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David Everett (1770–1813)

Everett, David. An American journalist and miscellaneous writer; born at Princeton, MA, March 29, 1770; died at Marietta, OH, Dec. 21, 1813. He edited the Boston Patriot (1809) and the Pilot (1812). His works include: ‘The Rights and Duties of Nations,’ an essay; ‘Darenzel, or the Persian Patriot,’ a tragedy (1800); ‘Common Sense in Déshabillé, or the Farmer’s Monitor.’ He wrote the famous lines beginning—

  • “You’d scarce expect one of my age
  • To speak in public on the stage.”