Richard Watson Gilder


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was an assistant editor of Scribner's Monthly after 1870, and when it was succeeded by The Century (1881) remained as editor until his death. In this position he was a leader of New York artistic, civic, and social life. The best of his 16 volumes of poetry is The New Day (1875), a cycle of love sonnets. He characterized his verse as “insufficient but irrepressible,” and called himself a “squire of poesy.”

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