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 Phoebe Cary

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Phoebe Cary

  • Birth 4 Sep 1824 Mount Healthy, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 1871 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section K, Lot 13769
  • Memorial ID 7686533

Poet. Her first poem was published in 1838 in a newspaper when she was just 14. She had success in Scribner's Monthly, Galaxy, and Putnam's Monthly. She edited "Hymns for All Christians" (1869), and published two books of poetry, "Poems and Parodies" (1854), and "Poems of Faith, Hope, and Love" (1868). Her inspirational lyrics appeared in many church hymnals, on Sunday School cards, and in household scrapbooks. The well loved, "Nearer Home," was often sung at funerals, including her own. It is better known by its first phrase, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought."

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  • Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 14 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7686533
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phoebe Cary (4 Sep 1824–31 Jul 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7686533, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .