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PERRY, Nora, poet, born in Massachusetts in 1841. In early years she removed to Providence, Rhode Island, where her father was a merchant. She was educated at home and in private schools, and at the age of eighteen began to write for magazines, her first serial story, " Rosalind Newcomb," appearing in "Harper's Magazine" in 1859-'60. For several years she was Boston correspondent to the Chicago "Tribune," and she now holds the same relation to the Providence "Journal." She contributes frequently to magazines, and is the author of "After the Ball, and other Poems" (Boston, 1874 and 1879) ; "The Tragedy of the Unexpected, and other Stories" (1880); "Book of Love Stories" (1881); "For a Woman" (1885) ; "New Songs and Ballads" (1886); and "Flock of Girls" (1887). Her most successful poem is "After the Ball," often printed with the title "Maud and Madge."
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