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language, and wrote several tragedies collected in his Poetical works (1859). Died at Hazel Green, Wis., May 2, 1856. Poe, Edgar Allan Born in Boston, Mass., Jan. 19, 1809. He was partly educated in England and studied at the University of Virginia, and worked for a short time in a counting-room ; then enlisted in the U. S. Army and secured an appointment at West Point, but turned his attention to literature. He was editor of the Southern literary Messenger at Richmond, afterward of Burton's Gentleman's magazine, and of Graham's magazine. He published Tamerlane, and other poems (1827); Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and minor poems (1829) ; Poems (1831) ; the narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838) ; The Conchologist's first book (1839) ; tales of the grotesque and Arabesque (2 vols., 1839); Tales (1845) ; The Raven, and other poems (1845); and Eureka, a prose poem (1848). Died in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7, 1849. Prescott, William Hickling Born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796. He