Richard Watson Gilder

Richard Watson Gilder was an American poet and editor. Wikipedia

Ah, Be Not False

Ah, be not false, sweet Splendor! Be true, be good; Be wise as thou art tender; Be all that Beauty should.Not lightly be thy citadel subdued; Not ignobly, not untimely. Take praise in solemn mood; Take love sublimely.Richard Watson Gilder...

By Richard Watson Gilder
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14 October

The Cello

When late I heard the trembling cello play, In every face I read sad memories That from dark, secret chambers where they lay Rose, and looked forth from melancholy eyes. So every mournful thought found there a tone To match despondence: sorrow knew its mate; Ill fortune sighed, and mute despair...

By Richard Watson Gilder
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28 August