Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Thomas Bailey Aldrich moved with his father to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of three.
The speaker is torn between two different types of women: a bold lover in the East and a woman in the West who is better suited for marriage.
"My East and West" parodies Thomas Bailey Aldrich's "My North and South," and is signed "A.B.T." - mirroring Aldrich's initials.
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015