Jessie B. Rittenhouse:- Jessie Belle Rittenhouse Scollard (08 Dec1869–28 Sep1948), daughter of John Edward and Mary (MacArthur) Rittenhouse, was a literary critic, compiler of anthologies, and poet.
After graduating in 1890 from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, New York, Rittenhouse taught school in Cairo, Illinois and Grand Haven, Michigan. Her literary career began with book reviews in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, and led to a year as a reporter for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in 1894.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse quotes
“My debt to you, Beloved, is one I cannot pay, in any coin of any realm, on any reckoning day.”-Jessie B. Rittenhouse
“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more However, I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store.”-Jessie B. Rittenhouse
“I bargained with Life for a penny, and Life would pay no more. However, I begged in the evening when I counted my scanty store. For Life is a just employer, he gives you what you ask. But once you have set the wages, why, you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, only to learn, dismayed, that any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.”-Jessie B. Rittenhouse
“I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.”
-Jessie B. Rittenhouse