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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Joel Barlow (1754–1812)

Barlow, Joel. An American poet and statesman; born in Reading, CT, March 24, 1754; died near Kraków, Poland, Dec. 24, 1812. He was one of the group of “Hartford Wits.” ‘The Vision of Columbus’ (Hartford, 1787) was extended into ‘The Columbiad,’ a long epic (Phila., 1807). He also published, besides his political writings, a poem, ‘The Conspiracy of Kings’ (London, 1792); and the celebrated mock heroic ‘Hasty Pudding’ (1793). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).