(1847–1904), author of satirical novels and plays on New York society. Among them are the novel Purple and Fine Linen (1873) and such plays as The False Friend (1880), Our First Families (1880), and Americans Abroad (1881). The Buntling Ball (1884) is a verse play. He also wrote poetry typical of his era, such as Songs of Doubt and Dream (1891), and Agnosticism and Other Essays (1889).
From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.