An Ambitious Man
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was in her time a wildly popular syndicated columnist for the Hearst Publishing Empire. Her columns were avidly read across the country and she became known and the "poet of hope". She was also a poet and because of her popularity as a columnist her books sold quite well. While her prowess as a poet was not particular potent, her popularity more than made up for this.