Adelaide Anne Procter

Adelaide Anne Procter Poems

1.
Envy

He was the first always: Fortune
Shone bright in his face.
I fought for years; with no effort
He conquered the place:
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2.
A Woman’s Question

BEFORE I trust my fate to thee,
Or place my hand in thine,
Before I let thy future give
Color and form to mine,
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3.
A Lost Chord

SEATED one day at the Organ,
I was weary and ill at ease,
And my fingers wandered idly
Over the noisy keys.
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4.
Fidelis

You have taken back the promise
That you spoke so long ago;
Taken back the heart you gave me-
I must even let it go.
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5.
Doubting Heart

WHERE are the swallows fled?
Frozen and dead,
Perchance, upon some bleak and stormy shore.
O doubting heart!
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Adelaide Anne Procter Comments

Darrell Smith 22 November 2020

Really enjoy her work and try to let others know of it by way of face book and of lending what I have to others.

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Skip Morgan 19 December 2012

Hello! I enjoy your website very much. I wanted to notify you of an omission in the poem MY GOD, I THANK THEE THOU HAST MADE. The 4th line in the 3rd section should read That thorns remain If you read the poem, it is obvious that there is no proper rhyme in this section without this phrase. Thank you, Skip Morgan

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Skip Morgan 19 December 2012

Hello! I enjoy your website very much. I wanted to notify you of an omission in the poem MY GOD, I THANK THEE THOU HAST MADE. The 4th line in the 3rd section should read That thorns remain If you read the poem, it is obvious that there is no proper rhyme in this section without this phrase. Thank you, Skip Morgan

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Adelaide Anne Procter Biography

She was the eldest daughter of the poet Bryan Waller Procter ("Barry Cornwall") and Anne Benson Skepper. As a child Adelaide showed precocious intelligence. She attained considerable proficiency in French, German, and Italian, as well as in music and drawing, and she was a great reader. Brought up in surroundings favourable to the development of li ...

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