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A Brief William F. Denton Bio

by PoetrySoup
Denton (William F.), poet, geologist, and lecturer, b. Darlington, Durham, 8 Jan. 1823. After attaining manhood he emigrated to the United States, ’48, and in ’56 published Poems for Reformers. He was a prolific writer, and constant lecturer on temperance, psychology, geology, and Freethought. In ’72 he published Radical Discourses on Religious Subjects (Boston, ’72), and Radical Rhymes, ’79. He travelled to Australasia, and died of a fever while conducting scientific explorations in New Guinea 26 Aug. 1883.