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Nathaniel Parker Willis (born in Portland, Maine, USA, died in Boston, Massachusetts) was a famous Author from USA, who lived between January 20, 1806 and January 20, 1867.

Biography

Nathaniel Parker Willis was an American writer and a newspaper man, who worked with the greatest writers of his time, whether Poe or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He is the brother of composer Richard Storrs Willis, and his sister is known in the world of letters under the pseudonym Fanny Fern.

Born into a family of journalists, his grandfather ran newspapers in Massachusetts and Virginia, and his father is the founder of Youth's Companion, the first journal aimed specifically at children. Willis developed an interest in literature while studying at Yale University and published his first poems. After graduating, he worked as a correspondent for the New York Mirror in America. Back in New York, he built a solid literary reputation. Working for various publications, he became the highest paid writers working for magazines in the United States, receiving $ 100 per item and $ 5 000 per year1. In 1846 he founded his own publication, the Home Journal, which is still published today under the title of Town & Country. Soon after, Willis settled on the banks of the Hudson, where he lives in semi-retirement until his death in 1867.

Willis enjoyed great popularity thanks to his good nature, though he was sometimes considered too effeminate and Europeanized. As a media owner, he strove not to simply follow the public taste by putting the foot in the door to new talent. In addition to his travels, Willis is the author of numerous poems, stories and plays. Despite the great popularity he enjoyed during his lifetime, his death is almost forgotten.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 7 quotes who is written / told by Nathaniel.

Related authors: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Parker_Willis

Famous quotes by Nathaniel Parker Willis (7)


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"At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city"
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"Press on! for in the grave there is no work and no device. Press on! while yet you may"
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"If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of ill, it is human love"
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"The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence"
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"The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed"
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"He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven"
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"Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness"


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