Gulian Crommelin Verplanck


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(1786–1870), New York lawyer, journalist, politician, and author, who carried on a pamphlet war for almost ten years with DeWitt Clinton, whom he satirized in such erudite and invidious publications as A Fable for Statesmen and Politicians (1815) and The State Triumvirate (1819). He served in Congress (1825–33), and upon returning to literary life published a scholarly edition of Shakespeare's plays (3 vols., 1847) and helped edit The Talisman. He delivered many lectures and wrote essays, collected in Discourses and Addresses on Subjects of American History, Arts, and Literature (1833).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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