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Jean Ingelow

  • Youth! youth! how buoyant are thy hopes! they turn, / Like marigolds, toward the sunny side.

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • "The Four Bridges," The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow ()
  • The red Sahara in an angry glow, / With amber fogs, across its hollows trailed / Long strings of camels, gloomy-eyed and slow ...

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • "The Four Bridges," The Poetical Works of Jean Ingelow ()
  • Of the white bears, all in a dim blue world / Mumbling their meals by twilight ...

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • "Gladys and Her Island," A Story of Doom ()
  • ... we wish for more in life rather than more of it.

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • in Scribner's Monthly ()
  • A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • in The Sunday at Home ()
  • You moon, have you done something wrong in heaven / That God has hidden your face?

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • "Seven Times One," Songs of Seven ()
  • I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • in Edward John Hardy, Doubt and Faith ()
  • I don't want to die. But I want to be dead.

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • in Anonymous, Some Recollections of Jean Ingelow and Her Early Friends ()
  • Yet there are some resting-places, / Life's untroubled interludes; / Times when neither past nor future / On the soul's deep calm intrudes.

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • "Family Pictures," Poems by Jean Ingelow ()
  • Tears are the showers that fertilize this world ...

    • Jean Ingelow,
    • "Regret," in Jenny B. Bates, ed., Between the Lights: Thoughts for the Quiet Hour ()

Jean Ingelow, U.S. poet, writer

(1820 - 1897)