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Nathaniel Hill Wright

New Hampshire & Ohio

"NATHANIEL WRIGHT was born at Hanover, New Hampshire, on the twenty-eighth day of January, 1789. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1811, and emigrated to Cincinnati in 1816. At the November term of the Supreme Court of Ohio, at Steubenville, 1817, he was admitted to the bar. He immediately began the practice of his profession, and was, for many years, distinguished in the Hamilton County Courts. Between 1817 and 1820 he was one of a club of young men of literary proclivities, who contributed articles to the newspapers of Cincinnati "from an old garret." Nathan Guilford, Bellamy Storer, and Benjamin F. Powers were also members of the "Garret Club." . . . . Since briefs first began to multiply in his office, Mr. Wright has neglected the muses." [William Turner Coggeshall, The Poets and Poetry of the West: With Biographical and Critical Notices 113 (Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860)][online text]


N. H. Wright, Monody, on the Death of Brigadier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Other Poems (Middlebury, Vermont: Slade & Ferguson, 1814) [online text]

___________, The Fall of Palmyra and Other Poems (Middlebury, Vermont: William Slade, 1817)

___________, Boston, or, A Touch at the Times, a poem, descriptive, serious, and satirical (Boston: Printed by Hews & Goss, 1819)