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A Short Biographical Sketch of FITZGREENE HALLECK (1790 to 1867)

by John W. Cousin

HALLECK, FITZGREENE (1790-1867). —Poet, b. at Guilford, Conn., wrote, with Rodman Drake, a young poet who d. at 25, The Croaker Papers, a series of satirical and humorous verses, and Fanny, also a satire. In 1822 he visited Europe, and the traces of this are found in most of his subsequent poetry, e.g. his lines on Burns, and on Alnwick Castle.