Clipped From Harrisburg Telegraph
A POET'S DEATH. Charles Fenno Hoffman Dies at the State Lunatics Hospital On Saturday Charles Fenno Hoffman, one of America's most distinguisned literary characters, died at the State Lunatic Hospital where he had been confined for the' past thirty years. Mr. Hoffman was born in New York city in 1806 and graduated from Columbia College. In 1833 he established the Knickerbocker Magazine; and afterwards edited the American Monthly Magazine, the New York Mirror and the Literary World, at the same time contributing largely to the press. He was the author of several novels, and numerous sketches which were distinguished for their remarkably beautiful style and chaste language. His poems are among the finest in the literature of this country, and to day are read with pleasure by thousands who little knew that their author, with clouded mind, was passing his life in a mad - house. To many citizens of Harrisburg the face and figure ' of the venerable man were familiar twenty Jean ago as he roamed the woods and illsides in the . neighborhood of the asylum, harmless and muttering his delight at the face of nature. The remains will be taken to New York for interment.