David Bates

(6 March 1809 – 25 January 1870 / Indian Hill / Ohio)

David Bates Poems

1. Chiding 5/8/2001
2. Speak Gently 5/8/2001
3. Childhood 5/8/2001

Comments about David Bates

  • Joana g perez (6/22/2019 3:28:00 AM)

    He read the speak gently

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  • K.c. Ford K.c. Ford (6/25/2015 2:19:00 AM)

    He can't read your poems Soulful Heart. He's been dead for more than a century.

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  • Soulful Heart Soulful Heart (3/24/2012 12:59:00 AM)

    As poet I felt I have to learn a lot with words...................hope u will give a few tips after u read my poems.............plzzzzzzzzzzzzz do read a few of mine.............will be glad to get your comments.

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Best Poem of David Bates

Speak Gently

Speak gently! -- It is better far
To rule by love, than fear --
Speak gently -- let not harsh words mar
The good we might do here!

Speak gently! -- Love doth whisper low
The vows that true hearts bind;
And gently Friendship's accents flow;
Affection's voice is kind.

Speak gently to the little child!
Its love be sure to gain;
Teach it in accents soft and mild: --
It may not long remain.

Speak gently to the young, for they
Will have enough to bear --
Pass ...

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