upon my ...
- At The Funeral Of A Minor Poet [One of the Bearers ...
- At Stratford-Upon-Avon Thus spake his dust (so seemed it as I...
an American poet, novelist, travel writer and editor.
Early life and education
Thomas Bailey Aldrich was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 11, 1836. When Aldrich was a child, his father moved to New Orleans. After 10 years, Aldrich was sent back to Portsmouth to prepare for college. This period of his life is partly described in his semi-autobiographical novel The Story of a Bad Boy (1870), in which "Tom Bailey" is the juvenile hero. Critics have said that this novel contains the first realistic depiction of childhood in American fiction and prepared the ground for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
His father's death in ... more »
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SOMEWHERE--in desolate wind-swept space--
In Twilight-land--in No-man's land--
Two hurrying Shapes met face to face,
And bade each other stand.
"And who are you?" cried one a-gape,
Shuddering in the gloaming light.
"I know not," said the second Shape,
"I only died last night!"