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The Untold Love Of Alice Cary

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From the Chicasro ReWublican. Jnlv ? Alice Oary hved and died a maiden queon of poesy. It .has seoined to in.-i:i imponible that she should have ■ her te'vl'T and passionate heart through tho social and literary thoroughfaree wherein she was called to tread uupiurcod by any amorous shaft. And it was indeed impossible. There is a secret page of the history of the deoeased poetéis which has uevor boen writton, and srjldom, of late years, been told. To this Phoebe (Jury biieíly and indefinitely alludes in the sketch published in the Ladus Bepoêitory of last month, and widely copied. The wriier S;iy, substantially th'jrein that if lier sister ever loved there is no line in het published worfca to teil the tale ; over the muth uf the sepulchiv of her sad :!,, rolled the stone never by horselt' removed. The doubiful " if " half conceals and huif discloses the truth. It si", nis intended to stop flying rumora, while refraining from an unequivocal and impossible denial. As the story ca mly serve iis a foil to the many virtues and amiablé qualities of its subjeot, W8 nee I no f iiiün-r excuse for our offort to resollé the IVagment.iry record from the oblivion to whieh the mistaken and morbid kindn; -,,} would fain consigu it. Whep tho Oary si made their first. pügrimiige to the E tem literaiy Mecoa, Bufos Wilmot Qriswold was among their earliest aoquaintancea. This gentleman was a prominent Utera'uir win n men of letters wen loss aumeroiu in New York than at pre. ent. He was bom in Benson, Vt., in 1815, and was, conseqnently, hut about fivo years the senior of tlie i'lder sister. Having been o luoated as a printor, he be successivelv a Baptist preacher, ü jemroalist, and an author. As an editor he presided over tho destinies of the J! han and the World, two mainmoth wecklies ; the New Yovker, a brated literary hobdomadal; and Orai' ■.('.%■ and the [nternalion Magazines. To tho firat mörithly mentioned he ■■■ oonsid tracter. The last t bied . '., and w;s bought out by the owaors of that magazine after a brief exdstcnoe. In the wider field of lettere he shoulil be spoki;n of ratheraa a compiler than as an author. II j pub ed vurious collections of the prose and poetry of England and . . ad, in connection with other auth n works of popiüftt biography. No one was botter acqpted with the state of the literary mnkot, or with the pul era of the metropolis, than Mr. Qrii Tho two rural devotees of liter itun the far West were strangers, and n a chaperons. He cm roseuo. He grae them spaee Ln his books, flsttered ihcm, enoooraged their hopes, and issisted in onding ;i m urkef for their w .; Toward Alioe he moi ily inclíned. Th' ir first acquai friendship, frimd-hip into intiraaey, intimaey into love. It was said a't last that tho partíes wore solemnly affianced. This wiis nearly twenty yeÍ3 ago,and Al iet: had then passed 30. He was still older, and would hare ■■ msd ti!!i(' l the bouuds of ju enile fo'.ly, if bouud ïiut he iv;k:i' ; „f the w.u-ld. and slie was quii f, r S and unassuming. IVouble between the two in ofsoci ctivothan Alico Cary. 'i'ii aration. The engagement was bi and Al oealiag her sorrows, herself more clo3ely at home, and turned hor attention moro assiduously to her special : ■'■ neoda not to be fully detailed hcro. It h ts beon told ovi r and n , i res in ie the wo 1 1 has had literature. SeTeral.j ia 1857 Rufos Wilmol l lay dying of a üngering discase in the metropolis, in potrerty and alone. His literary ventures had brought remuneration, aml he had lived a Ufe v.-hieh it was not altogether pleasant to look back upon. But the aisters had made man; fnends, and been reasonably blessed by fortune. Thelnjurad woman forgot her wrongs and forgave tlie past with a readinesa charac taris tio of her f.ox. Slie oame again to the bedsido of tl. wao had gi 'y ,1 r, ive i h ■, . nd watched wi;l him day affcr day and week after week as hfe slowly ebbed away. Ti, o W I ! in ■{■■ ohi with books, flowors, and all neo comforts; and, to defray necessary expenses, the money earncd by days and nights of labor. with the p i'i was freoly id. At last death end. ñ the sul f.-rings of the fi the grave closed over thé secret of a woinan's sor row, now for the first tirne made public


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