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Selected Poetry of John Pierpont (1785-1866)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Prayer of the Abolitionist
  2. Unchain the Laborer
  3. A Word From a Petitioner


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Pierpont
Birth date: 6 April 1785
Death date: 27 August 1866
Nationality: American
Family relations
          wife: Harriet Louise (Campbell) Fowler (from 8 December 1857)
          wife: Mary Sheldon Lord (from 23 September 1810)
Education
          Yale University to 1804
          Litchfield Law School
          Harvard Divinity School to October 1818
Religion: Unitarian
Occupations
          Pastor
          Lawyer
          Editor
          Retailer
          Tutor: 1805 to 1809
Buried at: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
First RPO edition: 2004