|Strangers to Us All||Lawyers and Poetry|
"This humorous poet was born in Portland, November 5, 1823, and died in Pennsylvania some thirty years ago. He was the son of John Dela, and was at one time engaged in the practice of law in his native city. Mr. Dela secured a house and lot in Boston, for furnishing the prize conundrum published in the old Boston Museum."
[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 266 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]