Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) was an American author and poet. She is known for writing Poems of Passion. Her most remembered poem was "Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". A note in the front of the book reads, "The final word in the title of this volume refers to the DIVINE POWER in every human being, the recognition of which is the secret to all success and happiness. It is this idea which many of the verses endeavour to illustrate." A few of the poems include The Queen's last ride, The Meeting of the Centuries, Death has Crowned him a Martyr, Grief, The Poet's Theme, Song of the Spirit, The Voices of the People, The World grows Better, When the Regiment came back, The Fire Brigade, The Undiscovered Country, The Universal Route, and Unanswered Prayers.