Clement Clarke Moore (15 July 1779 – 10 July 1863 / New York City, New York)
Clement Clarke Moore was an American professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College, now Columbia University. He donated land from his family estate for the foundation of the General Theological Seminary, where he was a professor of Biblical learning and compiled a two-volume Hebrew dictionary. He is generally considered to be the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "T'was the Night Before Christmas".
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He was born on July 15, 1779, to Benjamin Moore and Charity Clarke and grew up in the family residence in Elmhurst, Queens. Clement Clarke Moore was a graduate of Columbia College ... more »
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''Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), U.S. poet. A Visit from St. Nicholas (l. 32-34). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Ave...
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;''
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), U.S. poet. A Visit from St. Nicholas (l. 19-24). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Ave...
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, ...
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseClement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), U.S. poet. A Visit from St. Nicholas (l. 1-6). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avene...
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nic...
giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), U.S. poet. A Visit from St. Nicholas. . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle,
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove...
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