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TAPPAN, William Bingham, poet, born in Beverly, Massachusetts, 29 October, 1794; died in West Needham, Massachusetts, 18 June, 1849. His early advantages were limited, but he acquired a good education and for six years taught in Philadelphia. In 1826 he removed to Boston, where he became general agent of the American Sunday-school union, and was engaged in the same work in Cincinnati and Philadelphia. He was licensed to preach in 1840. His publications are "New England, and other Poems" (Philadelphia, 1819); "Songs of Judah, and other Melodies " (1820) ; " Lyrics" (1822) ; " Poems" (1834); " Memoir of Captain James Wilson" (1842); "Poetry of the Heart" (Boston, 1845); " Sacred and Miscellaneous Poems" (1846); "Poetry of Life " (1847); "The Sunday-School, and other Poems" (1848); and " Late and Early Poems" (Worcester, Massachusetts, 1849).
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