Boyce, John

(1810-1864) Known as Paul Peppergrass. Priest and author, born Donegal, Ireland; died Worcester, Massachusetts. He spent 19 years on the American mission, where he wrote several novels, including "Shandy Maguire, or Tricks upon Travellers," "The Spaewife, or the Queen's Secret," and "Mary Lee, or the Yankee in Ireland."

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