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Augustus Julian Requier
"Augustus Julian Requier was born at Charleston, South Carolina, May 27, 1825. He was educated in that city, and having selected the law as his profession, was called to the bar in 1844. From a very early age Mr. Requier was a regular contributor to the newspapers and periodicals, and in his seventeenth year published The Spanish Exile, a play in blank verse, which was acted with success. A year or two after he published The Old Sanctuary, a romance, the scene of which is laid in Carolina before the Revolution. He soon after removed to Marion, South Carolina, where, during the leisure intervals which occur in the life of a country barrister, many of his more mature and elaborate pieces in prose and verse were composed. These Poems were collected in book form in 1860. . . .
"Mr. Requier subsequently removed to Mobile, Alabama, where he attained distinction in his professional pursuits. He was Attorney of the United States for the southern district of Alabama for eight years, and held a similar office under the 'Confederate States.' After the end of the war, he removed to New York city."
[Evert A. & George L. Duyckinck,
The Cyclopedia of American Literature 734-35
Requier practiced law in New York City until his death in 1887. [See: George Armstrong Wauchope, The Writers of South Carolina: With a Critical Introduction, Biographical Sketches, and Selections in Prose and Verse 336(Columbia, South Carolina: The State Co., Publishers, 1910)]
George Ripley and Charles A. Dana (eds.), The New American Cyclopedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1859-1863)(16 vols.)
Augustus Julian Requier, Poems (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1860) [online text]
Augustus Julian Requier, The Spanish Exile, a Play in Three Acts (Charleston, South Carolina, 1844)
__________________, The Old Sanctuary: A Romance of the Ashley (Boston: Redding, 1846) [online text]