giving credit to Carrie Smith
, as Whittier
did not wish to claim the originality of the idea.
A book of the poem, with the flowers printed in outline, was published for the use of classes in painting.
It was one of a series compiled by Marion Kemble
, and printed by S. W. Tilton
& Co. of Boston
, making a very artistic and attractive volume.
's poems also appeared in the Portland Transcript, Somerville Citizen
, and other papers of note.
These attracted much attention and gained her many friends and admirers, and many felt a great loss when Carrie Smith
died in 1889.
Nevertheless she is not forgotten, especially when each spring ‘Jack
’ preaches again in our midst.
Among the poems written, one is quite appropriate here, as it seems a fitting requiem to ‘Jack
’ as he steps out of ‘his pulpit.’