Richard Hovey  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Richard Hovey (1864–1900) was an American poet. Graduating from Dartmouth College in 1885, he is known in part for penning the school Alma Mater, Men of Dartmouth.


Hovey was born in Normal, Illinois, the son of Major General Charles Edward Hovey and Harriet Spofford Hovey. He grew up in North Amherst, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C., before attending Dartmouth. His first volume of poems was privately published in 1880.

He collaborated with Canadian poet Bliss Carman on three volumes of "tramp" verse: Songs from Vagabondia (1894), More Songs from Vagabondia (1896), and Last Songs from Vagabondia (1900), the last being published after Hovey's death.

He died after undergoing minor abdominal surgery in 1900.

Selected poems

  • SeaGypsy
  • When We Are Dead
  • John Keats
  • To a Friend
  • Philosophy
  • The Old Pine
  • In Memoriam
  • Squab Flights
  • Kronos
  • College Days
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • The South

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