|From this 1825 edition of James Thomson's The Seasons|
|"September", Helen Hunt Jackson, Scribner's Monthly, September 1879|
here) - had already made her mark on the season. She published "September Woods" in Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1866 and another poem entitled "September" in the Atlantic in 1876. Then again, she wasn't alone. As Susan Fenimore Cooper (James' daughter) put it in her delightful poetry collection The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life in 1855: "Autumn is a favorite season with American poets; they have taken great delight in singing the high-toned magnificence of the season, as well as that delicacy and sweetness of aspect which so often adds an exquisite charm to the brilliancy of autumnal beauty under our native skies." And we'll be hearing more from that particular Cooper in a little while.