American Poetry, 1609-1870 Reel Listing

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Reel: 54, No. 1616
Ocean--a naval ode.

[n.p.]. [1813?]

Prize poem. (The editors of the Port Folio in June last, offered two premiums, of one hundred [!] dollars each, for the two best naval songs, which should be communicated to them before the first of October. From among the great number of poetical communications which were produced, in competition for the offered prizes, they selected as most deserving, a song by Edwin C. Holland, Esq. and the following elegant lyric ode by a person to them unknown.); 8 p.; 15.6 cm.; Caption title.

Reel: 54, No. 1617
The Procession, with the standard of faction: a cantata, recitative.

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

4 p.

Reel: 54, No. 1618
The Prodigal daughter: or, A strange and wonderful relation: shewing how a gentleman of a vast estate in Bristol, in England, had a proud and disobedient daughter; who, because her parents would not support her in all her extravagance, bargained with the devil to poison them.

Sold at the printing office, no. 5. Cornhill, Boston. 1807

How an angel informed her parents of her design.--How she lay in a trance four days, and when she was put in the grave, she came to life again, and related the wonderful things she saw in the other world.; 15, [1] p.; illus.; 19 cm.

Reel: 54, No. 1620
The Prodigal daughter: or, A strange and wonderful relation: shewing how a gentleman of vast estate in Bristol in England, had a proud and disobedient daughter.

Boston, N. Coverly, printer, Milk street. [1816?]

12 p.; illus.

Reel: 54, No. 1621
The Progress of society, a poem, in three parts.

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

62, [1] p.

Reel: 54, No. 1622
[Purdon, John] d. ca.1817?.

A leisure hour; or, A series of poetical letters, mostly written during the prevalence of the yellow fever.

Philadelphia, Printed and sold by P. Stewart, no. 84, South second street. 1804

By a citizen of Philadelphia.; 36 p.; 16.5 cm.

Reel: 54, No. 1626
[Purdon, John] d. ca.1817?.

The Pilgrim's address, and an improved mode of defence, against the bucaniers of the ocean, humbly submitted to the consideration of General John Shee, and all those gentlemen through the United States, to whom the more immediate care of our seaport's are committed.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1807

24 p.; "Contrast": p. 21-24.

Reel: 54, No. 1627
[Purdon, John] d. ca.1817?.

The Pilgrim's address, and an improved mode of defence, against the bucaniers of the ocean, of every nation, humbly submitted to the serious consideration of the citizens of the United States, especially to those gentlemen to whom the more immediate care of our seaport's are connected.

Philadelphia, Printed for the Author. 1808

2d ed.; 24, 12 p.; "Contrast": p. 21-24.; "Supplement to the Pilgrim": last 12 p.

Reel: 54, No. 1628
Puzzlebrain, Jeffrey, pseud.

Fire-side amusement: a new collection of choice riddles.

Hartford, Printed by Hale & Hosmer. 1812

Printed for the entertainment of all the good and merry little boys and girls, who are lucky at [!] to obtain it. Ornamented with cuts.; [3], 6-30 p.; illus.

Reel: 54, No. 1629
Quincey, Vernon H.

A parody on some of the most striking passages in a late pamphlet, entitled "A letter to a Federalist," with large additions & improvements.

Portsmouth, N.H., Printed at the Oracle Press. 1805

47 p.

Reel: 54, No. 1631
Quiz, Jeremiah, pseud.

The ass on Parnassus; and from Scotland, ge ho!! comes Rodlrigh Vich Neddy Dhu, ho! Ieroe!!! Cantos I.II. of a poem entitled, What are Scot's collops?.

Philadelphia, Published by Mathew Carey, no. 121 Chesnut street. 1815

A prophetic tale; written in imitation of The lady of the lake.; 108 p.

Reel: 54, No. 1632
Ralling, John.

Miscellaneous sketches, in prose and verse: written for the spiritual improvement and instruction of mankind.

Newbury-port, Printed by William Barrett, Market square. 1796

24 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1634
Ralling, John.

Miscellanies, moral and instructive, in prose and verse; collected from various authors for the use of schools, and improvement of young persons of both sexes: A new edition, with additions.

Philadelphia, Printed; London, Reprinted by James Phillips, George-Yard, Lombard street. 1790

iv, 208 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1635
[Ralling, John].

Miscellanies, viz. I. The time-piece; or, An honest servant's advice to his master. II. Verses on the month of May. III. An affectionate father's dying advice.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author, by John McCulloch. 1790

24 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1636
Ralling, John.

The time piece.

Philadelphia, Printed by Jane Aitken, no. 20 north third street. 1803

Tempus fugit multum in Parvo. 3d ed., cor. and enl.; 170 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1637
[Ralph, James] d. 1762.

Clarinda; or, The fair libertine.

London, Printed for John Gray at the cross keys in the Poultry. 1729

A poem. In four cantos.; 4 p.l., 64 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1638
[Ralph, James] d. 1762.

[Miscellaneous poems.].

[London]. [1728-29?]

Contents: The muses' address to the King: an ode.--The tempest: or, The terrors of death; a poem in blank verse.--Night: a poem.--Zeuma: or, The love of liberty.--Clarinda: or, The fair libertine, a poem.

Reel: 55, No. 1639
Ralph, James, d. 1762.

The muse's address to the king.

London, Printed for W. Meadows, at the Angel in Cornhill. 1728

An ode.; 4 p.l., v, 43 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 55, No. 1640
Ralph, James, d. 1762.

Night: a poem.

Dublin, Printed by S. Powell, for George Risk, at Shakespeare's head, George Erving, at the Angel and Bible, and William Smith, at the Hercules. [1728?]

In four books.; 3 p.l., x, 47, [1] p.; 16.5 cm.

Reel: 55, No. 1641
[Ralph, James] d. 1762.


London, Printed and sold by J. Roberts in Warwick lane. 1728

The heroic poem occasion'd by the Dunciad. Together with A critique on that poem address'd to Mr. T----D, Mr. M----R, Mr. Eu----n.; 1 p.l., xvi, 45 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1642
Ralph, James, d. 1762.

The tempest, or, The terrors of death.

London, Printed for W. Meadows, at the Angel in Cornhill. 1727

A poem in blank verse.; 1 p.l., ii, 27 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1643
Ralph, James, d. 1762.

Zeuma; or, The love of liberty.

London, Printed by C. Ackers for S. Billingsley, at the Judge's head in Chancery lane. 1729

A poem. In three books.; 6 p.l., vi, [2], 136 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 55, No. 1644
Rand, Thomas, 1776-1857, ed.

The voice of the turtle, or a collection of pieces, in prose and verse, being the exercises of young converts.

Wrentham, (Mass.) Printed by Nathaniel Heaton, jun. for the author.--. 1801

48 p.; 19.8 cm.

Reel: 55, No. 1645
Rand, Thomas.

The voice of the turtle; a collection of pieces in prose and verse.

[Wrentham, Mass.], Printed. June, 1802

Being the exercises of young converts.; 52 p.; Imperfect: lacks p. 15-18.

Reel: 55, No. 1646
Ray, William.

Horrors of slavery; or, The American tars in Tripoli.

Troy, Printed by Oliver Lyon, for the author. 1808

Containing an account of the loss and capture of the United States frigate Philadelphia; ...; 298 p.

Reel: 55, No. 1648
Relly, James.

Christian hymns, poems and spiritual songs.

Burlington, Re-printed by Isaac Collins, in Market street. 1776

By John and James Relly.; 1 p.l., iv, [1], 236, [8] p.

Reel: 56, No. 1653
Relly, James.

Christian hymns, poems and spiritual songs, sacred to the praise of God our Saviour.

Portsmouth, N.H., Printed. 1782

By James and John Relly.; 1 p.l., iv, [1], 241, [1] p.

Reel: 56, No. 1654
A Remarkable prophecy, supposed to have laid six hundred years under a stone in Paris.

Boston, Printed and sold by J. White, near Charles River bridge. 1798

The following prophecy is presented to our readers, as a support of their faith in the millenium. To which is added, The sailors acknowledgment, and The unknown world, [by Sampson Occom, late Indian minister?]; 11 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1656
Remington, E.

A short account of three men that were kill'd by lightning, at Suffield, May 20, 1766, viz. Samuel Remington, James Bagg, Jonathan Bagg.

[Hartford, Thomas Green?]. [1766]


Reel: 56, No. 1657
A Retreat from town.

Boston, Printed by John Eliot, no. 5 Court street. 1815

An epistle in verse from the country.; 24 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1659
The Returned captive.

Hudson, Printed by Ashbel Stoddard. 1787

A poem. Founded on a late fact.; 60 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1660
Reynolds, Tertius.

A poem, spoken on the summit of Wamaug Mountain, August 16, 1820, to a party of ladies and gentlemen, who had ascended to the pinacle of this lofty mountain for the purpose of enjoying a prospect of the romantic scenery around.

New Haven, Printed for the publisher. 1820

Suggested by the author's first visit to that place a short time previous.; 12 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1661
A Rhapsody.

New York, Printed by Hodge, Allen, and Campbell. 1789

A poem.; 19 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1662
Rice, David, 1733-1816.

Slavery inconsistent with justice and good policy; proved by a speech, delivered in the convention, held at Danville, Kentucky.

New York, Printed by Isaac Collins and Son. 1804

36 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1664
[Rich, Elisha].

A poem on the late distress of the town of Boston.

Chelmsford, Printed and sold at N. Coverly's printing-office. 1776

With some remarks on the sudden flight of the ministerial troops, after plundering and destroying the property of the worthy inhabitants, they left the town in the greatest confusion imaginable, not allowing themselves time to take with them great part of their warlike stores, in short, they fled like murderers' pursued by the hand of justice.; broadside.

Reel: 56, No. 1667
Rich, Elisha.

Poetical dialogues, calculated for the help of timorous and tempted Christians.

Boston, Printed by Nathaniel Coverly, for the author. 1775

Also suited to the case of disponding [sic] sinners, and the nature of truth and error distinguished, &c., &c. By ... [a] preacher of the gospel, and pastor of a Baptist-church of Christ in Chelmsford.; [3], 5-36.

Reel: 56, No. 1668
Rich, R. Nevvus, from Virginia.

The lost flock triumphant.

London, Printed by Edw: Allde, and are to be sold by John Wright. 1610

With the happy arrival of that famous and worthy knight Sr. Thomas Gates: and the well reputed and valiant captaine Mr. Christopher Newporte, and others, into England. With the maner of their distresse in the Iland of Deuils (otherwise called Bemoothawes) where they remayned 42 weeks, and builded two pynaces, in which they returned into Virginia. By R. Rich, gent., one of the voyage.; 6 l.; illus.; From the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library.

Reel: 56, No. 1670
[Richards, George] d. 1814.

The declaration of independence; a poem: accompanied by odes, songs, &c.

Boston, Printed at Faust's Statue, no. 45 Newbury street. 1793

Adapted to the day. By a citizen of Boston.; 24 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1671
[Richards, George] comp., d. 1814.

Hymns and Odes composed on the death of Gen. George Washington.

Portsmouth, [N.H.] Printed at the United States Oracle office by Charles Peirce, sold by him at the Columbian Bookstore, by groce, dozen or single. January, 1800

Adapted to the 22d day of February and dedicated to those who please to sing them ... Many of them are pure originals, never published before.; 12 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1672
[Richards, George] d. 1814.

Masonic & social address, as pronounced before the Most Worshipful Thomas Thompson, esq., G.M.M. and the M.W. the Grand Lodge of Newhampshire.

Portsmouth, N.H., From the Press of William Treadwell. [1807?]

[at] the laying [of] the corner stone of St. John's Episcopal Church, in ample form. On the 24th of June, A. L. 5807. By the Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge.; 32 p.; 21.5 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1673
[Richards, George] d. 1814.

The political passing bell, an elegy.

Boston, Printed by Isaiah Thomas and company. 1789

Written in a country meeting house, April, 1789. Parodized from Gray; and accompanied with a correct copy of the sublime original. For the entertainment of those who laugh at all parties.; 15 p.

Reel: 56, No. 1674
Richmond, William Ebenezer, 1786-1873.

Mount Hope, an evening excursion.

Providence, Printed by Miller & Hutchens. 1818

2 p.l., [7]-69, [1] p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1675
[Riley, Edward] comp.

Riley's flute melodies.

New York, Engraved, printed and sold by E. Riley. [1819?]

Third volume.; 1 p.l., 100 p.; Illustrated t.-p. in color.; Includes the air, Mrs. Poe, which might be for song by mother of Edgar Allan Poe.

Reel: 56, No. 1677
Ripley, Dorothy, b. 1767.

The bank of faith and works united.

Philadelphia, Printed by the authoress, by J.H. Cunningham, no. 70, South Third street. 1819

204 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1679
Risible, Ralpho, pseud.

Pickeroniad: or, Exploits of faction, celebrated in mock-heroic-al, serio-comic-al, Hudibrastic-al, and quizzical numbers.

Newburyport, Printed by N.H. Wright. 1811

Illustrated with explanatory notes. (Copyright secured according to law.); 36 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1680
[Ritson, Anne, Mrs.].

A poetical picture of America, being observations made during a residence of several years, at Alexandria, and Norfolk, in Virginia; illustrative of the manners and customs of the inhabitants: and interspersed with anecdotes, arising from a general intercourse with society in that country, from the year 1799 to 1807.

London, Printed for the author, and sold by Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, 31, Poultry. 1809

By a lady.; 7 p.l., 177 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 56, No. 1681
Robbins, Chandler, 1738-1799.

An address, delivered at Plymouth, on the 24th day of January, 1793, to the inhabitants of that town; assembled to celebrate the victories of the French Republic, over their invaders.

Boston, Printed at the Apollo Press, by Belknap and Hall. 1793

Delivered at the request of the subscribers for the civic festival of that day, and published at the request of the hearers.; 20 p.; "An ode to liberty, composed by Mr. Joseph Groswell, and sung at the civic feast at Plymouth January 24, 1793": p. [19]-20.

Reel: 56, No. 1682
Robinson, Nathaniel.

Verses composed by Nathaniel Robinson, when he was in Albany goal, in the year 1758.

New London, Printed for and sold by George Wolcott. 1770

2d ed.; 24 p.

Reel: 57, No. 1684
Robinson, Nathaniel.

Verses upon fourteen different occasions: composed in Albany goal, in the year 1768.

Boston, Printed and sold by William McAlpine, in Marlborough street. 1773

3d ed.; 24 p.; "On the taking of Fort William Henry": p. 4-5.

Reel: 57, No. 1686
[Rogers, Daniel] 1780-1839.

The knight of the rum bottle & co.; or, The speech-makers: a musical farce, in five acts.

New York, Published by David Longworth, at the Dramatic Repository, Shakspeare-Gallery. June, 1818

Respectfully dedicated to the managers of the New York theatre, by the editor of the City-hall recorder.; 1 p.l., [1], 6-16 p.; 15.5 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1687
Rogers, Daniel, 1780-1839.

A poem, on liberty and equality.

Printed for the author, at the office of the Albany Centinel, Court street. 1804

Published by special request.; 29 p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1688
Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855.

The pleasures of memory, and other poems, by Samuel Rogers esq., and The pains of memory, by Robert Merry.

New York, Published by Evert Duyckineck, no. 110 Pearl street; M'Farlane & Long, printers. 1808

234 [i.e 154] p.; plates.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1690
Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855.

The pleasures of memory, and other poems.

New-York, Published by R. & W.A. Bartow, 347 Pearl street, Franklin square, and W.A. Bartow, Richmond, (Vir.); J. Gray & Co., printers. 1820

To which is added, The pains of memory. By Robert Merry, A.M.; 11 p.l., 142 p.; front.; 15 cm.; Added engr. t.-p.

Reel: 57, No. 1691
[Rogers, Samuel] 1763-1855.

The pleasures of memory.

Portland [Me.] Printed for Daniel Johnson, John McKown, printer. 1805

In two parts. To which are added The pains of memory.; 127 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1692
[Rogers, Robert] 1731-1795.

Ponteach: or, The savages of America.

London, Printed for the author, and sold by J. Millan, opposite the Admiralty, Whitehall. 1766

A tragedy.; 110, [2] p.; 20 cm.; Cover title.

Reel: 57, No. 1693
Rosanna; or, The cruel lover.

Danbury [Conn.?] Printed by Nathan Douglas. 1794

To which is added A toast.; 8 p.

Reel: 57, No. 1695
Rose, Aquila.

Poems on several occasions.

Philadelphia, Printed at the New Printing-Office, near the Market. 1740

To which are prefixed, some other pieces writ to him, and to his memory after his decease. Collected and published by his son Joseph Rose, of Philadelphia.; 56 p.

Reel: 57, No. 1696
[Ross, James] 1744-1827.

Victoria Neo-Aureliana: pax gandavensis.

Philadelphiae, a Lydia R. Bailey, vico septentrionali, impressa. 1816

Cum interpretatione poetica a Michaele Fortune, Philadelphiensi.; 12 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1697
[Rose, Robert Hutchinson] 1776-1842.

Sketches in verse.

Philadelphia, Printed for C. & A. Conrad & Co., by Smith & Maxwell. 1810

184 p.; 24 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1698
The Round table.

Hartford. 1819

No. 2.; p. [37]-72; Caption title.

Reel: 57, No. 1699
Rowell, Nathaniel, 1781-1827.

The village church: a poem.

Sag Harbor, [N.Y.] Printed for Alden Spooner. 1809

11 p.; 15.5 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1700
Rowson, Susanna (Haswell), Mrs., 1762-1824.

Miscellaneous poems.

Printed for the author by Gilbert and Dean, State street, sold by them and by W.P. and L. Blake, Cornhill, Boston. 1804

227 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1701
Rowson, Susanna (Haswell), Mrs., 1762-1824.

A present for young ladies; containing poems, dialogues, addresses, &c. &c. &c. as recited by the pupils of Mrs. Rowson's academy, at the annual exhibitions.

Boston, Published by John West & Co., no. 75 Cornhill, E.G. House, printer. 1811

156 p.; 13.2 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1702
The Royal factor's garland, in four parts.

Catskill, Printed for travelling book sellers. 1811

8 p.

Reel: 57, No. 1704
Rugeley, Rowland, fl. 1774.

Miscellaneous poems and translations from La Fontaine and others.

Cambridge, Printed and sold by Fletcher and Hodson; Sold also by J. Kearsly, in Ludgate street, London. 1763

2 p.l., 251, [1] p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1705
[Rugeley, Rowland] fl. 1774.

The story of Aeneas and Dido burlesqued: from the fourth book of the Aeneid of Virgil.

Charlestown [S.C.] Printed and sold by Robert Wells. 1774

94 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1706
Russell, Benjamin, 1761-1845.

An address delivered before the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanick Association, Dec. 21, 1809, being the anniversary of the choice of officers, and the first triennial celebration of their publick festival.

Boston, From the press of John Eliot, jun. 1810

Published by order of the Association.; 1 p.l., [5]-45 p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 57, No. 1707
Russell, John Miller.

The pastoral songs of P. Virgil Maro, to which are added poems sentimental and descriptive by John Miller Russell.

Boston, Printed by Manning & Loring. 1799

2 p.l., 92 p.

Reel: 57, No. 1708
Russell, John Miller.

A poem, on the fourth of July, 1798, being the anniversary of the independence of the United States of America.

Boston, Printed by Manning & Loring. 1798

16 p.

Reel: 57, No. 1709
Rusticus, pseud.

Liberty, a poem.

Philadelphia, Printed by John Dunlap, in Market street. 1768

27 p.

Reel: 58, No. 1711
Rusticus, pseud.

Liberty, a poem.

Charlestown, Printed and sold by T. Powell, at Mr. Timothy's printing office in Broad street. 1770

2d ed.; 2 p.l., ii, 21 p.

Reel: 58, No. 1712
Sabin, Elijah Robinson, 1776-1818.

The life and reflections of Charles Observator: in which are displayed the real characters of human life.

Boston, Printed by Rowe & Hooper, 78 State street. 1816

271 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 58, No. 1715
Savin, Elijah Robinson, 1776-1818.

A journey from Egypt to Jerusalem; or, The road to happiness.

Boston, Printed by Edward Oliver, no. 70 State street. 1811

204 p.

Reel: 58, No. 1716
Sacred to the memory of Dr. Wigglesworth.

Boston. 1765

(In Appleton, Nathaniel. A discourse occasioned by the much lamented death of the Rev. Edward Wigglesworth.; 4 p. at end); Signed: Sympathes.; First published in the Massachusetts Gazette, No. 3179.; Wegelin 756.

Reel: 58, No. 1717
St. John, Peter.

The death of Abel.

Danbury, Printed by Nathan Douglas, for the author. 1793

An historical or rather conjectural poem ...; 2 p.l., 13-186, [2] p.

Reel: 58, No. 1720
[St. John, Samuel].

Taxation of America.

[n.p.]. [1778]

broadside.; Imperfect: fragment only.

Reel: 58, No. 1722
Sands, Benjamin.

Metamorphosis; or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical exploration; for the amusement of young persons.

Philadelphia, Printed for and sold by Solomon Wieatt, no. 268 north second street. 1807

[14] p.; illus.

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