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(19 June 1858 - 26 February 1911 / the United States)

Sam Walter Foss
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Sam Walter Foss was a librarian and poet whose works included The House by the Side of the Road and The Coming American.

He was born in rural Candia, New Hampshire. Foss lost his mother at age four, worked on his father's farm and went to school in the winter. He graduated from Brown University in 1882, and would be considered illustrious enough to warrant having his name inscribed on the mace. Beginning in 1898, he served as librarian at the Somerville Public Library in Massachusetts. He married a minister's daughter, with whom he had a daughter and son. Foss used to write a poem a day for the newspapers, and his five volumes of collected poetry are of the frank and homely ... more »

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  • There are hermit souls that live withdrawn
    In the place of their self-content;
    There are souls like stars, that dwell apart,
    In a fellowless firmament;
    There are pioneer so...
    Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911). The House by the Side of the Road (l. 1-6). . . Best Loved Poems of the American People, The. Hazel Felleman, ed. (19...
  • ''Let me live in my house by the side of the road—
    It's here the race of men go by.
    They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong
    Wise, foolish—so am I;''
    Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911). The House by the Side of the Road (l. 33-36). . . Best Loved Poems of the American People, The. Hazel Felleman, ed. (...
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