Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Lilith
OF Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told
... (The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,)
... That, ere the snake's, her sweet tongue could deceive,
And her enchanted hair was the first gold.
And still she sits, young while the earth is old,
... And, subtly of herself contemplative,
... Draws men to watch the bright net she can weave,
Till heart and body and life are in its hold.
The rose and poppy are her flowers; for where
... Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent
And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare?
... Lo! as that youth's eyes burned at thine, so went
... Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent,
And round his heart one strangling golden hair.