Maurine.
by Ella Wheeler

Milwaukee: Cramer, Aikens & Cramer, 1876.
224 p. 19 cm

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DEDICATION:
APPRECIATING THE ENCOURAGING SYMPATHY AND KIND
INTEREST MANIFESTED IN THIS WORK
BY
WM. P. MERRILL
AND
WM. E. CRAMER,
IT IS MOST GRATEFULLY DEDICATED TO THEM
BY
THE AUTHOR.


PREFACE.
I'd rather have my verses win
A place in common people's hearts;
Who, toiling through the strife and din
Of life's great thoroughfares and marts,
May read some line my hand has penned;
Some simple verse, not fine, or grand,
But what their hearts can understand,
And hold me henceforth as a friend--
I'd rather win such quiet fame,
Than by some fine thought, polished so
But those of learn-ed minds would know
Just what the meaning of my song,
To have the critics sound my name
In high-flown phrases, loud and long.
I sing not for the critics ear,
But for the masses.  If they hear
Despite the turmoil, din, and strife,
Some least low note that gladdens life,
I shall be wholly satisfied,
Though critics to the end deride.
                                                      E.W.

    INDEX
  1. MAURINE, PART FIRST,
  2.         "          PART SECOND,
  3.         "          PART THIRD,
  4.         "          PART FOURTH,
  5.         "          PART FIFTH,
  6.         "          PART SIXTH,
  7.         "          PART SEVENTH,
  8. SOUL OF AMERICA
  9. THE GOSSIPS
  10. MOTHER LOSS
  11. NOW THE DAYS ARE GROWING LONGER
  12. ALL THE WORLD
  13. RIVER AND SEA
  14. THE COMMON PEOPLE
  15. OUR BLESSINGS
  16. A FRAGMENT
  17. MISJUDGED
  18. THE MANIAC
  19. THE CHANGE
  20. RELICS
  21. THE DREAMER
  22. NORINE
  23. FLOWN AWAY
  24. THE WORLD
  25. A POEM
  26. LOST
  27. UPON THE WAY
  28. MY VISION
  29. RESIGNED
  30. TWO JUNES
  31. BLESS THE BABIES
  32. SLANDER
  33. THE VOLUPTUARY
  34. PRINCE OF THE WALTZERS
  35. AN OLD MAN'S VIEW
  36. DYING YEAR
  37. PLEA TO SCIENCE
  38. TWO SEASONS
  39. QUESTIONING
  40. THE CHERUB YEAR
  41. SWEETHEART
  42. MY LADY
  43. THE BELLE OF THE SEASON
  44. THREE AND ONE
  45. THROUGH TEARS
  46. MYSELF


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