Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903 / USA)
Richard Henry Stoddard was an American critic and poet. He was born on July 2, 1825, in Hingham, Massachusetts. His father, a sea-captain, was wrecked and lost on one of his voyages while Richard was a child, and the lad went in 1835 to New York City with his mother, who had married again. He attended the public schools of that city. He became a blacksmith and later an iron moulder, reading much poetry at the same time. In 1849 he gave up his industrial trades and began to write for a living. He contributed to the Union Magazine, the Knickerbocker Magazine, Putnam's Monthly Magazine and the New York Evening Post. In 1853 Nathaniel Hawthorne helped him to secure the appointment of inspector ... more »
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- A Gazelle
- Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode
- An Old Song Reversed
- Day And Night My Thoughts Incline
- It Never Comes Again
- Lincoln's Birthday
- Melodies And Catches
- Mors Et Vita
- No, Poplar, No!
- Oriental Songs
- The Flight Of The Arrow
- The Flight Of Youth
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''One of the People! Born to beRichard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903), U.S. poet, critic. Abraham Lincoln (l. 113-116). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephi...
Their curious epitome;
To share yet rise above
Their shifting hate and love.''
''Cursed be the hand that fired the shot,Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903), U.S. poet, critic. Abraham Lincoln (l. 77-80). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Josephine...
The frenzied brain that hatched the plot,
Thy country's Father slain
By thee, thou worse than Cain!''
''Go, grandly borne, with such a trainRichard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903), U.S. poet, critic. QAbraham Lincoln (l. 133-136). . . Our Holidays in Poetry. Mildred P. Harrington and Joseph...
As greatest kings might die to gain.
The just, the wise, the brave,
Attend thee to the grave.''