Samuel Griswold Goodrich (August 19, 1793 – May 9, 1860) was an American author. He was better known under the pseudonym Peter Parley. Samuel was born at Ridgefield, Connecticut. His father was a Congregational minister. He published a popular series of general education for young adults. He wrote: «Sketches from a Students window», «Poems», «Recollections of a life time». When Goodrich was American consul in Paris, he published book about America “«Les Etats-Unis, aperçu statistique, historique, géographique, industriel, social», on French language. Collection of poems Samuel Griswold Goodrich is a set of observations of the author, mixed with his sense of the world. In each verse reveals the subtle experiences of the author whether the description of the nature, or the profound reflections of distant countries. He writes in a nice and easy language, and makes us think about what surrounds us. Samuel Griswold often focuses our attention on the important, in his view the details and reveals their hidden meaning.