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Mercy Otis Warren

Born September 25, 1728
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Died October 13, 1814
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Playwright, historian

"I look with rapture at the distant dawn, And view the glories of the opening morn; When justice holds his sceptre o'er the land, and rescues freedom from a tyrant's hand."
Portrait: Mercy Otis Warren. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc.

Mercy Otis Warren produced both prose and poetry while running a home and parenting five sons. She wrote plays making fun of Americans who stayed loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution (1775–83), as well as patriotic poems and a history of the Revolution. This intelligent woman also exchanged letters and engaged in political discussions with such well-known patriots of her day as Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Abigail Adams (see entries).

Mercy Otis Warren was the daughter of James Otis, a farmer, merchant, and politician, and Mary Allyne Otis, a...

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