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C.P. Kidder


"Lawyer C.P. Kidder, of Wilkes-Barre, has written some verses which show marks of genius, but they betray the author's want of taste and artistic sense. His poem on 'Garfield' is a noble strain of fervent passion, pregnant with celestial fire. 'Old Vets,' a decoration ode, is not without merit, but it contains a number of crude and extravagant lines."

[Will S. Monroe, Poets and Poetry of the Wyoming Valley 15 (Scranton: Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, 1887)(Special Publication No. 2)(reprinted from The Saturday Argus)][We have, regrettably, found only this brief, and not all too encouraging description of C.P. Kidder's poetry.]