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I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide

Charles Hamilton Aide

Charles Hamilton Aide, born in Paris, France, 1826 - died in London, England, December 13, 1906) was "for many years a conspicuous figure in London literary society, a writer of novels, songs and dramas of considerable merit and popularity, and a skillful amateur artist". In particular, Aide was "known for such widely anthologized lyrics as 'Love, the Pilgrim', 'Lost and Found' and 'George Lee'". His father, an Armenian merchant, was killed in a duel when Aide was four years old. He was thereafter raised in England by his mother, who was the daughter of a British admiral. Aide attended the University of Bonn, then served in the British army until 1853, attaining the rank of captain

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