Who is Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American author and poet, chiefly remembered for her anthem "America the Beautiful", but also for her many books and articles on social reform, on which she was a noted speaker.

Bates enjoyed close links with Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where she had graduated with a B.A., and later became a professor of English literature, helping to launch American literature as an academic speciality, and writing one of the first-ever college textbooks on it. She never married, possibly because she would have lost tenure if she had. Throughout her long career at Wellesley, she shared a house with her close friend and companion Katharine Coman. Some scholars have assumed that this was a lesbian relationship, considering some e...
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Katharine Lee Bates Poems

  • The Great Twin Brethren
    The battle will not cease
    Till once again on those white steeds ye ride,
    O heaven-descended Twins,
    Before humanity's bewildered host. ...
  • Three Steps
    THREE steps there are our human life must climb.
    The first is Force.
    The savage struggled to it from the slime
    And still it is our last, ashamed recourse. ...
  • The Submarine That Sank The
    SPINDRIFT white shall her victims stand
    On the ivory quay, untrod
    By living feet, when she nears Ghoststrand,
    To point her out to God. ...
  • The Morning Paper
    Carnage!
    Humanity disgraced!
    Time's dearest toil effaced!
    Poison gases and flame ...
  • How Long?
    How long, O Prince of Peace, how long? We sicken of the shame
    Of this wild war that wraps the world, a roaring dragon-flame
    Fed on earth's glorious youth, high hearts all passionate to cope
    â??O Chivalry of Hope!â?? ...
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God 34 White 32 Life 29 I Love You 27 Love 27 Sweet 24 Heart 23 War 21 Long 21 Gold 21


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Pdsongbot: america the beautiful music: samuel augustus ward, 1882 lyrics: katharine lee bates, 1895
Pdsongbot: america the beautiful music: samuel augustus ward, 1882 lyrics: katharine lee bates, 1895
Pdsongbot: america the beautiful music: samuel augustus ward, 1882 lyrics: katharine lee bates, 1895
Pdsongbot: america the beautiful music: samuel augustus ward, 1882 lyrics: katharine lee bates, 1895
Pdsongbot: america the beautiful music: samuel augustus ward, 1882 lyrics: katharine lee bates, 1895
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