). Born in Cambridge, MA
, educated at Harvard
, a New England Yankee liberal
(but I repeat myself), poet
of modern languages
to the abolitionist
, Mary White. Perhaps most well-known in popular circles for his "And what is so rare as a day in June?
" which appeared in the Prelude to Part First
of The Vision of Sir Launfal
). Said to be critically recognised for his satirical The Bigelow Papers
and then 1867
For a biography see http://www.bartleby.com/65/lo/LowellJR.html; for the complete poetical works see http://www.fullbooks.com/The-Complete-Poetical-Works-of-James-Russell.html.