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George W. Lamb
"George W. Lamb, son of Rev. George Lamb, of Brunswick, was born May, 1818, and graduated from Bowdoin College in the class of 1837. Notwithstanding his sufferings from ill health during his college course, his talents and perseverance gave him a high stand as a scholar. After two years in the Cambridge Law School, he went to New Orleans and settled. There he gained the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. In the midst of the most favorable prospects . . . he was suddenly cut down by the yellow fever, August, 1853. His remains were conveyed to the place of his birth. Resolutions passed soon after his death, at a meeting of the New Orleans Bar, pay a just tribute to his classical scholarship and to his high attainments in modern literature."
[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 225 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]