Clinton Scollard


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(1860–1932), professor of English at Hamilton College (1888–96, 1911–12), whose long poetic career was marked by several different trends, including versions of precise classical French forms, songs of the open road, mystical pantheistic poems, lyrical romantic treatments of foreign lands in which he traveled, and poems inspired by World War I. A selection of his poems was published as The Singing Heart (1934). He also collaborated with his wife Jessie B. Rittenhouse (1869–1948), and his friend Frank D. Sherman, as well as writing essays, travel sketches, and prose romances.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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