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Samuel Woodworth

Woodworth, Samuel, 1784–1842, American author, b. Scituate, Mass. He edited (1823–24) the New York Mirror and was author of the song "The Old Oaken Bucket." His comedy The Forest Rose (1825) was one of the most popular American plays before the Civil War.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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