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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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barrelled appearance of the poem which Ste­phen set to music in 1849 an<i dedicated to Thompson. We know from the advertisement17 of H. L. Derby & Co., 145 Main Street, that their store was the only authorized agent in Cincinnati for "the delightful weekly," the Home Journal, of New York, edited by George P. Morris and Nathaniel P. Willis. In the issue of Saturday, May ia, 1849, appeared verses entitled "Summer Longings," which it has been established were from the pen of the Irish poet Denis Florence MacCarthy. Now it happens that the same poem, with variations in text, was earlier printed in the Cincinnati Atlas, the issue of Saturday, April 21, 1849. The Atlas credited the lines to the Dublin Uni­versity Magazine. When he published his song Stephen ascribed the words to the Home Journal and he utilized its superior text. But, as we know he was a reader of the Atlas, is it not probable that he first saw the poem there and was further impressed with its second quotation in the Home Journal?
5. Stephen's productiveness during these years is impressively shown in the Foster Hall Chronological Index18 as follows:
1847
Lou'siana Belle (copyright October 18).
What Must a Fairy's Dream Be? (copyright October
18).







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