Who is Mary Alice Walton

Mary Alice Walton (1865–1954) was an American classicist and archaeologist and Professor Emerita of Latin at Wellesley College. She was "prominent among the first generation of American women who combined a close knowledge of the ancient sites with teaching in a women's college".


Walton graduated from Smith College in 1887, and gained her PhD in 1892, from Cornell University, with a thesis on the cult of Asclepius. Her thesis was reissued in 1979, after her death as "Asclepios: the Cult of the Greek God of Medicine".Following her PhD Walton was a Fellow of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 1892 to 1894 and 1895–96, returning again in 1910–11. She also served as a Fellow in the American Academy in Rome in 1903–04 and 1922–23. S...
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  • Why I Love Them
    I would tell thee of Stella, how she made glad the hours,
    So oft calling mother with strewn wreaths and flowers,
    Blue eyes fondly glancing, and gleefully dance,
    While singing so gayly or skipping, perchance....
  • Waiting, Ever Waiting
    Waiting, dreaming, waiting, by some flowing mystic rill,
    Waiting, hoping, waiting, strong desires my spirit fill;
    Waiting, restless waiting, Oh! could I join the busy throng,
    Waiting, patient waiting, for right to triumph over wrong....
  • Voices Hushed
    I stood in the mossy gateway,
    And thought of years gone by;
    Then tapped on latticed windows,
    Heard naught only my sigh....
  • Under The Rod
    Blind and helpless alone I wait;
    The way seems dark and prayers too late,
    My anguished soul sends forth the cry,
    Father save me, ere I die;...
  • Transition
    The home of my soul, worn and weary,
    And pierced by the rocks of old time,
    The windows grown dim and the key-boards
    Were mute to the wind's whispered chime....
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Love 15 I Love You 15 Heart 12 Sweet 12 Life 12 Mother 10 Heaven 9 Spirit 9 God 8 Soul 8

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Ayanemratt: 6. fire escape by anna connelly in 1887 7. medical syringe by letitia geer in 1899 8. system to reduce noise by trains by mary walton in 1881 9. monopoly by elizabeth magie in 1904 10. electric refrigerator by florence parpart in 1914 11. central heating by alice parker in 1919
Faithandlove89: ✍️i’m never going to be an actress as i don’t want to & i have the right to make that decision! i will help manage musicians as a ceos assistant, and employee who also works with the ceos of walmart, alice walton and her brothers!✍️ sincerely mary
Presentcorrect: and their names: tabitha babbitt, ada lovelace, ellen fitz, mary walton, letitia geer, mary anderson, alice parker, stephanie kwolek, evelyn berezin, florence parpart, yvonne madelaine brill, lizzie magie, marie van brittan brown.
Nyartguy: oct. 7 birthdays (1): desmond tutu 90, thomas keneally 86, joy behar 79, oliver north 78, alice walton 72, john mellencamp 70, mary badham 69, vladimir putin 69, christopher norris 68, yo-yo ma 66, james van patten 65, jayne torvill 64, judy landers 63, dylan baker 62, ...
Thedailystar: today's obituaries: herbert burton, 62, worcester alice melanie hill, 80, walton thomas j. mills, 71, norwich mary e. slauson, 85, roxbury
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Love Walked Alone.
 by Stephen Crane

Love walked alone.
The rocks cut her tender feet,
And the brambles tore her fair limbs.
There came a companion to her,
But, alas, he was no help,
For his name was heart's pain. .


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