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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: John Howard Payne (1791-1852)

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John Howard Payne, dramatist and actor, was born in New York City. He collaborated with Washington Irving on Charles the Second; or, The Merry Monarch ; and Richelieu: A Domestic Tragedy. Payne put on his own plays at Sadler's Wells Theatre, which he leased. Playwriting did not always bring Payne the steadiest income--he was imprisoned as a debtor. His works include Clari, the Maid of Milan; wherein is found the familiar phrase "Home, Sweet Home."


Works in the EAF Collection

"Benefactors" from The Atlantic Club-Book (1834) (Restricted)

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)