Eliza Lee Follen (1787-1860)|
On the Death of a Beautiful Girl.
THE young, the lovely pass away,
Full oft we see the brightest thing
And kindly is the lesson given,
An outspoken abolitionist, Follen is also known for her collection Little Songs, for Little Boys and Girls. It was the first publication to contain the poem The Three Little Kittens (although she described it there as "traditional"). The above poem appeared in her 1839 Poems. It also appeared in the McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader under the title Death of the Beautiful. It can be found for example in: