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Love's prelude to exquisite blisses,
Fair trinity's marvelous girl!
A creature adorable this is,

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Whose voice is as mild as the sighing
Sad waves as they break on the beach
(As they break on a wonderful beach);
The grand heart of ocean replying
In accents that tremble in dying,
But sweeter her musical speech.

Surpassingly so when uplifted
Her voice is in passionate song
(In thrilling and passionate song),
Awakening memories drifted
Of years—what a glittering throng !
Oh then do we bow to the gifted!

“ 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 “Risif'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.

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Such power, such pathos revealing,
High born the dreamlands of sleep
(In the beautiful dreamlands of sleep),
When soul on the high tides of feeling
Floats outward in music appealing
From harmony's uttermost deep.


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.

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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,"

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.

Conway. The following poems by Miss Conway were published in the July number of The MAGAZINE OF Poetry, 1892: “A Song in MayTime," "Not Out of Sight," "A Memory,” “In a Strange Land,” “Inadequate,” “Remember.”




GRAY, DAVID. Letters, Poems and Selected Prose Writings Edited, with a Biographical Memoir, by J. N. Larned. Buffalo: The Courier Co., 1888. 2 vols, 12mo.

McIntosh, WILLIAM. Miscellaneous poems.
CRONIN, Rev. PATRICK. Miscellaneous poems.

RIPLEY, MARY A. Poems. Rochester: Adams & Ellis, 1867. 18mo, pp. 151.

YOUNG, Julia Ditto. Thistle Down. Buffalo: Peter Paul & Bro., 1893. 16mo, pp. x and 157.

CHANDLER, Henry. Miscellanous poems.
Dorr, Eben Pearson. Miscellaneous poems.

Van FREDENBERG, HENRY A. Miscellaneous poems.

WARD, JAMES WARNER. Home-made Verses and Stories in Rhyme. Boston 1857. Miscellaneous poems.

CHANDLER, BESSIE. Miscellaneous poems.

SEVERANCE, FRANK HAYWARD. Miscellaneous poems.

Bigelow, ALLEN GILMAN. Miscellaneous poems.

SHALLOE, AGNES. Miscellaneous poems.

NICHOLS, Walter Clark. Miscellaneous poems.

Coxe, Rt. Rev. A. CLEVELAND. Christian Ballads. New York: James Pott & Co., 1891. 12mo, pp. xii and 240.

IBID. The Paschal. New York: James Pott, & Co., 1892. 12mo, pp. iv and 232.

PARKE, CHARLES SHEPARD. Ventures in Verse. Buffalo: Peter Paul & Bro., 1892. 18mo.

WADE, ELIZABETH FLINT. Miscellaneous poems.

BARKER, James W. Waifs, by A. A. Hopkins. Boston: D. Lothrop & Co. 12mo, pp. xiii and 316.

AUSTIN, ARTHUR W. Miscellaneous poems.

McMANUS, THEODORE Francis. Miscellaneous poems.

MAHANY, ROWLAND B. Miscellaneous poems.

GLUCK, EFFIE DunrEITH. Miscellaneous poems.

WHEELER, IDA WORDEN. Miscellaneous poems.

GREEN, ANNA KATHARINE. The Defense of the Bride. New York: G. P. Putman's Sons., 1882. 12mo, pp. iv and 124.

Ibid. Miscellaneous poems.

Bigelow, Walter STORRS. Miscellaneous poems.

Mixer, Mary A. Mescellaneous poems.
KENDALL, Ada Louise. Miscellaneous poems.
SEAVER, CHARLOTTE L. Miscellaneous poems.

Beers, HENRY AUGTSTIN. The Thankless Muse. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1885. 16mo, pp. vi and 133.

JONES, AMANDA T. Poems. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1867. 12mo, pp. vi and 203.

MONTGOMERY, Carrie Judd. Lilies From the Vale of Thought. Buffalo: H. H. Otis, 1882. 12mo, pp. vi and 109.

Hartzell, Rev. J. Hazard. Wanderings on Parnassus. New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1884. 12mo, viii and 228.

HOWLAND, HENRY RAYMOND. Miscellaneous poems.

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. COPELAND, BENJAMIN. Miscellaneous poems. SUTTON, GEORGE W. Miscellaneous poems.

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Cary and her sister entertained many prominent

persons of their day in their New York home, LICE CARY was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, among whom were Horace Greeley, John Green

in April, 1820, and died in New York City, leaf Whittier, Bayard Taylor and his wife, Mrs. February 12th, 1871. The family to which she Croly, Miss Anna E. Dickinson, Madame Le Vert, belonged claimed kindred with Sir Robert Cary,

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mrs. Mary E. Dodge and who was a doughty knight in the reign of Henry V.,

others. Her home was a social and literary center. of England, and with Walter Cary, who fled with When Sorosis was formed, she became its first the Huguenots from France to England after the president. She was an invalid for several years revocation by Louis XIV of the Edict of Nantes. before her death, and was tenderly cared for by her Alice Cary began to show her poetical talent at an

stronger sister.

She is to-day more generally early age. She wrote poetry when she was eight- remembered by her poems than her numerous and teen, much of which was published. Her mother, valuable prose works. The one romance of Alice a woman of English descent, died in 1835, and her Cary's life is told in the story of an engagement, father married a second time and maintained a in her early days of poverty and obscurity, to a separate home near the cottage in which Alice, young man who was forced by his family to break Phæbe and Elmira lived. In 1850 Alice and Phæbe his plighted troth. Her poems reflect the sadness decided to remove to New York City. They had , of her temperament, that was supposed to have won a literary reputation, and they had means to !

been influenced by that occurrence. She was a carry out their ambitious projects. Alice made Universalist, and her religion was summed up in her first literary venture in a volume of poems, the the simple creed of serving humanity, doing good work of herself and her sister Phæbe, which was

and blessing the race.

H. A. V. published in Philadelphia in 1850. In 1851 Alice brought out the first series of her "Clovernook Papers,” prose sketches of character, which won

NOBILITY. immediate success. Several large editions were sold in the United States and Great Britain. A

True worth is being, not seeming, second series, issued in 1853, was equally successful.

In doing each day that goes by In 1854 she published "The Clovernook Children,' Some little good, not in the dreaming a juvenile work, which was very successful. Alice Of great things to do by and by. pubilshed her first volume of verse in 1853, entitled

For whatever men say in blindness, “Lyra, and Other Poems.” It met with ready sale, And spite of the fancies of youth, and a second and enlarged edition was published

There is nothing so kindly as kindness, in 1855, which contained “The Maiden of Tlascala,"

And nothing so royal as truth. a long narrative poem. Her first novel, “ Hagar," ! published as a serial in the Cincinnati Commercial. We get back our mete as we measure, was issued in a volume in 1852. Another novel,

We can not do wrong and feel right; “Married, not Mated,” appeared in 1856, and her Nor can we give pain and gain pleasure, last novel, “The Bishop's Son,” was published in For justice avenges each slight. 1867. Her “Pictures of Country Life" appeared The air for the wing of the sparrow, in 1859. Her latest volumes were “Lyrics and

The bush for the robin and wren, Hymns" (1866), “ The Lovers Diary” and “Snow But always the path that is narrow Berries," a book for young folks (1867). Miss And straight for the children of men.

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