Born: 1824 AD
Died: 1871 AD, at 47 years of age.
1824 - Born on September 4th in Mount Healthy. American poet whose work was both moralistic and idealistic.
- Phoebe began to write under Alice's guidance and had her first poem published in a Boston newspaper about the time of Alice's first.
1850 - Their work attracted the favorable notice of Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Greeley, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Rufus W. Griswold, through whose recommendation their joint works were issued as Poems of Alice and Phoebe Carey.
- Phoebe was later held in greater critical esteem for the wit and feeling of her poems.
1854-1868 - Phoebe devoted much of her time to keeping house and, in later years, to caring for Alice. As a result, she published only Poems and Parodies and Poems of Faith, Hope and Love, but one of her religious verses, “Nearer Home” (sometimes called, from the first line, “One Sweetly Solemn Thought”), became widely popular as a hymn.
- Phoebe was for a short time an assistant editor of Susan B. Anthony's paper The Revolution.
1871 - Died of exhaustion by grief and stricken with malaria on July 31st in New Port, Rhode Island.
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