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Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)

Allen, Elizabeth Akers. An American poet; born (Elizabeth Chase) at Strong, ME, Oct. 9, 1832; died in 1911. She was married in 1860 to Paul Akers, the sculptor, who died in 1861, and in 1865 to E. M. Allen of New York. Her first volume, ‘Forest Buds,’ appeared under the pen-name of “Florence Percy” (1855). Other works: ‘The Silver Bridge, and Other Poems’ (1866); a volume of ‘Poems’ (1866), which contains ‘Rock Me to Sleep, Mother’ (her authorship of this popular ballad, once disputed, is proved in the New York Times, May 27, 1867); ‘The High-Top Sweeting, and Other Poems’ (1891). She died in 1911.