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Merton, Thomas

Lawrence Cunningham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Biographical Studies. 1188 words.

Merton, Thomas (31 January 1915–10 December 1968), Trappist monk and writer, was born in Prades, France, the son of Owen Merton, a New Zealand–born painter, and Ruth Jenkins, an American....

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Wills, James (1790–1868), poet, Church of Ireland clergyman, and biographer

C. L. Falkiner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Biographical Studies; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 787 words.

Wills, James (1790–1868), poet, Church of Ireland clergyman, and biographer, was born on 1 January 1790, the younger son of Thomas Wills of Willsgrove, co. Roscommon, a country gentleman...

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