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GRANT, Robert, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 24 January 1852. He was educated first at the Boston Latin-school, and was graduated at Harvard in 1873; received the degree of Ph.D, in 1876, and was graduated at Harvard law-school in 1879. Subsequently he entered on the practice of law in Boston. Mr. Grant has written some clever verse and several novels. His published works include " The Little Tin Gods on Wheels," a satire in verse (Cambridge, 1879); "The Confessions of a Frivolous Girl " (Boston, 1880) : " The Lambs " (1882) ; " Yankee Doodle," a q, B K poem delivered at Harvard (1883) ; "An Average Man," contributed originally as a serial to the " Century" magazine (1883); "The King's Men," with others (New York, 1884) ; " The Knave of Hearts" (Boston, 1885); " A Romantic Young Lady" (1886) ; "Face to Face" (New York, 1886); and a, poem on the 250th anniversary of the Boston Latin-school, which was published with other exercises under the title of " The Oldest School in America" (Boston, 1885).
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