Esling, Catherine Harbison, who first wrote
and published poems under her maiden
name (Waterman), was born in Philadelphia
April 12, 1812. In 1840 she married
Captain George J. Esling, of the Merchant
Marine, and resided from that date till the
death of her husband, in 1844, at Rio de
Janeiro, after which she returned to Philadelphia.
In 1850 her poems were collected
and published under the title The Broken
Bracelet and Other Poems. She was a
member of the Protestant Episcopal Church
in Philadelphia, where she died in 1897.
|Come unto me when shadows darkly