Who is James Whitcomb Riley ?
James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849, in Greenfield, Indiana, to local attorney Reuben A. Riley and his wife, Elizabeth (Marine) Riley, in a small cabin. His parents named him after James Whitcomb, the governor of Indiana. Riley was influenced by many of the visitors to his father's home.
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The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just - away.
Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
The jelly - the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-'preserves' she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in 'em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary's! Ah!
The ripest peach is highest on the tree
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Somebody's sent a funny little valentine to me.
It's a bunch of baby-roses in a vase of filigree, And hovering above them ... is a fairy cupid tangled in a scarf of poetry.
He is not dead, he is just - away.
And the sun had on a crown
Wrought of gilded thistledown,
And a scarf of velvet vapor
And a raveled rainbow gown;
And his tinsel-tangled hair
Tossed and lost upon the air
Was glossier and flossier
Than any anywhere.
O'er folded blooms On swirls of musk, The beetle booms adown the glooms And bumps along the dusk.
I love the horse from hoof to head. From head to hoof and tail to mane. I love the horse as I have said - From head to hoof and back again.
But the air's so appetizin'; and the landscape through the haze Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days Is a pictur' that no painter has the colorin' to mock-When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
Oh, the world's a curious compound, with its honey and its gall, With its cares and bitter crosses, but a good world after all. And a good God must have made it-leastways, that is what I say, When a hand is on my shoulder in a friendly sort of way.
About James Whitcomb Riley
|Quotes ||5 sayings|
|Birthday ||October 16|
Tell you what I like the best -
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, - some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!
One naked star has waded through
The purple shallows of the night,
And faltering as falls the dew
It drips its misty light.
As one who cons at evening o'er an album all alone,
And muses on the faces of the friends that he has known,
So I turn the leaves of Fancy, till in shadowy design
I find the smiling features of an old sweetheart of mine.
The most essential factor is persistence -- the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke.
For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.
Who bides his time tastes the sweet Of honey in the saltiest tear;
And though he fares with slowest feet Joy runs to meet him drawing near.
Just a wee cot-the crickets chirr-love and the smiling face of her.
To make the world a friendly place, one must show it a friendly face.
O, it sets my heart a clickin' like the tickin' of a clock, when the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
I don't know how to tell it--but ef such a thing could be
As the angels wantin' boardin', and they'd call around on me--
I'd want to 'ccommodate 'em--all the whole-in-durin' flock--
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strewberries melts
On the vine.