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Peter Folger

(1617—1690) interpreter and public official in America


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(1617–90), grandfather of Benjamin Franklin, was a pioneer of Nantucket. His A Looking-Glass for the Times (1676), in homespun quatrains of ballad meter, cried out for religious liberty, and asserted that the Indian wars were intended by God to punish the bigotry of Massachusetts.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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