Author:Florence Earle Coates/Collections

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Mrs. Coates, pre-1894

Some day, it is to be hoped, we may look for a book of lyrics from Mrs. Florence Earle Coates, whose store of music increases with each month's magazines. Where there is so much sweetness in single notes, there must needs be an unusual charm in a complete opus.[1]

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My "Poems" were written without a purpose, other than the expression of faiths and ideals strongly realized and emotions keenly felt. They were written for the joy of writing, and for the satisfaction of an irresistible impulse. It is my belief that it is not the business of art either to teach or to preach.
 "Camp Elsinore," Upper St. Regis Lake,
  New York, June 24, 1898.

  1. The Literary World, 26 March 1892; p. 109.
  2. Book News (Aug 1898) at Google books.
  3. Historically listed and referenced as a "Collected edition," Robert H. Walker—in his biographical sketch of Mrs. Coates (Walker, Robert H. "Coates, Florence Earle." Notable American Women:1607-1950. Cambridge, MA:Belknap Press of the Harvard Univ. Press, 1974:354.)—notes that the two-volume set is "really selected."