Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Parker, Horatio Gilbert

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PARKER, Horatio Gilbert, Canadian novelist, b. in Addington, Ontario, 12 April, 1859. After being employed in teaching several years he was ordained deacon in 1882, and in the following year was graduated at Toronto university, which in June, 1898, gave him the degree of LL. D. Later he was a curate and held a position in the deaf and dumb institute of Belleville. In 1886 he went to Australia, where he was an associate editor of the “Sydney Evening Herald.” and where he wrote several plays. Removing to England, he entered upon a literary career, and has since spent a portion of his time in Canada and the United States, where, in 1895, he married an American. In the winter of 1897-8 Mr. Parker visited Egypt and the Holy Land. His principal works are “A Lover's Diary,” a volume of poems and sonnets (1890); “Pierre and his People” (1892); “The Translation of a Savage,” “Chief Factor,” and “The Trespasser” (1893); “The Trail of the Sword” and “Mrs. Falchion” (1894); “When Valmond came to Pontiac” (1895); “The Seats of the Mighty” and “Romany of the Snows” (1896); “Pomp of the Lavilettes ” (1897); “Battle of the Strong” and “The Adventures of the North” (1898); and “Hill of Pains” (1899).