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Dana Richard Henryjunr

Dana, Richard Henry, junr., son of Richard Henry Dana, the poet, was born in 1815 at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made himself a reputation as lawyer and journalist, but more particularly as a novelist. In 1832, with the object of curing a weakness of his eyes, he was sent to sea in a sailing vessel that went from Boston to California. To this circumstance the world owes that delightful sea story Two Years Before the Mast, which first appeared in 1840. Mr. Dana also wrote The Seaman's Friend. (1841), and To Cuba and Back(1859), as well as many legal works. He lived during his last years in Europe, and died at Rome in 1882.