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Selected Poetry of Eliza Cook (1818-1889)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

Say it is folly, and deem me weak,
While the scalding drops start down my cheek;
But I love it, I love it; and cannot tear
My soul from a mother's old Arm-chair.
        (The Old Arm-chair, 29-32)
  1. Don't Tell the World that You're Waiting for Me
  2. The Old Arm-chair
  3. Song of the Worm

Biographical information

Given name: Eliza
Family name: Cook
Birth date: 24 December 1818
Death date: 23 September 1889
Nationality: English
Language: English
Education: Self-educated
Literary period: Victorian
Residences
          St. George's Road, Walworth
          St. Leonard's Forest
          Thornton Hill, Wimbledon
          London Road, Southwark: 24 December 1818
First RPO edition: 1996-2000