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Custer, and Other Poems.   By: (1850-1919)

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CUSTER

AND

OTHER POEMS

BY

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.

Author of "Poems of Passion," "Maurine," "Poems of Pleasure," "How Salvator Won," "The Beautiful Land of Nod," "An Erring Woman's Love," "Men, Women and Emotions," Etc.

CHICAGO: W. B. CONKEY COMPANY.

Published 1896,

By

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.

Preface.

"Let such teach others, who themselves excel, And censure freely who have written well."

POPE.

[Transcriber's Note: BOLD characters are denoted by enclosing them with =...= and ITALIC characters are denoted by enclosing them with ... ]

=CONTENTS=

=PAGE=

The World's Need 7

High Noon 8

Transformation 10

Thought Magnets 12

Smiles 13

The Undiscovered Country 15

The Universal Route 16

Earthly Pride 17

Unanswered Prayers 18

Thanksgiving 20

A Maiden to Her Mirror 22

The Kettle 23

Contrasts 25

Thy Ship 26

The Tryst 28

Life 31

A Marine Etching 32

The Duel 33

"Love Thyself Last" 35

Christmas Fancies 37

The River 40

Sorry 42

The Old Wooden Cradle 44

Ambition's Trail 46

The Traveled Man 47

Uncontrolled 49

The Tulip Bed at Greeley Square 50

Will 52

To An Astrologer 53

The Tendril's Faith 55

The Times 56

The Question 57

Sorrow's Uses 58

If 59

Which Are You? 60

The Creed To Be 62

Music in the Flat 64

Inspiration 67

The Wish 68

Three Friends 69

You Never Can Tell 71

Here and Now 72

Unconquered 74

All That Love Asks 75

Does It Pay 77

Sestina 78

The Optimist 80

The Pessimist 81

The Hammock's Complaint 82

Life's Harmonies 83

Preaching vs. Practice 84

An Old Man to His Sleeping Young Bride 85

I Am 87

Two Nights 89

Preparation 91

Custer 93

=The World's Need=

So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind, Is all the sad world needs... Continue reading book >>




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