Paul Allen


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(1775–1826), born in Rhode Island, graduated from Brown University (1793) and lived in Philadelphia, where he was well known as a magazine contributor. His works include Original Poems, Serious and Entertaining (1801); Noah (1821), a narrative poem largely revised by John Neal, who was almost entirely the author of Allen's History of the American Revolution (2 vols., 1819); and, with Nicholas Biddle, the official History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark (1814).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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