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Adah Isaacs Menken

  • Life is a lie, and Love a cheat.

    • Adah Isaacs Menken,
    • "Drifts That Bar My Door," Infelicia ()
  • There is a graveyard in my poor heart — dark, heaped-up graves, from which no flowers spring.

    • Adah Isaacs Menken,
    • "Drifts That Bar My Door," Infelicia ()

Adah Isaacs Menken, U.S. actor, painter, poet

(1835 - 1868)

Also known as Ada Bertha Théodore and Ada C. McCord.