poet Clement Clarke Moore

Clement Clarke Moore

Clement Clarke Moore
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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... more »

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  • Mary m moor e burget (10/27/2018 10:08:00 AM)

    Clement is my many greats grandfather of mine

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  • * Sunprincess * (7/15/2014 2:03:00 PM)

    ...........Happy Birthday Clement! ! ! ...truly love your poem 'twas the night before Christmas...

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Best Poem of Clement Clarke Moore

Old Santeclaus

But where I found the children naughty,
In manners rude, in temper haughty,
Thankless to parents, liars, swearers,
Boxers, or cheats, or base tale-bearers,

I left a long, black, birchen rod,
Such as the dread command of God
Directs a Parent's hand to use
When virtue's path his sons refuse.

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