Edgar Albert Guest

(20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)

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Edgar Allen Guest also known as Eddie Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.

Eddie Guest was born in Birmingham, England in 1881, moving to Michigan USA as a young child, it was here he was educated.

In 1895, the year before Henry Ford took his first ride in a motor carriage, Eddie Guest signed on with the Free Press as a 13-year-old office boy. He stayed for 60 years.

In those six decades, Detroit underwent half a dozen identity changes, but Eddie Guest became a steadfast character on the changing scene.

Three years after he joined the Free Press,... more »

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    i have a original typed poem by edgar guest giving to my father in his letter to my father it has his original signature on the letter to dad the poem is call america written in 1914 does it have any value

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  • anonymous(5/2/2019 9:54:00 AM)

    there's a typo, It says Edgar Allen Guest instead of Edgar Albert Guest.

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    I'm looking for a poem named 'Castor oil', talking a boy that blaming how bad is the castor oil?

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    i'm looking for a poem recited today at a funeral about an ordinary man? does it have a different title? thank you

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    Trying to find. The stick together families

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  • Anna Wagner(12/8/2018 10:36:00 AM)

    Favorites Mother read to us, Home, Cherry Pie, When Father shook the stove. Looking for one that asks, Who wrote on the wall? Nobody

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  • Ali Asgar(12/3/2018 12:19:00 AM)

    Is it written by greenleaf whitter?

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Best Poem of Edgar Albert Guest

See It Through

When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it ...

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