Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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posed and illustrated two little volumes of poetry. At the age of nineteen, Caroline mar­ried Hon. George Chappie Norton; but her life proved so unhappy that she separated from him. She devoted herself to writing, and much of her inspiration was drawn from her sympathy with suffering in many forms. Public abuses and private wrongs moved her kind heart and her ready pen. Her subjects are generally sad, but her nature was bright and genial. Dr. Moir, in one of his lectures on the " Poetical literature of the past half-century," said of Mrs. Norton: " Her ear for the modulation of verse is exquisite; and many of her lyrics and songs carry in them the characteristics of the ancient Douglases, being alike ' tender and true.'" Mrs. Norton married Sir William Sterling Maxwell, March 1, 1877, and on June 15th, of the same'year, she died.
The music of " We have been friends together " is the composition of Henry Russell.

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