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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.

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    He may not shine with courtly graces,
    But yet, his kind, respectful air
    To woman, whatsoe’er her place is,
    It might be well if kings could share.
    So, for the chivalric true gentleman,
    Give me, I say, our own American.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    Give us that grand word “woman” once again,
    And let’s have done with “lady”; one’s a term
    Full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm,
    Fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen;
    And one’s a word for lackeys.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    It has ever been since time began,
    And ever will be, till time lose breath,
    That love is a mood—no more—to man,
    And love to a woman is life or death.
    —Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    Give us that grand word “woman” once again,
    And let’s have done with “lady”; one’s a term
    Full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm,
    Fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen;
    And one’s a word for lackeys.
    —Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    With care, and skill, and cunning art,
    She parried Time’s malicious dart,
    And kept the years at bay,
    Till passion entered in her heart
    And aged her in a day!
    —Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919)