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St. John Honeywood


"St. John Honeywood was a native of Leicester, Massachusetts, and was educated at Yale College. In 1785, being at that time about twenty years old, he removed to Schenectady, New York, where during the two succeeding years, he was the principal of a classical school. In 1787 he became a law student in the office of Peter W. Yates, Esquire, of Albany, and on being admitted to the bar removed to Salem, in the same state, where he remained until his death, in September, 1798. He was one of the electors of President of the United States when Mr. Adams became the successor of General Washington, and he held other honourable offices. He was a man of much professional and general learning, rare conversational abilities, and scrupulous integrity; and would probably have been distinguished as a man of letters and a jurist, had he lived to a riper age. The poems embraced in the volume of his writings published in 1801, are generally political, and are distinguished for wit and vigour. The longest in the collection was addressed to M. Adet, on his leaving this country for France."

[Rufus Wilmot Griswold, The Poets and Poetry of America 65 (New York: James Miller, Publisher, 1872)] [Rufus Wilmot Griswold]

St. John Honeywood
Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography
(New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887-1889)(James Grant Wilson & John Fiske eds.)(6 vols.)

Evert A. & George L. Duyckinck, The Cyclopedia of American Literature 531
(Philadelphia: William Rutter & Co., 1880)(Vol. 1)


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St. John Honeywood, Poems (New York: Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1801) [online text]