Edgar Fawcett

(1847-1904 / USA)

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Edgar Fawcett (May 26, 1847 - May 2, 1904) was an American novelist and poet. Fawcett was born in New York on May 26, 1847, and spent much of his life there. Educated at Columbia College, he obtained the A.B. there in 1867 and his M.A. three years later. At Columbia, he was a member of the Fraternity of Delta Phi. Although successful in his time, his works are mostly forgotten today. His best ... more »

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To An Oriole

How falls it, oriole, thou hast come to fly
In tropic splendor through our Northern sky?

At some glad moment was it nature's choice
To dower a scrap of sunset with a voice?

Or did some orange tulip, flaked with black,
In some forgotten garden, ages back,

Yearning toward Heaven until its wish was heard,
Desire unspeakably to be a bird?

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