1794–1878

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 3, 1794, Cum­ming­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: June 12, 1878, Long Island, New York. Bry­ant died from a fall af­ter giv­ing a speech in Cen­tral Park, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Ros­lyn Ce­me­te­ry, Green­vale, New York.

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Biography

A well known Am­er­i­can po­et, Bry­ant at­tend­ed Will­iams Col­lege, and stu­died law. He found­ed the New York Re­view and ed­it­ed the New York Ev­en­ing Post.

His most fa­mous po­em is prob­ab­ly Than­a­top­sis, but he al­so wrote a num­ber of hymns. In 1869, Hymns by W. C. Bry­ant was pri­vate­ly print­ed.

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