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False though she be to me and Love,
I'll ne'er pursue Revenge;
For still the Charmer I approve,
Tho' I deplore her change.
In hours of Bliss we oft have met,
They could not always last;
And though the present I regret,
I'm grateful for the past.
What 19th-century American poet coined the phrase "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"?Answer
William Ross Wallace coined the phrase in a poem of the same name ("The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the Hand That Rules the World.") Less well-known today, Wallace was a good friend of Edgar Allan Poe, and his poetry was popular in its time. Today he is largely remembered for the aforementioned phrase, if at all.Previous Trivia Questions