Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850ù1919) 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 few of the poems in this collection are Greater Britain, Belgium. Knitting, Mobilisation, Neutral, A book for the King, The men-made gods, The Winds of Fate, Beauty, The invisible helpers, and To the women of Australia.