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William Roscoe Thayer (1859–1923) was an American author and editor. He graduated from Harvard in 1881 and became editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine in 1892. In 1914, he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters and he received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Brown and other universities. His verse includes:

  • The Confessiones of Hermes (1884)
  • Hesper, an American Drama (1888)
  • Poems, New and Old (1894)

His prose writing includes, amongst other works:

  • The Dawn of Italian Independence (1893)
  • History and Customs of Harvard University (1898)
  • Throne-Makers (1899)
  • A Short History of Venice (1905)
  • Life and Times of Cavour (two volumes, 1911)
  • Life and Letters of John Hay (1915)
  • Germany vs. Civilization (1916)

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William Roscoe Thayer (18591923) was an American author and editor. He graduated from Harvard in 1881, and became editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine in 1892. In 1914 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Brown, and other universities.

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  • You shall not change, but a nobler race of men
    Shall walk beneath the stars and wander by the shore;
    I can not guess their glory, but I think the sky and sea
    Will bring to them more gladness than they brought to us of yore.
    • Man in Nature.

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