Under the drifted snows with weeping and holy rite

Under the drifted snows with weeping and holy rite

Author: Katharine Lee Bates
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Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth, Mass., August 12, 1859. Her father was a pastor in the Congregational Church; he died when she was an infant. Her mother moved the family to Wellesley. She received a B.A. (1880) and M.A. (1891) from Wellesley College. She taught high school from 1880-1885 and then was a professor of English literature at Wellesley. She wrote poetry, children's stories, textbooks and travel books. In the summer if 1893 when she was lecturing at Colorado College she went to the top of Pike's Peak. Inspired by the beauty of the view she wrote all four verses of "America the Beautiful" which was an instant hit when it was published. She had an intimate relationship with Katharine Coman, dean of Wellesley, who she live… Go to person page >

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First Line: Under the drifted snows with weeping and holy rite
Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #433

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