The New Student's Reference Work/White, Richard Grant

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White, Richard Grant, an American author, was born at New York City on May 22, 1821. Though a student of medicine and of law, he adopted a literary career, being for 14 years on The Courier and Enquirer of New York, part of the time as editor. The result of his studies and writings on music and art was Christian Art. Other works are National Hymns, Poetry of the Civil War, Words and Their Uses and Every-Day English. Among his best-known articles to the magazines, to which he contributed for 30 years, were those on the plays of Shakespeare. He died at New York on April 8, 1885.