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Peter Markoe

(c. 1752—1792)


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(c.1752–92), born in the Danish West Indies and educated at Oxford, probably came to America during the Revolutionary War. He wrote the unproduced play The Patriot Chief (1784), a romantic tragedy set in Lydia, indicating the dangers of aristocracy, and an unproduced opera, The Reconciliation (1790). He was also the author of The Times (1788), a satirical poem on prominent persons of Philadelphia, where he made his home. The Algerine Spy in Pennsylvania (1787), an epistolary novel, and The Storm (1788), a descriptive poem, have been attributed to him.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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