Thomas William Parsons


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(1819–92), Massachusetts author, is best known for his translations of Dante, which began to appear in 1843 and were collected by C.E. Norton in The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1893), containing the entire Inferno, two-thirds of the Purgatorio, and fragments of the Paradiso. His original poems were collected in 1893. He is represented as “the Poet” in Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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