British fiction and children's writer (1841–1926)
Sarah Doudney (15 January 1841, Portsea, Hampshire – 8 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.
- Works by Sarah Doudney
- Sarah Doudney, 1841-1926 at cyberhymnal.org