George Arnold

George Arnold

About George Arnold

George Arnold (June 24, 1834 – November 9, 1865) was an American author and poet. He was born in New York City on June 24, 1834. After briefly attempting a career as a portrait painter, he turned to writing and became a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and The Leader. Arnold produced a flood of poems, stories, essays, satires, and editorials in the major literary venues of his day, including Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly . He also published poetry and books on children's games. Arnold was a very clever writer in prose and verse, a regular contributor to the Saturday Press , and remarkable for his versatility. A contemporary of Walt Whitman, Arnold was likewise a patron of Pfaff's beer cellar. His most enduring work is a humorous piece, The Jolly Old Pedagogue.
He died on November 9, 1865, in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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