Henry Abbey


Birthday July 11, 1842

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Jun 7, 1911 (68)

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American Romantic poet whose best-known poems include "The Bedouin's Rebuke" and "What Do We Plant When We Plant a Tree?" His poetry collections include Dream of Love and The City of Success.

Before Fame

He published his first literary work, May Dreams, in 1862.


He worked as assistant editor of the Rondout Courier.

Family Life

He was born in New York and was the son of a relatively prosperous farm products merchant. He married Mary Louise DuBois in 1865.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley.