Who is George Parsons Lathrop

George Parsons Lathrop (August 25, 1851 – April 19, 1898) was an American poet, novelist, and newspaper editor.

Lathrop was known for pioneering copyright laws in the United States and the first international copyright law


Early life

George Lathrop was born August 25, 1851, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father was the physician George Alfred Lathrop and his mother was Frances Maria (Smith) Lathrop. His brother was the painter Francis Lathrop.

George Parsons Lathrop attended Columbia Grammar School in New York City, then in 1867 was sent to study in Dresden in what was then the German Empire. It was in Dresden that he met Rose Hawthorne, the second daughter and youngest child of Nathaniel Hawthorne. After returning to New ...
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George Parsons Lathrop Poems

  • New Worlds. (moods Of Love.)
    With my beloved I lingered late one night.
    At last the hour when I must leave her came:
    But, as I turned, a fear I could not name
    Possessed me that the long sweet evening might ...
  • Sailor's Song, Returning
    The sea goes up; the sky comes down.
    Oh, can you spy the ancient town, -
    The granite hills so green and gray,
    That rib the land behind the bay? ...
  • I Loved You, Once
    And did you think my heart
    Could keep its love unchanging,
    Fresh as the buds that start
    In spring, nor know estranging? ...
  • Wedding-night. (moods Of Love.)
    At night, with shaded eyes, the summer moon
    In tender meditation downward glances
    At the dark earth, far-set in dim expanses,
    And, welcomer than blazoned gold of noon, ...
  • The Lover's Year
    Thou art my morning, twilight, noon, and eve,
    My summer and my winter, spring and fall;
    For Nature left on thee a touch of all
    The moods that come to gladden or to grieve ...
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Sweet 49 Long 47 Life 43 Love 40 I Love You 40 Deep 37 Heart 35 Sun 30 Night 29 Spirit 28

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Sffaudio: in the deep of time by george parsons lathrop [with thomas alva edison] 26 pages from the english illustrated magazine, 1897
Fairliehope: ‘a darting, azure-feathered arrow from some lithe sapling's bow-curve, fleet the bluebird, springing light and narrow, sings in flight, with gurglings sweet…’ — george parsons lathrop
Terrylkennedy: those we've loved and those we've hated, / all, to-day, the rite will keep, / all, to-day, their dishes heap / with plump thanksgiving turkey. -thanksgiving turkey george parsons lathrop
Anthonyhennen: oh how the american economy has changed. from the wiki of the poet george parsons lathrop (c. 1870s): "finishing one term at columbia, lathrop practiced law in new york for a year. however, the need for more money prompted him to start a literary career."
Deskildson: the lily pond (george parsons lathrop, 1875) some fairy spirit with his wand, i think, has hovered o'er the dell, and spread this film upon the pond, and touched it with this drowsy spell.
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