Ballou, Silas. (Cumberland, Rhode Island, February 24, 1753--February 10, 1837, Richmond, New Hampshire). A Universalist layman. A self-educated "rustic poet" who spent most of his life in Richmond, N.H. Prolific versifier. None of his hymns has survived the test of time. Published his New Hymns on Various Subjects in 1785.
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