Dana, Richard H. (M)

b. 15 November 1787. d. 2 February 1879. Nationality: American. VIAF.
Poet, editor, novella writer, lecturer, and essayist. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Father of the poet Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Educated at Harvard University and Newport, Rhode Island, where he studied law. Married Ruth Charlotte Smith in 1813. Co-founder and editor of the *North American Review* in 1814. Contributed poetry to the *New York Review* and essays to the *Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer*. Toured and gave lectures on William Shakespeare (1839-1851). Author of several volumes of poetry including *The Buccaneer and Other Poems* (1827). Friends with William Cullen Bryant. Biographical information: *ANB*. (CC, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Constancy of Nature Contrasted With The Changes in Human Life 1836-08-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3422