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Lawyers and Poetry
Benjamin Whitwell was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1790. He was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in 1793, and settled in Augusta, Maine. He returned to Boston in 1820. He delivered a poem before the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge, entitled "Folly as It Flies."
[Source: William Thomas Davis, Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 394 (Boston: Boston History Co., 1895)(vol.1)][For a biographicak sketch of Whitwell, see William Willis, A History of the Law, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine 242-246 (Portland, Maine: Bailey & Noyes, 1863)]