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Eliza Cook
(1818-1889) born on
Dec 24
English poet. She is best known for her poem "The Old Arm-Chair."
         
   
F
Better build schoolrooms for "the boy,"
Than cells and gibbets for "the man."

R
I love it, I love it; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
A
Though language forms the preacher,
'Tis "good works" make the man.
N
Whom do we dub as Gentleman?
The Knave, the fool, the brute --
If they but own full tithe of gold,
and Wear a courtly suit.
K
Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
To knock their fairy castles down?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Song for the Ragged Schools," st. 12.
R: The Old Arm-Chair
A: Good Works.
N: Nature's Gentleman, st. 1.
K: Oh! Dear to Memory.
   


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