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

William Cowper Prime (1825–1905)

Prime, William Cowper. An American man of letters; born at Cambridge, NY, Oct. 31, 1825; died in 1905. He wrote: ‘Owl Creek Letters’ (1848); ‘The Old House by the River’ (1853); ‘Later Years’ (1854); ‘Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia’ (1857); ‘Tent Life in the Holy Land’; ‘Coins, Medals, and Seals’ (1861); a work on the hymn ‘O Mother Dear, Jerusalem’ (1865); ‘I Go a-Fishing’ (1873); ‘The Holy Cross’ (1877); ‘Pottery and Porcelain of all Times and Nations’ (1878). He edited ‘McClellan’s Own Story,’ with biography (1886). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).