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KNIGHT, Henry Cogswell, poet, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1788; died in Rowley, Massachusetts, 10 January, 1835. He was early left an orphan, and, removing to Rowley, Massachusetts, resided with his maternal grandfather, Dr. Nathaniel Cogswell. He was graduated at Brown in 1812, and was ordained in the Episcopal church, but never settled over a congregation, devoting himself to literary pursuits. He published a collection of youthful verses entitled " The Cypriad" (Boston, 1-809); "The Broken Harp" (Philadelphia, 1815); and " Poems" (Boston, 1821).--His brother, Frederick, poet, born in Hampton, New Hampshire, 9 October, 1791; died in Rowley, Massachusetts, 20 November, 1849, shared with Henry the home at Rowley, studied at Harvard and at Litchfield law school, and taught in Penobscot, Maine, and Marblehead, Massachusetts he then returned to Rowley, where he passed his life, occupying himself in composition. A memorial of his life, with his poems, was published, entitled "Thorn Cottage" (Boston, 1855).
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