Sam Walter Foss (19 June 1858 - 26 February 1911 / the United States)
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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- An Informal Prayer -- The Prayer Of Cyru...
- Odium Theologicum
- The Calf-Path
- The Coming Century
- The Coming War
- The House by the Side of the Road
- The Ideal Husband to His Wife
- The Man From The Crowd
- The Poster-Painter's Masterpiece
- The Town of Hay
- The True Bible
- The Trumpets
- Toil's Sweet Content
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There are hermit souls that live withdrawnSam 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...
In the place of their self-content;
There are souls like stars, that dwell apart,
In a fellowless firmament;
There are pioneer so...
''Let me live in my house by the side of the roadSam 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. (...
It's here the race of men go by.
They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong
Wise, foolishso am I;''