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Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919)
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850–October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion, and her autobiography, The Worlds and I was published in 1918 shortly before her death.

A popular rather than a literary poet, her poems express sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best" (suggesting an echo of Pope's "Whatever is, is right."). None of her work ..
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A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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