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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

John Hill Hewitt (1801–1890)

Hewitt, John Hill. An American ballad and miscellaneous writer; born in New York, 1801; died in 1890. Engaging in literary work at Baltimore in 1825, he is said to have been a “rival of Poe.” His best-known work is the ballad ‘The Minstrel’s Return from the War.’ He wrote also: ‘The Governess,’ a comedy; ‘Washington,’ a play; ‘Shadows on the Wall,’ a volume of reminiscences; etc.