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Nathaniel Parker Willis

a.k.a. N. P. Willis

Author Code: ANPW

Born: Jan. 20, 1806 - Portland, Maine, USA

Died: Jan. 20, 1867 - Idlewild, New York, USA

Educated at Yale College,Willis developed an early interest in writing and began publishing poetry shortly after his graduation in 1827. in 1829, he founded the American Monthly Magazine, which ran for two years. He then joined the staff of the New York Mirror and went to Europe as a foreign correspondent. In 1835, letters that he had sent to the paper were collected and published as Pencillings By the Way, which became very popular. He married Mary Stace in England and the pair returned to America in 1837. In 1839, he produced his first play, Tortesa, the Usurer, which won critical acclaim. Willis was a popular figure by this time and could name among his friends Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. During the 1840's, Willis became the nation's highest paid magazine writer. He was also instrumental in getting Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven published in 1845 and the two became close friends. In 1846, Willis and his colleague, George Pope Morris, took over the weekly National Press, renaming it the Home Journal,and Willis would continue to edit it until his death. The Journal was later renamed Town and Country in 1901 and is still published today. During the 1860's, Willis was continually ill and suffered from epileptic seizures which led to his death in 1867. His other works include ,em>Fugitive Poetry (1829), Melanie and Other Poems (1831), Loiterings of Travel (1840), Poems of Passion (1843), Lady Jane and Humorous Poems (1844), People I Have met (1850), Ephemera (1854), Out-Doors at Idlewild (1855), Paul Fane (1857) and The Convalescent (1859).

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ANPW001 Fugitive Poetry
  Andre's Request
  The Annoyer
  April
  The Baptism
  To a Belle
  To a Bride
  A Child's First Impression of a Star
  Contemplation
  On the Death of Edward Payson, D.D.
  On the Death of Miss Fanny V. Apthorp
  The Declaration
  Dedication Hymn
  Discrimination
  The Earl's Minstrel
  Hero
  Idleness
  Isabel
  January 1, 1828
  January 1, 1829
  Lassitude
  May
  Mere Accident
  On a Picture of Children Playing
  A Portrait - 1
  A Portrait - 2
  Psyche, Before the Tribunal of Venus
  "Roaring Brook:"- Cheshire, Con.
  Scene in Gethsemane
  On Seeing a Beautiful Boy at Play
  On Seeing Through a Distant Window a Belle Completing Her Toilet for a Ball
  The Serenade
  The Shunamite
  Sketch of a Schoolfellow
  To a Sleeping Boy
  The Solitary
  Song
  Sonnet - Beautiful Robin!
  Sonnet - Elegance Floats about Thee like a Dress
  Sonnet - Exquisite Laura!
  Sonnet - Storm Had Been on the Hills
  Sonnet - There Was a Beautiful Spirit in Her Air
  Sonnet - Winter
  Starlight
  The Table of Emerald
  The Tri-Portrait
  Twenty-two
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