Encyclopedia of Biography of New York; A Life Record of Men and Women Whose Sterling Character and Energy and Industry Have Made Them Preeminent in Their Own and Many Other States Volume 1

Encyclopedia of Biography of New York; A Life Record of Men and Women Whose Sterling Character and Energy and Industry Have Made Them Preeminent in Their Own and Many Other States Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...to a youth, entitled "The world is bright before thee." which appeared anonymously in the New York "Evening Post," then under the editorial charge of William T. Coleman; this is the earliest of his productions which Halleck incorporated into the editions of his works published in his lifetime. In May, I811, Halleck went to New York City, but, unable to secure clerical employment, he was about to go to Richmond, Virginia, when he made the acquaintance of Jacob Barker, a prominent New York banker, who made a place for him in his counting room, and the connection thus begun continued for about twenty years. Meantime he was also a partner with a kinsman of Mr. Barker in a commission business, but the firm failed in the general financial disaster which attended the second war with Great Britain. In the Christmas week of 1813, Halleck's first poem published in New York, appeared anonymously in "The Columbian." He shortly afterward joined the "Iron Grays," a company of one hundred and twelve of the choicest young men of New York City, and which was mustered into the service of the United States for sea duty on the Atlantic coast, but which was never actually engaged. It was about this time that Halleck and Joseph Rodman Drake formed that tender friendship which made so delightful an episode in their lives. In X819 they entered upon their notable work--the amusing series of verses known as "The Croaker Papers," published in the New York "Evening Post," Drake writing over the name of "Croaker," and Halleck over that of "Croaker, Jr.," while their joint works went over the name of "Croaker & Company." These humorous papers were...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236982509
  • 9781236982506