Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier

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Author: Margaret Spraque Carhart

Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705)

"He was, himself, in nearly all respects, the embodiment of what was great earnest, and sad, in Colonial New England.... In spite, however,
of all offences, of all defects, there are in his poetry an irresistible sincerity, a reality, a vividness, reminding one of similar qualities in the prose of John Bunyan."

M. C. TYLER.

Born in England, he was brought to America at the age of seven. He graduated from Harvard College and then became a preacher. He later added the profession of medicine and practiced both professions.

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Chicago: Margaret Spraque Carhart, "Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705)," Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L24MWCKCJ2MLRAJ.

MLA: Carhart, Margaret Spraque. "Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705)." Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L24MWCKCJ2MLRAJ.

Harvard: Carhart, MS, 'Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705)' in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier. cited in 1916, Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L24MWCKCJ2MLRAJ.