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Edwin Percy Whipple(March 8, 1819 – June 16, 1886)was an American essayist andcritic. He was born 1819. For a time, he was the main literary critic for Philadelphia-basedGraham's Magazine.Later, in 1848, he became the Boston correspondent toThe Literary WorldunderEvert Augustus DuyckinckandGeorge Long Duyckinck. HistorianPerry Millercalled Whipple "Boston's most popular critic". Whipple was also a public lecturer. In 1850, he defended the intelligence ofGeorge Washingtonand compared him to other brilliant men of his time in a speech which later became known as "The Genius of Washington". Whipple was a close friend ofNathaniel Hawthorne. After Hawthorne's death in 1864, Whipple served as a pallbearer for his funeral alongsideAmos Bronson Alcott,Ralph Waldo Emerson,James Thomas Fields,Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., andHenry Wadsworth Longfellow. Whipple's close relationship with other Boston-area authors occasionally tinted his reviews. Edward Emerson later noted, "No other member of theSaturday Clubhas ever been more loyally felicitous in characterizing the literary work of his associates." Whipple died in 1886 and was interred atMount Auburn CemeteryinCambridge, Massachusetts.