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Eugene Field Poem
Soldier, Maiden, And Flower
 by Eugene Field

“Sweetheart, take this,” a soldier said,
“And bid me brave good-by;
It may befall we ne'er shall wed,
But love can never die.
Be steadfast in thy troth to me,
And then, whate'er my lot,
'My soul to God, my heart to thee,'-
Sweetheart, forget me not!”
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Births on this day in history

  • 02/25/1855 - Cesário Verde - Portuguese poet and author (d. 1886)
  • 02/25/1806 - Emma Catherine Embury - American author and poet (d. 1863)
  • 02/25/1651 - Quirinus Kuhlmann - German Baroque poet and mystic (d. 1689)
  • 02/25/1591 - Friedrich Spee - German poet and author (d. 1635)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 02/25/2001 - A. R. Ammons - American poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 02/25/1980 - Robert Hayden - American poet and academic (b. 1913)
  • 02/25/1870 - Henrik Hertz - Danish poet and playwright (b. 1797)
  • 02/25/1852 - Thomas Moore - Irish poet and lyricist (b. 1779)
  • 02/25/1819 - Francisco Manoel de Nascimento - Portuguese-French poet and educator (b. 1734)
  • 02/25/1798 - Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini - French poet and diplomat (b. 1716)
  • 02/25/1756 - Eliza Haywood - English actress and poet (b. 1693)
  • 02/25/1655 - Daniel Heinsius - Flemish poet and scholar (b. 1580)