Ada Cambridge Poems
- A Dream Of Venice NUMB, half asleep, and dazed with whirl of ...
- Fallen For want of bread to eat and clothes to wear ...
- At Sea When the investing darkness growls, And deep ...
- On Australian Hills Earth, outward tuning on her path in ...
- Good-Bye Good-bye! -- 'tis like a churchyard bell -- ...
- After Our Likeness. Before me now a little picture lies— A ...
- A Wife's Protest 1. Like a white snowdrop in the ...
Ada Cambridge, later known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer.
Overall she wrote more than twenty-five works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works. Many of her novels were serialised in Australian newspapers, and were never published in book form.
While she was known to friends and family by her married name, Ada Cross, she was known to her newspaper readers as A.C. Later in her career she reverted to her maiden name, Ada Cambridge, and it is thus by this name that she is known.
Ada was born at St Germans, Norfolk, the second child of Thomasine and Henry Cambridge, a gentleman farmer. She was... more »
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A Dream Of Venice
NUMB, half asleep, and dazed with whirl of wheels,
And gasp of steam, and measured clank of chains,
I heard a blithe voice break a sudden pause,
Ringing familiarly through the lamp-lit night,
“Wife, here's your Venice!”
I was lifted down,
And gazed about in stupid wonderment,
Holding my little Katie by the hand—
My yellow-haired step-daughter. And again
Two strong arms led me to the water-brink,
And laid me on soft cushions in a boat,—
A queer boat, by a queerer boatman manned—
Swarthy-faced, ragged, with a scarlet cap—
Whose wild, weird ...