Born in Salem, Massachusetts, August 22, 1813; died there, May,
1880. His father was a sea captain and the son went with him
upon many voyages. He was educated at Harvard and taught Greek
there for a short time after his graduation. He belonged to the
Transcendentalist group of writers and was a close friend of
Emerson and Channing,
and of James Freeman Clarke, who edited the complete posthumous
edition of his works.
This biographical note is reprinted
from The Little Book of American Poets: 1787-1900. Ed.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1915.