Richard Clipston Sturgis Jr.
1880 – 1910
Who was Richard Clipston Sturgis Jr.?
Richard Clipston Sturgis Jr. was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of noted architect R. Clipston Sturgis. He attended St. Paul's School and Harvard University , following in his fathers footsteps became an architect. He died of pneumonia at age thirty in his home in Boston. His untimely death is memorialized in a poem by William Wordsworth engraved in the New Advent Church which his father designed.
THERE was a Boy; ye knew him well, ye cliffs
And islands of Winander!--many a time,
Then, sometimes, in that silence, while he hung
Of mountain-torrents; or the visible scene
With all its solemn imagery, its rocks,
This boy was taken from his mates, and died
In childhood, ere he was full man.
Pre-eminent in beauty is the vale.
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on July 23, 2013
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