American Poetry, 1609-1870 Reel Listing

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Reel: 43, No. 1161
Livingston, William, 1723-1790.

Philosophic solitude; or, The choice of a rural life, a poem.

New York, Printed by John Holt at the exchange. [1769]

By a gentleman educated at Yale college. 3d ed.; 1 p.l., v-40 p.

Reel: 43, No. 1162
Livingston, William, 1723-1790.


New York, Printed by Tho's Greenleaf. 1790

Philosophic solitude; or, The choice of a rural life. Supposed to have been written by his excellency ... present Governor of the state of New Jersey. 13th ed. [also] The progress of science, spoken at Harvard University, 1788, by Samuel Dexter, never before published.; 19 p.

Reel: 43, No. 1163
Lochart, Hamilton.

The true republican; or, A dialogue between the king and the farmer; by way of argument.

[n.p.] Printed for the author. 1806

and a Second dialogue between the farmer and his wife, after his escape from the king and his nobles ... by [a] Schoolmaster, Sadsbury township, Chester county [Pa.]; vi, 153 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 43, No. 1164
Lomax, Judith.

The notes of an American lyre.

Richmond, Printed by Samuel Pleasants, near the market bridge. 1813

By ... a native of the state of Virginia.; 70 p.; 17.5 x 9.5 cm.

Reel: 43, No. 1165
[Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin].

Patriotic effusions, by Bob Short.

New York, Published by L. and F. Lockwood, no. 154, Broadway, J. & J. Harper, printers. 1819

1 p.l., [5]-46, [1] p.

Reel: 44, No. 1166
Longworth, D., New York, pub.

Longworth's Belles lettres repository for 1803.

[New York, D. Longworth at the Shakespeare Gallery]. [1803]

[No. 3]; 5-80, [2] p.; illus. (front.); Caption title.

Reel: 44, No. 1167
[Longworth, David] 1765?-1821.

The progress of society: a poem.

New York, Published by D. Longworth, 11 Park, Clayton and Kingsland, printers. 1817

In three parts.; 62, [1] p.; 15.5 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1168
[Loskiel, George Henry] 1740-1814.

Passions-und Oster-gesang.

[n.p.]. 1781

86 p.; 14 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1170
Lothrop, Jason, b. 1794.

Letters to a young gentleman, on a few moral and entertaining subjects; written in prose and verse for the improvement of the young.

[Meredith? N.H.] Published by the author, I. & W.R. Hill, printers. 1815

3 p.l., [1], [10]-130, 1 l., 35, [1] p.; "Miscellaneous poems, composed for the amusement and benefit of pious youth, by Jason Lothrop": 35 p. at end.

Reel: 44, No. 1172
Love, Charles, poet.

A poem on the death of General Washington, late president of the United States.

Alexandria, Va. 1800

In two books. (Copy-right secured according to law.); 60 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1173
Love: a poem delivered before the [E.E.?] branch of the Non-Descript Club.

Newburyport [Mass.] from the press of E.W. Allen, Feb. 1807

By the H.C.; 16 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1174
[Lovell, John] 1710-1788.

The seasons.

Boston, Printed by T. & J. Fleet, at the Heart and Crown. 1765

An interlocutory exercise at the South Grammar School, June 26, 1765. Being the day of annual visitation of the schools in Boston.; 8 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1178
[Lovett, John] 1761-1818.

Tribute to Washington, for February 22d, 1800.

(Newport, R.I.). [1800]

(In The Rhode Island almanac, for the year ... 1801.; p. [5-6]); Caption title.

Reel: 44, No. 1179
[Lovett, John] 1761-1818.

A tribute to Washington, for February 22d, 1800.

Troy, Printed by R. Moffitt & co. 1800

15 p.; 19 x 15.5 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1180
[Lovett, John] 1761-1818.

Washington's birthday: an historical poem, with notes and appendix.

Albany, Printed and published by E. and E. Hosford. 1812

By a Washingtonian.; 56, 11 p.; front. (port.); 19.5 x 16 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1181
Lovett, John, 1761-1818.

Washington's birthday; an historical poem with notes and appendix.

Albany, Printed and published by E. and E. Hosford. 1812

By a Washingtonian.; 55, 11 p.; front. (port.).

Reel: 44, No. 1182
Low, Samuel, b. 1765.

Anthem to be sung in Trinity Church, on St. John's day, June 24, 5793.

[n.p.] T. & J. Swords, impress. [1793]

By the Episcopal charity children. Composed by brother Low. To be sung by Mrs. Pownall before service.; broadside.

Reel: 44, No. 1183
Low, Samuel, b. 1765.

Ode for St. John's day, June 24, 5790, performed at the consecration of the new building for the use of Holland Lodge, and the Washington chapter of Royal-Arch Masons.

[n.p., Printed by Harrison & Purdy]. [1793]


Reel: 44, No. 1184
Low, Samuel, b. 1765.

Ode to charity.

[New York]. [1789]

Composed by brother Low, of Holland-Lodge, and Sung in St. Paul's Chapel, on the 24th day of June, 1789, being the anniversary of the festival of St. John the Baptist.; broadside.

Reel: 44, No. 1185
Low, Samuel, b. 1765.

Ode for the fourth of July, 1800.

(New-York). 1800

(In Davis, Mathew L. An oration, delivered in St. Paul's Church, on the fourth of July, 1800.; [3] p. at end.).

Reel: 44, No. 1186
Low, Samuel, b. 1765.

Poems, in two volumes.

New York, Printed by T. & J. Swords, no. 99, Pearl street. 1800

2 v.; front. (port.); 18 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1187
[Low, Samuel] b. 1765.

Winter display'd, a poem; describing the season, in all its stages and vicissitudes; and occasionally interspersed with a variety of moral and sentimental remarks.

New York, Printed by Samuel Loudon. 1784

By an American.; 40 p.; 21.5 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1188
Lowell, John, 1769-1840.

An oration, pronounced July 4, 1799, at the request of the inhabitants of the town of Boston, in commemoration of the anniversary of American independence.

Boston, Printed by Manning & Loring. 1799

27 p.; 23 x 13.5 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1189
Luce, Phebe, Mrs.

Maternal admonition, or, The Orphan's manual.

Cooperstown, N.Y., Printed for the author, by H. & E. Phinney. 1819

supplementary to a work, entitled Vicissitudes of life; or, The history of Mrs. Phebe Luce.; 96 p.; 11 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1192
M'Kissen, Robert.

Poems, on various subjects.

Pittsburgh, Printed by Butler & Lambdin. 1820

113 p., 1 l.; 15 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1197
[Magaw, Samuel] 1740-1812.

Notes on the last illness, and death of a most beloved friend.

Philadelphia, Printed by William Young, bookseller, the corner of Second and chesnut streets. 1790

36 p.; 8.

Reel: 44, No. 1200
Andre, John, 1751-1780.

Major Andre; [two poems].

n.p. [1780]

Written while he was a prisoner in the American Camp.; broadside.

Reel: 44, No. 1201
Mallard, Harriet.

Thoughts of heaven.

New York, Baker & Godwin, printers, no. 1 Spruce street. [1867]

48 p.; 19.5 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1202
Manfield, Joseph, 1771-1830.

Hope, a poem delivered in the chapel of Harvard University, at a public exhibition, July 8th, 1800.

Cambridge, Printed by W. Hilliard. 1800

By ... a junior sophister.; 15 p.; 21 x 17 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1203
The Manners of the times; a satire.

Philadelphia, Printed and sold by William Dunlap. 1762

In two parts. By Philadelphiensis.; 16 p.

Reel: 44, No. 1204
[Markland, John].

Typographia, an ode on printing.

Roanoke. 1926

Reissued in photographic facsimile from the Williamsburg ed. of 1730.; 10, 15 p.

Reel: 44, No. 1205
Markoe, Peter.

Miscellaneous poems.

Philadelphia, Printed by W. Prichard and P. Hall, in Market street, between Front and Second Streets. 1787

[4], 30 p.

Reel: 44, No. 1206
[Markoe, Peter] 1753?-1792.

The storm, a poem.

(Philadelphia). 1788

(In Falconer, William. The shipwreck. p. [107]-123.).

Reel: 44, No. 1207
Markoe, Peter, 1753?-1792.

The times, a poem.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author by Prichard and Hall, in Market street near Front street. 1788

35 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 44, No. 1208
[Markoe, Peter] 1753?-1792.

The times; a poem.

Philadelphia, Printed by William Spotswood. 1788

2 p.l., 22 p.; 23 cm. (8.).

Reel: 45, No. 1209
Marsden, Joshua, 1777-1837.

An extract from the Rev. J. Marsden's Journal, during his passage from New-York to England.

New York, published and for sale by David Seabury, Abraham Paul, printer. 1815

To which are added, Lines on the much lamented death of the Rev. Thomas Coko, L.L.D. ...; 24 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1210
Marsden, Joshua, 1777-1837.

Leisure hours; or, Poems, moral, religious, & descriptive.

New York, Published for the author, and sold by Griffin and Rudd, 189 Greenwich-Street. Paul & Thomas, printers. 1812

160 p.; illus., front. (port.).

Reel: 45, No. 1211
Marsh, William.

A few select poems, composed on various subjects; especially on the doctrine of free grace.

Bennington [Vt.]: Printed by Anthony Haswell. 1797

To which is added, an elegy, on the death of his two sons ...; 47 p.; 16.4 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1212
Marshall, Humphrey, 1760-1841.

The aliens; a patriotic poem, by.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1798

a senator of the United States. Occasioned by the Alien bill, now before the senate, May 15th, 1798.; 24 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1213
[Marston, Benjamin].

The poor cripple.

New Year's address to the kind and charitable gentlemen and ladies of Boston.; broadside.

Reel: 45, No. 1214
Martin, Alexander.


[Philadelphia, Andrew Steuart?]. [1769]

A poem. To which is added, Liberty, a poem. By Rusticus, 2d ed., longe, emendatior priore. Likewise from Mr. Addison, in praise of liberty with something suitable to the times.; 28 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1215
Mary's dream, to which is added, The land of Fredon, also, Jolly Bacchus.

New York, Printed for the hawkers and sold at no. 64, Maiden lane. [17--?]

8 p.; illus.; 16 cm.; Cover title.

Reel: 45, No. 1216
Mason, Mrs.

Ellegiac poems, sacred to friendship.

[Greenwich, Mass., John Howe]. [1803]

[12] p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1217
[Mather, Cotton] 1663-1728.

Corderius Americanus.

Boston, Printed by John Allen, for Nicholas Boone, at the sign of the bible in Cornhill, near the corner of School street. 1708

An essay upon the good education of children ... in a funeral sermon upon Mr. Ezekiel Cheever, the ancient and honourable master of the free-school in Boston, who left off, but when mortality took him off, in August, 1708, the ninety fourth year of his age. With an elegy and an epitaph upon him.; 1 p.l., [5], 35 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1218
[Mather, Cotton] 1663-1728.

An elegy on the much-to-be-deplored death of that never-to-be-forgotten person, the Reverend Mr. Nathanael Collins who, after he had been many years a faithful pastor to the church at Middletown of Connecticut in New-England, about the forty third year of his age, expired; on 28th. 10. moneth [!] 1684.

Boston, Printed by Richard Pierce for Obadiah Gill. 1685

2 p.l., 20 [i.e. 19] p.; sm. 8.

Reel: 45, No. 1219
[Mather, Cotton] 1663-1728.

[Monica Americana].

[Boston, Printed for Samuel Phillips, at the Brick Shop]. [1705]

[A funeral-sermon, occasioned by the death of Mrs. Sarah Leveret, (once the honourable consort to John Leveret esq., governour of the Massachuset-Colony, New-England,) who changed earth for heaven. 2 d. 11 m. 1704. With an elegy upon her memory.]; [3], 6 [i.e. 8], 9-32 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1222
[Mather, Cotton] 1663-1728.

A poem dedicated to the memory of the Reverend and excellent Mr. Urian Oakes, the late pastor to Christ's flock, and praesident [!] of Harvard Colledge [!], in Cambridge, who was gathered to his people on 25d, 5 mo, 1681 in the fifty'th year of his age.

Boston, Printed for John Ratcliff. 1682

1 p.l., [1], 16 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1223
[Mather, Samuel] 1706-1785.

The sacred minister; a new poem, in five parts; representing his qualifications for the ministry, and his life and death in it.

Boston, Printed by John Boyles, in Marlborough-street. 1773

By Aurelius Prudentius, Americanus [pseud.]; 22 p., [1] p.; 20.5 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1225
Matthews, Arthur.

Paraphrase on the Book of Genesis; A poetical essay.

Providence, Printed at the American Office, by Goddard & Mann. 1816

76 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1226
Maxcy, Jonathan, 1768-1820.

A poem on the prospects of America.

Printed at Providence, by Bennett Wheeler, at his office on the west side the river. [1789-1790?]

To which are subjoined, the valedictory addresses, delivered on the public commencement at Rhode-Island College, in Providence, September 5, A.D., 1787.; 40 p.; table 20 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1228
Maxcy, Jonathan, 1768-1820.

A sermon preached in the Baptist meeting house in Providence, before the Female Charitable Society, September 21st, 1802.

Providence, B. Wheeler. 1802

13, 1 p.; 18 cm.; "Ode ... by Allen" appears at end.

Reel: 45, No. 1229
Maxwell, William, 1784-1857.


Philadelphia, Printed by William Fry. 1812

144 p.; 13.5 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1230
Maxwell, William, 1784-1857.


Philadelphia, Printed by M. Thomas, no. 52, Chestnut-street. William Fry, printer. 1816

3 p.l., [v]-vii, 168 p.; 13.5 cm.; Added engr. t.p.

Reel: 45, No. 1231
Maylem, John, 1739-1762?.

The conquest of Louisburg.

[Newport, Printed by Solomon Southwick]. [1775.]

A poem.; 10 p.; 22 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1232
Maylem, John.

Gallic Perfidy: A poem.

Boston, New England, Printed and sold by Benjamin Mecom, at The New Printing-office, where may be had that noted little book called Father Abraham's speech. July 13, 1758

2 p.l., 7-15 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1233
Mead, Charles.

Mississippian scenery; a poem, descriptive of the interior of North America.

Philadelphia, Published by S. Potter and co., no. 55, Chesnut street, W. Fry, Printer. 1819

113 p., 3 l.; front.; 20.5 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1234
[Mecom, Benjamin] 1732-ca.1776.

A poem addressed to a young lady.

St. Johns, Antigua. 1757

1 p.l., 28 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1235
Meditations on death and the grave.

Windham [Conn.] Printed by John Byrne. 1796

8 p.; With this is bound: An answer to the Universalists. 4 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1237
Meditations on death and the grave.

Windhem [Conn.] Printed by John Byrne. 1796

8 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1238
Meigs, Return Jonathan, 1765-1825.

A poem spoken in the chapel of Yale-College, at the quarterly exhibitions, March 9th, 1784.

New Haven, Printed by Meigs, Bowen and Dana, in Chapel-street. [1784]

16 p.

Reel: 45, No. 1239
Memoir of Miriam Warner, of Northampton, Mass.

(New York, Published by the American Tract Society, 150 Nassau street).

(In The wishing cap, and other books for children. p. 1-16).

Reel: 45, No. 1241
Memoir of Miss Sally Ladd, daughter of Lieut. Timothy Ladd, of Dunbarton, New-Hampshire, who died January 21, 1816, in the 19th year of her age.

[Dunbarton, N.H.]. [1816?]

12 p.; 17 cm.; Caption title.; Includes an original poem.

Reel: 45, No. 1242
Memoirs of John Howard Payne, the American Roscius.

London, Printed for J. Miller, 25 Bow street, Covent Garden, printed by B. McMillan. 1815

With criticisms on his acting, in the various theatres of America, England and Ireland. Compiled from authentic documents.; 2 p.l., 131 p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1243
Memoirs of the poet, John Osborn. 1789.

(June 1789)

(In American Museum. 21 cm. v. 5. p. 587-590).

Reel: 45, No. 1244
Merry, Robert, 1755-1798.

The pains of memory.

London, Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Pater noster Row. 1796

A poem,; 1 p.l., 36 p.; 27 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1247
Merry, Robert, 1755-1798.

The pains of memory.

Boston, Printed by Manning & Loring, for David West, No. 56, Cornhill. 1797

A poem.; 39 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1248
Merry, Robert, 1755-1798.

Paulina; or, The Russian daughter, a poem.

London, Printed for J. Robson and W. Clarke, New Bond street. 1787

In two books.; 1 p.l., iii, 55 p.; 27 cm.

Reel: 45, No. 1249
Metamorphosis, a satirical poem.

[n.p.]. [1798?]

8 p.; 20.7 cm.; Caption title.

Reel: 46, No. 1250
Metamorphosis; or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations, for the amusement of young persons, also An alphabet of large and small letters to aid females in marking linen, &c.

Wilmington, Printed and sold by Robert Porter, no. 97 Market street. 1814

[14] p.; illus.; 14.5 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1251
The Military glory of Great-Britain, an entertainment, given by the late candidates for bachelor's degree, at the close of the anniversary commencement, held in Nassau-Hall, New-Jersey, September 29th, 1762.

Philadelphia, Printed by William Bradford. 1762

1 p.l., 15 p., music interleaved with text.; 21 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1252
Miller, William F.

Dissertation on the subjects and mode of Gospel baptism.

Hartford, Printed by Lincoln & Gleason. 1806

By ... [a] Pastor of a Presbyterian-Congregational church in Windsor, Connecticut ...; 120 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1254
Mills, John Henry.

Poetic trifles.

Baltimore, Printed by G. Dobbin & Murphy, 10 Market street, For Cole & J. Bonsal. 1808

116, [3] p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1255
A Mirror for a printer.

[n.p.]. [1774]

A proclamation.; broadside.

Reel: 46, No. 1256
A Miscellaneous collection of original pieces; political, moral, and entertaining.

Springfield, (Mass.) Printed by John Russell, at his office near the great ferry. 1786

In one volume.; 180, [4] p.

Reel: 46, No. 1257
Misses Martin's School, [Portland (Me.)].

List of young ladies who attended the Misses Martin's School [1804-1829].

[Portland, Me.?]. [1830?]

16 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1260
[Mitchill, Samuel Latham, 1764-1831].

Address to the Fredes, or people of the United States.

New York, Printed by G. & R. Waite, no. 64, Maiden lane. 1804

(the modern and appropriate name of the people ...) on the 28th anniversary of their independence.; 8 p.; 20.3 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1262
Monarchy, a parody on the Eclogue of Pope.

Philadelphia, Printed for M. Carey, by Samuel H. Smith. 1795

8 p.

Reel: 46, No. 1266
The Monkey's frolic.

New York, Published by S. King. [18--?]

A humorous tale.; 16, [1] p.; illus.; Cover title.

Reel: 46, No. 1268
[Moorhead, Sarah Parsons].

To the Reverend Mr. James Davenport on his departure from Boston.

[Boston, Printed for Charles Harrison, in Cornhill, over against the Brazen Head]. [1742]

To which is added A postscript to the Rev. Mr. A--d--w C--w-ll, by a female friend.; 8 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 46, No. 1275
A Moral ode for the year 1771.

[n.p.]. [1771?]

With a copy of verses upon the diversity of spiritual gifts. To which is added (by permission of the author) an acrostic on the memory of the late Rev. Mr. George Whitefield.; 14, [2] p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1277
Morris, James, 1752-1820.

An oration, delivered in South-Farms, in Litchfield, February 22, 1800, commemorative of the death of Gen. George Washington.

Litchfield [Conn.] Printed by T. Collier. [1800]

29 p.; 21.5 cm.; "What awful news our ears assail,": P. 28.

Reel: 46, No. 1278
Morton, Perez, Mrs.


[n.p.]. [1791]

A hymn for the Humane Society.; broadside.

Reel: 46, No. 1279
[Morton, Sarah Wentworth (Apthorp), Mrs.] 1759-1846.

Beacon Hill.

Boston, Printed by Manning & Loring for the Author. 1797

A local poem, historic and descriptive. Book I. Published according to act of Congress.; 56 p.; 26 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1280
[Morton, Sarah Wentworth (Apthorp), Mrs.] 1759-1846.

Ouâbi: or, The virtues of nature.

Boston, Printed by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews at Faust's statue, no. 45, Newbury street. 1790

An Indian tale. In four cantos. By Philenia, a lady of Boston.; viii, [9]-51, [1] p.; front. (port.); 23 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1281
[Morton, Sarah Wentworth (Apthorp), Mrs.] 1759-1846.

The virtues of society.

Boston, Printed by Manning & Loring, for the author. 1799

A tale, founded on fact. By the author of The virtues of nature.; 46 p.; 28 x 23 cm.; Poem entitled "To time": p. [39]-46.

Reel: 46, No. 1282
The Mother's picture primer.

New York, Published by Leavitt & Co. [18--?]

1 p.l., 12, [1] p.; illus.

Reel: 46, No. 1285
Mountain, Jacob, bp., 1749-1825.

Poetical reveries.

London, Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall Mall; and sold by J. Woodyer at Cambridge. 1777

32 p.

Reel: 46, No. 1286
Moving times and no friends.

[n.p.]. [n.d.]

The newest dialogue. Sold by William Topsyturvy at the sign of the boot in the county of Restraints, and province of Mercy Chuse this Boy. Printed in the year seventeen hundred and O terrible !!!; 8 p.

Reel: 46, No. 1289
Multiplication table, in rhyme.

[n.p.]. [18--?]

8 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1290
Munford, Robert.

A collection of plays and poems, by the late Col.

Petersburg, Printed by William Prentis. 1798

... of Mecklenburg county, in the state of Virginia. Now first published together.; xii, [13]-206 [i.e. 188] p.; 21.5 cm.; Contents.--The candidates; or, The humours of a Virginia election.--The patriots.--The first book of Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated.--Miscellaneous poems, consisting of: The ram, a comic poem; Letters from the Devil to his son; Answer to "The winter piece"; Colin and Celia, a pastoral poem; A dream; and A patriotic song.

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