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A city of northeast Massachusetts on the Merrimack River northwest of Boston. Developed by a group of industrialists in the 1820s, it was a major textile center into the first half of the 1900s.
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1. (Biography) Amy (Lawrence). 1874–1925, US imagist poet and critic
2. (Biography) James Russell. 1819–91, US poet, essayist, and diplomat, noted for his series of poems in Yankee dialect, Biglow Papers (1848; 1867)
3. (Biography) Robert (Traill Spence). 1917–77, US poet. His volumes of verse include Lord Weary's Castle (1946), Life Studies (1959), For the Union Dead (1964), and a book of free translations of European poems, Imitations (1961)
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(ˈloʊ əl)

1. Amy, 1874–1925, U.S. poet and critic.
2. James Russell, 1819–91, U.S. poet, essayist, and diplomat.
3. Percival, 1855–1916, U.S. astronomer (brother of Amy Lowell).
4. Robert, 1917–77, U.S. poet.
5. a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River. 100,973.
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Noun1.Lowell - United States poet (1917-1977)
2.Lowell - United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)Lowell - United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
3.Lowell - United States poet (1874-1925)Lowell - United States poet (1874-1925)  
4.Lowell - United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)Lowell - United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
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BEFORE leaving Boston, I devoted one day to an excursion to Lowell. I assign a separate chapter to this visit; not because I am about to describe it at any great length, but because I remember it as a thing by itself, and am desirous that my readers should do the same.
I was met at the station at Lowell by a gentleman intimately connected with the management of the factories there; and gladly putting myself under his guidance, drove off at once to that quarter of the town in which the works, the object of my visit, were situated.
There are several factories in Lowell, each of which belongs to what we should term a Company of Proprietors, but what they call in America a Corporation.
For this purpose there are schools in Lowell; and there are churches and chapels of various persuasions, in which the young women may observe that form of worship in which they have been educated.
That they do not very often want the means, may be gathered from the fact, that in July, 1841, no fewer than nine hundred and seventy-eight of these girls were depositors in the Lowell Savings Bank: the amount of whose joint savings was estimated at one hundred thousand dollars, or twenty thousand English pounds.
For appreciative criticism of some of the great poets the essays of Lowell and of Matthew Arnold are among the best.
THIS stanza from "The Raven" was recommended by James Russell Lowell as an inscription upon the Baltimore monument which marks the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, the most interesting and original figure in American letters.
The folk in Cambridge often gloated on the spectacle of Longfellow and Lowell arm in arm.
Lowell for the Atlantic Monthly, and then we formed a literary friendship which eventuated in the joint publication of a volume of verse.
Said Judge Lowell, in rendering his famous decision:
These factory girls from Lowell shall mate themselves with the pride of drawing-rooms and literary circles, the bluebells in fashion's nosegay, the Sapphos, and Montagues, and Nortons of the age.
Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified." - LOWELL.