William Ellery Channing (poet)

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William Ellery Channing II (November 29, 1817 – December 23, 1901) was an American Transcendentalist poet, nephew and namesake of the Unitarian preacher Dr. William Ellery Channing.[1] His uncle was usually known as "Dr. Channing", while the nephew was commonly called "Ellery Channing", in print. The younger Ellery Channing was thought brilliant but undisciplined by many of his contemporaries. Amos Bronson Alcott famously said of him in 1871, "Whim, thy name is Channing." Nevertheless, the Transcendentalists thought his poetry among the best of their group's literary products.

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William Ellery Channing
BornNovember 29, 1817
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DiedDecember 23, 1901(1901-12-23) (aged 84)
Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Resting placeSleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord
SpouseEllen K. Fuller Channing
Children5, including Edward Perkins Channing