Eliza Cook

(24 December 1818 – 23 September 1889 / London Road / Southwark / England)

Eliza Cook Poems

1. The Flag Of The Free 3/24/2012
2. Be Kind When You Can 3/24/2012
3. Song Of The Sailor Boy 3/24/2012
4. Teddy O'Neale 4/19/2010
5. Winter The Season For The Exercise Of Charity 4/19/2010
6. Black Bess 3/24/2012
7. Buttercups And Daisies 4/19/2010
8. The Quiet Eye 1/1/2004
9. I Leave Thee For Awhile 4/19/2010
10. Song Of The Worm 1/1/2004
11. The Sea-Child 1/1/2004
12. The Banner Of Union 3/24/2012
13. Grey-Eyed Mabel 4/19/2010
14. Don'T Tell The World That You'Re Waiting For Me 1/1/2004
15. The Old Arm-Chair 1/1/2004

Comments about Eliza Cook

  • Nathan Smith (4/21/2018 1:58:00 PM)

    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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  • Hector Santana Santana (7/23/2017 6:25:00 PM)

    Marvelous tone, human be deep reflection.

  • Julie Brandon (4/20/2015 2:26:00 PM)

    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.

Best Poem of Eliza Cook

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.
' Tis bound by a thousand bands to my heart ;
Not a tie will break, not a link will start.
Would ye learn the spell ? -- a mother sat there ;
And a sacred thing is that old Arm-chair.

In Childhood's hour I lingered near
The hallowed seat with listening ear ;
And gentle words that mother would give ;
To fit me to die, and teach me to live.
She told me ...

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