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DURIVAGE, Francis Alexander, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1814; died in 1881. He was a contributor of poems, humorous articles, short stories, and sketches to the magazines, under the pen name of "Old Un." In connection with W. S. Chase he translated Lamartine's "History of the Revolution of 1848." At a later date he issued, with George P. Burnham, who wrote under the pseudonym of " Young Un," " Stray Subjects arrested and bound over, being the Fugitive Offspring of the Old Un and the Young Un that have been lying around loose, and are now tied up for Fast Keeping " (Boston, 1848). He was the author of several plays, and was for a time coeditor of "Ballou's Pictorial." In addition to the works previously mentioned, he published a "Cyclopaedia of History" (Hartford, 1836), and "Life Scenes from the World around Us" (Boston, 1853).
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