A beggar, bent beneath the weight of years,—"Alms" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in Harper's Monthly Magazine (April 1904), Mine and Thine (1904) and Poems (1916) Volume II.
To wretchedness inured, half reconciled,—
Entreated help, and I could give but tears;
Yet grateful looked the man on me, and smiled.
|To Miss Susanna Stern, in Mine and Thine (1904)|