Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Nov. 5, 1850 - Oct. 30, 1919

 

Earthly Pride

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

How baseless is the mightiest earthly pride,
The diamond is but charcoal purified,
The lordliest pearl that decks a monarch's breast
is but an insect's sepulchre at best.

Source:

Custer And Other Poems
Copyright 1896
W. B. Conkey Company, Chicago
 
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