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BULFINCH, Thomas, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 15 July, 1796; died there, 27 May, 1867. He studied in the Latin school and at Phillips Exeter academy, and was graduated at Harvard in 1814. He was in mercantile business until 1837, and a clerk in the Boston merchants' bank during the rest of his life. His leisure hours were devoted to literary pursuits. He published "Hebrew Lyrical History" (Boston, 1853); "The Age of Fable" (1855); "The Age of Chivalry" (1858); the "Boy Inventor" (1860); "Legends of Charlemagne" (1863); " Poetry of the Age of Fable " (1863); and "Oregon and Eldorado; or, Romance of the Rivers" (1866).
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