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BROOKS, Nathan Covington, educator, born in Cecil County, Maryland, 12 August, 1819. He was graduated at St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, and began teaching when only eighteen years old. He was chosen first principal of the Baltimore high school in 1839, and in 1848 organized the Baltimore female College, of which he became president. Mr. Brooks has written much occasional poetry. Among his best pieces are " Shelley's Obsequies " and "The Fall of Superstition." A prize offered by the "Southern Churchman" for the best poem was awarded to Mr. Brooks for " The South Sea Islander," over such competitors as Mrs. Sigourney, George W. Bethune, George P. Morris, and N. P. Willis. He has published "Scripture Anthology" (Philadelphia, 1837); "The Literary Amaranth," a collection of prose and poetry (1840); a poetical "History of the Church," delivered before the Diagnothian society of Marshall College (1841); and a "Complete History of the Mexican War," considered a standard work (1849; new ed., 1865; German translation by Joseph Koch, 1849). He has ready for publication (1886), "Passion Week, with an Horology of the Passions." Prof. Brooks has also prepared a large number of Latin and Greek textbooks, among which is a series of lives of eminent Americans, in Latin, entitled "Viri Americae" (New York, 1864). His editions of Ovid (Philadelphia, 1848) and Virgil (1869) have been highly praised.
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