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George Thomas Lanigan

(1845—1886)


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(1845–86), Canadian-born journalist and humorist, began his newspaper career in his native country but continued it in St. Louis, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. His verse Fables by G. Washington Aesop (1878) shows his wit and his facility, as does his improvisation occasioned by the headline The Ahkoond of Swat Is Dead, entitled Threnody for the Ahkoond of Swat (1878) and containing the lines The great Ahkoond of Swat Is not!

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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