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Michael Wigglesworth

Poet (18-Oct-1631 — 10-Jun-1705)


Richard Crowder. No Featherbed in Heaven: A Biography of Michael Wigglesworth. Michigan State University Press. 1961. 299pp.

Edmund S. Morgan (editor). The Diary of Michael Wigglesworth, 1653-1657: The Conscience of a Puritan. New York: Harper and Row. 1946. 125pp.

Dean John Ward. Sketch of the life of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth. Albany, NY: J. Munsell. 1863.


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  4. Webster's American Biographies (p.1133)

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.433)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.825)

  7. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.814)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1114)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.795)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1202)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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