Who is William Vaughn Moody

William Vaughn Moody (July 8, 1869 – October 17, 1910) was an American dramatist and poet. Moody was author of The Great Divide, first presented under the title of The Sabine Woman at the Garrick Theatre in Chicago on April 12, 1906. His poetic dramas included The Masque of Judgment (1900), The Fire Bringer (1904), and The Death of Eve (left undone at his death).

Biography Born at Spencer, Indiana, his parents died while he was a boy, and he had to work to help support himself while he completed his education. After attending New Albany High School he went on to Harvard University, where he was awarded the George B. Sohier Prize for literature and earned an A.B. in 1893 and an A.M. in 1894.

He taught English at Harvard and Radcliffe until 1895, ...
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William Vaughn Moody Poems

  • The Ride Back
    Before the coming of the dark, he dreamed
    An old-world faded story: of a knight,
    Much like in need to him, who was no knight!
    And of a road, much like the road his soul ...
  • A Dialogue In Purgatory
    Poi disse un altro.... "Io son Buonconte:
    Giovanna o altri non ha di me cura;
    Per ch' io vo tra costor con bassa fronte."
    ...
  • The Golden Journey
    All day he drowses by the sail
    With dreams of her, and all night long
    The broken waters are at song
    Of how she lingers, wild and pale, ...
  • Until The Troubling Of The Waters
    Two hours, two hours: God give me strength for it!
    He who has given so much strength to me
    And nothing to my child, must give to-day
    What more I need to try and save my child ...
  • Road-hymn For The Start
    Leave the early bells at chime,
    Leave the kindled hearth to blaze,
    Leave the trellised panes where children linger out the waking-time,
    Leave the forms of sons and fathers trudging through the misty ways, ...
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  • Matthewjdowd: happy bday poet/playwright william vaughn moody, b. 1869 "hark, below, the many-voiced earth, the chanting of the old religious trees, rustle of far-off waters, woven sounds of small and multitudinous lives awake... 1/2
  • Roughmagicme: the fire bringer play in biblical drama trilogy 1904 by william vaughn moody
  • Roughmagicme: poems and plays of william vaughn moody vol. ii prose plays, 1910 intro john manly
  • Roughmagicme: poems and plays of william vaughn moody vol. ii prose plays, 1910 intro john manly
  • Roughmagicme: poems and plays of william vaughn moody vol. ii prose plays, 1910 intro john manly
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