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Subject: Biography and portrait of Herman Melville
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 16:08:33 EDT
Melville's father, Allan Melville, an "importer of French Goods and
Commission Merchant" who traveled abroad, was a member of a substantial if colorful
His grandfather, Major Thomas Melvill, was a venerable survivor of the
Boston Tea Party whose refusal to change the style of his clothing or his manners
to fit the times made him an emblematic figure in _Oliver Wendell Holmes_
84&g=Herman+Melville&PX=0000067706&DT=Biography) 's poem "The Last Leaf."
Epic Poem - The Last Leaf by Oliver Wendell Holmes.