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Arthur Peterson was born on September 20, 1851, in Philadelphia. From 1868 to 1874, he served as an editor of the Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of Sigurd: A Poem (G. W. Jacobs, 1910) and Andvari’s Ring (C. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1916). In his introduction to The Poems of Arthur Peterson (G. W. Jacobs, 1912), Richard Henry Stoddard writes, “we find everywhere the sound, manly common sense which distinguished the earlier generation of American poets and imparted solidity and dignity to all they wrote.” He died in 1932.