Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Eliza Cook
(1818-1889) born on
Dec 24
English poet. "She is best known for her poem "The Old Arm-Chair.""

"Better build schoolrooms for "the boy,"
Than cells and gibbets for "the man.""

"I love it, I love it; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?"
"Though language forms the preacher,
'Tis "good works" make the man."
"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."
"Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
To knock their fairy castles down?"


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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