Ella Wheeler Wilcox (5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.
Ella Wheeler was born in 1850 on a farm in Johnstown, Wisconsin, east of Janesville, the youngest of four children. The family soon moved north of Madison. She started writing poetry at a very early age, and was well known as a poet in her own state by the time she graduated from high school.
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- "It Might Have Been"
- A Baby In The House
- A Fable
- A Fallen Leaf
- A Fatal Impress
- A Fisherman's Baby
- A Girl's Autumn Reverie
- A Glass Of Wine
- A Golden Day
- A Grey Mood
- A Holiday
- A Leaf
- A Lovers' Quarrel
- A Maiden To Her Mirror
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''It has ever been since time began,Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919), U.S. poet, journalist. Blind, st. 1.
And ever will be, till time lose breath,
That love is a moodno moreto man,
And love to a woman is life or death.''
''There is room in the halls of pleasureElla Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919), U.S. poet. Solitude (l. 21-24). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1958) Reilly ...
For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.''
''Feast, and your halls are crowded;Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919), U.S. poet, journalist. Solitude, st. 3.
Fast, and the world goes by.''
''Rejoice, and men will seek you;Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919), U.S. poet. Solitude (l. 9-12). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1958) Reilly &...
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe''