Edward Sherman Gould

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Edward Sherman Gould (11 May 1808 Litchfield, Connecticut - 21 February 1885 New York City) was a 19th-century United States author and critic.


He was the son of jurist James Gould, and an early contributor of tales to the Knickerbocker Magazine, to the New World, the Mirror, the The Literary World, and other journals. His signature of “Cassio” in Charles King's American was at one time well known. In 1830 he lectured before the New York Mercantile Library Association on “American Criticism in American Literature.” In his talk, he opposed the prevalent spirit of overflowing praise as injurious to the interests of the country.



In addition to contributing to many literary and theological journals, he wrote:

  • The Sleep Rider; or, the Old Boy in the Omnibus. 1843. 
  • Abridgment of Alison's History of Europe (New York, 1843)
  • The Very Age, a comedy (1850)
  • John Doe and Richard Roe; or, Episodes of Life in New York (1862)
  • Good English, or Popular Errors in Language (1867)
  • Classical Elocution (1867)
  • Supplement to Duyckinck's History of the New World (1871)