The New Student's Reference Work/Boker, George Henry

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Bo′ker, George Henry, an American poet, was born at Philadelphia in 1823, and died there in 1890. He wrote several plays, which were successful on the stage, among them Calaynos, a Tragedy, and Francesca da Rimini. His war poems, written during the Civil War, were published in a volume entitled Poems of the War. He was appointed minister to Constantinople, and after four years was transferred to St. Petersburg. In 1882 he published a volume of verse, The Book of the Dead.