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MCCLELLAND. Eminent among the literary workers of her state stands Miss Minnie G. McClelland. That she was born out of the ordinary groove, was made plain in her early childhood. The old ancestral home stood for common-school and college in the education of the growing girl. There it began, and there it is still going on, self-directed, broadening, and deepening. She is an intense student, cherishing a keen interest in every department of learning, and has shown a surprising mastery of fresh intellectual gains, by the way in which she weaves them into the fabric of her stories. Long before the publication of Oblivion" she wrote magazine stories and dialect poems, which compare favorably with the work of her maturer pen. The first of these was written, when very young, under the inspiration of a realistic situation. A chicken-fight over a worm, occurred in her presence one summer morning, as she sat in the yard of the old homestead engaged in the domestic employment of churning. Seizing pencil and paper from a folio beside her, she jotted down with one hand, while continuing her homely Occupation with the other, the notes of a negro dialect poem. In addition to her fine intellectual gifts, Miss McClelland possesses a God-given love of humanity. From her youth, she has stood for the defense of the weak and helpless. Sacrifice of personal pleasure for the benefit of others, to her is a privilege rather than a duty. She is a genuine child of nature, cherishing a vehement indignation against all forms of injustice and oppression. With self-forgetful magnanimity she gives her hand to those on the lower step of life's ladder. Socially Miss McClelland has great attractions. Her conversational powers are decidedly fine. Her manner possesses unaffected freshness and charm. She is unconventional to a degree, and wholly devoid of self-consciousness. Like her own Myra Yorke in Madame Silva," she is "enthusiastic, emotional, intense." In person she is rather tall and slender. When in repose, the expression of her face, as delineated in her picture, becomes introspective and tenderly eloquent of unspoken thought, silencing at once all-intrusive remark, which might disturb some beautiful mental creation. W. R L. S.


Poem in Songs and Sonnets. Fourth edition. New
York: The Century Co., 1887. 12mo, pp. 103.

IBID. The Celestial Passion. New York: The Century Co., 1887. 12m0, pp. 76.

IBID. Lyrics. Second edition. New York: The Century Co., 1887. 12mo, pp. 136.

HOUGHTON, GEORGE W. W. Songs from Over the Sea. New York: No title page, S. W. Green, printer, 1874. 12mo, pp. 24.

IBID. Album Leaves. riat, 1878. 12mo, pp. 34.

Boston: Estes and Lau

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GREEN, ANNA KATHARINE. The Defense of the Bride and Other Poems. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1882. 16mo, pp. 4 and 124.

IBID. Risifi's Daughter, a Drama. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. 12mo. pp. 4 and 109.

SYLVA, CARMEN. Songs of Toil, by Carmen Sylva, Queen of Rumania. Translated by John Eliot Bowen. With an Introductory Sketch. New York: Frederick A. Stokes and Brother, 1888. 16mo, pp. 143.

CONVERSE, HARRIET MAXWELL. Sheaves, a Collection of Poems. Second edition. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1885. 12mo, pp. 8 and 217.

IBID. Miscellaneous Poems.

MARTIN, WILLIAM WILSEY. By Solent and Danube, Poems and Ballads. London: Trübner and Co., 1885. 12mo, pp. 11 and 171.

IBID. Miscellaneous poems from QUERIES, and unpublished poems.

GILFILLAN, ROBERT. The Scottish Minstrel. The Songs of Scotland Subsequent to Burns, with Mem

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IBID. The Monitions of the Unseen, and Poems of Love and Childhood. Author's edition. ton: Roberts Brothers, 1871. 16m0, pp. 162. IBID. Complete Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878. 16m0, pp. 313 and 332 and 145.

IBID. Poems of the Old Days and the New. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885. 16m0, pp. 229. STARR, ELIZA ALLEN. Songs of a Life-Time. Chicago: Published by the Author, 1887. pp. 21 and 400.


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ABBEY, HENRY. The Poems of Henry Abbey. New, enlarged edition. Kingston, New York: Henry Abbey, 1885. 12mo, pp. 5 and 256.

JEFFREY, ROSA Vertner. Poems, by Rosa Vertner Johnson. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Lexington: Hitchcock and Searles, 1857. 12mo, pp. 7 and 334.

IBID. Daisy Dare and Baby Power: Poems, with eight illustrations, designed by D. Vertner Johnson, Esq. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, 1871. 12mo, pp. 57.

IBID. The Crimson Hand and Other Poems. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1881. 12 mo, pp. 200.

MORGAN, MARY. Poems and Translations, by Mary Morgan, (Gowan Lea), Montreal: J. Theo. Robinson, 1887. 16mo, pp. 77 and 195.

BUSHNELL, WILLIAM H. Miscellaneous poems.

BROTHERTON, ALICE WILLIAMS. Beyond the Veil, Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Co., 1886. 16m0, PP. 14. IBID. The Sailing of King Olaf and Other Poems. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Co., 1887. 16mo, pp. 145.

IBID. What the Wind told to the Tree-Tops. Illustrated. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1888. 8vo, pp. 54.

BOLTON, SARAH KNOWLES. From Heart and Nature, by Sarah Knowles Bolton, and Charles Knowles Bolton. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1887. 16mo, pp. 82 and 61.

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CRASHAW, RICHARD. Poems of Richard Crashaw selected and arranged, with notes, by J. R. Tutin, Printed for Private Circulation. Hull, England: J. R. Tutin, 1887. 12mo, pp. 12 and 85.

SCOLLARD, CLINTON. Pictures in Song. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1884. 16m0, pp. 9 and 137.

IBID. With Reed and Lyre. Boston: D. Lothrop Co., 1886. 16mo, pp. 173.

IBID. Old and New World Lyrics. Frederick A. Stokes and Brother, 1888. 8 and 174.

ROBERTS, CHARLES G. D. Poems. Philadelphia: J. B. 1880. 16mo, pp. 114.

New York;

16m0, pp.

Orion and Other Lippincott and Co.,

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WHITE, HENRY KIRKE. The Poetical Works and Remains of Henry Kirke White, with Life by Robert Southey. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 12mo.

BLAKE, WILLIAM. The Poems, with specimens of the Prose Writings of William Blake, with a Prefatory Notice, Biographical and Critical by Joseph Skepsey. London: Walter Scott, 1885. 18mo.

SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. The text carefully revised by William Michel Rossetti. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, and Co., 12mo.

GOODALE, DORA READ. Apple Blossoms. Poems of Two Children. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1886 (1878). 18mo.

COWLEY, ABRAHAM. The British Poets, including Translations. Abraham Cowley. Chiswick: C. Whittingham, 1822. 16m0.


The Publisher of THE MAGAZINE oF POETRY offers prizes to the amount of Three Hundred Dollars in cash for the best original poems submitted for publication. Other prizes will be awarded hereafter. QUATRAIN. For the best Quatrain (subject: Poetry) received by the editor on or before June 1 1889, one hundred dollars. First prize, $50; second prize, $30; third prize, $20.

SONNET. For the best Sonnet (subject: Life) received by the editor on or before September 1, 1889. one hundred dollars. First prize, $50; second prize, $30; third prize, $20.

RONDEAU. For the best Rondeau (on any subject) received by the editor on or before December 1, 1889, one hundred dollars. First prize, $50; second prize, $30; third prize, $20.

MANNER OF AWARD.- Poems offered in competition should be written plainly, with proper punctuation, on one side of note paper only. In forwarding to the Editor the competitor should enclose name on a separate sheet. Upon receipt of poems they will be properly numbered. Type-written copies will be made of each poem and sent to a select Committee who will make the awards. Not more than three poems on the same subject by the same author will be received in competition. The Committee of Award shall consist of not less than five persons of known literary reputation. The names of said Committee will be made public with the published awards.


CASH PRIZES to the amount of Three Hundred Dollars will be awarded by the Publisher to the persons who will name the author of the greatest number of the PRIZE QUOTATIONS.


I. Nineteen prizes will be declared. First prize, $100.00; second prize. $50.00; third prize, $30.00; fourth prize, $20.00; fifth to ninth prizes, $10.00 each; tenth to ninteenth prizes, $5.00 each.

II. Every subscriber to THE MAGazine of Poetry will be entitled to compete.

III. Answers should be arranged and numbered, written legibly in ink, on one side of note paper only, and signed by the full address of the competitor,

IV. The name of the poem from which the selection is made, as well as the author of the quotation, is required. The competitor who answers the greatest number of authors will be awarded first prize, etc. V. Clubs and Reading Circles are allowed to compete as one individual, but not more than one member of the same club will be awarded a prize. Each winner will be required to furnish a statement that he has neither assisted, nor received assistance, from any other prize winner.

VI. In case of a tie in totals, the combined prizes will be divided pro rata.

VII. Prizes will be declared March 15, 1890, and all answers should be received by the publisher on or before that date.

VIII. All answers and inquiries concerning them should be addressed, with postage fully prepaid, to the EDITOR OF "Prize QuotaTIONS,” in care of C. W. Moulton, Buffalo, N. Y.


FOR ENGRAVINGS in this number of THE MAGAZINE OF POETRY the Publisher wishes to acknowledge the courtesy of Minna Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio; Messrs. Horner and Burch, Buffalo, N. Y.; The American Bookmaker, New York, (Howard Lockwood and Company, owners of copyright, for portrait of Walt Whitman by Frank Fowler); David McKay, Philadelphia, Pa., (publisher of Whitman's Poems); Matthews, Northrup and Company, Buffalo, N. Y.; The Crosscup and West Engraving Company, Philadelphia, Pa.; Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, New York, (publishers of Girls who Became Famous," by Jean Ingelow); The Chicago Photo-Gravure Company, Chicago, Ill.; F. A. Ringler and Company, New York; The Moss Engraving Company, New York; Estes and Lauriat, Boston, Mass.,(publishers of Fairy Lilian" by Alfred Tennyson); and Cassell and Company, New York, (copyright, by O. M. Dunham ), publishers of Miss McClelland's works.

FOR COPYRIGHT poems and other selections the Publisher returns thanks to The Century Company, Estes and Lauriat, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, George Houghton, David McKay, Walt Whitman, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Anna Katherine Green, John Eliot Bowen, Frederick A. Stokes and Brother, Harriet Maxwell Converse, Trübner and Company, William Wilsey Martin, John Boyle O'Reilly, The Pilot Publishing Company, Roberts Brothers, D. Lothrop Company, O. C. Auringer, Jean Ingelow, Eliza Allen Starr, J. B. Lippincott Company, Francis Howard Williams, Henry Abbey, Rosa Vertner Jeffrey, William H. Bushnell, Charles H. Kerr and Company, Alice Williams Brotherton, Thomas Y. Črowell and Company. Sarah Knowles Bolton, J. R. Tutin, Clinton Scollard, Charles G. D. Roberts, Dora Read Goodale, Harper and Brothers, Mary D. Brine, Anson G. Chester, Robert McIntyre, Mrs. S. M. B. Piatt, D. Appleton and Company, Rose Terry Cooke, Eliza S. Pierson, M. H. Cobb, A. A. Hopkins, Anna L Ward, Will Carleton, Cyrus H. K. Curtis Charles Scribner's Sons, and The American Magazine.

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