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Tis a glorious charter, deny it who can,
That's birthed in the words, "I'm an Englishman."

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. "An Englishman.")
Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
To knock their fairy castles down?

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Oh! Dear to Memory.)
Whom do we dub as Gentleman? The
Knave, the fool, the brute?
If they but own full tithe of gold, and
Wear a courtly suit.

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Nature's Gentleman, st. 1.)
Who would not rather trust and be deceived?

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Love On.)
Though language forms the preacher,
'Tis "good works" make the man.

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Good Works.)
Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start
When Memory plays an old tune on the heart!

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet. Old Dobbin, st. 16.)
I love it, I love it; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?

(Eliza Cook (1818-1889), U.S. poet. The Old Arm-Chair (l. 1-2). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.)