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Reel: 10, No. 238
[Bradstreet, Ann (Dudley)] 1612?-1672.

Several poems compiled with great variety of with and learning, full of delight; wherein especially is contained a compleat discourse and description of the four elements, constitutions, ages of man, seasons of the year.

[Boston] Reprinted from the several editions. 1758

Together with an exact epitome of the three first monarchies, viz. the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman Common Wealth, from its beginging [!], to the end of their last king. With divers other pleasant and serious poems. By a gentlewoman in New-England. 3rd ed. corr. by the author and enlarged by an addition of several other poems found among her papers after her death.; xiii, [1], 233 p.



Reel: 10, No. 239
[Bradstreet, Ann (Dudley)] 1612?-1672.

The tenth muse lately sprung up in America; or, Severall poems, compiled with great variety of wit and learning, full of delight.

London, Printed for Stephen Bowtell, at the sign of the Bible in Pope's Head alley. 1650

Wherein especially is contained a compleat discourse and description of the four elements, constitutions, ages of man, seasons of the year. Together with an exact epitomie of the four monarchies, viz. the Assyrian, Persian, Gracian, Roman. Also a dialogue between old England and new, concerning the late troubles. With divers other pleasant and serious poems. By a gentlewoman in those parts.; [14], 207 p.



Reel: 10, No. 240
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

Avenia; or, A tragical poem on the oppression of the human species, and infringement on the rights of man.

Philadelphia, Printed for Silas Engles, no. 248, South Third street; and Samuel Wood, no. 362, Pearl street, New York, S. Engles, printer. 1805

In six books, with notes explanatory and miscellaneous. Written in imitation of Homer's Iliad.; 358, [1] p.; 18 cm.



Reel: 10, No. 241
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

Avenia; or, A tragical poem on the oppression of the human species, and the rights of man.

Philadelphia, Printed and sold by J. Cline, no. 125, South Eleventh street. 1810

In five books with notes explanatory and miscellaneous. Written in imitation of Homer's Iliad. A new ed. To which is added the Constitution of the state of Pennsylvania.; 324 p.; front.; 14.5 cm.



Reel: 10, No. 242
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The excellency of the female character vindicated; being an investigation relative to the cause and effects of the encroachments of men upon the rights of women, and the too frequent degradation and consequent misfortunes of the fair sex.

New York, Printed by Samuel Wood, for the author. 1807

xii, 308 p.; front.; (port.); 14.5 cm.



Reel: 10, No. 243
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The excellency of the female character vindicated; being an investigation relative to the cause and effects of the encroachments of men upon the rights of women, and the too frequent degradation and consequent misfortunes of the fair sex.

Philadelphia, J. Rakestraw. 1808

2d ed.; 322 p.; front.; 15 cm.



Reel: 11, No. 244
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The excellency of virtue, contrasted with the deformity of vice: or, The admonitions of a loving father to his only son, on the most useful, entertaining, and interesting subjects.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author by J. Rakestraw, no. 190, North third street. 1808

Intended to inspire adults, as well as children, with suitable detestation at the destructive practices and delusive opinions of the slaves of superstition, the votaries of fashion, and vices of the present age. To which is added, A terrestial paradise, displayed, or, The road to happiness and heaven, strewed with flowers, and carpeted with roses, &c. By [the] author of "Flowers of Literature," "Political and Theological Disquisitions," &c., &c., &c.; 228 p.; front. (port.).



Reel: 11, No. 245
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The flowers of literature.

Trenton, Printed by James Oram, for the author and Daniel Fenton. 1806

Being a compendious exhibition of the most interesting geographical, historical, miscellaneous and theological subjects, in miniature. Intended to facilitate the improvement of youth in particular, and adults in general, whose pecuniary resources will not admit them to purchase, nor relative avocations allow time to peruse voluminous productions on these important heads. To which are prefixed preliminary addresses to parents, teachers and their pupils.; 2 p.l., [7]-324 p.; front.; 15.5 cm.



Reel: 11, No. 246
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The flowers of literature.

Philadelphia, Printed for Daniel Fenton; Trenton, N.J., John Cline, printer. 1810

Being an exhibition of the most interesting geographical, historical, miscellaneous and theological subjects, in miniature. To which are prefixed, preliminary addresses to parents, teachers and their pupils. A new ed., to which is added the Constitution of the United States.; 324 p.; front. (port.); 15.5 cm.



Reel: 11, No. 247
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The penitential tyrant; a juvenile poem, in two cantos.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1805

To which is prefixed compendious memoirs of the author ...; 122 p.; illus., front.; 15 cm.



Reel: 11, No. 248
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1744.

The penitential tyrant; or Slave trader reformed: a pathetic poem, in four cantos.

New York, Printed and sold by Samuel Wood, No. 362 Pearl street. 1807

2d ed., enl.; xii, 290, [10] p.; illus., front.; 14.5 cm.



Reel: 11, No. 249
[Branagan, Thomas] b. 1774.

The pleasures of contemplation, being a desultory investigation of the harmonies, beauties, and benefits of nature: including a justification of the ways of God to man, and a glimpse of his sovereign beauty.

Philadelphia, Published by Eastwick & Stacy. 1817

By the author of The pleasures of death. To which is added, Some causes of popular poverty ... By Dr. Blatchly ...; 240, 24 p.; illus. (port.); 18.5 cm.



Reel: 11, No. 250
[Branagan, Thomas] b. 1774.

The pleasures of contemplation, being a desultory investigation of the harmonies, beauties, and benefits of nature.

Philadelphia, Published by Eastwick & Stacy. 1817

By the author of The pleasures of death. To which is added, Some causes of popular poverty ... by Dr. Blatchly ...; 240 p.; front., port.; 18.5 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 251
Branagan, Thomas, b. 1774.

The rise and fall of the antediluvian world.

[n.p.]. 1808

Written in imitation of ... "The house that Jack built ..."; (In Branagan, Thomas, The excellency of virtue.; p. 73-86).



Reel: 12, No. 252
Branch, William.

Life, a poem in three books; descriptive of the various characters in life; the different passions, with their moral influence, the good and evil resulting from their sway; and of the perfect man.

Richmond, From the Franklin Press, W. W. Gray, printer. 1819

Dedicated to the social and political welfare of the people of the United States.; xii, 218, 1 p.; 17 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 254
Brashears, Noah.

Political poems.

Washington City. 1816

4, [7]-24 p.



Reel: 12, No. 256
Breck, Charles, 1782-1822.

The fox-chase.

New York, Published by D. Longworth, at the Dramatic Repository, Shakespeare Gallery, printed by T. & G. Palmer, Philadelphia. 1808

A comedy. In five acts. As performed at the theatres Philadelphia and Baltimore.; 64 p.; 15 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 258
Breck, Charles, 1782-1822.

The trust.

New York, Published by D. Longworth, at the Dramatic Repository, Shakespeare Gallery, T. & G. Palmer, printer, Philadelphia. 1808

A comedy. In five acts.; 82 p.



Reel: 12, No. 259
The Breechiad, a poem by Theresa.

Boston, Printed by Belcher and Armstrong, State street. 1807

22, [2] p.

Reel: 12, No. 260
Brewster, Martha (Wadsworth), fl. 1757.

Poems on divers Subjects, viz.

New London, Printed, Boston, re-printed and sold by Edes & Gill, at their printing-office next to the prison in Queen street. [1757]

On the four ages of man. On the day of judgment. The 24th Psalm paraphras'd. A prayer. A letter to some Christian friends. A dream...; 35 p.; 20.5 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 261
Brief journal of the taking of Cape-Breton, put in metre, by L. G. one of the soldiers in the expedition.

[1745]


broadside.

Reel: 12, No. 264
The Bristol bridegroom.

New Haven, Printed. [17--?]

To which is added A mother's farewell, and Happiness in death.; 12 p.; 19 cm.; Poems.

Reel: 12, No. 265
British glory; or, Naval and military exploits from original documents.

Philadelphia, Printed for the travelling booksellers. 1814

By an English cossack.; 24 p.; 18.6 cm.

Reel: 12, No. 266
British taxation of North-America.

broadside.



Reel: 12, No. 270
[Brockway, Thomas] 1744-1807.

The gospel tragedy: an epic poem.

Worcester, Massachusetts, Printed by James R. Hutchins. 1795

In four books. Published according to Act of Congress.; 119 p.; front.; 18 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 273
[Brooks, Maria (Gowen)] 1795-1845.

Judith, Esther, and other poems.

Boston, Published by Cummings & Hilliard. 1820

By a lover of the fine arts.; 112 p.; 17 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 274
Brown, Erastus.

The trial of Cain, the first murderer.

Auburn [N.Y.], Printed for A. Curtis. 1817[?]

In poetry, by rule of court; in which a predestinarian, a universalian, and an Arminian argue as attorneys at the bar; the two former as the prisoner's counsel, the latter as attorney-general.; 35 p.; 18 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 277
Brown, Erastus.

The trial of Cain, the first murderer, in poetry, by rule of court; in which a predestinarian, a Universalian, and an Arminian, argues as attornies at the bar; the two former as the prisoner's counsel, the latter as attorney general.

Bridgeport, Conn., Printed by Stiles Nichols. 1819

32 p.; 15 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 278
Brown, Erastus.

Three youths drowned; elegiac stanzas in three parts.

Stockbridge [Mass.], Printed at the Herald office. 1815

On the misfortune, and death of several respectable youths, who, attempting to sail, for diversion, were overset--three of whom drowned. Published by request.; 24 p.; 16 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 279
Brown, Frederick W.A.S.

A valedictory poem, addressed to the inhabitants of Rainsford's, George's, Gallop's, Light House, and Deer Islands, in Boston Harbour.

Boston, Printed for the author. 1819

52 p.; 17 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 280
Brown, Frederick W.A.S.

A valedictory poem, addressed to the inhabitants of Rainsford's, George's, Gallop's, Light House, and Deer Islands, in Boston Harbour.

Boston, Printed by True & Weston. 1819

2d ed.; 52 p.; 16.9 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 281
Brown, Jeremiah, 1723?-1793, supposed author.

Christ's example, and the fashion of the world; or, A ticket looking-glass, where every one may see his face.

New England, Printed for the author. 1768

16 p.; 19 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 282
Brown, John, 1724-1791.

A discourse delivered at the West Church in Boston, August 24, 1766.

Boston, Printed by R. & S. Draper, in Newbury street, Edes and Gill in Queen street, and T. and F. Fleet in Cornhill. 1766

Six weeks after the death of the Reverend Dr. Mayhew.; 19, 3 p.; 23 cm.; Cover title: Mr. Brown's sermon on the death of Dr. Mayhew.



Reel: 12, No. 283
Brown, Samuel.

Days of seventy-six.

[n.p.]. [1809?]

By ... a revolutionary soldier, Chelmsford. [Also] Republicanism. By the same.; broadside.



Reel: 12, No. 284
Brown, Solyman, 1790-1876.

An essay on American poetry, with several miscellaneous pieces on a variety of subjects, sentimental, descriptive, moral, and pathetique.

New Haven, Published by Hezekiah Howe, Flagg & Gray, printers. 1818

191 p.; 18 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 285
[Bruce, David] d. 1830.

Poems chiefly in the Scottish dialect, originally written under the signature of the Scots-Irishman, by a native of Scotland.

Washington [Pa.] Printed by J. Colerick, and sold by the Booksellers. 1801

With notes and illustrations.; xii, 126, 11 p.; 18 cm.



Reel: 12, No. 286
Bryan, Daniel, 1795-1866.

The mountain muse.

Harrisonburg [Va.], Printed for the author by Davidson & Bourne. 1813

Comprising the adventures of Daniel Boone; and the Power of virtuous and refined beauty.; 252 p.; 17 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 287
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.

The embargo; or, Sketches of the times.

Boston, Printed for the author by E.G. House, no. 5, Court street. 1809

A satire. Together with the Spanish revolution, and other poems. 2d ed. corr. and enl.; 35, [1] p.; 19 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 289
[Buell, Samuel] 1716-1798.

The best New-Year's gift for young people; or, The bloom of youth immortal, by piety and glory.

[New York, Printed by Timothy Green]. [1775]

A sermon preached (summarily) at East-Hampton, on the Lord's-day, January 1, 1775. [To which is affixed Youth's triumph, a poem of vision. And made publick at the desire of a number of young people.; 54 l., 13 p.



Reel: 13, No. 290
Buffum, Gaskill.

The surrejoinder; or, A short remonstrance, in behalf of the public, against balance-masters and beam kickers, for intruding into the sanctuary to play their pranks and catch the applause of the multitude; "shewing" that both "scales" are too much incumbered with vanity and ignorange [!], to weigh arguments to any advantage.

Providence. 1819

11 p.


Reel: 13, No. 292
Bulfinch, Benjamin S.

The excellence of the Christian religion, exemplified in a series of letters between a young man and a minister.

[n.p.] Printed for the author. 1809

To which are added several original pieces of poetry. 1st ed.; 36 p.



Reel: 13, No. 293
Bulfinch, Benjamin S.

Georgia, a poem.

[Mount Zion, Ga., Printed at the Missionary Office] Printed and sold by the author. 1820

To which are added other metrical compositions. By ... an American traveller.; 16 p.; 22 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 294
[Bunyan, John] 1628-1688.

The pilgrim's progress, exhibited in a metamorphosis, or transformation of pictures, for the entertainment and instruction of youth.

Hartford, Designed and Published by J.W. Barber, Printed by Loomis & Barnes. 1819

6 l. (5 fold.) illus.; Cover title.



Reel: 13, No. 296
Burdick, William.

An oration on the nature and effects of the art of printing.

Boston, Printed by Munroe & Francis. 1802

Delivered in Franklin-Hall, July 5, 1802, before the Boston Franklin association.; 31 p.; 21 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 297
Burges, Tristam.

An address to the Washington Benevolent Society, delivered to them on their anniversary, Holden at Providence, February 22d, A.D. 1811.

Providence, Printed at the Office of the American, by Dunham & Hawkins. 1811

8 p.


Reel: 13, No. 298
Burlesson, E.

A lamentation in memory of the distressing sickness in Hartford, from November 5th, 1724, to February 20th, 1724-5.

[New London, Printed by Timothy Green]. [1725?]

Which took away more than fifty persons, hereafter named.; broadside.



Reel: 13, No. 299
Burt, Federal.

An address, delivered at Durham, N.H., September 4th, 1815, before the Old Hundred Sacred Musick Society, on occasion of their first annual meeting.

Dover [N.H.], Printed for the Society, John Mann, printer. 1815

16 p.; 24 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 301
Burt, Jonathan.

A lamentation occasion'd by the great sickness & lamented deaths of divers eminent persons in Springfield.

[n.p.] Printed. 1720

Composed by Mr. Jonathan Burt, (an old disciple,) in his fourscore and fifth year, (since deceased,) left as a dying legacy to his children, and surviving friends. Writ April, 1712.; broadside.



Reel: 13, No. 302
Burton, Charles.

The waking dreams of a foreigner, during the five years of his probation.

New York, Printed for the author, by C. N. Baldwin, no. 1, Chamber street. 1820

Written in his leisure hours, for amusement.; 56 p.; 22.7 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 303
Burtt, John, 1789-1866.

Horae Poeticae; or, the Transient murmurs of a solitary lyre.

Bridgeton, N.J., William Schultz, printer. 1819

Consisting of poems and songs, in English and Scotch.; 183, [1] p.



Reel: 13, No. 304
Buzz, Bumblery, pseud.

Ephemera; or, The history of cockney dandies; a poem, in one canto.

Philadelphia, Published by Robert Desilver, no. 110 Walnut street, Thomas Town, printer. 1819

22 p.; 14 cm.; Imperfect: lacks 12-13, 17-20.



Reel: 13, No. 306
Buy the truth, and sell it not.

Providence, Printed in the year. 1764

broadside.

Reel: 13, No. 307
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.

A poem on the death of his late majesty King George, of glorious memory.

[Boston]. [1727]

And the accession of our present sovereign King George II to the British throne.; 1 p.l., v p.; 17.5 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 308
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.

A poem presented to his Excellency William Burnet, esq.; on his arrival at Boston, July 19, 1728.

[Boston] Published by order of his Excellency the Governour. [1728]

1 p.l., 6 p.; 18.5 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 309
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.

An elegy, address'd to his Excellency Governour.

[Boston?]. [1732?]

Belcher: on the death of his brother-in-law, the Honourable Daniel Oliver, esq.; 2 p.l., 4 p.



Reel: 13, No. 311
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.

On the death of the queen.

Boston in New England, Printed by J. Draper, for D. Henchman in Cornhill. 1738

A poem. Inscribed to His Excellency Governour Belcher.; 2 p.l., 7 p.; 24 cm.; Half-title: Mr. Byles's Poem upon the death of the queen.



Reel: 13, No. 312
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.

Poems on several occaisions.

New York, Published for The Facsimile Text Society by Columbia University press. 1940

Reproduced from the edition of 1744 with an introduction by C. Lennart Carlson.; xxxvii, [5], 112, [3] p.; (Facsimile text society, no. 49).



Reel: 13, No. 314
Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.

To His Excellency Governour Belcher, on the death of his lady.

[Boston]. [1736]

An epistle.; 1 p.l., ii, 6 p.; 23 cm.; Cover title.



Reel: 13, No. 317
Byron, George Gordon Noël Byron, 6th baron, 1788-1824.

The Giaour, a Turkish tale.

Philadelphia, Published by Moser Thomas, no. 52, Chesnut street, William Fry, printer. 1816

From the last London edition with a completion of the fragments.; 105, [2] p.; 15 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 319
The Cabinet of Momus; a choice selection of humorous poems, from P. Pindar, Dibdin, Colman, Freneau, Penwarne.

Philadelphia, Published by Mathew Carey, no. 122, Market street, printed by A. Small. 1809

Embellished with six engravings. Copy right secured.; viii, 136 p., 5 leaves of plates.; 16.6 cm.

Reel: 13, No. 320
Cady, Eunice.

A poem in four parts.

Newtown, Printed for the publisher. 1819

35 p.; 18 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 321
Cady, Isaac.

A tragedy founded on the history of Joseph and his brethren, as recorded in sacred scripture.

Schenectady, Printed for R. Schermerhorn. 1808

In five acts. Published according to Act of Congress.; 63, [1] p.; 19 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 322
Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853.

An elegiac poem on the death of General Washington.

Philadelphia, Printed at the office of The True American. 1800

2 p.l., 12 p.; 22 cm.



Reel: 13, No. 323
[Campbell, Jacob] 1760-1788.

Poetical essays by a junior in Providence college.

Providence, Printed by Bonnet Wheeler. [1782]

10, 10 [i.e. 11], 1 p., 2 [?].; Cover title.



Reel: 13, No. 326
[Carey, James] fl. 1798.

He would be a poet; or, Nature will be nature still.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1796

An heroic poem: to which is annexed a thanksgiving epistle on electioneering success. By Geoffry Touchstone [pseud.]; 28 p.



Reel: 13, No. 331
[Carey, James] fl. 1798.

The House of wisdom in a bustle; a poem, descriptive of the noted battle, lately fought in C-ng--ss, by Geoffry Touchstone [pseud.].

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1798

27 p.; 23 cm.



Reel: 14, No. 332
[Carey, James] fl. 1798.

The House of wisdom in a bustle.

New York, Printed for the purchasers. 1798

A poem descriptive of the noted battle lately fought in C-ng-ss. By Geoffry Touchstone [pseud.]; 24 p.



Reel: 14, No. 333
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.

The Plagi-scurriliad: a Hudibrastic poem.

Philadelphia, Printed and sold by the author, January 16. 1786

Dedicated to Colonel Eleazer Oswald.; iv, 27, 3 p.



Reel: 14, No. 335
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.

The porcupiniad: a Hudibrastic poem.

Philadelphia, Printed for and sold by the author, March 2. 1799

In four cantos. Addressed to William Cobbett. Canto I.; 2 v.; fronts.; 23 cm.



Reel: 14, No. 336
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.

The Porcupiniad: a Hudibrastic poem.

Philadelphia, Printed for and sold by the author, April 22. 1799

In three cantos. Addressed to William Cobbett. Canto I. 2d ed., improved.; 2 v.; fronts.



Reel: 14, No. 337
Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816.

Carleton's compendium of practical arithmetic.

Boston, Published by Thomas Wells, and sold in his bookstore, no. 3, Hanover street, and by the principal Booksellers in the Union, Lincoln and Edwards, printers. 1810

Applied to the federal and other currencies. Designed for the use of schools in the United States ... Compiled at the request of the associated instructors of youth in Boston.; 1 p.l., 5, 10-251, 1 p.



Reel: 14, No. 338
Carpenter, William.

A poem, on the execution of William Shaw, at Springfield, December 13th 1770, for the murder of Edward East in Springfield Goal.

[New York] Charles F. Heartman. 1916

[9] p., 1 fold. facsim.; (Heartman's historical series, no. 21).




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