Excerpt from The Complete Poems of Mrs. G. S. Mabee
She was born in Florida, N. Y., in 1836 and in I85I came to Plymouth, Wis., where she has always lived. Her early life was spent in school work, and on the farm with her parents, where she oft studied Nature, as her verse on Nature so vividly tells, that one fairly hears birds sing and the gurgling of the brooks. She was married to Giles S. Mabee of New York on September 13, 1870. In a few years she became ill, and a shut-in the rest of her life.
No children blessed their wedded life and yet she was so fond of all the little folks and they of her, and she was ever ready to greet her friends, with deepest interest in their welfare. When some event occurred, a Golden Wedding, or perchance an event of mirth, or perchance the death of a friend, her sympathies found voice with heart and pen, and many of her poems found their way into the newspapers. Now that she has passed away, a sister, a husband, and loving friends so deeply appreciate the work and worth of her poems, that to put them into a book (for all to feast upon) is indeed a work of love.
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