Alice Brown

(1856-1948 / United States)

Alice Brown
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Alice Brown (December 5, 1856 – June 21, 1948) was an American novelist, poet and playwright, best known as a writer of local color stories. She also contributed a chapter to the collaborative novel, The Whole Family (1908).

She was born in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire and graduated from Robinson Seminary in Exeter in 1876. She later worked as a schoolteacher, but moved to Boston to write full-time in 1884. She first worked at the Christian Register and then, starting in 1885, the Youth's Companion.

She was a prolific author for many years, but her popularity waned after the turn of the century. She produced a book a year until she stopped writing in 1935. She ... more »

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A West-Country Lover

Then, lady, at last thou art sick of my sighing.
   Good-bye!
So long as I sue, thou wilt still be denying?
   Good-bye!
Ah, well! shall I vow then to serve thee forever,
And swear no unkindness our kinship can sever?
Nay, nay, dear my lass! here's an end of endeavor.
   Good-bye!

Yet let no sweet ruth for my misery grieve thee.
   Good-bye!
The man who has loved knows as well how to leave thee.
   Good-bye!
The gorse is enkindled, there's bloom on the heather,
And...

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