21 November 1844|
St Germans, Norfolk, England
|Died||19 July 1926
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Other names||A.C. and Ada Cross|
|Occupation||Novelist, poet, memoirist and journalist|
|Spouse(s)||Rev. George Frederick Cross|
|Children||Five, including Dr K. Stuart Cross|
|Parent(s)||Henry and Thomasine Cambridge|
O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?
Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life no more with noble meaning fraught?
Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near! No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.