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ABBEY, Henry, author, born in Rondout, New York, 11 July, 1842. He was educated at Kingston academy and the Hudson River institute. His first book, "May Dreams," was published in New York in 1862. About this time he became assistant editor of the Rondout "Courier," and subsequently of the Orange "Spectator" (New Jersey). "Ralph and other Poems" appeared in 1866, "Stories in Verse" in 1869, and "Ballads of Good Deeds" in 1872. A new edition of the last named appeared in England in 1876. "Poems by Henry Abbey" was published in 1879, embracing the greater part of the old selections and several new pieces. "The City of Success and other Poems" appeared in 1883, and a new and comprehensive edition of his more important poems was published in Kingston in 1886.
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