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Roger Wolcott

(1679—1767) colonial governor and author


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(1679–1767), after serving in the French and Indian Wars became prominent in the politics of his native Connecticut and served as its governor (1751–54). His Poetical Meditations (1725) contains A Brief Account of the Agency of the Honourable John Winthrop (in obtaining the Connecticut charter), a rugged attempt at an epic which is an interesting link between earlier New England elegies and the American epics of the Connecticut Wits. Wolcott's prose pamphlets were concerned with religious controversies.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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