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

Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–1872)

Read, Thomas Buchanan. An American portrait-painter and poet; born in Pennsylvania, March 12, 1822; died in 1872. His most important works are: ‘Poems’ (1847); ‘Lays and Ballads’ (1848); ‘The House by the Sea’ (1856); ‘The Wagoner of the Alleghanies’ (1862); ‘A Summer Story’ (1865); and ‘Poetical Works’ (1867). His best-known poems are ‘Sheridan’s Ride’ and ‘Drifting.’ He also published: ‘Female Poets of America’ (1848); ‘The Pilgrims of the Great St. Bernard,’ a romance; ‘The New Pastoral’ (1854), his most ambitious poem; ‘Sylvia; or The Lost Shepherd’ (1857); ‘A Voyage to Iceland’ (1857); and ‘The Good Samaritans’ (1867). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).