"What is my work?" and fret at bars,and
While all about her life's plain duties lie,
Waiting undone beneath her idle hands.
The noblest life oft hath, for warp and woof,
And soft and rich and rare the web shall be.
__Ellen P. Allerton.
Annabel and Other Poems
Ellen P. Allerton
(New York: John B. Alden, Publisher. 1885)