Edward Hazen Parker

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Edward Hazen Parker M.D. (1823November 9, 1896) was an American physician and poet.


  • Life's race well run,
    Life's work well done,
    Life's victory won,
    Now cometh rest.
    • Funeral Ode on James A. Garfield, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

The first two lines of the poem, Life's race well run, life's work well done, were quoted by actor John Loder in the British 1957 film comedy, Small Hotel. Also in Film Noir movie, by Spencer Tracy, in The People Against O’Hara, 1951.

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