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Eliza Boyle O'Reilly
“Oh, I'm longing and I'm yearning for the Spring!”
“Of all the sad things in this world that are, / The saddest is a lonely heart in Spring, / Lone as a tawny thrush with broken wing, / Silent, when woodlands sing.”
“If I had slept, I should not know so well / The poets ...”
“O in success there often lurks a failure / That feeds upon the soul in hidden shame, / And in defeat there sometimes rests a triumph / Greater than fame.”