An Erring Woman's Love by Ella Wheeler WilcoxAn Erring Woman's Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

An Erring Woman's Love

byElla Wheeler Wilcox

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... AN ERRING WOMAN'S LOVE. Part I. She was a light and wanton maid: Not one whom fickle Love betrayed, For indolence was her undoer. Fair, frivolous, and very poor, She scorned the thought of toil, in youth, And chose the path that leads from truth. More women fall from want of gold, Than love leads wrong, if truth were told More women sin for gay attire Than sin through passion's blinding fire. Her god was gold: and gold she saw Prove mightier than the sternest law With judge and jury, priest and king; 6 An Erring Woman's Love. So, made herself an offering At Mammon's shrine; and lived for power, And ease, and pleasures of the hour. Who looks beneath life's outer crust Is satisfied that God is just; Who looks not under, but about, Finds much to make him sad with doubt. For Virtue walks with feet worn bare, While Sin rides by with coach and pair: Men praise the modest heart and chaste, And yet they let it go to waste, And follow, fierce to have and hold Some creature, wanton, selfish, bold. She saw but this, life's outer side, No higher faith was hers to guide; She worshipped gold, and hated toil, And hence her youth with all its soil, With all its sins too dark to name, Of secret crimes and public shame, An Erring Woman's Love. With all its trail of broken lives, Of ruined homes, neglected wives, And weeping mothers. Proud and gay She went her devastating way With untouched brow and fadeless grace. Not time but feeling marks the face. Sin on the outer being tells Not till the startled soul rebels: And she felt nothing but content. She was too light and indolent To worry over days to come. This little earth held all life's sum She thought, and to be young and fair, Well clothed, well fed, was all her care. With pitying eyes and lifted head She gazed on those...
Title:An Erring Woman's LoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217810527

ISBN - 13:9780217810524