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Reel: 46, No. 1291
Munford, William, 1775-1825.

Poems, and compositions in prose on several occasions.

Richmond, Printed by Samuel Pleasants. jun., 1798

3 p.l., [5]-189, [1] p.; 20.5 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1292
[Murden, Eliza Crawley].


Charleston, (S.C.), Printed by J. Hoff, no. 6 Broad street. 1808

By a young lady of Charleston.; 15, [5]-112 p.; front.

Reel: 46, No. 1293
[Murphey, Charles].

A song on the Nantucket ladies [and, Tom Halyard].

[n.p.]. [May 5, 1819]

3 l.; Manuscript.; Two poems by Charles Murphey of the Ship Dianna of New York; Reuben Coffin, Capt. and another manuscript poem [by ship-mates?].

Reel: 46, No. 1294
[Murphy, William].

The electioneering campaign of Dicky & his coadjutors: or, How Caleb got to Congress; with notes and illustrations.

Newtown [N.Y.] Printed and published by the author. 1818

By Aesop Mullet Head, esq. late "Prime Minister of his telegraphic majesty."; 56 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 46, No. 1295

The loves of Hero and Leander.

Dublin, Printed by Andrew Crooke, Printer to the King's most excellent majesty, at the King's arms in Copper alley. 1728

From the Greek of Musaeus. By Mr. Sterling. To which are added some new translations from various Greek authors, viz. Anacreon, Sappho, Julian, Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, Homer. By ***** *** esq.; 15, [8], 74 p.; "Translations from various Greek authors" has separate t.-p.: p. [37]-74.

Reel: 46, No. 1296
Musings at an evening club in Boston.

Boston, Printed by True & Weston. 1819

Somewhat like a poem.; 53 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1297
My Aunt Lucy's gift.

Baltimore, Published by Bayly and Burns, 132 Baltimore street, Alexander & Clark, printers. [18--?]

Embellished with coloured engravings.; 5 l.; illus.

Reel: 47, No. 1298
My grandmother.

Philadelphia, Published and sold by William Charles. 1817

A poem. Illustrated with engravings.; 4 l.; illus.; Cover title.

Reel: 47, No. 1299
My mother.

Philadelphia, Published and sold by Wm. Charles. 1816

A poem, by a lady. Illustrated with engravings.; 4 l., illus.

Reel: 47, No. 1300
My mother, My father, My grandmother, My daughter.

[Manuscript poems found in a commonplace book of Samuel Parker of Boston]. [1815-22]

4 l.

Reel: 47, No. 1301
Nash, Polly.

[Manuscript book of poems.].

[Cummington, Mass.]. [180-?]

Reel: 47, No. 1304
A Native of the West Indies, pseud.

Poems on subjects arising in England and the West Indies.

London, Printed for R. Faulder, New Bond street. 1783

1 p.l., [1], vi-vii, [1], 108 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1305
[Neal, John] 1793-1876.

Battle of Niagara, a poem, without notes; and Goldau, or The maniac harper.

Baltimore, Published by N.G. Maxwell, from the Portico press, Geo. W. Grater, printer. 1818

By Jehu O'Cataract [pseud.] author of Keep cool, &c.; 143 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1306
Neal, John, 1793-1876.

The battle of Niagara; with other poems.

Baltimore, Published by N.G. Maxwell, B. Edes, printer. 1819

2d ed. enl.; 4 p.l., [vii]-lxvii, [69]-272 p.; 15 cm.; Added engraved t.-p.

Reel: 47, No. 1307
Nevill, Valentine.

The reduction of Louisbourg.

Portsmouth, Printed for J. Wilkinson, and sold by T. Osborne and W. Owen, near Temple Bar, London. 1758

A poem, wrote on board His Majesty's ship Orford, in Louisbourg Harbour.; 16 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1310
A New collection of verses applied to the first of November A.D. 1765, &c., including a prediction that the S---p--A---t shall not take place in North America; together with a poetical dream concerning stamped papers.

New Haven, Printed and sold by B. Mecom. [1765]

24 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1311
A New history of a true book, in verse.

[Newburyport] For sale at A. March's bookstore; price ..., and to those who buy to give away 1s. pr. hundred. [1800?]

12 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1316
New Year's reflections, for January 1, 1808.

Lansingburgh [N.Y.] Printed by Tracy & Bliss. 1808

19 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 47, No. 1333
An Account of the great fire which destroyed about 250 buildings in Newburyport, on the night of the 31st of May, 1811.

Newburyport, Printed by W. & J. Gilman. 1811

Taken principally from the statements which have appeared in the public newspaper. 2d ed., imp.; 1 p.l., 23, [1] p.; illus.

Reel: 47, No. 1342
The News-boys address to the generous subscribers of Woods's Newark Gazette and Paterson Advertiser, wishing them health, peace and prosperity, and many happy years.

[Newark]. [1794]

January 1, 1794.; broadside.

Reel: 47, No. 1344
The News-boys; an eclogue, for January 1, 1787.

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

[Also the] News-boy's apology for the foregoing verses. Written by himself.; broadside.

Reel: 47, No. 1345
The News-carrier's address to his customers.

Hartford. January 1, 1785


Reel: 47, No. 1347
Nichols, Thomas.

Hymns and anthems; composed on divine subjects, agreeable to Sacred Scripture.

Albany, Printed for the author, by Charles R. & George Webster. 1793

Inspected and approved by the Rev. Isaac Backus.; 204 p.; 13.5 cm.

Reel: 47, No. 1348
[Niles, Aaron].

A controversy between the four elements.

Wrentham, Printed by N. Heaton. 1812

23, [1] p.

Reel: 47, No. 1350
Niles, Nathaniel.

The American hero; a Sapphick ode.

Norwich, Conn. October, 1775


Reel: 47, No. 1351
Niles, Samuel.

A brief and plain essay on God's wonder-working providence for New-England, in the reduction of Louisburg, and fortresses thereto belonging on Cape-Breton.

New London, Printed and sold by T. Green. 1747

2 p.l., 34, 4 l., 16 p.; Bound with: McClenachan, William. The Christian Warrior. Boston, Printed for D. Gookin, 1745.

Reel: 47, No. 1352
Nisbet, Richard.

The source of virtue; a poem.

Saint Christopher's [B.W.I.] Printed by Edward L. Low. [1790]

2 p.l., 18 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1355
Norton, Jacob, 1764-1858.

The blessedness of those who die in the Lord, illustrated.

Boston, Printed by Lincoln & Edmands, 53 Cornhill. 1811

A tribute of conjugal affection and respect, to the memory of his beloved wife, who died Jan. 25, in the 48th year of her age, in a discourse delivered at Weymouth, Feb. 3, 1811, the Lord's day after her internment.; 27, 11 p.; 20 cm.; Bound with: "God's voice crying to the inhabitants of Weymouth.".

Reel: 47, No. 1358
[Norton, Stephen S.] supposed author.

Love; a poem delivered before the E.E. branch of the Non-Descript Club, by the H.C.

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

16 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1359
Nugent, Henry.

The orphans of Wyoming, or, The fatal prayer.

City of Washington, Apollo Press, Printed and published by H.C. Lewis. 1814

A moral poem. With memoirs of the author. 1st ed.; 54, [1] p.; Cover title.

Reel: 47, No. 1363
[Oakes, Urian] 1631-1681.

An elegie upon the death of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Shepard, late teacher of the Church at Charlstown in New-England.

Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green. 1677

By a great admirer of his worth and true mourner for his death ...; 4 p.l., [3]-16 p.; Wegelin 290.

Reel: 47, No. 1365
[Oakes, Urian] 1631-1681.

An elegie upon the death of the Rev. Thomas Shepard, late teacher of the church at Charlestown in New England, By a great admirer of his worth, and true mourner for his death.

Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green. 1677

16 p.

Reel: 47, No. 1366
Ocean--a naval ode.

[Philadelphia]. [1813]

8 p.; 28 cm.; "Prize poem awarded by the editor of Port Folio, June 1812".

Reel: 47, No. 1370
Ode for the 23d of October, 1792.

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


Reel: 47, No. 1375
[Odell, Jonathan] 1737-1818, supposed author.

The times, a satiracal poem, written during the American revolution.

New Jersey, Printed but not published. [178-?]

26 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 47, No. 1386
[Odell, John].

The American times.

[London]. [1780]

[A satire.]; 1 p.l., 40 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 47, No. 1387
Odes, and other poems, by a Virginian.

Richmond [Va.] Printed by Augustine Davis, corner of E. and 11th streets. 1812

68 p.; 15.9 cm.

Reel: 47, No. 1388
Odiorne, Thomas, 1769-1851.

The progress of refinement, a poem, in three books.

Boston, Printed by Young and Etheridge, opposite the entrance of the branch bank, State street. 1792

To which are added, a poem on fame and miscellanies.; 1 p.l., [v]-x, [11]-176 p.; front.; 16 cm.

Reel: 48, No. 1389
The Officers ball.

Printed and sold by I.T. at the sign of the Flying fame, in Discretion alley. 1765

A new dialogue. Ball-town.; 8, 12 p.; Bound with: Answers and advice to the pamphlet "The officer ball".

Reel: 48, No. 1390
Ogden, Samuel.

Samuel Ogden's manuscript.

[n.p.]. [1815-1830?]

[92] p.; 20 cm.; Caption title.; Manuscript copybook, including some original poetry.

Reel: 48, No. 1391
Okely, Francis.

The disjointed watch; or, Truth rent asunder and divided: a similitude, attemted [sic] in metre, by Francis Okely, formerly of St. John's College, Cambridge.

Baltimore, Printed by Samuel Sower. 1795

4 l.

Reel: 48, No. 1392
Old grand-papa and other poems for the amusement of children.

Philadelphia, Published by Benjamin Warner, no. 147 Market street, and for sale at his bookstore in Richmond, Virginia. 1817

Embellished with wood engravings.; 48, [1] p.; illus.; Cover title.

Reel: 48, No. 1394
Oldfield, J.

'Tother side of Ohio, or A review of a poem in three cantos.

Hartford, Published by S.G. Goodrich for the author. 1818

40 p.; Wegelin 1071.

Reel: 48, No. 1395
Olio; or, Satrical poetic-hodge-podge, with an illustrative or explanatory dialogue, in vindication of the motive.

Philadelphia, Printed. 1801

Addressed to good nature, humor, and fancy.; iv, [3]-46 p.

Reel: 48, No. 1396
Oliver, Isabella.

Poems on various subjects, by Isabella Oliver, of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania.

Carlisle, Press of A. Loudon, (Whitehall). 1805

9, [1], 12-220 p.

Reel: 48, No. 1397
[Oliver, Peter] 1713-1791.

A poem sacred to the memory of the honorable Josiah Willard, Esq., late secretary of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England, who deceased December 6th, 1756.

Boston, Printed by Green and Russell in Queen-street. 1757

Aetatis 76.; 16 p.

Reel: 48, No. 1398
A Few lines composed on the dark day, May 19, 1780.

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


Reel: 48, No. 1399
On the death of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D., who deceased August 29, 1747.

Boston, Printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle, in Queen street next to the prison. [n.d.]

An eclogue, attempted by O--- E---, a young student.; 8 p.

Reel: 48, No. 1402
On the Death of Sarah Baker of Pembroke, who died May 8th, 1805.

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

Aged 14 years. (Addressed to the school of which she was a member.); broadside.

Reel: 48, No. 1403
On the Last Judgment.

[Randolph, Re-printed for James Grimes]. [1801.]

23 p.

Reel: 48, No. 1407

London, Printed. Boston, Reprinted and sold opposite the Probate Office in Queen-Street. 1765

A poem by an American. With notes by a North Briton.; 1 p.l., 20 p.; Imperfect: lacks all after p. 20.

Reel: 48, No. 1408

London, Printed for the author, and sold by C. Moran, in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden. 1765

A poem. By an American. With notes by a North Briton.; 1 p.l., 34 p.; 26 cm.

Reel: 48, No. 1409
[Oram, James Dempsey].

[44 poems and a few prose pieces].

[Norwich, Conn.]. [1813-1824]

1 v.; (unpaged.); Manuscript.

Reel: 48, No. 1411
Orations, delivered at the request of the inhabitants of the town of Boston, to commemorate the evening of the fifth of March, 1770; when a number of citizens were killed by a party of British troops, quartered among them, in a time of peace.

Boston, Published by Wm. T. Clap, no. 88, Fish street. Greenough, Stebbins, and Hunt, printers. 1807

2d ed.; 198, [2] p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 48, No. 1412
Page, Alfred Baylies, 1866-1912.

An early American poem: "A Judicious observation of that dreadful comet which appeared on Nov. 18, 1680: Written by J.W. [Ichabod Wiswall?] of New England.".

Dec. 1907

(In The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. p. 403-408.); Running title: A poem by the Rev. Ichabod Wiswall.

Reel: 49, No. 1423
Pain, Philip.

Daily meditations; or, Quotidian preparations for, and considerations of death and eternity.

Cambridge, Printed by Marmaduke Johnson. 1668

By Philip Pain who lately suffering shipwrack, was drowned.; [2], 16, [1] p.

Reel: 49, No. 1425
Paine, John, comp.

A selection of speeches.

Baltimore. 1820

To which is annexed a variety of poetry.; 1 p.l., v, [6]-157 p.; 15.7 cm.

Reel: 49, No. 1427
Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811.

A monody on the death of Lieut. General Sir John Moore, with notes, historical and political.

Boston, Published by J. Belcher. 1811

To which is prefixed a sketch of the life of General Moore.; 32 p.

Reel: 49, No. 1428
Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811.

A monody on the death of Lieut. General Sir John Moore, with notes, historical and political.

Boston, J. Belcher. 1811

To which is prefixed a sketch of the life of General Moore. [2d ed.?]; 32 p.; 24 cm.

Reel: 49, No. 1429
[Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811].

The invention of letters: a poem, written at the request of the President of Harvard university, and delivered in Cambridge, on the day of annual commencement, July 15, 1795.

Boston, Printed for the subscribers. July 27, 1795

15 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 49, No. 1430
[Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811].

The invention of Letters: a poem, written at the request of the President of Harvard university, and delivered in Cambridge on the day of annual commencement; July 15, 1795.

Boston, Printed by Henry Bowers, Congress street. 1819

(Dedicated to his excellency George Washington, Esq.); 3d ed.; 10 p.

Reel: 49, No. 1432
[Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811].

The ruling passion; an occasional poem.

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

Written by the appointment of the Society of the [Phi] B K and spoken, on their anniversary, in the chapel of the university, Cambridge, July 20, 1797. By Thomas Paine, A.M. Pub. according to act of Congress.; 32 p.; 21.5 cm.

Reel: 49, No. 1434
Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811.

Spain, commerce, and freedom.

[Boston, Printed and sold by Russell and Cutter for the author]. [1809]

A national ode ... at a public festival, given in Honour of the Spanish patriots, by the citizens of Boston. January 24th, 1809.; 4 p.

Reel: 49, No. 1435
Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811.

The works in verse and prose of the late Robert Treat Paine, jun., esq. With notes.

Boston, Printed and published by J. Belcher. 1812

To which are prefixed, sketches of his life, character and writings.; 1 p.l., [v]-lxxxviii, [7], [5]-464 p., [1] p.; front. (port.); 22 cm.

Reel: 50, No. 1436
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.

Miscellaneous poems.

London, Printed and published by R. Carlile, 55 Fleet street. 1819

2 p.l., 24 p.; 22.5 cm.

Reel: 50, No. 1437
The Pains of memory, and the powers of fancy with some other poems.

New York, Printed for the author. 1808

115 p.

Reel: 50, No. 1438
The Pains of memory, with some other poems.

New York, Printed for the Author. 1807

76 p.

Reel: 50, No. 1439
Parish, Elijah, 1762-1825.

An oration, delivered at Byfield, February 22d, 1800, the day of national mourning for the death of General George Washington.

Newburyport, From the press of Angier March sold at his bookstore, north side of Market square. [1800]

32 p.; 21.5 cm.

Reel: 50, No. 1443
[Parke, John].

The lyric works of Horace, translated into English verse: to which are added a number of original poems.

Philadelphia, Printed by Eleazer Oswald, at the Coffee House. 1786

By a native of America.; xli, 334, [16] p.; front.; Imperfect: lacks pp. 287-292.

Reel: 50, No. 1444
[Parker, Bethiah 1712?-1785?].

[Manuscript book containing an introductory passage entitled "Narrative of the trials which I had when I left the Congregational Church", followed by verse.].

[Willington? Conn.]. [1740-1780]

1 v. (unpaged).

Reel: 50, No. 1445
Parkinson, William, 1774-1848.

A sermon, delivered in the meeting-house of the First Baptist church, in the city of New York, August 20th, 1812.

New-York, Printed for John Tiebout, no. 238, Water street. 1812

Being a day recommended by the constituted authorities of the nation as a day of special humiliation and prayer, on account of the present war. ...; 25, [1] p.; 21.5 cm.; "A hymn": [1] p. at end.

Reel: 50, No. 1446
[Parsons, Nancy].



19 l.; Manuscript.

Reel: 50, No. 1447
Particular account of the great fire at Newburyport, May 31, 1811 which destroyed about two hundred and fifty buildings.

[Newburyport]. [1811.]

8 p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 50, No. 1448
The Patriots of North-America.

New York. 1775

A sketch. With explanatory notes.; iv, 47, [1] p.

Reel: 50, No. 1453
Patterson, John.

Journal of the travels & religious experience of John Patterson, containing a brief history of his call to the ministry of the Gospel.

Harrisburg [Pa.] Printed for the author. 1817

108 p.

Reel: 50, No. 1454
[Patterson, Robert].

The art of domestic happiness, and other poems, by The Recluse, author of The Independency of the mind, affirmed.

Pittsburgh, Published by Robert Patterson. 1817

316, [1] p.

Reel: 50, No. 1455
Patterson, Samuel, b. 1785.

A narrative of the adventures and sufferings of Samuel Patterson, experienced in the Pacific ocean, and many other parts of the world, with an account of the Feegee, and Sandwich islands.

From the press in Palmer [Mass.]. May 1, 1817

144 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1456
Paul, William.

A treatise on prayer; consisting of chapters and hymns.

Newport, R.I., Printed at the office of the Newport Mercury. [180-?]

51 p.

Reel: 51, No. 1457
Paul, William.

A treatise on prayer, consisting of chapters and hymns.

Printed at Providence. 1805

52 p.

Reel: 51, No. 1458
Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860.

The backwoods man.

Philadelphia, Published by M. Thomas, 52 Chesnut street, printer. 1818

5 p.l., [7]-198 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1459
[Paulding, James Kirke] 1778-1860.

The lay of the Scottish fiddle: a tale of Havre de Grace.

New York, Published by Inskeep & Bradford, and Bradford & Inskeep; Philadelphia. 1813

Supposed to be written by Walter Scott, esq. 1st American from the 4th Edinburgh ed.; 262 p.; 13.5 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1461
[Paulding, James Kirke] 1778-1860.

The lay of the Scottish fiddle.

London, Printed for James Cawthorn, Cockspur street. 1814

A poem. In five cantos. Supposed to be written by W------- S-------, Esq. 1st American, from the 4th Edinburgh ed.; xvi, 222, [2] p.

Reel: 51, No. 1462
The Paxtoniade.

Philadelphia, Printed and sold by John Morris, opposite the three reapers in third street. [1764]

A poem. By Christopher Gymnast, Esq; With the Prolegomana and Exercitations of Scriblerus. 2d ed. Printed word for word, from the 1st Grand ed.; 8 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1464
Payne, John Howard, 1792-1852.

Lispings of the muse: a selection from juvenile poems, chiefly written at and before the age of sixteen.

[London, Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe lane]. 1815

Printed as a testimony of regard from the author to his personal friends.; viii, 30 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1466
Payne, John Howard, 1792-1852.

Lispings of the muse: a selection from juvenile poems, chiefly written at and before the age of sixteen.

[London, Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe lane]. 1815

Printed as a testimony of regard from the author to his personal friends.; viii, 30 p.

Reel: 51, No. 1467
Peace on honorable terms to America.

[Boston, N. Coverly]. [Jun., 1815]


Reel: 51, No. 1469
Peck, John, 1735-1812.

A descant on Universalism.

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

A poem.; 18 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 51, No. 1471
Peck, John, 1735-1812.

Description of the last judgment, and reflections thereof also a poem on death and one on the resurrection.

Palmer [Mass.] From E. Terry's Press. 1817

1 p.l., [5]-34 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1472
[Peck, John] 1735-1812.

The devil's shaving mill, or poem in which the devil is personated; intersperced with various queries and observations.

Taunton [Mass.] Printed by A. Danforth. 1815

With a paraphrase on Mr. Devil's wonderfull mill, & c.; 44 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 51, No. 1474
[Peck, John, 1735-1812].

A dialogue between a blind man and death.

London, Printed; Boston, Re-printed, at the earnest request of a number of well-disposed Christians by E. Russell, next liberty stump, for J. Plumer, Trader in Newbury. [n.d.]

By Richard Standfast, late minister of the Gospel in Bristol.; 16 p.; illus.

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