Who is Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (/ˈɔːldrɪtʃ/; November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907) was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic Monthly, during which he published works by Charles W. Chesnutt and others. He was also known for his semi-autobiographical book The Story of a Bad Boy, which established the "bad boy's book" subgenre in nineteenth-century American literature, and for his poetry, which included "The Unguarded Gates".

BiographyEarly life and education Thomas Bailey Aldrich was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 11, 1836. When Aldrich was a child, his father moved to New Orleans. After 10 years, Aldrich was sent back to Portsmouth to prepare for college. This period of his lif...
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich Poems

  • Sestet - Sent To A Friend With A Volume Of Tennyson
    Wouldst know the clash of knightly steel on steel?
    Or list the throstle singing loud and clear?
    Or walk at twilight by some haunted mere
    In Surrey; or in throbbing London feel ...
  • Echo-song

    Who can say where Echo dwells?
    In some mountain-cave, methinks, ...
  • Sargent's Portrait Of Edwin Booth At "the Players"
    That face which no man ever saw
    And from his memory banished quite,
    With eyes in which are Hamlet's awe
    And Cardinal Richelieu's subtle light, ...
  • Batuschka.
    From yonder gilded minaret
    Beside the steel-blue Neva set,
    I faintly catch, from time to time,
    The sweet, aerial midnight chime-- ...
  • Bagatelle

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Time 30 Heart 28 Light 26 White 25 Night 25 Sweet 25 Life 20 World 20 Sea 20 Love 19

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  • Aomar4000: to live or to die, which is the greater problem? perhaps thomas bailey aldrich, an american writer, had this question in mind when he stated that " we cried when we are born, not when we die." - alija izetbegovic
  • Randalcraig: the possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. there is a possible nero in the gentlest human creature that walks. thomas bailey aldrich
  • Plastic_bio: the ability to secure your own way and yet impress others with the idea that they are having their own way is rare among men; in women it is as common as eyebrows. - thomas bailey aldrich
  • Lifecoachmary: what is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness. -thomas bailey aldrich
  • Fredshaberdash1: hebe`s here, may is here ! the air is fresh and sunny ; and the miser-bees are busy hoarding golden honey ! thomas bailey aldrich
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In A Silence
 by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey

Heart to heart!
And the stillness of night and the moonlight, like hushed breathing
Silently, stealthily moving across thy hair!

O womanly face!
Tender and strong and lucent with infinite feeling,
Shrinking with startled joy, like wind-struck water,
And yet so frank, so unashamed of love!

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