[p. 19] of poetry—‘Blanche,’ published in 1858; ‘St. Christopher, and Other Poems,’ in 1859; and the ‘Search of Ceres, and Other Poems,’ in 1900; also a volume of criticism, ‘English Poetry and Poets,’ in 1890. She wrote two volumes of short stories, ‘My Fire Opal, and Other Tales,’ 1896, and ‘Poverty Knob’ in 1900. ‘Alamo Ranch’ appeared in 1903, and ‘A Garden with House Attached’ in 1904. Four of these books were written after she was seventy-eight years of age and the last one in her eighty-third year. Mary B. Carret, whose childhood was spent alternately between the Island of Cuba and the Royall House, wrote, in 1899, ‘The Little Hero of Matanzas.’ Louise Winsor Brooks made one of the wisest and most delightful books for children ever written, accessible to English readers by translating ‘Heidi’ from the German of Johanna Spyri. She also translated ‘Veronica’ and ‘Rico and Wiseli’ by the same author. Mabel G. Foster, at one time a Medford school teacher, has written a novel of the Italian quarter called ‘The Heart of the Doctor,’ and essays on Italian life and literature, art and history. Mary Augusta Kellogg is the author of ‘Leo Dayne,’ a novel. Amy Woods has written many magazine articles, and in 1905 a book called ‘Mr. Penwiper's Fairy Godmother.’ Marion K. Loud, another young woman born in Medford, is the author of ‘A Picnic on a Pyramid.’ Susan Marr Spalding, author of the ‘Wings of Icarus’ and ‘Winter Roses,’ volumes of poetry, famous as the author of the poem called ‘Fate,’ chose Medford as her home the last five years of her life, and lies in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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