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"Born about 1822, and a native of New Ipswich, N.H. With relatives came to Saco, this State, in 1831, and remained there thirteen years. In 1844, he again changed his residence to Cambridge, Mass., and graduated from Harvard Law School, class of 1845. He married in 1864, and from that time to his decease in 1878, resided at Dover, Mass. Mr. Bachelder never practiced law to any great extent, its details not being congenial to his temperament. He published many poems . . . . "A Romance of the Sea Serpent" passed through four editions. With his literary efforts he engaged in the cultivation of the soil, and in that department was quite successful."
[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 291 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]
Eugene Batchelder, A Romance of the Sea Serpent: or, The Ichthyosaurus (Cambridge, [Mass.]: J. Bartlett, 1849)(pseud. Wave)(Cambridge, [Mass.]: J. Bartlett, 4th ed., 1850) [online text]
_____________, Border Adventures or, The Romantic Incidents of a New-England Town; and Other Poems (Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields Boston, 1851) [online text]