This book was written by Josephine Daskam Bacon, and published in New York in April 1903. It contains a collection of 7 short stories that she wrote under the general title, “Middle-Aged Love Stories.” This was the first publication of these stories.
In The Valley Of The Shadow
A Reversion To Type
A Hope Deferred
The Courting Of Lady Jane
Julia The Apostate
Mrs. Dud's Sister
.....Then, welcome each rebuff That turns earth's smoothness rough, Each sting that bids nor sit nor stand but go! Be our joys three-parts pain! Strive, and hold cheap the strain; Learn, nor account the pang; dare, never grudge the throe!
.....BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly today, Were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts fading away, Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, Let thy loveliness fade as it will, And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart Would entwine itself fervently still.
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Josephine Daskam Bacon (Mrs. Selden Bacon) (born: Josephine Dodge Daskam) (February 17, 1876 – July 29, 1961) She is chiefly known as a writer who made the point of having female protagonists. She wrote a series of juvenile mysteries and also wrote on "women's issues" and women's roles. She was a pioneer in the Girl Scouts movement and compiled the guidebook used by that organization.