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Katharine Lee Bates is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem America the Beautiful Bates was born in Falmouth Massachusetts and lived as an adult on Centre Street in Newton Massachusetts An historic plaque marks the site of her home The daughter of a Congregational pastor she graduated from Wellesley College in 1880 and for many years was a professor of English literature at Wellesley While teaching there she was elected a member of the newly formed Pi Gamma Mu honor society for the social sciences because of her interest in history and politics for which she also studied She lived at Wellesley with Katharine Coman who herself was a history and political economy teacher and founder of the Wellesley College Economics department The pair lived together for twenty-five years until Comans death in 1915 It is debated if this relationship was an intimate lesbian relationship as different sources maintain or a platonic relationship called sometimes Boston marriages as the local historical society of her birthplace maintain

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List of poems by Katharine Lee Bates 99 total

America the Beautiful
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Babushka
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Not Yet
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NIght And Morning
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Starlight At Sea
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New Year
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Freedom's Battle-Song
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The Morning Paper
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Don't You See? 127 Views
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Around The Sun
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Wings
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The Creed Of The Wood
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Our First Families
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His Bit 119 Views
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Only Mules 118 Views
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A Mountain Storm
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To Peace
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Northward
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The Perfect Day
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Three Steps
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If You Could Come
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Yellow Warblers
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The Sunset, Woven Of Soft Lights
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Our First War-Christmas
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The Lighthouse
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In August
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How Long?
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Shakespeare's Festival
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Matthew Arnold On hearing him read his Poems in Boston
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The Little Knight in Green
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Mist
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When Cap'n Tom Comes Home
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My Lady Of Whims
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Wild Europe
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George Macdonald 103 Views
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Playmates
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Apollo Laughs
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Mother
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War Profits
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The German-American
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Eavesdropping
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Man Overboard
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Russia
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Graves At Christiania
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Above the Battle
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To Canada
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New Roads
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April In September
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In The Oak
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In A Northern Wood
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This Tattered Catechism
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The Horses
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At Stonehenge 85 Views
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Glory
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The Death Of Olaf Tryggvision
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To My Country
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The Red Cross Nurse
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Our President
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What Is Christ?
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The Thracian Stone
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Robin’s Secret
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To Our President
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Yellow Clover
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White Moments
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To Heavy Hearts
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Pigeon Post 68 Views
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The Presence Chamber
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Lydd
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The Titanic
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Fodder for Cannon
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The End Of May
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Anniversary hymn
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Soldiers To Pacifists
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America to England
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Our Crown Of Praise
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The Falmouth Bell
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England to America
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To Italy
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Waywise
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Two centuries
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The Purple Thread
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Beyond
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The New Crusade
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When The Millennium Comes
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Pity of It, The
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The Submarine That Sank The
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The Conqueror
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Spain
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Blood Road
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Marching Feet
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Great Twin Brethren, The
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A Song Of Riches
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The U-Boat Crew
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Children Of The War
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Jerusalem
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The Least Of These
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The First Bluebirds
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Out Of Siberia
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The Pity of It
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