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FAWCETT, Edgar, author, born in New York City, 26 May 1847. He was graduated at Columbia in 1867, and has since devoted himself to literature. His books include "Short Poems for: Short People" (New York, 1871); " Purple and Pine Linen," a novel (1878); "Ellen Story" (1876); " Poems of Fantasy and Passion" (Boston, 1878); "A Hopeless Case" (1881); "A Gentleman of Leisure" (1882); " An Ambitious Woman" (1883); "Song and Story," poems, " Tinkling Cymbals," a tale, and "The Adventures of a Widow " (1884); "Rutherford" (1884); "The Buntling Ball," an anonymous satire in verse, and "The New King Arthur," an opera libretto (New York, 1884'5)" "Social Silhouettes" (Boston, 1885); "Romance and Revery" (1886); and " The House at High Bridge" (1887). He has also written successful, plays, including "A Passé Friend" (1880).
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