Who is Alice Duer Miller

Alice Duer Miller (July 28, 1874 – August 22, 1942) was an American writer whose poetry actively influenced political opinion. Her feminist verses influenced political opinion during the American suffrage movement, and her verse novel The White Cliffs influenced political thought during the U.S.'s entry into World War II. She also wrote novels and screenplays.

Early life

Alice Duer Miller was born in Staten Island, New York on July 28, 1874, into a wealthy and prominent family. She grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey with her parents and two sisters. She was the daughter of James Gore King Duer and Elizabeth Wilson Meads. The family lost their fortune during the Baring Bank failure.Her mother Elizabeth Wilson Meads was the daughter of Orlando Meads of Albany, New Yo...
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Alice Duer Miller Poems

  • A Creed
    COURAGE to ask of love neither sign nor token,
    Wisdom to wait, silence and faith are better;
    Fear, not alone lest the bond be some day broken,
    But, that love, too desperately dear, become a fetter....
  • The Penintent
    'NEVER,' he said, 'nevermore,
    In the murmuring stillness of night
    Shall I wait for her hand on my door,
    Confident, light; ...
  • An American To France
    O FRANCE, with what a shamed and sorry smile
    We now recall that in a bygone day
    We sought of you art, wit, perfection, style;
    You were to us a playground and a play. ...
  • The History Of A Minute
    I saw a lady on the stair,
    And she was, oh, so strangely fair,
    With a knot of butter-colored hair,
    And a waiting, listening, wondering air. ...
  • Easton's Beach
    LAST night I saw a city by the sea,
    Outlined in sparks of fire;
    Those wreathed lamps made all a fantasy -
    Arch, dome and spire. ...
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Woman 37 Women 35 Love 25 I Love You 25 Home 23 Long 23 Dear 21 Never 19 Time 18 Good 17

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Xhaworthx: from the white cliffs by alice duer miller
Gafariumyinka: genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on. -alice duer miller
Personaldevel_: “if it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends — you’re safe in doing it. but if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” -alice duer miller via wise life lesson
Kylecopegoliath: the white cliffs by alice duer miller. the elizabeth it speaks of is the first, but in her defense of the ancient english liberties upon which the united states was founded, it’s equally well said of elizabeth ii.
Stbanloopz: "i have seen much to hate here, much to forgive. but in a world where england is finished and dead, i do not wish to live." -- alice duer miller : the white cliffs
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