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Robert Traill Spence Lowell

(1816—1891)


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(1816–91),

elder brother of J. R. Lowell, graduated from Harvard (1833) and for some time was an Episcopal clergyman in Newfoundland, the basis for his novel The New Priest in Conception Bay (1858). Anthony Brade, A Story of a School (1874) derives from his experiences as headmaster of St. Mark's, and A Story or Two from an Old Dutch Town (1878) is set in Schenectady, where he taught at Union College. The best known of his Poems (1864) is “The Relief of Lucknow,” about the Sepoy rebellion in Lahore (1857).

Subjects: Literature.


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