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    Canning, Josiah Dean (male) 08/31/1816 - 1892 American

    Newspaper man, farmer, and poet; published Poems (1838), Thanksgiving Eve (1847), The Harp and Plow (1852); known as "peasant bard," poems published in the Knickerbocker. See article by Christine A. Modey in Eric L. Harlson, ed., Encyclopedia of American Poetry: the Nineteenth Century (New York: Routledge, 1998): 62-64.

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