Alsop, Richard

Alsop, Richard

(ôl`səp), 1761–1815, American author, b. Middletown, Conn. Best remembered as one of the Connecticut WitsConnecticut Wits
or Hartford Wits,
an informal association of Yale students and rectors formed in the late 18th cent. At first they were devoted to the modernization of the Yale curriculum and declaring the independence of American letters.
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, he collaborated with Theodore Dwight and others in writing light satiric verse for the Political Greenhouse and the Echo.
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Darlington-based Fresh NRG was awarded first place, with 106 points, including team members Paul Alsop, Richard Parsons, Mike Thompson and Dave Glendinning.