Arthur Christopher Benson

Arthur Christopher Benson

United States
Arthur Christopher Benson
United States
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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.
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How small a thing am I, of no repute,
Whirled in the rush of these eternal tides;
Spun daily round upon this orb that rides
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Courage
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
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Land Of Hope And Glory
Land of hope and glory, Mother of the free,
How may we extol thee, who are born of thee?
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Prayer
MY sorrow had pierced me through; it throbbed in my heart like a thorn;
This way and that I stared, as a bird with a broken limb
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Self
This is my chiefest torment, that behind
The brave and subtle spirit, the swift brain,
There sits and shivers, in a cell of pain,
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