Thomas Dunn English
Thomas Dunn English (June 29 1819 – April 1 1902) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who represented the state's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1891 to 1895. He was also a published author and songwriter, who had a bitter ongoing feud with Edgar Allan Poe.
- That was a day of delight and wonder.
While lying the shade of the maple trees under—
He felt the soft breeze at its frolicksome play;
He smelled the sweet odor of newly mown hay.
- Under the Trees, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 494.
- Don't you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?
Sweet Alice, whose hair was so brown;
Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile,
And trembled with fear at your frown!
- Ben Bolt, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- Your eyes were filled with love, Kate Vane;
Ah, would that we were young again!
- Kate Vane, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).