Thomas Gold Appleton


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(1812–84), brother-in-law of Longfellow and son of Nathan Appleton, a rich cotton manufacturer, was a Boston virtuoso and great conversationalist. His thin talents are seen in his formal poetry, appropriately entitled Faded Leaves (1872), in pleasant little essays such as A Sheaf of Papers (1875), and in travel accounts like A Nile Journal (1876).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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