Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

Quotations

  • ''God rest you merry, gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay,
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's power
    When we were gone astray.
    O tidings of comfort and joy!
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born on Christmas Day.''
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887), British poet. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (l. 1-9). . . Little Treasury of British Poetry, A. Oscar Williams, ed. (1951) Charles Scribner's Sons.
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  • ''Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife,
    But my daughter's my daughter all her life.''
    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887), British writer, poet. "Young and Old."

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The Human Temple

The Temple in Darkness

Darkness broods upon the temple,
Glooms along the lonely aisles,
Fills up all the orient window,
Whence, like little children’s wiles,
Shadows—purple, azure, golden—
Broke upon the floor in smiles.

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