Maria Polly Alger Crozier USA 1834-1912. Born in Honeoye, NY, she attended school in Rochester, NY, and graduated from McGrawville College, McGraw, NY. She married Owen Russell Loomis Crozier, and they had 6 sons: Arthur, Ernest, Alfred, Hubert, Galen, Charles, and 2 daughters: Nanna and Jenny. IN 1854 they moved to MI, where they became teachers in the public schools of Grand Rapids. She wrote for the “Advent Harbinger” and the “Children's Friend” publications and contributed poems to journals such as “The Sybill”, “The Household Advocate” and “The Morning Star”. She died in Grand Rapids, MI.
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This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.