Daniel Bryan was a poet, a lawyer,
and a member of the Senate of
Virginia (1818–1820) representing Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. Publishing his works in
periodicals and short books, he wrote in a neoclassical style that was fashionable at
the beginning of his literary career but that had fallen out of favor by the end of
his life. He corresponded with several important figures of his day, including Edgar Allan Poe, who praised
Bryan's verse. Bryan. . .
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