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Joel Benton

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Poet and scholar Joel Benton was born in Amenia, New York, in 1832. He is the author of Emerson as a Poet (M. F. Mansfield and A. Wessels, 1883) and In the Poe Circle (M. F. Mansfield and A. Wessels, 1899). He died in 1911.

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Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite
All are on their rounds to-night,—
   In the wan moon’s silver ray
   Thrives their helter-skelter play.
Fond of cellar, barn, or stack
True unto the almanac,
   They present to credulous eyes