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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

Riley, James Whitcomb. An American poet; born at Greenfield, IN, in 1849; died at Indianapolis, July 22, 1916. In 1875 he began to contribute to local papers verses in the Hoosier dialect, and latterly he published numerous dialect and serious poems in magazines. His collected works include: ‘The Old Swimmin’ Hole and ’Leven More Poems’ (1883); ‘The Boss Girl and Other Sketches’ (1886); ‘Afterwhiles’ (1888); ‘Pipes o’ Pan at Zekesbury’ (1889); ‘Green Fields and Running Brooks’ (1893); ‘Poems Here at Home’; and ‘Armarzindy: A Child World’; ‘A Defective Santa Claus’; ‘Raggedy Man.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).