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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

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America the Beautiful
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NIght And Morning
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New Year
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The Morning Paper
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Don't You See? 126 ViewsRate it
Freedom's Battle-Song
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The Creed Of The Wood
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Around The Sun
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His Bit 119 ViewsRate it
Only Mules 118 ViewsRate it
Our First Families
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Not Yet
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To Peace
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If You Could Come
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The Perfect Day
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Three Steps
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Starlight At Sea
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Our First War-Christmas
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Yellow Warblers
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Matthew Arnold On hearing him read his Poems in Boston
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Shakespeare's Festival
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How Long?
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The Little Knight in Green
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When Cap'n Tom Comes Home
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My Lady Of Whims
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The Lighthouse
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A Mountain Storm
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Wild Europe
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In August
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George Macdonald 101 ViewsRate it
Apollo Laughs
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The Sunset, Woven Of Soft Lights
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The German-American
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War Profits
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Graves At Christiania
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New Roads
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Man Overboard
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To Canada
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April In September
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This Tattered Catechism
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At Stonehenge 85 ViewsRate it
In The Oak
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In A Northern Wood
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The Death Of Olaf Tryggvision
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To My Country
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Our President
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What Is Christ?
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The Red Cross Nurse
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The Thracian Stone
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Robin’s Secret
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White Moments
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To Heavy Hearts
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To Our President
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Pigeon Post 67 ViewsRate it
The Horses
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The Presence Chamber
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Fodder for Cannon
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Yellow Clover
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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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The Titanic
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America to England
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Our Crown Of Praise
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To Italy
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England to America
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The Falmouth Bell
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Two centuries
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The Purple Thread
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Above the Battle
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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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Marching Feet
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A Song Of Riches
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Blood Road
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Great Twin Brethren, The
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The U-Boat Crew
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The Least Of These
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Children Of The War
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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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