Mid My Gold-Brown Curls

George Eliot 1819 (Nuneaton, Warwickshire) – 1880 (Chelsea, London)

'Mid my gold-brown curls
  There twined a silver hair:
  I plucked it idly out
  And scarcely knew 'twas there.
  Coiled in my velvet sleeve it lay
  And like a serpent hissed:
  "Me thou canst pluck & fling away,
  One hair is lightly missed;
  But how on that near day
  When all the wintry army muster in array?"

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George Eliot

Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. more…

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