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Three Women - 12. Maurice's Letter To Ruth Three Women - 12. Maurice's Letter To Ruth

Three Women - 12. Maurice's Letter To Ruth
XII. Maurice's Letter to RuthNo, no. I have gambled with destiny twice, And have staked my whole hopes on a home; but the dice Thrown by Fate made me loser. Henceforward, I know My lot must be homeless. The gods will it so. I fought, I rebelled; I was bitter. I strove To outwit the great Cosmic Forces, above, Or beyond, or about us, who guide and control The course of all things from the moat to the soul. The river may envy the peace of the pond,... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2070

Three Women - 11. Ruth's Letter To Maurice, Six Months Later Three Women - 11. Ruth's Letter To Maurice, Six Months Later

Three Women - 11. Ruth's Letter To Maurice, Six Months Later
XI. Ruth's Letter to Maurice, Six Months LaterThe springtime is here in our old home again, Which again you have left. Oh, most worthy of men, Why grieve for unworthiness? Why waste your life For a woman who never was meant for a wife? Mabel Lee has no love in her nature. Your heart Would have starved in her keeping. She plays her new part, As the faithful, forgiving, sweet spouse, with content. I think she is secretly glad Roger went Astray for a season. She stands up... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 3367

Three Women - 10. A Man Whose Mere Name Was Submerged In The Sea Three Women - 10. A Man Whose Mere Name Was Submerged In The Sea

Three Women - 10. A Man Whose Mere Name Was Submerged In The Sea
X. A man whose mere name was submerged in the seaA man whose mere name was submerged in the sea Of letters which followed it, B. A., M. D., And Minerva knows what else, held forth at Bellevue On what he believed some discovery new In medical Science (though, mayhap, a truth That was old in Confucius' earliest youth), And a bevy of bright women students sat near, Absorbing his wisdom with eye and with ear. Close by, lay the corpse of a man, half in view. Dear shades of our dead... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 845

Three Women - 6. Wooed, Wedded And Widowed Ere Twenty. The Life Three Women - 6. Wooed, Wedded And Widowed Ere Twenty. The Life

Three Women - 6. Wooed, Wedded And Widowed Ere Twenty. The Life
VI. Wooed, wedded and widowed ere twenty. The lifeWooed, wedded and widowed ere twenty. The life Of Zoe Travers is told in that sentence. A wife For one year, loved and loving; so full of life's joy That death, growing jealous, resolved to destroy The Eden she dwelt in. Five desolate years She walked robed in weeds, and bathed ever in tears, Through the valley of memory. Locked in love's tomb Lay youth in its glory and hope in its bloom. At times she was filled with religious devotion,... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2813

Three Women - 5. In A Bare Little Room Of A Tenement Row Three Women - 5. In A Bare Little Room Of A Tenement Row

Three Women - 5. In A Bare Little Room Of A Tenement Row
V. In a bare little room of a tenement rowIn a bare little room of a tenement row Of the city, Maurice sat alone. It was so (In this nearness to life's darkest phases of grief And despair) that his own bitter woe found relief. Joy needs no companion; but sorrow and pain Long to comrade with sorrow. The flowery chain Flung by Pleasure about her gay votaries breaks With the least strain upon it. The chain sorrow makes Links heart unto heart. As a bullock will fly... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2316

Three Women - 4. The October Day Had Been Luscious And Fair Three Women - 4. The October Day Had Been Luscious And Fair

Three Women - 4. The October Day Had Been Luscious And Fair
IV. The October day had been luscious and fairThe October day had been luscious and fair Like a woman of thirty. A chill in the air As the sun faced the west spoke of frost lurking near. All day the Sound lay without motion, and clear As a mirror, and blue as a blond baby's eyes. A change in the tide brought a change to the skies. The bay stirred and murmured and parted its lips And breathed a long sigh for the lost lovely ships, That had gone with the Summer.... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 3081

Three Women - 3. Maurice Somerville From His Turreted Den Three Women - 3. Maurice Somerville From His Turreted Den

Three Women - 3. Maurice Somerville From His Turreted Den
III. Maurice Somerville from his turreted denMaurice Somerville from his turreted den Looked out of the window and laid down his pen. A soft salty wind from the water was blowing, Below in the garden sat Ruth with her sewing. And stretched on the grass at her feet Roger lay With a book in his hand. Through the ripe August day, Piped the Katydids' voices, Jack Frost's tally-ho Commanding Queen Summer to pack up and go. Maurice leaned his head on the casement and sighed, Strong and full in his heart... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2934

Three Women - 2. The Short-Sighted Minister Preached At Bay Bend Three Women - 2. The Short-Sighted Minister Preached At Bay Bend

Three Women - 2. The Short-Sighted Minister Preached At Bay Bend
II. The short-sighted minister preached at Bay BendThe short-sighted minister preached at Bay Bend His long-winded sermon quite through to the end, Unmindful there sat in the Somerville pew A stranger whose pale handsome countenance drew All eyes from his own reverend self; nor suspected What Ruth and her brother too plainly detected That the stranger was bored. "Though his gaze never stirred From the face of the preacher, his heart has not heard," Ruth said to herself; and her soft mother-eye Was fixed on his face with a look like a... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 1418

Three Women - 1. A Dull Little Station, A Man With The Eye Three Women - 1. A Dull Little Station, A Man With The Eye

Three Women - 1. A Dull Little Station, A Man With The Eye
I. A dull little station, a man with the eyeA dull little station, a man with the eye Of a dreamer; a bevy of girls moving by; A swift moving train and a hot Summer sun, The curtain goes up, and our play is begun. The drama of passion, of sorrow, of strife, Which always is billed for the theatre Life. It runs on forever, from year unto year, With scarcely a change when new actors appear. It is old as the world is--far older in truth, For the world is a... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2708

Three Women - My love is young, so young Three Women - My love is young, so young

Three Women - My love is young, so young
_My love is young, so young; Young is her cheek, and her throat, And life is a song to be sung With love the word for each note._ _Young is her cheek and her throat; Her eyes have the smile o' May. And love is the word for each note In the song of my life to-day._ _Her eyes have the smile o' May; Her heart is the heart of a dove, And the song of my life to-day... Poems - Post by : jorgemv - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2596

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Jane Carter A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Jane Carter

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Jane Carter
_Of the W.C.T.U. And so, my dear Jane, I have fallen from my pedestal, in your estimation. Yet, having carefully regarded myself in the mirror, and finding no discolorations, and feeling no wounds or contusions, I think my pedestal must have been very near the earth, else I would be conscious of some bruises. And now, Jane, to be frank, I am very glad to be off my perch. I do not want to dwell upon a pedestal. It necessitates a monotonous life, and it is an unsocial position. I prefer to walk on the earth, among my fellow creatures. You... Nonfictions - Post by : E-Butler - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 960

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Jessie Harcourt A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Jessie Harcourt

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Jessie Harcourt
_Regarding Her Marriage with a Poor Young Man And so there is trouble in the house of Harcourt, my dear Jessie. You want to marry your intellectual young lover, who has only his pen between him and poverty, and your cruel father, who owns the town, says it is an act of madness on your part, and of presumption on his. And you are thinking of going to the nearest clergyman and defying parental authority. You have even looked at rooms where you believe you and Ernest could be ideally happy. And you want me to act as matron-of-honour at that... Nonfictions - Post by : drewbradford - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 3022

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. St. Claire A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. St. Claire

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. St. Claire
_The Young Divorcee And so you have joined the increasing army of the divorcees. It is worse than useless to discuss again the causes which led to this situation, and now that the law of the land has made you a free woman, the one thing for you to consider is your future, and to formulate to some degree a code of conduct for your guidance. You are in the prime of beautiful womanhood, pleasing to the eye, and agreeable to the mind. Women will regard you with more or less mental reservation, and men will seek you at every opportunity.... Nonfictions - Post by : Christine_S. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 3371

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Maria Owens A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Maria Owens

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Maria Owens
_A New Woman Contemplating Marriage Surprise, I am free to confess, was my dominant emotion on reading your letter. Marriage and Maria had never associated themselves in my mind, fond as I am of alliteration. Never in the ten years I have known you have I heard you devote ten minutes to the subject of any man's good qualities. You always have discoursed upon men's faults and vices, and upon their tendency, since the beginning of time, to tyrannize over woman. I was unable to disprove many of your statements, for I know the weight of argument is upon your side,... Nonfictions - Post by : Christine_S. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 3204

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. White Peak A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. White Peak

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. White Peak
_One of the Pillars of Respectable Society Ever since your call and our conversation regarding Sybyl Marchmont, I have felt a rising tide of indignation. It has reached the perigee mark and must overflow. If it reaches you and gives you a thorough soaking, I shall feel satisfied. I have always known you were only half-developed. There are many such people in the world. They serve their purpose and often do much good. They miss a great deal of life, but as they rarely know that they miss anything, it is a waste of sentiment to pity them. I have pitied... Nonfictions - Post by : Christine_S. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 2372

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To the Sister of a Great Beauty A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To the Sister of a Great Beauty

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To the Sister of a Great Beauty
I am far from laughing, my dear girl, at your assertion that your position is little short of tragic. To be the ordinary sister of an extraordinary beauty, is a position which calls for the exercise of all the great virtues in order to be borne with dignity, good taste, and serenity. I remember seeing you and Pansy when you were ten and she twelve years of age. I foresaw what lay before you then, and have often wondered how you would meet the occasion when you were both "finished," and at home under the same roof, and socially launched. It... Nonfictions - Post by : Christine_S. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 895

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mr Ray Gilbert A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mr Ray Gilbert

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mr Ray Gilbert
_Attorney at Law, Aged Thirty My dear Mr. Gilbert:--Your letter followed me across the ocean, and chanced to be the first one opened and read in my weighty home mail to-day. I have lost all trace of you during the last six years, in that wonderful way people can lose sight of one another in a large city. Once or twice I heard you had just left some social function as I arrived, or was expected just as I was leaving, and once, recently, I saw you across the house at a first night, with a very pretty girl at your... Nonfictions - Post by : Christine_S. - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 699

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. Clarence St. Claire A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. Clarence St. Claire

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mrs. Clarence St. Claire
_Concerning Her Husband I am sorry that your matrimonial barque meets so many rough winds while hardly out of Honeymoon Bay. Clarence and you seemed so deeply in love when I last saw you, six months after your wedding, that I had hoped all might go well with you. I knew the disposition of Clarence to be tainted with jealousy, but hoped you would be able to eradicate it from his nature. You know his poor mother suffered agonies from the infidelities of his father before Clarence was born. She had married a handsome foreigner with whom she was desperately enamoured,... Nonfictions - Post by : musashi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 1147

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mr. Charles Gordon A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mr. Charles Gordon

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Mr. Charles Gordon
_Concerning the Jealousy of His Wife After Seven Years of Married Life I have read your letter with care. I can readily understand that you would not appeal to your wife's mother in this matter upon which you write me, as she has been the typical mother-in-law,--the woman who never gets along well with her children, and who never wants others to succeed where she fails. I recollect your telling me how she marred the wedding ceremony, by weeping and fainting, after having nagged her poor daughter during twenty years of life, and interfered with her friendships, through that peculiar jealousy... Nonfictions - Post by : musashi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 707

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Zoe Clayborn Artist A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Zoe Clayborn Artist

A Woman Of The World: Her Counsel To Other People's Sons And Daughters - To Miss Zoe Clayborn Artist
_Concerning the Attentions of Married Men I am sure, my dear niece, that you are a good and pure-minded girl, and that you mean to live a life above reproach, and I fully understand your rebellion against many of the conventional forms which are incompatible with the career of a "girl bachelor," as you like to call yourself. But let us look at the subject from all sides, while you are on the threshold of life, in the morning of your career, and before you have made any more serious mistakes than the one you mention. For it was a mistake... Nonfictions - Post by : musashi - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 1714