Eliza Cook

Eliza Cook

Eliza Cook (24 December 181823 September 1889) was an English author born in Southwark. She attended the local Sunday Schools and was encouraged by the son of the music master to produce her first volume of poetry. From this she took confidence and in 1837 began to offer verse to the radical Weekly Dispatch, then edited by William Johnson Fox. She was a staple of its pages for the next ten years. She also offered material to The Literary Gazette, Metropolitan Magazine and New Monthly.

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  • I love it, I love it, and who shall dare
    To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
    • The old Arm-Chair, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start
    When memory plays an old tune on the heart!
    • Old Dobbin, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Better build schoolrooms for "the boy"
    Than cells and gibbets for "the man."
    • A Song for ragged Schools, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • On what strange stuff Ambition feeds!
    • Thomas Hood, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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