Richard Alsop


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(1761–1815), one of the Connecticut Wits, frequently collaborated with other members of the group in such light verse as The EchoandThe Political Greenhouse. His serious poetry, including American Poems (1793) and The Charms of Fancy (1856), is conventional, imitative, and bookish.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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