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John Godfrey Saxe

Born: Jun 2, 1816

Death: Mar 31, 1887

Birthplace: Highgate

Nationality: United States

John Godfrey Saxe

Date of Birth : Jun 2, 1816
Date of Death : Mar 31, 1887
Birth Place : Highgate

John Godfrey Saxe I was an American poet known for his re-telling of the Indian parable "The Blind Men and the Elephant", which introduced the story to a Western audience. He also said "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."

Also known as


  • John Saxe

Children


  • John Theodore Saxe
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