Annie Adams Fields

(1834-1915 / USA)

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Annie Adams Fields (June 6, 1834 – January 5, 1915) was a United States writer.

1834 -1881

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the second wife of the publisher and author James Thomas Fields, whom she married in 1854, and with whom she encouraged up and coming writers such as Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Freeman, and Emma Lazarus. She was equally at home with great and ... more »

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The Song-Sparrow

CAN you hear the sparrow in the lane
Singing above the graves? she said.
He knows my gladness, he knows my pain,
Though spring be over and summer be dead.

His note hath a chime all cannot hear,
And none can love him better than I;
For he sings to me when the land is drear,
And makes it cheerful even to die.

'T is beautiful on this odorous morn,
When grasses are waving in every wind,
To know my bird is not forlorn,
That summer to him is also kind, --

But sweeter, when grasses no longer stir
And every lilac-leaf is shed,
To know that my ...

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