David Everett

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David Everett (1769–1813) was a newspaper editor, proprietor, and poet.

Everett was born at Princeton, Massachusetts and educated at Dartmouth College where he graduated around the year 1795. He was the editor of a newspaper in some part of the state of New Hampshire, in the early part of his life. He was afterwards one of the editors and proprietors of the Boston Patriot.[1]

He wrote a volume of essays in prose, entitled Common Sense in Dishabille and a work upon the Prophecies. His poetry consists of a few short pieces, and a tragedy called Daranzel, or the Persian Patriot, which was acted and published at Boston in 1800.[1]

A number of his poems have been reprinted in collections since his death,[1] such as in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations[2]

He died in 1813 in Marietta, Ohio.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Kettell, Samuel, Specimens of American Poetry volume II (1829) p.113
  2. ^ Bartlett, John, Familiar Quotations (1887)
  3. ^ The Polyanthus Enlarged volume III (1813) p.232


  • The text of the first version of this article is based on Specimens of American Poetry, 1829, edited by Samuel Kettell.

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