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Can you identify an obscure 19th century author for me? 
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OK, this is an odd one.

I have finished reading a collection of literary spoofs by Bret Harte. I can identify which authors he's mocking except one. Sometimes it's pretty obvious. ("R-DY-D K-PL-G" is clearly Rudyard Kipling, for example.) Sometimes I had to do some educated guessing. (I was able to figure out that "CH-S R-DE" was the forgotten author Charles Reade.)

One defeats my efforts to decipher it. Here it is: ... borem.html

If anybody out there can tell me who "E. N---s- W--t---t" is supposed to be, let me know. (I can't even think of a common surname that would fit that pattern.)

EDIT: Never mind! By searching for an old review of Harte's little book of parodies, I was able to figure out that "Dan'l Borem" is a take-off on David Harum by Edward Noyes Westcott.

Thanks anyway!

Dark tears for is alabaster muse lost forever into the unforgiving jade daggers of the night. Her slim form no longer to touch his burning lips, her blood like the thorny rose no longer his, O Death! O Oblivion! Why havent you come! I wait in my garden of shadows for thee! -- Juniper releases her inner Goth.

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