William Dawson


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(1704–52), English-born poet, graduated from Oxford (1725), and emigrated to America, where he became a professor at William and Mary and later (1743–52) its president. His Poems on Several Occasions (1736), which appeared anonymously as “By a Gentleman of Virginia,” were mostly written in England and show the influence of Pope and a frequent use of anacreontics.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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