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BROWNE, Francis Fisher, editor, born in South Halifax, Vermont, 1 December, 1843. His father, William Goldsmith Browne, born in Vermont in 1812, is the author of the popular song "A Hundred Years to Come," and other poems. Francis was educated at the high school of Chicopee, Massachusetts, when he left to enlist in the 46th Massachusetts volunteers in 1862, serving till its discharge. He studied law in Rochester, New York, and at the University of Michigan (1866-'7). He edited the "Lakeside Monthly," Chicago, in 1869-'74; afterward was literary editor of the "Alliance"; and in 1880 became editor of the Chicago "Dial." He has compiled and edited " Golden Poems, by British and American Authors" (Chicago, 1881); "The Golden Treasury of Poetry and Prose" (St. Louis, 1883); and "Bugle Echoes," a collection of poems of the civil war, both national and confederate (New York, 1886). He has written "The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" (St. Louis, 1886).
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