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Frederick Knight


"FREDERICK KNIGHT, brother of Rev. Henry C. Knight, was born at Hampton, N.H., in 1791, and spent nearly the whole of his life at Rowley, Mass., where he died in 1849, having written considerably in metre. He was educated at Harvard College, and at the Litchfield, Conn., Law School. Some of his poems are found in his memorial volume, entitled 'Thorn-Cottage, or the Poet's Home,' published in 1857 . . . ."

[Sidney Perley, The Poets of Essex County, Massachusetts 196 (Salem, Massachusetts: Sidney Perley, 1889]


Frederick Knight, Twilight: a poem: spoken at Litchfield, July 4th, 1812 / by a student at law (New-York: Printed by Collins and Co., 1813)


Frederick Knight, Thorn Cottage, or The Poet's Home. A Memorial of Frederick Knight, esq., of Rowley, Mass. (Massachusetts: Boston, Crocker and Brewster, 1855)(selections from his manuscripts with a biographical sketch)

Research Resource

Dwight C. Kilbourn, The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County. With a History of Its Famous Law School, The First in America (Litchfield, Connecticut: The author, 1909)