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Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. An American man of letters; born at Cambridge, MA, Aug. 29, 1809; died at Boston, Oct. 7, 1894. His poetical works include: ‘Poems’ (1836); ‘Urania’ (1846); ‘Astræa: the Balance of Illusions’ (1850); ‘Songs in Many Keys’ (1861); ‘Songs of Many Seasons’ (1875); ‘The Iron Gate’ (1880). In prose he wrote: ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table’ (1859); ‘The Professor at the Breakfast Table’ (1860); ‘The Poet at the Breakfast Table’ (1872); which had all previously appeared serially in the Atlantic Monthly. He wrote, also, the novels ‘Elsie Venner’ (1861) and ‘The Guardian Angel’ (1868). His other prose works, exclusive of his numerous writings on medical science, are: ‘Soundings from the Atlantic’ (1864); ‘Mechanism in Thought and Morals’ (1871); ‘John Lothrop Motley’ (1879); ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ (1884); ‘A Mortal Antipathy’ (1885); ‘Our Hundred Days in Europe’ (1887); ‘Over the Teacups’ (1891); numerous prefaces and introductions to special volumes; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).