Author:Florence Earle Coates

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Florence Van Leer Earle Coates

Philadelphia-born poet laureate of Pennsylvania who gained notoriety both at home and abroad for her works of poetry—nearly three-hundred of which were published in literary magazines of her day such as the Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's, The Literary Digest, Lippincott's, The Century Magazine, and Harper's. Wife of Edward H. Coates.

Florence Van Leer Earle Coates


"Life was mine!

And I, who pass without regret or grief,

Have cared the more to make my moment fine,

Because it was so brief."


The following are published works of poetry. For individual poems, see Index of Titles and Index of First Lines.

Fugitive verse[edit]

Poetry by Florence Earle Coates which appeared in various periodicals or literary collections, but were not included in her above collections.

Other works[edit]

  • "Easter Remembrance" (1911) 1p. 16mo.; published by F. H. Perin, Brookline, Mass.
  • The Edward H. Coates Memorial Collection: Presented by Mrs. Coates to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1923) The exhibition, representing French and American schools, included twenty-seven paintings and three pieces of sculpture. The works were exhibited at the Academy from 4 November 1923 to 10 January 1924 in Gallery A and in the South Corridor.



Lists of works by Coates[edit]

Works about Coates[edit]




  • "To Florence Earle Coates" by M. E. R. in City and State (27 November 1902) p. 343.
  • "Florence Earle Coates" by Isabel S. Mason in Book News (May 1906) p. 671. Incorrectly attributed to "J. S. Mason" in periodical


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

This author died in 1927, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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