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James Chute Peabody
"MR. PEABODY was born in Georgetown, then a part of the town of Rowley, Mass., February 20, 1828, and was son of James and Hannah (Chute) Peabody. He spent his boyhood days at his birthplace, and attended the district school and Dummer Academy. He studied law in the Harvard law school, and was admitted to the Suffolk bar. He opened an office, and after a few years' practice, concluded to enter journalism, relinquishing his legal profession for which he had displayed considerable talent. He at first went abroad as a newspaper correspondent. On his return he continued his connection with the press, soon afterward becoming the editor of the Newburyport Watchtower, and subsequently was employed in the same capacity on the Newburyport Weekly Union. For several years past he has edited the Newburyport Daily Germ. H is also a contributor to other newspapers, and has written both prose and poetry for Harper's, and other magazines. He has made quite a number of poetical translations from German authors; and has published a translation of Dante's 'Inferno.'"
[Sidney Perley, The Poets of Essex County, Massachusetts 123 (Salem, Massachusetts: Sidney Perley, 1889]
James Chute Peabody, Key-Notes (Boston: [Printed at the Essex Banner Office], 1864) [online text]
Dante Alighieri, Dante's Hell. a literal metrical translation, with notes (Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1857) [online text]