Cary, Alice

Cary, Alice an American authoress, was born in the Miami valley, eight miles north of Cincinnati, O., April 26, 1820. At the ages of eighteen she began to write verses, and for ten years made frequent contributions in prose and verse to newspapers and magazines. Attention was first attracted to her by some sketches of rural life published in the National Era. The poems of Alice and her sister, Phoebe Cary, appeared in 1849. In 1850 she removed to New York, where, with her sister, she devoted herself successfully to literary labor. She died in New York, Feb. 12, 1871. Some of her best works are, Clovernoak Papers (in two series, 1851 and 1853): —Icaiqar: A Story of Today (1852): —Lyra and other Poems (1853): — Married, not Mated (1856): — The Bishop's Son (1867), etc.

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