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January 19

Edgar Allan Poe born, 1809

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What 19th-century American poet coined the phrase "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"?

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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.

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