Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a brilliant doctor who was well known for his witty lectures at Harvard. Also a poet and essayist, Holmes’s prose series “The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table” first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly with its inaugural issue in 1857. A year later it was published as a book, which also included some of his most memorable poetry.
Poems By OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
POET’S REGION U.S., New England
SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian
LIFE SPAN 1809–1894