Frederic Lawrence Knowles

(1859-1905 / United States)

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Born at Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 8, 1869, and graduated at Wesleyan University in 1894 and Harvard University in 1896. He was connected for a short time with the editorial department of Houghton Mifflin Company and with the staff of L. C. Page and Company as literary adviser. In 1900 he accepted a similar position with Dana Estes and Company where he remained until his death in ... more »

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On A Fly-Leaf Of Burns' Songs

These are the best of him,
Pathos and jest of him;
Earth holds the rest of him.

Passions were strong in him, --
Pardon the wrong in him;
Hark to the song in him! --

Each little lyrical
Grave or satirical
Musical miracle!

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