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

Richard Henry Dana, Sr. (1787–1879)

Dana, Richard Henry, the Elder. An American poet and essayist; born at Cambridge, MA, Nov. 15, 1787; died on Feb. 2, 1879. His lectures on Shakespeare’s characters, delivered in the principal cities of the Atlantic coast (1839–40), awakened a deep public interest. His principal poems are: ‘The Change of Home’ (1824); ‘The Dying Raven’ (1825); ‘The Buccaneers’ (1827), specially noteworthy for its magnificent descriptions of ocean scenery. To a periodical publication, The Idle Man (New York, 1821–22), of which he was editor, he contributed critical papers and several short stories; among them ‘Paul Fenton,’ and ‘Edward and Mary.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).