Woman of the Century/Emily Elizabeth Veeder

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VEEDER, Mrs. Emily Elizabeth, author, was born in the valley of Lake Champlain, N. Y. On one side she is the granddaughter of Judge McOmlier. Her paternal grandmother was a poet of no mean order. The late Bishop Daniel Goodsell was her cousin She was a student in Packer Institute. Brooklyn, N. Y. She wrote verses at the age of nine, but it was the direct influence of her brother-in-law, Professor Stearns, a professor of law, and of the notable people who gathered about him and her sister, which elevated her taste for literature and rendered it absorbing. Her culture has been increased by travel and by contact with many minds. Her first book, "Her Brother Donnard" (Philadelphia, 1891), was followed by "Entranced, and Other Verses " 1 She has arranged several of her poems to music of her own composition. The world would hear more frequently from Mrs. Veeder. were she not much of the time prohibited from free expression by the exhaustion of invalidism. In her hours of pain she rises above EMILY ELIZABETH VEEDER A woman of the century (page 743 crop).jpgEMILY ELIZABETH VEEDER. physical suffering and her habitual temper is buoyant and helpful. She possesses originality and piquancy. A keen observation of human nature and a nice discrimination of character give point to her conversation and her literary work. In anecdote is she especially fortunate. In private life she is eminently practical. Her home is in Pittsburgh, Pa.