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DE MILLE, James, Canadian author, born in St. John, N. B., in August 1837 ; died in Halifax, N. S., 28 January 1880. He was graduated at Brown in 1854, and while in College wrote several songs that are still sung by students. He also contributed to newspapers in St. John while he was very young. He held the chair of classics in Acadia College in 1860'5, and that of history and rhetoric in Dalhousie College, Halifax, from 1865 till his death. He published "Helena's Household" (New York, 1858): "The Martyr of the Catacombs" (1858); "Andy O'Hara" (1860); "John Wheeler's Two Uncles" (1860): "The Soldier and the Spy" (1865); "The Arkansas Ranger " (1865); " The Dodge Club" (1866); " Cord and Creese " (1867); "The American Baron " (1870); "The Lady of the Ice " (1870); " The Cryptogram" (1871); "A Comedy of Terrors" (1871); "An Open Question" (1872); and "The Living Link" (1874). He was also the author of books for boys, including "B. O. W. C.," " Fire in the Woods," "Boys of Grand Prd School," "Lost in the Fog," "Among the Brigands," "The Seven Hills," "The Winged Lion," "The Young Dodge Club," "Picked up Adrift," and "Treasures of the Sea." In 1878 he finished a treatise on rhetoric, which was published in New York.
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