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SHILLABER, Benjamin Penhallow, humorist, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 12 July, 1814. After a district-school education he entered a printing office in 1830. In 1832 he removed to Boston, and, after remaining there five years, he went for a year, in 1837, to British Guiana. In 1840 he became editor of the Boston "Post," which post he retained for ten years. From 1851 till 1853 he was editor of a comic paper called "The Carpet-Bag," to which John G. Saxe and other humorists contributed, and from 1856 till 1866 he Saturday Evening Gazette." His " Life and Sayings of Mrs. Partington" (Boston, 1854) gave him a world-wide reputation. It had been preceded by "Rhymes with Reason and without" (1853), and was followed by "Knitting-Work" (1857); "Partingtonian Patchwork" (1873); and "Lines in Pleasant Places "(1875). In 1879 he began the "Ike Partington Juvenile Series," with "Ike and his Friends" (1879), which he followed with "Cruises with Captain Bob" (1881), and "The Doublerunner Club" (1882). In 1882 he published "Wide-Swath," a collection of verses, embracing his "Lines in Pleasant Places" and other poems. He has contributed sketches and essays to various periodicals, during the intervals between each published volume, with great success.
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