THE WHITE CLIFFS by Alice Duer Miller


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Mrs. Miller has chosen the verse form for this tribute to England, and she has put her material into what is virtually a narrative poem. Perhaps this is the reason why she has been able to be so cryptic, so concentrated in her revealing of England as an American would grow into understanding and sympathy and love. But as poetry, it limps a bit, seems undisciplined and awkward at times -- and again flows freely and naturally; and always it is marked by sincerity and depth of appreciation. The last lines set the key to the whole. ""I am American bred, I have seen much to hate here-much to forgive, But in a world where England is finished and dead, I do not wish to live.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1940
ISBN: 1408630168
Publisher: Coward, McCann