George Robert Sims

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George Robert Sims, born on September 2, 1847, in London, England, was a journalist, playwright, poet, fiction writer, and memoirist known for his writing about society, gender, race, and class. He published dozens of works in his lifetime, including The Lifeboat and Other Poems (John P. Fuller, 1883) and The Land of Gold and Other Poems (John P. Fuller, 1888). He died on September 4, 1922.

by this poet


The church is quaint, and carved, and olden;
The sunlight streams in wavelets golden,
            This Christmas morn,
Through stained glass scenes from Bible stories,
On ancient knights whose sculptured glories
            The aisle adorn.

The rays are shed in chastened