A Guide to a Commonplace Book of Early American Poems Commonplace Book of Early American Poems. 6329

A Guide to a Commonplace Book of Early American Poems

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Collection Number
6329
Title
Commonplace Book of Early American Poems 1777-1788
Extent
1 bound volume
Creator
Location
Language
English

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Collection is open to research.

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See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

A Guide to a Commonplace Book of Early American Poems, Accession 6329, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit, April 16, 1960.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Scope and Content

The compiler of this 382-page manuscript volume was Hugh McConnelof Fisk Kill Landing, New Jersey. (See "author's inscription" on page 34, etc. The compiler docketed several of the entries "Fish Kill," "Landing," or alternatively, "Fish Kill Barricks," "Barricks," "Barr-s," or "B.") The volume was evidently compiled 1777-1788, but includes items originating at earlier dates. Few of the entries are attributed to other authors. While some of the unattributed entries (such as the anecdotes) may simply have been recorded by the compiler, it appears that a majority of the entires may be Hugh McConnel's original composition.

The volume contains approximately four hundred entries: American, English, and Masonic poems, songs, and verse, as well as anecdotes, maxims, essays, and historical notes. Major themes include American patriotism, anti-British sentiment, wit and humor, military history, love, philosophy, ethics, and Freemasonry. A number of the songs and anecdotes are somewhat risque. A watercolored fraktur appears on page 61, and an engraving, "New York Packet," appears on page 187.

Pages 184-186, 299, 338, and 351 are blank.

Items listed in order of their appearance.

Condition

It appears that at least one page at the beginning of the volume was lost, and significant portions of pages 59-62, 97-98, 101-102, 313-314, and 341-346 were cut or torn out prior to the acquisition of the volume; other textual loss has resulted from damage to the edges of the pages and the acidity of the ink used. Due to its deteriorated condition, the volume was debound, and the pages deacidifed and laminated by the Barrow process.

Item listing

Verse: "... all for America ...."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[The bird that hears her nestlings cry...]

Phyllis Wheatley to "His Excellency Genl. Washington" (encloses following poem)
1775 Oct 26
AL
Poem by Phyllis Wheatley: "Celestial choir enthron'd in realms of light..."
[1775 Oct]
AMs
Poem: "A Rebus"
n.d.
AMs

[What's fickle as the wind, the French delight...]

Quotations from Benjamin Franklin: "Begin this year with serious thoughts..."
1778 Jul 8
AMs
Poem: "A Rebus Upon the Name of a City..."
n.d.
AMs

[To the Brethren most ancient, [may] I them address...]

Poem: "The Rebus"
n.d.
AMs

[Take that cardinal virtue most blended with art...]

Poem: "A Thought"
n.d.
AMs

[How like the fleeting wind, away...]

Poem: "A Song on the Times"
n.d.
AMs

[My muse now thy aid and assistance we claim...]

Verse: "... written upon a pane of glass at Moffat ..."
n.d.
AMs

[From Scottish mountains hid in snow...]

Poem: "The Tale of the Monk and Jew (Versified)"
n.d.
AMs

[An unbelieving Jew one day was skating o'er...]

Historical note re: New York
1778 Feb 12
AMs
Poem: "Answer to a Rebus Oblong"
1778 Feb 12
AMs

[Is prudence the cardinal virtue you mean...]

Poem: "Original Epigram to Miss [Polly]"
n.d.
AMs

[Could I command the riches of a crown...]

Poem: "A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[Hark, hark, the joy-inspiring horn...]

Historical note re: General Burgoyne
1777 Oct 17
AMs
Poem: "Corydon and Phyllis, A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[Her sheep had in clusters [crept] close to a grove...]

Maxim re: lawyers
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Fair Hebe, A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[Fair Hebe I left with a cautious [design]...]

Anecdote: "The Tale of the Taylor and Apothecary"
n.d.
AMs
Verse [by Alexander Pope]: "Lo, the poor Indian..."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Song for America"
n.d.
AMs

[The world is like a whirly gig and swiftly spins...]

Maxim re: spinners
1778
AMs
Poem: "A New Song"
n.d.
AMs

[Hark, hark, the joyful news is come...]

Verse: "Observe the bee..."
n.d.
AMs
Dialogue: "The Politicians"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Song of Plato's"
1778 Feb 17
AMs

[Says Plato why should man be vain...]

Play: "Mrs. Scrapely Robbed"
n.d.
AMs
Soliloquy: "Epicurus to Idomeneus"
n.d.
AMs
Verse: "The lark's shrill note..."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Horrors of Wars with America"
n.d.
AMs

[Now has the Brittens snatch'd a short repast...]

Excerpt from "Two [sic] Merry Wives of Windsor" [by William Shakespeare]
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "An Ode from the 19th Psalm"
n.d.
AMs

[The lofty pillars of the sky...]

Maxim re: laws
n.d.
AMs
Essay: "Remonstrance, and Contempt of Pride"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "To the [Mighty] T. W."
n.d.
AMs

[Peace worthy shade! Peace to thy virtuous soul...]

Verse: "New lawyers in the City Hall..."
n.d.
AMs
Maxim re: liberty/ with author's inscription
1779 Feb 4
AMs
Poem: "To Miss J[enny] W."
n.d.
AMs

[When late, oppress'd with heart-felt grief...]

Poem: "A Riddle"
n.d.
AMs

[Before that noble creature man, sprang from the dust...]

Notes (possibly answers to previous item?)
n.d.
AMs
Poems (3): "Epitaphs"
n.d.
AMs
author's inscription
1780 Nov 27
signature
(Belongings of) "The First Commissioner Going Out to America..."
1778 Mar 13
AMs
Poem: "Upon the Largest Jewel's Dropping Out of his Majesty's Crown on his Coronation"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Upon Marriage"
n.d.
AMs

[Man whilst alone in Eden mourn'd his state...]

Poem: "How to Choose a Wife as the Poet Saith"
n.d.
AMs

[In choice of a wife, prefer the modest, chaste...]

Poem: "To the Offended Fair Sex"
n.d.
AMs

[When Sheba's beautious queen urg'd on fame...]

Essay: "On Winter Blasts"
1777 Dec 1
AMs
Essay: "Contentment and Covetousness, Temperance and Gluttony, Sobriety and Drunkeness Compared"
n.d.
AMs
Verse: "If you desire health to be lasting..." (with author's inscription, partly in code)
n.d.
AMs
"The Providential Escape of the Protestants in Ireland from Queen Mary's Persecution in 1558"
1779 Feb 16
AMs
Quotes (29): "Toasts"
1779 Mar 8
AMs
Poem: "The Drum" [The drum's abetting now my boys...]
1779 Mar 12
AMs
Poem: "Hail Americans Hail"
n.d.
AMs

[Hail Americans hail, still unrivaled in fame...]

Note re: snowstorm
1779 Mar 15
AMs
"To General Howe" from "A Tar"
1777 May 26
AL
Verse:"Past, present, future in His sight..."
n.d.
AMs
Essay: "The Repentance & Confession of a Tory"
1779 Mar 26
AMs
Quote: "Anecdote of General Moultrie"
n.d.
AMs
Anecdote re: a baker
n.d.
AMs
Anecdote re: a fat gentleman
n.d.
AMs
Anecdote re: goats
n.d.
AMs
author's inscription
1781 Jan 4
signature
Biblical parody: "The Acts of the Americans..."
1779 Oct 17
AMs
Poem: "On the Soldier"
n.d.
AMs

[Eager the soldier meets his desperate foe... (with watercolor fraktur)]

Essay: "Amongst all the diversions of the Indians, that of their masks..."
n.d.
AMs
Verse [by "S.D."]: "When Phaeton, that simple sot..."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A New Song"
1779 Nov 25
AMs

[Come all you Americans that's faithful and brave...]

Verse: "When rugged winter pours her stores..."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Song"
1779 Dec 9
AMs

[And are you sure the news is true...]

Note re: protecting cabbages
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Kat Take My Tobacco Box"
1779 Dec 23
AMs

[Th'o the fate of battle on to morrow wait...]

Poem: "A New Song on Liberty"
1779 Dec 29
AMs
"Vain Briton [boast] no longer..."
1780 Jan 30
AMs
Maxims (5) re: behavior
n.d.
AMs
Satire [by Thomas Waring]: "The Last Will and Testament of England"
1779 Apr 19
AMs
Poem: "War"
n.d.
AMs

["War; how I hate thy horrid name..."]

Verse: "Love is the monarch passion..."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "King George the 3rd, Soliloquy"
1779 May 22
AMs

[O [damn] this congress, [damn] each upstart state...]

Verse:"Lord, save us for thy glorious name..."
1780 Feb 20
AMs
Parody: "Sir Henry Clinton's Soliloquy..."
1779
AMs
Verse: "Force never yet a gen'rous breast..." (with author's inscription)
1780 Feb 21
AMs
Poem: "A New Song Called the Young Irishman's Tail"
n.d.
AMs

[As I was a-walking one morning...]

Maxim re: wit
n.d.
AMs
Satire: "The Celebrated Dutch and German Dialogue Between Mynheer Eupharson..."
1780 Mar 16
AMs
Note re: snowstorm
1780 Mar 17
AMs
Poem: "General Wolfe, A New Song"
1780 May 22
AMs

[In a mouldering cave, where the wretched retreat...]

Note re: mythology
n.d
AMs
Poem: "Upon a Widow's Wooden Tomb-Stone"
1780 May 23
AMs

[Grieve not for me my dearest dear...]

Verse: "Sweet Nymphis, accept the magic bread..."
1780 May 23
AMs
18 ribald anecdotes
1780 May 24-1780 Jun 3
AMs
Poem: "Liberty Tree - A New Song"
n.d.
AMs

[In a chariot of light from the region of day...]

12 ribald anecdotes
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Adam's Sleep"
1780 Jul 12
AMs

[Sleep, Adam, sleep, and take thy rest...]

Poem: "Cure for G--n Si--s"
n.d.
AMs

[As fair Olinda sat beneath a shady tree...]

Poem [by John Dayden]: "A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[Silvia the fair, in the bloom of fifteen...]

Poem: "A Song - Mason's Daughter"
n.d.
AMs

[A mason's daughter, fair and young...]

Poem: "Song, Once I was Blind"
n.d.
AMs

[Once I was blind and could not see...]

Verse: "Oh, fly, my queen, from this devouring..." (with author's inscription)
1781 Jan 1
AMs
Poem: "A Song - King Solomon"
n.d.
AMs

[King Solomon, that wise projector...]

Poem: "A Song, A Health"
n.d.
AMs

[A health to our sisters let's drink...]

Poem: "Ye Thrice Happy Few, A Song" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "We Have No Idle Prating - A Song" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Mason One Time, A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[A mason one time was cast for a crime...]

Poem: "Come Let Us Prepare, A Song" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "To All Who Masonry Despise, A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[To all who..., this counsel I bestow...]

Poem: "Song - The French Fleet is at Last Come"
n.d.
AMs

[Freedom is a real treasure...]

Poem: "Assembl'd and Tyl'd, A Song" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Come Follow, Follow Me, A Song" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Ye People Who Laugh" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
Soliloquy: "Jacob Halsey's Speech"
1780 Dec 20
AMs
Poem: "Epitaph"
1781 Jan 3
AMs

[Here lies DuVall, Reader if male thou art...]

Note re: forces commanded by Count De Barras, Monsieur De Monteil, Monsieur Bougainville, and Monsieur le Compt De Grasse
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "The Irish Gariel, A Song"
1781 Jan 15
AMs

[On day as I was walking down a river side...]

Poem: "A New Song"
1781 Jan 19
AMs

[Come on my harts of tempred steel...]

Poem: "A New Song"
1781 Jan 20
AMs

[God save America, free from tyrannic sway...]

Poem: "A Song"
1781
AMs

[A [crab louse] I am, from a [crab louse] I came...]

Anecdotes (3): "Political Fables by the Celebrated D.F."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "To the Y, Y, & H, Y,"
n.d.
AMs

[What thanks, my friend should be given...]

Note re: snowstorm
1781 Jan 23
AMs
Poem: "Life is Short and Miserable"
n.d.
AMs

[Ah! Few and full of sorrow are the days...]

author's inscription
1781 Jan 24
signature
Maxims: "One Hundred and Twenty-six Good Rule's Laid Down for Youth"
1781 Jan 26
AMs
Maxims: "More Good Rules for Youth, in Alphabetical Order"
n.d.
AMs
Maxims "Twenty-four Excellent Verses for Young Men or Old, ..."
1781
AMs
Poem: "On the Flight of Benedict Arnold"
n.d.
AMs

[Fame did he seek, he surely has it...]

Parable [by Raif Huxley]: "The Boy and the Horse, or an Appendix to the King of England's Speech...July 8, 1780"
1781 Jan 29
AMs
Anecdote: "On the Villain, Arnold's, Arrival..."
1781
AMs
Poem: "From Lucr--s by Mr --"
1781 Feb 2
AMs

[Then like a sailor by the tempest hurl'd...]

Poem: "A Few Verses Sent By a Friend to One Who Twice Ventur'd... in Marriage"
n.d.
AMs

[The husband's the pilot, the wife is the ocean...]

Verse: "Cupid, the slyest rogue alive..."
1781 Feb 13
AMs
Poem: "An Elegy"
1781 Feb 27
AMs

[The scene of death is clos'd, the mournful strain...]

Poem: "The Batchelor's Wish"
n.d.
AMs

[If marriage gives happiness to life...]

Note re: Washington's commission
1775 Jun 15
AMs
27 anecdotes
n.d.
AMs
Note re: rainstorm
1781 Mar 2
AMs
Note re: snowstorm
1781 Mar 7
AMs
author's inscription
1781 Mar 10
signature
author's inscription
n.d.
signature
Poem: "A Song"
1781 Mar 21
AMs

[Fairwell to you sweet Ireland...]

Poem: "A New, Old Song, That's Good Dutch"
n.d.
AMs

[Bumpers about my friendly circle...]

Satire: "A [Recipe] to Make a True, Blue [Patriot] in Three Days"
n.d.
AMs
Anecdote re: King George
n.d.
AMs
Soliloquy: "The Last Speech of William Fr--n, Esq. Who Was Executed in New York"
1776 Mar 18
AMs
Note re: phase of the moon]
1781 Apr 23
AMs
Anecdotes (10) re: King George
n.d.
AMs
author's inscription
1781 Apr 28
signature
Poem: "The Humble Petition of Want and Misery, Addressed to All Christian..."
1781 May 7
AMs

[While thro' the drear of frost and snow...]

Verse: "To public bodies and to all that colonies we late did call..."
n.d.
AMs

[parody on Aristophanes]

Poem: "A Song"
1781 Nov 6
AMs

[He comes, he comes, the hero comes...]

Poem: "A Rebus; Fresh from a Votary of Phebus"
1781 Sep 24
AMs

[The place I admire, and whose people I love...]

Poem: "A Rebus"
1781 Oct 22
AMs

[The half of a part of an egg fulle of meat...]

Poem: "An Epistle from Lord Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton"
n.d.
AMs

[From clouds of smoke and flames that round me glow...]

author's inscription
1781 Nov 8
signature
Poem: "On the Day That Genl. Burgoyne Fell"
1781 Nov 9
AMs

[While scenes of transport, every breast inspire...]

Poem: "A Epigram, By a Nova Scotia Refugee...."
n.d.
AMs

[Bravely to aim at something, to make known...]

Poem: "A Contrast Between Sir William Howe And Sir Henry Clinton, Dedicated to Lord North"
n.d.
AMs

[England, I feel for what I'm sure you must...]

Poem: "Thoughts on Sleep"
1781 Nov 13
AMs

[Since sleep, death's image (nightly warnings...)]

Poem: "A New Song"
n.d.
AMs

"July they say, the fifteenth day..."

Note re: sickness
1783 Jun 19-1783 Sep 2
AMs
"New York Packet" on engraved leaf with inscriptions: "James McConnel, nailer, near Winsor"; "John McConnel, taylor, Albany"; "Hugh McConnel - brothers"; "William McConnel, Ireland"
1783 Oct 2
AMs
"From the New York Gazette..." s/ James Rivington, 1781 Nov 1
1781 Nov 23
AMs

[re: auction of possessions of Sir Henry Clinton]

Poem: "From the [Pennsylvania Gazette]"
1781 Nov 26
AMs

[Hark! Hear the trumpet's pleasing sound...]

Poem: "A Fable - Addressed to the Modern Duellists"
1781 Nov 30
AMs

['Twas on a time (I shan't say when)...]

Poem: "A Song. Hail Masonry Divine!"
n.d.
AMs

[Hail Masonry, thou craft divine...]

Poem: "Song, Come, Come, My Brethren Dear" (a Masonic song)
1781Dec 1
AMs
Poem: "Song. When Earth's Foundation First Was Laid" (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
author's inscription
1781 Dec 1
signature
Poem: "Song, Genius of Masonry Descend" (a Masonic song)
1781 Dec 3
AMs
Poem: "Song, On, On, My Dear Brethren, etc." (a Masonic song)
n.d.
AMs
author's inscription
n.d.
signature
Satire: "Wanted. For the Next Campaign in North-America"
1781 Nov 20
AMs

[A Commander in Chief for the British armies...]

Poem [by "M."]: "Epigram Occasioned by the Title of Rivington's Royal Gazette Being Scarcely Legible"
n.d.
AMs

[Says Satan to Jammy, I hold you a bet...]

Poem: "From a Late Irish Paper. Paddy's Address to John Bull..."
n.d.
AMs

[By your leave, gossip John, by my faith, 'tis so long...]

Anecdote: "A Ball"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "An Epilogue"
1782 Mar 7
AMs

[Well heavens be prais'd, the mighty secret's out...]

"General Return of Officers and Privates Surrendered Prisoners..."
1781 Oct 19
AMs
Note re: rainstorm
1782 Mar 8
AMs
5 anecdotes
1782 Mar 9 -11
AMs
Satire: "Political Sales By Auction..."
n.d.
AMs

[The British rights in America, consisting...]

Satire: "Also By James Twitcher and Co."
n.d.
AMs

[The remaining stock in trade of the Royal Navy...]

Verse: "Hail, auspicious morning, clear..."
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "On Valentine's Day"
n.d.
AMs

[Now nature's genial instinct fires...]

Anecdote: "An Anecdote" [re: Lord Cornwallis]
1782 Mar 12
AMs
Poem: "A Speech That Should Have Been Spoken by the King...of Britain..."
n.d.
AMs

[My Lords, I can hardly from weeping refrain...]

Maxims (3): "Select Sentences"
n.d.
AMs
Essay: "Strictures on Fear, Cowardice, And Valour"
n.d.
AMs
Verse: "The trumpets terribly from afar..."
1782 Mar 14
AMs
author's inscription)
1782 Mar 14
signature
Homily: "To the Reader"
1782 Mar 24
AMs
Maxims (5): "Select Sentences"
1783 Dec 1
AMs
Anecdote: "Anecdote of David Hume"
1782 Mar 26
AMs
Poem: "A New Song. Tune of Jolly Mortals"
1783 Nov 10
AMs

[Manly Yorkers, fill your glasses...]

author's inscription
1783 Nov 10
signature
Poem: "A Song - Cato's Advice"
1783 Nov 10
AMs

[Says Cato, why should men repine...]

Essay: "Expensiveness in Apparel"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Speech on the War"
1783 Nov 11
AMs

[Grown sick of war, and war's alarms...]

Poem: "The Wish"
1783 Nov 12
AMs

[I've often wish'd to be the god of love...]

Poem: "An Epitaph on Human Life"
1783 Nov 12
AMs

[Be early wise, lest prudence come too late...]

Satire: "Translation of a Political Squib Handed About at Paris - The Fourteen Alls"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "On Friendship"
1783 Nov 12
AMs

[Tell me ye knowing and discerning few...]

Poem: "The Choice of a Young Lady"
1783 Nov 13
AMs

[If marriage ever be my lot in life...]

Poem: "The Lady's Choice - An Ode"
1783
AMs

[Grant me kind heaven! The man that's brave...]

"A List of the Negroes Committed on Account of the Conspiracy in New York ... in 1741"
n.d.
AMs
"A List of the White Persons Committed on Account of the Conspiracy in New York ... in 1741"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Epigram on Old N--k"
1783 Nov 14
AMs

[Says Nan, one day, to her husband Dick...]

Poem: "The Lion, the Mastives, and Other Beasts. - A Fable"
n.d.
AMs

[In former days -no matter when -four-footed beasts resembled men...]

Anecdote re: place-names
1783 Nov 29
AMs
3 maxims
n.d.
AMs
Anecdote re: Secretary Fox
n.d.
AMs
"To Benedict Arnold"
1783 Nov 20
AMs
Poem: "Marriage - A Le Mode"
n.d.
AMs

[Marriage, that makes two bodies one...]

Poem: "A Song"
n.d.
AMs

[Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise...]

Note: "O, Sweet Ireland, I Smell You Now"
n.d.
AMs
Anecdote: "The Old Man and His Ass"
1783 Nov 21
AMs
Anecdote: "The Contented Porter"
1783
AMs
Story: "Example of Veracity"
1783 Nov 22
AMs
Story: "Labour"
1783 Nov 22
AMs
Maxim: "Of Industry and Frugality"
1783 Nov 22
AMs
Maxim: "A Caution in Dealing"
1783 Nov 25
AMs
Map re: fortifications at junction of Mystic River and Charles River
n.d.
AMs
Play by the Rev. Mr. Ogden: "The Libertine Reclaimed: A Dialogue"
1783 Dec 3
AMs
Poem: "The Present Age"
1783 Dec 5
AMs

[No more my friends, of vain applause...]

Anecdote: "An Anecdote"
1783 Dec 6
AMs
Poem: "The Meaning of Mr. C. Fox's Speech, Versified Hubridrastically"
1783
AMs
"Extract of a Letter from Capt. Courish, of the New England Militia, Dated: Albany, March 7, 1782"
n.d.
AL

[encloses letter from James Craufurd detailing booty of scalps and Indian petitions]

Satire: "A Dialogue Between Prince William Henry and Henry Clinton, at their Second Interview in New York"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "A Pasquinade"
1783 Dec 8
AMs

[You know there goes a tale...]

Poem: "A New Song"
1783 Dec 10
AMs

[Fame let thy trumpet sound...]

Poem: "A New Song, on the Celebration of the Birth of the Dauphin"
n.d.
AMs

[Ye sons of Mars attend...]

Poem: "On Pride"
1783
AMs

[Pride, the consumptive child of a weak mind...]

Poem: "Rivington's Reflections"
n.d.
AMs

[The more I reflect, the more plain it appears...]

Poem: "To J. D., Esq."
1783 Dec 11
AMs

[To blast thy fame though pining envy tries...]

Poem: "A New Song"
n.d.
AMs

[In a chariot of light from the regions above...]

Essay: "The Sum of Human Liberty"
n.d.
AMs
Poem: "Represent the Mind of Man"
1783
AMs

[A watch may represent the mind of man...]

Essay: "The Character of an Atheist"
1783
AMs
Essay: "Encomium on Patriotism"
1783
AMs
Poem: "Versification of the British King's Late Speech Before...Parliament"
1783 Dec 12
AMs

[The unweary'd progress which you've made...]

Poem: "The N. Y. P."
1783 Dec 14
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[Grave autumn clad in hazy-tintur'd hue...]

Poem: "An Address to the Ladies, by their Best Friend, Sincerity"
1783 Dec 16
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[A time there was of manners plain...]

Essay: "Matrimony"
1783 Dec 16
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Poem: "Rivington's Last Will and Testament"
n.d.
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[Since life is uncertain, and no one can say...]

Poem: "Epigram"
1783 Dec 17
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[Britannia's dead, her glory now is o'er...]

Essay: "On Self-Interest"
1783
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Essay: "An Essay on Avarice"
[1783 Dec] 18
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Essay: "On Death"
1783 Dec 18
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Poem: "The Picture of Old Age, Paraphrased from...12th Chapter of Ecclestiastes"
n.d.
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[My son, attentive hear the voice of [truth]...]

Poem: "The Following is a Versification of the King's Speech to...Parliament"
1783 Dec 20
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[This twenty-seventh of November...]

Poem: "To the Memory of General Lee..."
n.d.
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[Warrior, farewell! Eccentrically brave...]

Satire: "A Curious Anecdote"
1783 Dec 22
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[re: why Nova Scotia exists]

Poem: "O the Tories in New York. A Song..."
n.d.
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[Of all the dirty Tory race...]

Obituary: "To All Christian Whigs"
n.d.
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[re: Levi Pawling, d. 1782 Apr 30]

author's inscription
1783 Dec 29
signature
Essay: "To the Man of Pleasure"
1783 Dec 30
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Essay: "Why is a Gardener the Most Extraordinary Man in the World?"
n.d.
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Verse: "Seventeen hundred and eighty-three is now forever past..." (with author's inscription)
1783 Dec 31
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Poem: "An Ode for the New Year"
1784 Jan 1
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[Let the voice of music breathe...]

Poem: "The Disappointed Lover"
1784 Jan 1
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[Fair Celia of yon yellow hill...]

Poem: "An Epigram"
1784
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[Great bodies move slow I've heard said...]

Poem: "The Humble Petition of Honest Hugh Gaine"
n.d.
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[To the Senate of York, with all due submission...]

Note re: snowstorm
1784 Jan 6
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Maxim re: common sense
1784 Jan 10
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Anecdote: "A Curious and Jocose Paragraph"
n.d.
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Anecdote: "Anecdote of Louis XII"
1784 Jan 13
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Anecdote: "The Following Anecdote May Be Depended on as a Fact"
1784 Jan 14
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[re: the accidental destruction of the King of Portugal's china by Burgoyne's wife]

Anecdote re: Sir Charles Wager
1784 Jan 16
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Poem: "Avarice"
n.d.
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[Can av'rice give content: the miser view...]

Poem: "To the Green Wood Gang Wi Me"
n.d.
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[To speer my love wi glances fair...]

"A Droll Epitaph..."
n.d.
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[re: John Webb, d. 1746 May 3]

Maxim re: words
n.d.
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Essay: "Dissolution of Manners"
1784
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Essay: "Conscious Freedom the Truest Dignity"
[1784] Jan 19
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Essay: "An Essay on Hope"
1784 Jan 19
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Essay: "On Flattery"
1784 Jan 20
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Poem: "The Tory's Soliloquy"
1784
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[It must be so -farewell my native land...]

Anecdote re: peace
1784 Jan 23
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"Copy of a Letter from Kouinsburgh, Poland"
n.d.
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[re: birth of quintuplets]

Satire: "An Extempore Sermon Preached by a Lover of Me"
1784 Jan 24
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Essay: "The language of the heart..."
n.d.
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Story: "A Turkish Tale"
1784 Feb 5
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Essay: "In Praise of Virtue"
1784
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Essay: "Character of a True Friend"
n.d.
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Anecdote: "A Humorous Tale"
1784
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Poem: "A Poem"
1784 Mar 19
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[Ye sacred tomes by my inerring guide...]

Poem: "An Epigram"
1784 Mar 19
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[Full fifty thousand Prussia's kings has ta'en...]

Poem: "A Rebus"
n.d.
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[Three fifths of the world which a wit I know says...]

Poem: "An Enigma for the Ladies"
n.d.
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[Ye blooming fair of race divine...]

Poem: "Epigram"
1783 Mar 29
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[Says vaunting bute, `in times to come...']

Poem: "The Power of Women, Exemplified"
n.d.
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[Undone by women, faithful records tell...]

Poem: "To a Friend on the Death of a Child"
n.d.
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[O why dost thou fond parent grieve...]

Poem: "A Sonnet"
1783 Mar 30
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[Forbear, in pity, ah! Forbear to sooth...]

Poem: "On the Two Patriotic Writers, Junius and Junius Americanus"
n.d.
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[See, with a like refulgent light two Juniuses appear...]

Anecdote: "A Remarkable Instance of Sensible Repartee in a Lunatic"
n.d.
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Note re: how a woman broke her arm]
n.d.
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Poem: "On the Approach of Spring"
1784 Apr 24
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[Spring! Gladsome season of the year...]

Poem: "The Miser's Dream"
1784
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[Lull'd in a pleasing sleep, old Gripus lies...]

"Chronological Table of Remarkable Battles... March 5th 1770 to Feby 3d 1783 to Nov 21st 1783"
n.d.
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Anecdote re: Dr. Franklin on hogs
n.d.
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Poem: "On the Change of Human Life"
n.d.
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[Good unexpected, evil unforeseen...]

Poem: "Ode to the Memory of Genl. Montgomery by Miss A."
n.d.
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[O spirit of the truly brave...]

"Names of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe"
n.d.
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[includes capitals and populations]

Poem: "The Choice"
1785 Apr 11
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[Would you, my friend, in little room express...]

Poem: "Epitaph-Making"
1785 Apr 12
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[Sir John and Sir John's spouse the tombs survey'd...]

8 anecdotes
n.d.
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Anecdote: "A Pleasant Instance of the Sagacity of a Dog"
n.d.
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Anecdote re: habeas corpus
[1785 Apr 14]
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Poem: "Kitchen Philosophy"
1785 Apr 15
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[In Britain's land, our author tells...]

"Table of Interest at Six Per Cent."
1786
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Verse: "Think bright florella, when you see..."
n.d.
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"Table of Interest [at] Seven Per Cent."
1786
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Anecdote: "Anecdote of Doctor Watts"
n.d.
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"Value of One Thousand Continental Dollars...(1777-1778)"
n.d.
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"Scale of Depreciation...New York March 30th 1781 (1777-1778)"
n.d.
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Poem: "An Irish Song. Langollee"
1788
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[My nam's Shady Carty, I don't care who knows it...]

Poem: "Song. Heavy Hours"
1788
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[The heavy hours are almost past...]

Note re: town meeting
1788 Mar 19
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Poem: "Song. Guardian Angels"
1788
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"Guardian angels now protect me..."

Verse: "The man in the moon drinks claret..."
n.d.
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Poem: "A Sonnet"
1788 Mar 19
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[Free from confinement and strife...]

Poem: "Song. Conquering Hero"
1788
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[See the conquering hero comes...]

Poem: "Song"
n.d.
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[Oh! how shall I, in language weak...]

Poem: "Song. Rouze Brother Sportsmen"
1788
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[Come, rouze brother sportsmen, the hunters all cry...]

Poem: "Song. The Vicar and Moses"
1788
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[At the sign of the horse, old spintext, of course...]

Poem: "A Riddle"
1788
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[I'm a hole that's too narrow when first I am try'd...]

Poem: "Song. The Storm, or Dangers of the Sea"
1788
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[Cease rude boreas blustering railer...]

Note re: snowstorm
n.d.
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Poem: "Song. Phillis as Her Wine..."
n.d.
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[Phillis, as her wine she sipp'd in...]

Poem: "Song"
1788 Mar 22
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[Sylvia on her arm reclining...]

Poem: "Song. Hark! Hark! The Joy, etc."
1788
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[Hark! Hark! The joy-inspiring horn...]

Poem: "Song. The Pilgrim"
1788
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[In penance for past folly, a pilgrim blithe...]

Poem: "Song. A Soldier's Song"
1788
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[How stands the glass around, for shame you take...]

Poem: "Song. A Pastoral Ballad"
1788
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[When the trees are all bare, not a leaf...]

Poem: "Song. The Chamber-Maid"
n.d.
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[Not far from town a country squire...]

Poem: "Song. John Anderson, My Jo"
1788
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[John Anderson, my Jo, John...]

Poem: "Song. Sure Sally is the, etc."
n.d.
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[Sure Sally is the lovliest lass...]

Poem: "Song. The Debtors Welcome Their Brother"
n.d.
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[Welcome, welcome, brother debtor...]

Poem: "Song. Contented I Am"
1788
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[Contented I am, and contented I'll be...]

Verses (15): "Song. 1st" [etc.]
n.d.
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["By my sighs you may discover..." ; "Ye gods, ye give to me a wife..." ; "Lyle's a garden, rich in treasure..." ; "In infancy our hopes and fears..." ; "If o'er the cruel tyrant, love..." ; "Arise, arise, great dead, for arms renown'd..." ; "Through all the employments of life..." ; "Fly switftly, ye minutes, till comus receive..." ; "Hark! 'Tis I, your own true lover..." ; "Behold, from many a hostile shore..." ; "Nanny blushes when I woo her..." ; " 'Tis woman that seduces all mankind..." ; "Phillis, the fairest of love's foes..." ; "If the heart of man is depress'd with cares..." ; "The modes of the Court so common are grown..."