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Sarah Doudney

Sarah Doudney (15 January 1841, Portsea, Hampshire8 December 1926, Oxford) was an English novelist and poet, best known as a children's writer and hymnwriter.

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  • The pure, the beautiful, the bright,
    That stirred our hearts in youth,
    The impulse to a wordless prayer,
    The dreams of love and truth,
    The longings after something lost,
    The spirit’s yearning cry,
    The strivings after better hopes,—
    These things can never die.
    • Poem: Things that never die, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • I send thee pansies while the year is young,
    Yellow as sunshine, purple as the night;
    Flowers of remembrance, ever fondly sung
    By all the chiefest of the Sons of Light.
    • Poem: Pansies.
  • And a proverb haunts my mind
    As a spell is cast,
    "The mill cannot grind
    With the water that is past."
    • Poem: Lesson of the Water-Mill.
  • But the waiting time, my brothers,
    Is the hardest time of all.
    • Psalms of Life: The Hardest Time of All.

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