Adelaide Anne Procter

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I know too well the poison and the sting
Of things too sweet.

Adelaide Anne Procter (October 30, 1825February 2, 1864) was an English poet, the eldest daughter of the poet Bryan Procter.

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  • I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
    A pleasant road.
    • Per Pacem ad Lucem, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • I know too well the poison and the sting
    Of things too sweet.
    • Per Pacem ad Lucem, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Joy is like restless day; but peace divine
    Like quiet night;
    Lead me, O Lord,—till perfect Day shall shine
    Through Peace to Light.
    • Per Pacem ad Lucem, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Dreams grow holy put in action; work grows fair through starry dreaming,
    But where each flows on unmingling, both are fruitless and in vain.
    • Philip and Mildred, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Seated one day at the organ,
    I was weary and ill at ease,
    And my fingers wandered idly
    Over the noisy keys.
    • A lost Chord, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • It seemed the harmonious echo
    From our discordant life.
    • A lost Chord, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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