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He Prayeth Best Who Loveth Best

Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888



'He prayeth best who loveth best
All things, both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.'

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. more…

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  • Thomas Edward Lawrence
    Thomas Edward Lawrence
    It would be interesting to know the origin of Alcot's poem. She was born in 1832 and died in 1888. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner reads, "He prayeth best who loveth best, All things great and small, For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all." Coleridge was born in 1772 and died in 1834. 
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