Nora Perry

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Nora Perry (1832–1896) was an American poet, journalist, and writer of juvenile stories, and for some years Boston correspondent of the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Tying her bonnet under her chin,
    She tied her raven ringlets in;
    But not alone in the silken snare
    Did she catch her lovely floating hair,
    For, tying her bonnet under her chin,
    She tied a young man’s heart within.
    • The Love-knot, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Who knows the thoughts of a child?
    • Who Knows?, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • They sat and combed their beautiful hair,
    Their long, bright tresses, one by one,
    As they laughed and talked in the chamber there,
    After the revel was done.
    • After the Ball, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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