Arthur Christopher Benson
Arthur Christopher Benson Poems
- Courage I have been brave in my way, Though men did not call...
- Prayer MY sorrow had pierced me through; it throbbed in my ...
- Land Of Hope And Glory Land of hope and glory, Mother of the ...
- Self This is my chiefest torment, that behind The brave and ...
- The Phoenix BY feathers green, across Casbeen ...
- The Sparrow O pertest, most self-satisfied Of aught that ...
- I Am Small And Of No Reputatio...
CHENEY, John Vance was born in Groveland, New York, December 29, 1848; [died, 1922]. Educated at Temple Hill Academy in Geneseo, New York. After a short period of teaching and of practicing law, he became the librarian of the Free Public Library of San Francisco and held this position from 1887 to 1894 when he accepted a similar one at the Newberry Library of Chicago, where he remained until 1899. more »
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I have been brave in my way,
Though men did not call me brave;
They deem that I creep away,
If ever a pennon wave
Over the flashing fray.
Yet I have lain through the night
Straining my aching sight
To see what leant at my side,
Angel or sullen sprite.
Then in the haggard day, -
Cruel and cold it shone, -
Sighing in sad dismay,
I bind my armour on;
I have been brave, I say.