Ada Cambridge

[Ada Cross] (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926 / St Gemans, Norfolk)

Ada Cambridge Poems

61. Influence 3/2/2010
62. Individuality 3/2/2010
63. In Memoriam 3/2/2010
64. I Dare Not 3/3/2010
65. Honour 1/4/2003
66. Home-sick 3/2/2010
67. Holy Communion 3/2/2010
68. Grey 3/2/2010
69. Granny 3/2/2010
70. Good-bye 1/4/2003
71. Good Night 3/3/2010
72. Fashion 3/2/2010
73. Fallen 3/3/2010
74. Faith 1/4/2003
75. Evensong 3/2/2010
76. Empty 3/2/2010
77. Drunk And Disorderly 3/3/2010
78. Drunk 3/2/2010
79. Despair 1/4/2003
80. Desire 3/2/2010

Honour

Me let the world disparage and despise --
   As one unfettered with its gilded chains,
   As one untempted by its sordid gains,
Its pleasant vice, its profitable lies;
Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise
   The rebel spirit surging in my veins,
   Let the Law deal me penalties and pains
And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.

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