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  • Pierpont, John. Airs of Palestine, a Poem. Baltimore: Printed for the author, 1816; Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1817.
  • Pierpont, John. Airs of Palestine and Other Poems. Boston: James Munroe, 1840.
  • Pierpont, John. The Anti-Slavery Poems of John Pierpont. Boston: Oliver Johnson, 1843; Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Literature House, 1970.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston and attended Boston Latin School from 1812 to 1817, and Harvard from then to 1821. His first career, as a school-teacher, lasted four years, after which he was licensed to preach as a Unitarian. In 1829 he was ordained minister of Second Church in Boston and married his first wife, Ellen Louisa Tucker.

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  • Harding, Walter. "Henry David Thoreau." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies: Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Edmund Hamilton Sears was born on April 6, 1810, and educated at Union College in Schenectady, New York, 1831-34, and Harvard Divinity School, from which he graduated in 1837. He became a missionary for the American Unitarian Association, a minister for congregations in Wayland and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and editor, from 1859 to 1871, of The Monthly Religious Magazine.

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  • Gale, Robert L. "Sargent, Epes." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies, 2000.
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Edgar Poe was born on Jan. 19, 1809, to David Poe Jr. and a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins (née Arnold), both actors. Edgar and his sister Rosalie were orphaned in Richmond, Virginia, when their parents died of illness in December 1811. Taken in by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan, Edgar was baptised Edgar Allan Poe two years later.

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A prolific American actor and playwright, born in New York City, who wrote more than 50 plays, Payne was renowned for one thing only, the song "Home Sweet Home" from his opera Clari, performed first at Covent Garden on May 8, 1823. He acted as American consul at Tunis 1842-45 and 1851 until his death a year later.

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  • Athey, Joel. "Fuller, Margaret." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies, 2000.

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