Brown, Mrs Phoebe Hinsdale

Brown, Mrs. Phoebe Hinsdale (her maiden name), a poetess, was born at Canaan, N.Y., January 1, 1773. She had no early education; married a painter of Ellington, Connecticut; lived a humble and painful, but Christian life, and died at Marshall, Illinois. October 10, 1861. Among her hymns the most noted is "I love to steal awhile away," written in 1818, and included with others in Nettleton's Village Hymns (1824). She also wrote for the newspapers, and was the author of several tracts and a series of tales, entitled The Tree and its Fruits (N.Y. 1836). See (N.Y.) Independent, January 6, 1881.

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