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George Montgomery Davie


"George Montgomery Davie, a verse-maker of cleverness and charm, was born near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, March 16, 1848. He began his collegiate career at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, but he later went to Princeton, from which insitution he was graduated in 1868. Two years later he established himself as a lawyer in Louisville. Davie rose rapidly in his profession, and he was soon recognized as one of the ablest lawyers in Kentucky. Though busy with his practice, he found time to write verse and short prose papers for periodicals. . . . Davie was a Latinist of decided ability, and he often employed himself in turning the odes of Horace into English. . . . He was one of the founders of the . . . Filson Club, of Louisville. He died at New York, February 22, 1900, but he sleeps to-day in Louisville's beautiful Cave Hill cemetery."

[John Wilson Townsend, 1 Kentucky in American Letters 1784-1912 176-179 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1913)(2 vols.)][See also: Fannie Porter Dickey (ed.), Blades O'Bluegrass 325 (Louisville: John P. Morton & Co., 1892)][online text]


George M. Davie, Verses (Louisville, Kentucky: Privately printed, 1900)