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John Neal (1793–1876)

Neal, John. An American poet and author; born in Falmouth, MA, now Portland, ME, Aug. 25, 1793; died there, June 21, 1876. He was a member of the Society of Friends, but left it at twenty-five. Later in life he figured as editor, lecturer, lawyer, poet, novelist, and teacher of gymnastics. Among his numerous works are: ‘Keep Cool’ (1817), a novel; ‘The Battle of Niagara’ (1818), a poem; ‘Brother Jonathan’ (1825); ‘Rachel Dyer’ (1828), a novel; ‘Downeasters’ (1833), a novel; ‘Wandering Recollections of a Somewhat Busy Life’ (1870).