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  • GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS FENTON, born September 4, 1874 in Burke,Franklin County, NY, and died December 3, 1952 in Middletown, CT. He wasburied in , . He was the son ofTHEODOCIUS FENTON and SARAH M. LEWIS.

    GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS FENTON, born September 4, 1874 in Burke,Franklin County, NY, and died December 3, 1952 in Middletown, CT. He wasburied in , . He was the son ofTHEODOCIUS FENTON and SARAH M. LEWIS.

  • "George William Curtis, the editorial writer of , is not the youngest of young men; but we trust the years will be many before he shall grow old" (4).

    "George William Curtis, the editorial writer of , is not the youngest of young men; but we trust the years will be many before he shall grow old" (4).

     

    EBB AND FLOW

    by: George William Curtis (1824-1892)

        WALKED beside the evening sea,
        And dreamed a dream that could not be;
        The waves that plunged along the shore
        Said only -- "Dreamer, dream no more!"
         
        But still the legions charged the beach;
        Loud rang their battle-cry, like speech;
        But changed was the imperial strain:
        It murmured -- "Dreamer, dream again!"
         
        I homeward turned from out the gloom, --
        That sound I heard not in my room;
        But suddenly a sound that stirred
        Within my very breast, I heard.
         
        It was my heart, that like a sea
        Within my breast beat ceaselessly:
        But like the waves along the shore,
        It said -- "Dream on!" and "Dream no more!"

    "Ebb and Flow" is reprinted from The Little Book of American Poets. Ed. Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1915.

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    Odell reports that "George William Curtis gave 1870 a dignified start" Jan. 7 with a lecture on Staten Island on American Literature given at the Unitarian Church in New Brighton (692). Odell again remarks that Curtis is "silver tongued." Curtis gave a lecture on "Our National Folly - the Civil Service" on February 17 (postponed from the 15th), 1870, at the Baptist Church, Port Richmond, Staten Island, which was attended by 80 people. His next lecture on April 18th in this venue brought an audience of 100 and was on Thackeray. Odell states that this lecture "was so fitting for his own style and taste that one might have expected a crowded hall" (693).

II,George William Curtis 1889 inv342,

GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS. - The well known author, orator and journalist whose name heads this sketch, was born at Providence, Rhode Island, February 24, 1824. Having laid the foundation of a most excellent education in his native land, he went to Europe and studied at the University of Berlin. He made an extensive tour throughout the Levant, from which he returned home in 1850. At that early age literature became his field of labor, and in 1851 he published his first important work, "Nile Notes of a Howadji." In 1852 two works issued from his facile pen, "The Howadji in Syria," and "Lotus Eating." Later on he was the author of the wellknown "Potiphar Papers," "Prue and I," and "Trumps." He greatly distinguished himself throughout this land as a lecturer on many subjects, and as an orator had but few peers. He was also well known as one of the most fluent speakers on the stump, making many political speeches in favor of the Republican party. In recognition of his valuable services, Mr. Curtis was appointed by President Grant, chairman of the advisory board of the civil service. Although a life long Republican, Mr. Curtis refused to support Blaine for the presidency in 1884, because of his ideas on civil service and other reforms. For his memorable and magnificent eulogy on Wendell Phillips, delivered in Boston, in 1884, that city pre:sented Mr. Curtis with a gold medal.

George W. Curtis, however, is best known to the reading public of the United States by his connection with the Harper Brothers, having been editor of the "Harper's Weekly," and of the "Easy Chair," in " Harper's Monthly Magazine,"for many years, in fact retaining that position until the day of his death, which occurred August 31, 1892.


FROM:
A Biographical Record
Of Schuyler County, New York
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
New York and Chicago 1903.