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Richard Hovey

(1864—1900)


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(1864–1900),

graduated from Dartmouth (1885), went to England and France (1891–1892), where he was influenced by the French Symbolists and translated Maeterlinck's plays. Then, with Bliss Carman, he wrote the exuberant Songs from Vagabondia (1894) and two sequels that reveled in ideas of the open road, of joyous youth and good companionship. His poem “Spring” (1898) contained a popular interlude, “A Stein Song,” with the refrain, “For it's always fair weather/When good fellows get together.”

Subjects: Literature.


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