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Richard Steere, Colonial Merchant Poet

Donald P. Wharton

232 pages
6" × 9"
1979

Richard Steere, Colonial Merchant Poet

Donald P. Wharton

A poet unusually versatile for his time and place, Steere adds a dimension to the study of 17th century American poetry. His career also enlarges the historical record regarding social, political, economic, and legal conditions in Restoration Britain and her colonies. Steere's protests in 1695 against the imprisonment of a radical sectarian constitute a significant early defense of liberty of conscience in America.

 

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A poet unusually versatile for his time and place, Steere adds a dimension to the study of 17th century American poetry. His career also enlarges the historical record regarding social, political, economic, and legal conditions in Restoration Britain and her colonies. Steere's protests in 1695 against the imprisonment of a radical sectarian constitute a significant early defense of liberty of conscience in America.

Contents

Preface

Bibliographical Note

Introduction

1. Citizen of London, 1643–1683

2. Chertsey

3. The Cordwainers Company

4. "Believers in Christ Jesus Baptized"

5. A Whig in Tory-Land

6. New London, 1684–1710

7. "in Neptunes Tennis Court"

8. John Wheeler's Assistant

9. "Libertys of the Subject"

10. New England Merchant

11. Earth's Felicities, 1711-1721

12. The Poet Again: Experiment and Development

13. Across the Sound

14. Integer Vitae

15. Long Island Squire

16. Prose Works in Defense of Liberty of Conscience

17. To the Consideration of the Majestrates now in Authority

18. The Plea to an Endictment

19. A Breviary of an Appeal

Notes to the Text 82

Notes to the Prose Works 87

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