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The books of Elizabeth Oakes [Prince] Smith.

Name changed to Elizabeth Oaksmith.

An excerpt from the genealogy of the Prince family from page 792 of Volume 6, Number 1 of "Old Times of North Yarmouth, Maine," the town where she was born, includes the following members of the family:
"....228 Elizabeth Oakes [Prince]; b. Aug. 12, 1806 ; m. Mar. 6, 1823, Seba Smith, ('Major Jack Downing,') who was b. at Turner, Me., ______ __. 1792, grad. at Bowdoin College, 1818, and d. at Patchogue, Long Island, New York, 1868. Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith entered, early in life, upon a literary career, and has taken a foremost rank among American women of genius, not only as a writer of prose, but as a poetess. Bertha and Lily ; The Lost Angel ; Western Captive ; The Newsboy ; Sagamore of Saco ; Woman and her Needs ; Beauty and Dress , are among her numerous prose works. The following are well-known poems : The Acorn ; Destiny ; Roman Tribute ; Jacob Leisler ; The Sinless Child...."
Mrs. Smith contributed several articles to various issues of "Old Times."
Old Times of North Yarmouth, Maine offered for sale.

In 1874, John Neal wrote a very informative review of Mrs. Elizabeth Oaksmith
in his book, "Portland Illustrated."

Title Author Date Price
"Stories, Not for Good Children,
nor Bad Children,
but For Real Children.
The Dandelion.
" SOLD. Contents
"Mrs. E. Oakes Smith" "May 20, 1845;
1846."
$99.00. SOLD.
"To The Mothers of our Country, who are willing that
Nature should develop her sweet work in her own sweet way,
without forcing it into precocious development,
these pages are affectionately inscribed, by The Author."
The Newsboy. SOLD. anonymous
(Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith]
1854. $89.00. SOLD.
"The Great Republic Monthly.
A National Magazine,
Devoted to the best interests of American Literature,
wholly original and impersonal, and in no wise sectional or sectarian.
"Oaksmith & Co.,"
Publishers,
112 and 114 William Street,
New York."
"July, 1859." $10.00.
Selections from the Autobiography of
Elizabeth Oakes [Prince] Smith
Edited by
Mary Alice Wyman
1924,
Reprint 1980
$24.50.


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"The Dandelion. SOLD.

Contents.

The Well-Educated Dog,.......................13
Common Rules For Children, etc.,........32
The Child's Dream,...............................36
Talk In The Woods,...............................39
The Dead Moth,.....................................66
Dead Child's Ford,.................................72
James, The Baker's Boy,........................78
Inadizzie, or The Wanderer,....................97
The Doomed Faery,...............................116
The Undutiful Boy,.................................123
The Dead Infant,.....................................152
Playing By The Sea-Side,........................154
Song,......................................................156"
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