He had been born in Cold Spring, N. Y. at 1846. Mabie was the youngest child of Sarah Colwell Mabie who was from a rich Scottish-English household and Levi Jeremiah Mabie, whose ancestors were Scots-Dutch. Because of business opportunities with the introduction of this Erie Canal his family moved into Buffalo, New York if he had been coming college age. In the youthful age of 16 he also passed his school admission exam, but waited a year before he attended Williams College (1867) and the Columbia Law School (1869). [two ]
While at Williams, Mabie was a part of Alpha Phi fraternity and might serve as the first president of this North American Interfraternity Conference (officially Called the National Interfraternity Conference).
He received honorary degrees from his own alma mater, from Union College, also by Western Reserve and Washington and Lee universities. Though he passed his bar exams in 1869 he loathed both the analysis and practice of law. In the summer of 1879 that he had been hired to work in the weekly magazine, Christian Union (renamed The Outlook at 1893), an association that continued until his departure . [two ]
Back in 1884, Mabie has been promoted to associate editor of the Christian Union then picked into the Writer’s Club, whose members included these men of recognized reputation as George Cary Eggleston, Richard Watson Gilder, Brander Matthews, along with Edmund Clarence Stedman. [two ]
Back in 1890, a little assortment of Mabie’s essays that represented upon science, life and character have been published as a volume entitled My Research Fire.
Lots of Mabie’s novels are offered in Project Gutenberg.
Front Issue from”In Arcady” by Hamilton Wright Mabie and exemplified by Will Hicok Low. Photo by Mr. Sorensen
Mabie was a resident of Summit, New Jersey. 
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
“Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with the wind.”