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Before the Mirror

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Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, née Barstow was a United States poet and novelist. She is most widely known today as the author of The Morgesons (1862), her first of three novels. Her other two novels are Two Men (1865) and Temple House (1867). Stoddard was also a prolific writer of short stories, children's tales, poems, essays, travel writing, and journalism pieces.

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POEMS

BY

ELIZABETH STODDARD

1895

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THE POET'S SECRET NOVEMBER MUSIC IN A CROWD "I LIVE WITHIN THE STRANGER'S GATE" THE HOUSE OF YOUTH THE HOUSE BY THE SEA CHRISTMAS COMES AGAIN MARCH THE SPRING AFAR WHY? AUGUST OCTOBER "THE WILLOW BOUGHS ARE YELLOW NOW" "IN THE STILL, STAR LIT NIGHT" AUTUMN THE AUTUMN SHEAF IN THE CITY "I LOVE YOU, BUT A SENSE OF PAIN" NAMELESS PAIN A BABY SONG THE WIFE SPEAKS THE HUSBAND SPEAKS "ONE MORN I LEFT HIM IN HIS BED" BEFORE THE MIRROR "THE SHADOWS ON THE WATER REACH" A SUMMER NIGHT "FAN ME WITH THESE LILIES FAIR" "OH, THE WILD, WILD DAYS OF YOUTH!" "ON MY BED OF A WINTER NIGHT" "HALLO! MY FANCY, WHITHER WILT THOU GO?" YOU LEFT ME "O FRIEND, BEGIN A LOFTIER SONG" "NOW THAT THE PAIN IS GONE, I TOO CAN SMILE" THE COLONEL'S SHIELD A FEW IDLE WORDS VERS DE SOCIÉTÉ THE RACE THE WOLF TAMER THE ABBOT OF UNREASON EL MANOLO MERCEDES THE BULL FIGHT ON THE CAMPAGNA THE QUEEN DEPOSED A UNIT ZANTHON MY FRIEND ACHILLES IN ORCUS ABOVE THE TREE TO AN ARTIST A LANDSCAPE FROM THE HEADLAND AS ONE THE VISITINGS OF TRUTH KNOWN ELSEWHERE WE MUST WAIT UNRETURNING CLOSED MEMORY IS IMMORTAL THE TRYST NO ANSWER ON THE HILLTOP THE MESSAGE EXILE A SEASIDE IDYL THE CHIMNEY SWALLOW'S IDYL LAST DAYS

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