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Samuel Woodworth (1784–1842)

Woodworth, Samuel. An American journalist and poet; born at Scituate, MA, Jan. 13, 1784; died in New York City, Dec. 9, 1842. During the war of 1812–15 he edited, in New York City, The War, a weekly journal, and The Halcyon Luminary, a Swedenborgian monthly. He was one of the founders of the New York Mirror (1823–24); edited the Parthenon (1827); wrote a romantic history of the war, called ‘The Champions of Freedom’ (2 vols., 1816), and several dramatic pieces. His poetical works were published in 2 vols. in 1861. His famous poem is ‘The Old Oaken Bucket.’