William Morrell

(fl. c. 1601—1635) poet

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(fl.1623–25), Anglican clergyman, came to Massachusetts (1623) as a member of the ill-fated colony of Gorges. After the colony's failure, he remained for a year at Plymouth, returning to England to publish his poem Nova Anglia or New-England, or a Brief Enarration (1625). This poem in Latin hexameters, with its author's translation into English heroic couplets, gives a description of the country and the Indians, ending in an appeal for Christian help.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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