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Mary Ainge De Vere
“Then give to the world the best you have, / And the best will come back to you.”
“Baby — baby — far from me / Lines of care have crossed your brow, / Little children climb your knee / Fill your heart and household, now — / 'Mother' is my baby's name — / Yet, to me, she's still the same; / Still the child I rocked to rest, / As a baby on my breast!”
“Words may be shafts that wound with piercing dart / When anger severs heart from yearning heart, / Yet gladly will he bear their pain who knows / How deeper far the hurt of silence goes.”
Mary Ainge De Vere, U.S. poet
(1844 - 1920)
She also wrote as Madeleine Bridges (see quotations under that name).