Eliza Cook

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Eliza Cook was an English author, Chartist poet and writer born in London Road, Southwark

Background

She was the daughter of a local tradesman. She attended the local Sunday Schools and was encouraged by the son of the music master to produce her first volume of poetry. From this she took confidence and in 1837 began to offer verse to ...

Eliza Cook Poems

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Don'T Tell The World That You'Re Waiting For Me

THREE summers have gone since the first time we met, love,
And still 'tis in vain that I ask thee to wed ;
I hear no reply but a gentle " Not yet, love,"
With a smile of your lip, and a shake of your head.
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2.
The Sea-Child

HE crawls to the cliff and plays on a brink
Where every eye but his own would shrink;
No music he hears but the billow’s noise,
And shells and weeds are his only toys.
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3.
The Old Arm-Chair

I LOVE it, I love it ; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old Arm-chair ?
I've treasured it long as a sainted prize ;
I've bedewed it with tears, and embalmed it with sighs.
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4.
I Leave Thee For Awhile

I leave thee for awhile, my love, I leave thee with a sigh;
The fountain spring within my soul is playing in mine eye;
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5.
Grey-Eyed Mabel

I gazed on orbs of flashing black;
I met the glow of hazel light;
I marked the hue of laughing blue,
That sparkled in the festive night.
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dhruv namdeo 08 January 2019

nice peom

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Nathan Smith 21 April 2018

There is another Poem I believe by the same Eliza Cook from this period called Building Upon the Sand - a piece the that both convicts and inspires.

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Marvelous tone, human be deep reflection.

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Julie Brandon 20 April 2015

As a child I purchased one of Eliza Cook's poetry books for 1 old penny at a jumble sale and still have it today. I learnt by heart and performed ' The Mouse and the Cake' one Christmas to my family, all of us would perform either a song, poem, some magic for the adults when we all got together as a family.

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