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William Belcher Glazier
"Born in Hallowell, June 29, 1827, and son of Franklin Glazier, Esq., a member of the old and well-known firm of Glazier, Masters & Smith, booksellers and publishers. William entered Harvard University in 1844, and, on graduating in 1847, returned to Hallowell, and read law in the office H.W. Paine, Esq. He was admitted to the bar in 1850, and opened a law office in Newcastle, where he remained three years, when he again returned to his native city. He removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1855, and practiced law there until his death, which occurred in November, 1870. A volume of Mr. Glazier's poetry was published in Hallowell, in 1853. Many of these pieces originally appeared in the Knickerbocker Magazine, of which he was a highly esteemed contributor."
[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 366 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)][Glazier died on October 25, 1870. See William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books 246 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962)]
William Cullen Bryant, another lawyer poet, included Glazier's "Cape-Cottage at Sunset" in The Family Library of Poetry and Song 372 (New York: Fords, Howard, and Hulbert, rev. & enl., 1886)(1880):
[Glazier's poems, the number of which we have not ascertained, can also be found in H. K. Baker (ed.), Hallowell Book: [Poems] (Hallowell [Me.]: Register Press, 1902)]
William Belcher Glazier, Poems (Hallowell [Maine]: Masters, Smith and Company, 1853) [online text]