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Samuel B. H. Judah (1799- 21 July 1876) was an American author, lawyer and poet. He was once imprisoned for libel.
His first play, a melodrama. The Mountain Torrent (1820) was a failure. The Rose of Aragorn (1822) was another melodrama. He wrote a long romantic dramatic poem Odofriede, the Outcast the same year. He followed with a patriotic comedy A Tale of Lexington (1823) and in 1827 a novel The Buccaneers, a Romance of Our Own County
He also wrote, under the pen-name "Terentius Phlogobombos", a scurrilous account of the literary and political life of New York. The work Gotham and the Gothamites contained libellous statements about fellow playwright Mordacai Noah:
descended from Mordacai of old, that hanged Haman, for his desires, like that worthy's, are entirely bent towards the gallows
A number of freethinking biblical dramas of the 1830s are ascribed to him, but his authorship is doubtful.
- Joseph R. Rosenbloom (1960). A Biographical Dictionary of Early American Jews: Colonial Times Through 1800. University of Kentucky Press. p. 81.
- Early Jewish Writers in America. Encyclopedia of American Jewish History. ABC-CLIO. p. 539. ISBN 9781851096381.
- Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 132.
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