Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
A True Hero by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A True Hero by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

JAMES BRAIDWOOD: Died June 22, 1861.NOT at the battle front,--writ of in story, Not on the blazing wreck steering to glory, Not while in martyr-pangs soul and flesh sever, Died ...

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A Question by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Question by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

I.SOUL, spirit, genius--which thou art--that whence I know not, rose upon this mortal frame Like the sun o'er the mountains, all aflame, Seen large through mists of childish ...

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A Dream Of Resurrection by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Dream Of Resurrection by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

SO heavenly beautiful it lay, It was less like a human corse Than that fair shape in which perforce A lost hope clothes itself alway. The dream showed very plain: the bed Where ...

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A Winter Walk by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Winter Walk by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

WE never had believed, I wis, At primrose time when west winds stole Like thoughts of youth across the soul, In such an altered time as this, When if one little flower did peep ...

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A Stream’s Singing by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Stream’s Singing by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

O HOW beautiful is Morning! How the sunbeams strike the daisies, And the kingcups fill the meadow Like a golden-shielded army Marching to the uplands fair,-- I am going forth to ...

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In Memoriam by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

In Memoriam by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Obiit 1854.HEAVEN rest thee! We shall go about today In our festal garlands gay, Whatsoever robes we wear Not a trace of black be there. Well, what matters? none is seen On thy ...

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Rothesay Bay by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Rothesay Bay by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

FU' yellow lie the corn rigs Far doun the braid hillside, It is the brawest harst field Alang the shores o'Clyde,-- And I'm a puir harst-lassie That stan's the lee-lang day ...

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A Dead Sea-Gull by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Dead Sea-Gull by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

LACK-LUSTRE eye, and idle wing, And smirchèd breast that skims no more, White as the foam itself, the wave-- Hast thou not even a grave Upon the dreary shore, Forlorn, forsaken ...

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For Music by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

For Music by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

ALONG the shore, along the shore I see the wavelets meeting: But thee I see--ah, never more, For all my wild heart's beating. The little wavelets come and go, The tide of life ...

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A Flower Of A Day by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Flower Of A Day by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

OLD friend, that with a pale and pensile grace Climbest the lush hedgerows, art thou back again, Marking the slow round of the wond'rous years? Didst beckon me a moment, silent ...

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Immutable by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Immutable by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

AUTUMN to winter, winter into spring, Spring into summer, summer into fall,-- So rolls the changing year, and so we change, Motion so swift, we know not that we move. Till at ...

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A Silly Song by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Silly Song by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

'O HEART, my heart!' she said, and heard His mate the blackbird calling, While through the sheen of the garden green May rain was softly falling,-- Aye softly, softly falling. ...

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At Even-Tide by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

At Even-Tide by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

C. N.--Died April, 1857.What spirit is it that doth pervade The silence of this empty room? And as I lift my eyes, what shade Glides off and vanishes in gloom? I could believe ...

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The Golden Island: Arran From Ayr by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Golden Island: Arran From Ayr by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

DEEP set in distant seas it lies, The morning vapors float and fall, The noonday clouds above it rise, Then drop as white as virgin's pall. And sometimes, when that shroud ...

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Only A Dream by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Only A Dream by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

METHOUGHT I saw thee yesternight Sit by me in the olden guise, The white robes and the pain foregone, Weaving instead of amaranth crown A web of mortal dyes. I cried, 'Where ...

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Thoughts In A Wheat-Field by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Thoughts In A Wheat-Field by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

IN his wide fields walks the Master, In his fair fields, ripe for harvest, Where the evening sun shines slant-wise On the rich ears heavy bending, Saith the Master: 'It is ...

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Our Father’s Business: by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Our Father’s Business: by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

HOLMAN HUNT'S PICTURE OF 'CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE.'O CHRIST-CHILD, Everlasting, Holy One, Sufferer of all the sorrow of this world, Redeemer of the sin of all this world, Who by ...

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On The Cliff-Top by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

On The Cliff-Top by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

FACE upward to the sky Quiet I lie: Quiet as if the finger of God's will Had bade this human mechanism 'be still!' And sent the intangible essence, this strange I, All wondering ...

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A Man’s Wooing by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Man’s Wooing by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

YOU said, last night, you did not think In all the world of men Was one true lover--true alike In deed and word and pen,-- One knightly lover, constant as The old knights, who ...

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The Garden-Chair by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Garden-Chair by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

TWO PORTRAITS.A PLEASANT picture, full of meanings deep, Old age, calm sitting in the July sun, On withered hands half-leaning--feeble hands, That after their life-labors, light ...

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My Christian Name by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

My Christian Name by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

MY Christian name, my Christian name, I never hear it now: None have the right to utter it, 'T is lost, I scare know how. My worldly name the world speaks loud, Thank God for ...

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The Path Through The Corn by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Path Through The Corn by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

WAVY and bright in the summer air, Like a pleasant sea when the wind blows fair, And its roughest breath has scarcely curled The green highway to a distant world,-- Soft ...

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The Cathedral Tombs by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Cathedral Tombs by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

THEY lie, with upraised hands, and feet Stretched like dead feet that walk no more, And stony masks oft human sweet, As if the olden look each wore, Familiar curves of lip and ...

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At The Linn-Side by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

At The Linn-Side by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

O LIVING, living water, So busy and so bright, Aye flashing in the morning beams, And sounding through the night, O golden-shining water-- Would God that I might be A vocal ...

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My Friend by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

My Friend by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

MY Friend wears a cheerful smile of his own, And a musical tongue has he, We sit and look in each other's face, And are very good company. A heart he has, full warm and red As ...

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Plighted by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Plighted by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Mine to the core of the heart, my beauty!Mine, all mine, and for love, not duty:Love given willingly, full and free,Love for love's sake, - as mine to thee.Duty's a slave that ...

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The Unfinished Book by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Unfinished Book by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

TAKE it, reader, idly passing, This, like other idle lines, Take it, critic, great at classing Subtle genius and its signs: But, O reader, be thou dumb, Critic, let no sharp wit ...

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Life Returning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Life Returning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

After War-time.O LIFE, dear life, with sunbeam finger touching This poor damp brow, or flying freshly by On wings of mountain wind, or tenderly In links of visionary embraces ...

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Resigning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Resigning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Poor heart, what bitter words we speak When God speaks of resigning! Children, that lay their pretty garlands by So piteously, yet with a humble mind, Sailors, who, when their ...

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Semper Fidelis by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Semper Fidelis by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

THINK you, had we two lost fealty, something would not, as I sit With this book upon my lap here, come and overshadow it? Hide with spectral mists the pages, under each familiar ...

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At Last by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

At Last by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Down, down like a pale leaf dropping Under an autumn sky, My love dropped into my bosom Quietly, quietly. There was not a ray of sunshine And not a sound in the air, As she ...

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Michael The Archangel by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Michael The Archangel by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Statuette.I.MY white archangel, with thy steadfast eyes Beholding all this empty ghost-filled room, Thy clasped hands resting on the sword of doom, Thy firm, close lips, not ...

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Edenland by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Edenland by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

YOU remember where in starlight We two wandered hand in hand, While the night-flowers poured their perfume, And night-airs the still earth fanned?-- There I, walking yester ...

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Moon-Struck by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Moon-Struck by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

IT is a moor Barren and treeless, lying high and bare Beneath the archèd sky. The rushing winds Fly over it, each with his strong bow bent And quiver full of whistling arrows ...

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Parables by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Parables by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

WE clutch our joys as children do their flowers, We look at them, but scarce believe them ours, Till our hot palms have smirched their colors rare And crushed their dewy beauty ...

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The Lost Piece Of Silver by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Lost Piece Of Silver by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

HOLY Lord Jesus, Thou wilt search till Thou find This lost piece of silver,--this treasure enshrined In casket or bosom, once of such store, Now lying under the dust of Thy ...

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Dante To Beatrice by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Dante To Beatrice by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

I SEE thee, gliding towards me with slow pace Across the azure fields of Paradise, Where thine each footstep makes a star arise. So from this heart's once void but infinite ...

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The Aurora On The Clyde by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Aurora On The Clyde by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

AH me, how heavily the night comes down, Heavily, heavily: Fade the curved shores, the blue hills' serried throng, The darkening waves we oared in light and song: Joy melts from ...

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The Night Before The Mowing by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Night Before The Mowing by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

ALL shimmering in the morning shine And diamonded with dew, And quivering in the scented wind That thrills its green heart through,-- The little field, the smiling field, With ...

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A Christmas Carol by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Christmas Carol by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

TUNE--'God rest ye, merry gentleman.'GOD rest ye, merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day. The dawn rose red o'er ...

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Eudoxia. First Picture by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Eudoxia. First Picture by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

O SWEETEST my sister, my sister that sits in the sun, Her lap full of jewels, and roses in showers on her hair, Soft smiling and counting her riches up slow, one by one, ...

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A Hymn For Christmas Morning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Hymn For Christmas Morning by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

IT is the Christmas time: And up and down 'twixt heaven and earth, In glorious grief and solemn mirth, The shining angels climb. And unto everything That lives and moves, for ...

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Only A Woman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Only A Woman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

She loves with love that cannot tire:And if, ah, woe! she loves alone,Through passionate duty love flames higher,As grass grows taller round a stone.Coventry Patmore.SO, the ...

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North Wind by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

North Wind by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

LOUD wind, strong wind, sweeping o'er the mountains, Fresh wind, free wind, blowing from the sea, Pour forth thy vials like streams from airy fountains, Draughts of life to me. ...

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A Fable by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Fable by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

SILENT and sunny was the way Where Youth and I danced on together: So winding and embowered o'er, We could not see one rood before. Nevertheless all merrily We bounded onward, ...

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A Rejected Lover by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Rejected Lover by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

You 'never loved me,' Ada. These slow words Dropped softly from your gentle woman-tongue Out of your true and kindly woman-heart, Fell, piercing into mine like very swords The ...

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A Spirit Present by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Spirit Present by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

IF, coming from that unknown sphere Where I believe thou art,-- The world unseen which girds our world So close, yet so apart,-- Thy soul's soft call unto my soul Electrical ...

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A Child’s Smile by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Child’s Smile by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A CHILD'S smile--nothing more, Quiet, and soft, and grave, and seldom seen, Like summer lightning o'er, Leaving the little face again serene. I think, boy well-beloved, Thine ...

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A Living Picture by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Living Picture by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

No, I'll not say your name. I have said it now, As you mine, first in childish treble, then Up through a score and more familiar years Till baby-voices mock us. Time may come ...

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A Dream Of Death by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A Dream Of Death by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

WHERE shall we sail to-day?'--Thus said, methought, A voice that only could be heard in dreams: And on we glided without mast or oar, A wondrous boat upon a wondrous sea. ...

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