Homer Greene (1853 - 1940) - Author Collection
Homer Greene, Esq., was an American poet and lawyer. He served as District Attorney of Wayne County, PA for one term.... His first literary effort was written while a student at the Riverview Military Academy, Poughkeepsie, New York, and was published in June, 1869. While a student at Union College he contributed liberally both in prose and verse to college literature. "What My Lover Said," his best-known poem, was written during his senior year and first published in the New York Evening Post, November 9, 1875, with only the initials "H. G." signed to it. Its merits were patent, and it was widely copied and largely credited to Horace Greeley. The newspapers, however, were soon corrected.... Mr. Greene seems quite as much at home in prose compositions as in his verse; and the same individual tone that dominates his poems is equally marked in his stories.