Epes Sargent, an American author, born in Gloucester, Mass., Sept. 27, 1812. He studied in Harvard college, became connected successively with the Boston "Daily Advertiser" and "Atlas," and about 1839 removed to New York to take charge of the "Mirror." He next edited the Boston "Evening Transcript," but in a few years retired from journalism, and prepared popular "Speakers," "Readers," and other school books, and works for the young. He has written several very successful plays, including "The Bride of Genoa" (produced in 1836); "Velasco," a tragedy (1837); "Change makes Change," a comedy; and "The Priestess," a tragedy founded on the story of Norma. Among his other works are: "Life of Henry Clay" (1840): "Fleetwood, or Stain of Birth" (1845); "Songs of the Sea, and other Poems" (1847); "Arctic Adventures by Sea and Land " (1857); "Peculiar," a slave story (1863); "Planchette," a work on spiritualism (1869); and " The Woman who Dared," a poem (1869). He is now (1875) preparing a new work on spiritualism.