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Florence Earle Coates Guide-Book/A

Ab Humo. (The seedling hidden in the sod) Harper's Monthly Magazine v. 110 no. 659 p. 798 (April 1905); 1909 p. 29; 1916 v. 1 p. 154.

Achilles. (When, with a mortal mother's helpless tears,) 1898 p. 101; 1916 v. 2 p. 79.

Adieu. (Adieu! I know that I no more) 1898 p. 78; 1916 v. 2 p. 44.

An Adieu. (Sorrow, quit me for a while!) Harper's Monthly Magazine v. 127 no. 758 p. 185 (July 1913); 1916 v. 2 p. 220.

Adonis. (Love is dying; lay him low;) 1904 p. 120; 1916 v. 2 p. 145.

Affinity. (All are not strangers whom we so misname:) Putnam's Monthly v. 2 no. 4 p. 399 (July 1907); 1909 p. 73; 1916 v. 2 p. 94.

After. (After the darkness, dawning) The Outlook v. 82 p. 680 (24 March 1906); 1909 p. 112; 1916 v. 2 p. 257. Composer Amy Cheney Beach set this poem to music, and suggested to Mrs. Coates that the line which reads "After regret and doubting" (The Outlook, 1906) should read "After despair and doubting." In a letter written on 8 September 1908, Mrs. Coates thanks Mrs Beach for her "sensitive genius for a very great improvement which ... [she] will straightaway adopt..." [Letters accessed: Amy Cheney Beach Papers, Milne Special Collections, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham NH].

After the Paintings by George F. Watts: I. Love and Death II. Love and Life. (A moment, Death!—only a moment more!) The Reader v. 9 no. 2 p. 175 (January 1907); 1909 p. 21; 1916 v. 2 p. 49. Part 1 line 12:

To know thee, Death!—for thou wilt spare—wilt spare! [1907]
To know thee better, Death!—for thou wilt spare! [1909, 1916]

After the Play. (You say I'm dying! It is so, I think:) 1909 p. 35; 1916 v. 2 p. 227. Line 20:

Of purest joy from lethal fountains drink. [1909]
From lethal fountains purest rapture drink. [1916]

Against the Gate of Life:To Helen Keller. (As mute against the gate of life you sit,) Lippincott's Monthly Magazine v. 86 no. 516 p. 689 (December 1910); 1912 p. 105.

Alexander III:Livadia, November 1, 1894. (The world in mourning for a Russian Tsar!) 1898 p. 52; 1916 v. 1 p. 60. 1898 version contains a final stanza not present in the 1916 version:

Woe to the Tsar!—Livadia's cannon boom,
  Proclaiming that the Tsar from woe is free!
  Peace to the Tsar! but, Russia, woe to thee!
  Still he who rules thee shall thy victim be,
Tortured by griefs that shall his heart consume,
Till he and thou, risen as from the tomb,
  Shall see the light on Liberty's calm face,
  Shall know that tyranny must yield its place
To the great spirit that hath breathed its doom!

The All-Mother (In the arid and desolate places of life) Lippincott's Monthly Magazine v. 93 p. 379 (March 1914); 1916 v. 2 p. 140.


America (Thy children are inspired by thee:)

America (Patient she is—long-suffering, our Land;)

America Speaks

An American at Lincoln

The American People to the Allies

Amor Creator

An Appeal

The Angelus—Jean-François Millet, 1814-1875 (see Jean-François Millet)



Art and War

As from Afar (To see thee, hear thee, wistful watch I keep—) (same as Nature, 1916)

As They Leave Us

"Ask what you will"

At Break of Day

At Dusk

At Easter

At The Sarah-Bernhardt Theatre

Autumn ("We ne'er will part!" Ah me, what plaintive sounds)

Autumn (In her arms unconscious lying,)