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Love's prelude to exquisite blisses,
Whose voice is as mild as the sighing
Surpassingly so when uplifted
Of years-what a glittering throng!
Such power, such pathos revealing,
GRAY. "To J. H." was written by Mr. Gray in 1867, at the Legation in Vienna, and was addressed to John Hay.
RIPLEY. "For Thee." This pathetic little poem was the last the author wrote and was first published in the Union Worker, a semi-monthly paper of Hastings, Neb.
YOUNG. The following poems by Mrs. Young were published in the July number of THE MagaZINE OF POETRY, 1892: "Heaven," "In Extremis," "The Prism," "A Preference," "That Stormy Night," "Flowering Currants," "Consideration," "Porcelain Painting," "A Suicide."
VAN FREDENBERG. "The Praise of Death," by Mr. Van Fredenberg, a chant royal written in reply to Austin Dobson's “The Dance of Death,” was originally published in THE MAGAZINE OF POETRY for October, 1893.
CHANDLER. "The Rivals, at Fortress Monroe," by Bessie Chandler, appeared in the MAGAZINE of POETRY for January, 1889. "In Advance" appeared in the April issue.
COXE. The following poems by Bishop Coxe were published in the April number of THE Magazine of POETRY, 1892: "The Heart's Song,"
"The Chimes of England," "Desolations," "Prophecy," "Chelsea," and quotations from "The Ladye Chace."
BARKER. "Flowers for the Hero Dead" was written to accompany a donation of flowers from the children of public school No. 4, one Decoration Day.
MAHANY. The following poems by Mr. Mahany were published in the January number of THE MAGAZINE OF POETRY for 1890: "Nepenthe," "To the Wind-Flower," "Love Imprisoned,” “To a Loved One," "To Harvard College,' "All in All."
GREEN. The following poems of Mrs. Rohlfs have been set to music: Through the Trees" as "Why, ah, Why?" "Shadows" and the "Serenade" from "Risifi's Daughter."
IBID. "The Defense of the Bride,' "Premonition,” “. ""At the Piano," and numerous quotations from "Risifi's Daughter," by Mrs. Rohlfs, appeared in the January, 1889, number of The MAGAZINE OF POETRY.
MIXER. "Concord." In this quiet New England village is to be found the meadow where the first militia men of the Revolution assembled, who "fired the shot heard round the world." In its beautiful cemetery, called "Sleepy Hollow," repose Thoreau, Hawthorne, Alcott and Emerson, with many members of their families, in their modest and unostentatious retirement telling the story of their pure and simple lives.
KENDALL. "A Fence Corner" was written especially for this number of THE MAGAZINE OF POETRY.
MONTGOMERY. An excellent biographical sketch of Mrs. Montgomery will be found in "A Woman of the Century" (Buffalo: Charles Wells Moulton). HOWLAND. "Snow Born" first appeared in the Century Magazine, vol. 27, page 605. It was republished in "American Sonnets," edited by J. W. Higginson and E. H. Bigelow (Boston: 1890).
NEWTON. One sultry day, while in Chicago last September, I called on Eugene Field in the Evening News office, and, hoping to escape something of the terrible heat, he suggested that we take a yacht cruise down the bay. During the day he was fretting constantly about the frightful heat and bad smells of Chicago, and spoke of Buffalo as the most ideal residence city in America. "If you will find me a house," he said, "overlooking the great river and lake there in Buffalo, I will come there and enjoy my dotage." B. R. N.
Darrow, ALLEN R. Iphigenia a Legend of the Iliad and Other Poems by an Author Unknown. Buffalo: The C. L. Sherrill Co., 1888. pp. 97.
ROGERS, ROBERT CAMERON. Miscellaneous poems.
AREY, HARRIETT E. Household Songs and Other Poems. New York.
O'CONNOR, JOSEPH. Miscellaneous poems. CHESTER, ANSON G. Miscellaneous poems. NEWTON, BYRON R. Miscellaneous poems. CONWAY, KATHERINE ELEANOR. Miscellaneous poems.
PETERSON, Frederick. Poems and Swedish Translations. Buffalo: Peter Paul & Bro., 1883. 12mo, pp. 222.
Cox, DELILAH GARRETSON. Miscellaneous poems.
Annan, ANNIE R. Miscellaneous poems.
THE MAGAZINE OF POETRY.
LICE CARY was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, in April, 1820, and died in New York City, February 12th, 1871. The family to which she belonged claimed kindred with Sir Robert Cary, who was a doughty knight in the reign of Henry V., of England, and with Walter Cary, who fled with the Huguenots from France to England after the revocation by Louis XIV of the Edict of Nantes. Alice Cary began to show her poetical talent at an early age. She wrote poetry when she was eightteen, much of which was published. Her mother, a woman of English descent, died in 1835, and her father married a second time and maintained a separate home near the cottage in which Alice, Phoebe and Elmira lived. In 1850 Alice and Phœbe decided to remove to New York City. They had won a literary reputation, and they had means to carry out their ambitious projects. Alice made her first literary venture in a volume of poems, the work of herself and her sister Phoebe, which was published in Philadelphia in 1850. In 1851 Alice brought out the first series of her "Clovernook Papers," prose sketches of character, which won immediate success. Several large editions were sold in the United States and Great Britain. A second series, issued in 1853, was equally successful. In 1854 she published "The Clovernook Children,' a juvenile work, which was very successful. Alice pubilshed her first volume of verse in 1853, entitled "Lyra, and Other Poems." It met with ready sale, and a second and enlarged edition was published in 1855, which contained "The Maiden of Tlascala," a long narrative poem. Her first novel, "Hagar," published as a serial in the Cincinnati Commercial. was issued in a volume in 1852. Another novel, "Married, not Mated," appeared in 1856, and her last novel, "The Bishop's Son," was published in 1867. Her "Pictures of Country Life" appeared in 1859. Her latest volumes were "Lyrics and Hymns" (1866), "The Lovers Diary" and "Snow Berries," a book for young folks (1867). Miss |
Cary and her sister entertained many prominent persons of their day in their New York home, among whom were Horace Greeley, John Greenleaf Whittier, Bayard Taylor and his wife, Mrs. Croly, Miss Anna E. Dickinson, Madame Le Vert, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mrs. Mary E. Dodge and others. Her home was a social and literary center. When Sorosis was formed, she became its first president. She was an invalid for several years before her death, and was tenderly cared for by her stronger sister. She is to-day more generally remembered by her poems than her numerous and valuable prose works. The one romance of Alice Cary's life is told in the story of an engagement, in her early days of poverty and obscurity, to a young man who was forced by his family to break his plighted troth. Her poems reflect the sadness of her temperament, that was supposed to have been influenced by that occurrence. She was a Universalist, and her religion was summed up in the simple creed of serving humanity, doing good and blessing the race. H. A. V.
TRUE worth is being, not seeming,
Of great things to do by and by.
And spite of the fancies of youth, There is nothing so kindly as kindness, And nothing so royal as truth.
We get back our mete as we measure,
We can not do wrong and feel right; Nor can we give pain and gain pleasure, For justice avenges each slight. The air for the wing of the sparrow, The bush for the robin and wren, But always the path that is narrow And straight for the children of men.