Joel Barlow

(1754—1812) poet and diplomatist

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American poet and diplomat, born in Connecticut, who is remembered as the author of The Columbiad (1807, originally published as The Vision of Columbus, 1787), a patriotic epic in heroic couplets, and of the mock‐epic, The Hasty‐Pudding (1796). Barlow was one of the ‘Hartford Wits’.

Subjects: Literature.

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