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Reel: 32, No. 817
G., W.

A brief narrative, or poem, giving an account of the hostile actions of some pagan indians towards Lieutenant Jacob Tilton and his brother Daniel Tilton, both of Ipswich as they were on board of a small vessel at the east-ward; which happened.

[Newburyport, 1774] from a reprint by I. Thomas and H.W. Tinges, printed by W. & J. Gilman, no. 9, State street, Boston, Printed by Robert Wier. June 1834; March 1852

in...1722.; broadside.

Reel: 32, No. 818
G., W.

A brief narrative, or poem, giving an account of the hostile action of some pagan indians towards Lieut.

Newburyport, from a reprint by I. Thomas and H.W. Tinges, Printed by W. & J. Gilman. 1834

Jacob Tilton and his brother Daniel Tilton, both of the town of Ipswich, as they were on board a small vessel at the eastward: which happened in the summer-time, in the year 1722. With an account of the valiant exploits of the said Tiltons, and their victorious conquest over their insulting enemies.; broadside.

Reel: 32, No. 819
Gallaudot, Thomas H[opkins, 1787-1851].

A sermon delivered at the opening of the Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons, at the request of the directors, on Sunday evening, April 20th, 1817, in the Brick Church in Hartford.

Hartford, Hudson and Co., printers. 1817

Printed for the benefit of the Asylum.; 15 p.; 22 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 820
[Gardiner, John] 1737-1793.

The widowed mourner.

[Boston]. [1791?]

[8] p.; 20 cm.; Caption title.; Manuscript presentation note and corrections poem.

Reel: 32, No. 821
[Gardiner, John Sylvester John] 1765-1830.

An epistle to Zenas.

Boston, Printed by Peter Edes. [1786?]

1 p.l., ii, [1], 6-15, [2] p.

Reel: 32, No. 822
[Gardiner, John Sylvester John] 1765-1830.

Remarks on the Jacobinead; revised and corrected by the author; and embillished with carricatures [!] Part first.

Boston, E. W. Weld and W. Greenough, sold at their printing office, no. 42, Cornhill, and by the booksellers. 1795

54 p.; illus.; 17.9 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 823
[Gardiner, John Sylvester John] 1765-1830.

Remarks on the Jacobiniad: revised and corrected by the author.

Boston. 1798

Part second...; xi, [2], 10-56 p.

Reel: 32, No. 824
Gardiner, Susan H.

The village rambler; or, A collection of pathetic and rural poetry.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1820

231 p.; 15 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 825
Gay, Bunker.

To sing of mercy and judgment: recommended and exemplified in a discourse delivered on a day of publick thanksgiving by [a] Minister of the Church in Hindsdale.

Greenfield, Mass., Thomas Dickman. 1793

19 p.

Reel: 32, No. 827
Gay, James, 1744-1819.

A collection of various pieces of poetry, chiefly patriotic.

Charlotte/Santa Barbara, Published by McNally & Loftin. [n.d.]

Facsimile of the 1810 ed. With an introduction by Richard Walser.; xviii, 2 l., [1], 4-42, [2] p.

Reel: 32, No. 828
General Warren: or, The battle of Bunker Hill.

Boston, Printed by Nathaniel Coverly, jun'r., corner Theatre Alley. [1814?]


Reel: 32, No. 829
A Gentle satire [by Philander,] and John Carson's reply.

[Philadelphia?]. [1816]

12 p.; 16 cm.; Caption title.

Reel: 32, No. 831
The Ghost of Christopher Columbus visiting the United States in the year 1811.

[Philadelphia?]. [1811]

A poem. Copyright secured according to law.; 6 p.

Reel: 32, No. 832
Gifford, William, 1756-1826.

The Baviad and Maeviad.

New rev. ed. London, printed; Philadelphia, Re-printed for William Cobbett. 1799

To which is prefixed a poetical epistle to the author, by an American gentleman.; xi, [2], ii-xiv, [1], xiv-xx, 1 l., 145 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 834
Gillet, Eliphalet, 1768-1848.

A sermon on infant baptism preached at Winthrop, November 4, 1804, at the baptism of the Rev. Mr. Belden's child.

Augusta [Me.], Printed and sold by Peter Edes, sold also at the Hallowell bookstore, by E. Goodale. 1804

To which is subjoined the Rev. Mr. Fisher's hymn on infant dedication.; 33, [2] p.; 22.5 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 835
[Gilley, William B.].

Patriotic effusions; by Bob Short [pseud.].

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

46, [1] p.; 15 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 836
[Gilman, Samuel] 1791-1858.

Monody on the victims and sufferers by the late conflagration in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

Boston, Published by Charles Williams; T.B. Wait and co., printers. 1812

24 p.; 24 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 837
Gilpin, Johny, pseud.

The toddy-mill, or, The humorous adventurer of Dick Bully.

[n.p.]. September 1, 1800

A caricature.; 8 p.

Reel: 32, No. 838
[Girardin, L.H.].

Lines on dueling, addressed to the legislative assemblies of America.

Richmond, Printed by Lynch & Davis. 1810

Translated from the Latin by L. H. G. Originally published in The visitor.; [6], 8-24, [1] p.; Printed in English and Latin on opposite page.

Reel: 32, No. 839
The Glass; or, Speculation.

New York, Printed for the author. 1791

A poem, containing an account of the ancient and genius of the modern speculators.; 12 p.

Reel: 32, No. 840
Godfrey, Thomas, 1736-1763.

The court of fancy; a poem.

Philadelphia, Printed and sold by William Dunlap. 1762

24 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 843
Godfrey, Thomas, 1736-1763.

Juvenile poems on various subjects.

Philadelphia, Printed by Henry Miller, in Second street. 1765

With The prince of Parthia, a tragedy. To which is prefixed, some account of the author and his writings.; xxvi, 1 l., 223 p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 844
A Good wife, God's gift; or A character of a wife indeed!.

Boston, Printed by J. White, near Charles river bridge. 1796

Also, a poetical description of the Chaste Virgin, of a good wife; and a pious widow, etc.; 47 p.

Reel: 32, No. 845
The New and fashionable Chinese puzzle.

New York, Printed for and published by A.T. Goodrich & co. 1817

Also published by them, a key wherein is explained the method of forming every figure contained in that pleasing amusement.; 2 p.l., [1], 32 numb.l., [1] p.; diagrs.; 14 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 846
[Gorton, Samuel].

Simplicities defence against seven-headed policy.

London, Printed by J. Macock, and are to be sold by Luke Fawne, at his shop in Paul's church yard, at the sign of the Parrot. 1646

Or, Innocency vindicated, being unjustly accused, and sorely censured, by that seven-headed church-government united in New-England: or, That servant so imperious in his masters absence revived, and now thus re-acting in New-England ...; 8 p.l., 111 p.; 12.

Reel: 32, No. 847
Gould, Polly.


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

Lines composed by Polly Gould, a few days before her death. A tribute to the memory of Catharine Berrenger. Printed for the purchaser.; 8 p.; 15 cm.

Reel: 32, No. 849
Lewis, Eli.

St. Clair's defeat, a poem.

Harrisburgh. Printed 1792

1 p.l., 14 p.

Reel: 32, No. 1121
Graham, Isabella (Marshall), Mrs., 1742-1814.

The power of faith; exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs. Isabella Graham, of New York.

New York, J. Seymour, no. 49, John street. 1816

3 p.l., [1], 10-411 p.; front. (port.); 8; "Life," p. [9]-72, by Divie Bethune.

Reel: 33, No. 850
Graham, Isabella (Marshall), Mrs., 1742-1814.

The power of faith; exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs. Isabella Graham, of New York.

New York, Published by Kirk & Mercein, no. 22, Wall street, printed by T. & W. Mercein, no. 93, Gold street. 1817

2d ed.; 3 p.l., [1], 10-428 p.; front. (port.); 18 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 851
Graham, Isabella (Marshall), Mrs., 1742-1814.

The power of faith; exemplified in the life and writings of the late Mrs. Isabella Graham, of New York.

New York, Published by Kirk and Mercein, no. 22, Wall street, William A. Mercein, printer, no. 93, Gold street. 1819

4th ed.; 336 p.; front. (port.); 18 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 852
Grateful reflections [on the divine goodness vouchsaf'd to the American arms in their remarkable success in the Northern department, after the giving up of our fortresses at Ticonderoga, on the sixth of July, A.D. 1777].

[Hartford, Printed and sold by Hudson & Goodwin]. [1779]

With some account of the battles fought and transactions of that memorable campaign. Occasioned by the surrender of the king's forces by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne to Major-General Gates, on the 23d day of October, in the said year. In four parts.; [3]-54 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 33, No. 855
[Grave, John] of Virginia.

A song of Sion.

[London]. Printed [for Robert Wilson] in the year, 1662

Written by a citizen thereof, whose outward habitation is in Virginia; and being sent over to some of his friends in England, the same is found fitting to be published, for to warn the seed of evil-doers.; 12 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 856
Green, George.

The Shunamite; recommended to the candid perusal of all denominations of Christians.

New York, Printed by Southwick and Pelsue, no. 3, New street. 1810

1 p.l., [5]-16 p.

Reel: 33, No. 857
[Green, Joseph] 1706-1780.

An eclogue sacred to the memory of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Mayhew, who departed this life July 9th, anno salutis humanae 1766, aeatis 46.

Boston, Printed by Thomas and John Fleet. [1766]

16 p.

Reel: 33, No. 858
[Green, Joseph] 1706-1780.

Entertainment for a winter's evening: being a full and true account of a very strange and wonderful sight seen in Boston on the twenty-seventh of December at noonday.

Boston, Printed and sold by G. Rogers, next to the prison in Queen street. [1750]

The truth of which can be attested by a great number of people who actually saw the same with their own eyes. By me, the Hon'ble B. B. esq.; 1 p.l., [3], [6]-15 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 859
Green, Joseph, 1706-1780.

Entertainment for a winter's evening: being a full and true account of a very strange and wonderful sight seen in Boston, on the twenty-seventh of December, 1749, at noon-day.

Boston, Printed in the year 1750. Reprinted 1795

The truth of which can be attested by a great number of people who actually saw the same with their own eyes. By me, the Hon. B.B. esq; (alias Jos. Green, esq); 12 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 860
[Green, Joseph] 1706-1780.

A mournful lamentation for the sad and deplorable death of Mr. Old Tenor, a native of New-England, who after a long confinement, by a deep and mortal wound which he received above twelve months before, expired on the 31st day of March, 1750.

[Boston]. [1750]

He lived beloved, and died lamented. To the mournful tune of Chevy-chace.; broadside.

Reel: 33, No. 862
Grice, C.E.

The battle of New Orleans; or, Glory, love and loyalty; an historical and national drama, in five acts.

New York, Printed for the author, by John Low. 1816

By [the] author of Leonidas; or, The Grecian father; ...; 59 p.; front.; 19 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 863
Grievous, Peter, jr., pseud.

A congratulatory epistle to the redoubtable "Peter Porcupine," on his "Complete triumph over the once towering but fallen and despicable faction in the United States:" a poem.

Philadelphia, From the free and independent political & literary press of Thomas Bradford, printer, bookseller & stationer, no. 8, South Front street. 1796

To which is annexed The vision, a dialogue between Marat and Peter Porcupine, in the infernal regions.; 44 p.; 21.5 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 864
Griffing, Augustus, 1767-1866.

Soliloquy on the death of Miss Deziah Griffing, who died December 11, 1794, aged 24 years.

New York, Printed at the office of John Harrisson. [1795]

To which is added, An elegy on Deziah Narcissa Griffing.; 8 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 865
Guérin, Bertrand.

Satire against satire; being an answer to a scandalous publication, entitled "Satyre americaine.".

Baltimore, Printed for the author by John W. Butler. [1808]

25 [i.e. 24] p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 867
Guillotina, for January 1, 1797.

[Hartford]. [January 1, 1797]

Addressed to the readers of the Connecticut Courant.; broadside.

Reel: 33, No. 868
[Gurney, Eliza Paul (Kirkbride), Mrs.] 1801-1881.

Heart utterances at various periods of a chequered life.

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

Not published.; 2 p.l., [vii]-93 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 869
Guthry, John.

Federalism detected.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1815

The first and second chapters of the Book of Chronicles of North America. A political sermon on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, chap. xiii. 3. Two new songs, the British and our account of the battle of Orleans. With other pieces both in prose and verse.; 36 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 33, No. 870
[Halleck, Fitz-Greene] 1790-1867.


New York, Published by C. Wiley & co., no. 3, Wall street, Clayton & Kingsland, printers. 1819

49 p.

Reel: 34, No. 891
Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867.


New York, John W. Lovell Co., 150 Worth street, cor. Mission place. [n.d.]

158 p.; front. (port.); 19 cm.

Reel: 34, No. 892
[Halleck, Fitz-Greene] 1790-1867.

Poems, by Croaker, Croaker & co. and Croaker, Jun. as published in the Evening Post.

New York, Published for the reader. 1819

36 p.

Reel: 34, No. 893
Hamlin, Amos.

The republic of reason; being an essay on nature and reason.

Albany, Printed for the author. 1797

12 p.

Reel: 34, No. 895
Hammon, Jupiter, b. ca.1720.

An evening thought.

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

Salvation by Christ with penetential cries: composed by Jupiter Hammon, a Negro belonging to Mr. Lloyd of Queen's Village on Long Island, the 25th of December, 1760.; broadside.

Reel: 34, No. 897
Hammon, Jupiter, b. ca.1720.

An evening's improvement.

Hartford, Printed for the author, by the assistance of his friends. [circa, 1790]

Shewing the necessity of beholding the lamb of God. To which is added, a dialogue entitled, The kind master and dutiful servant. Written by ... a Negro man belonging to Mr. John Lloyd, of Queen's village, on Long Island, now in Hartford.; 28 p.

Reel: 34, No. 898
Hanson, Joseph.

The Mussulmen humbled; or, A heroic poem in celebration of the bravery displayed by the American tars, in the contest with Tripoli.

New York, Printed for the author, Southwick and Hardcastle, printers. 1806

32, [1] p.

Reel: 34, No. 902
Harby, Isaac, 1788-1828.

Alberti, a play in five acts.

Charleston [S.C.], Printed for the author by A.E. Miller. June 1819

55 p.

Reel: 34, No. 903
[Harney, John Milton].

Crystalina; a fairy tale.

New York, Printed by George F. Hopkins. 1816

By an American.; 3 p.l., 112 p.

Reel: 34, No. 906
Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842.

A discourse preached before the members of the Boston Female Asylum September 24th, 1813, at their thirteenth anniversary.

Boston, Published by Russell, Cutlar, and co., J. Belcher, printer. 1813

32 p.; "Hymns, composed at several times for the asylum, by Thaddeus M. Harris," p. [25]-32.

Reel: 34, No. 907
[Harris, Thaddeus Mason] 1768-1842.

The triumphs of superstition: an elegy.

Boston, Printed by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, at Faust's statue, no. 45, Newberry street. 1790

By a student of Harvard University.; 16 p.

Reel: 34, No. 908
Hart, Joseph, 1712?-1768.

Hymns, &c. composed on various subjects.

London Printed, Worcester [Massachusetts], Reprinted by I. Thomas, at his office near the courthouse. 1782

3d ed. With a large supplement.; 1 p.l., 226 p.

Reel: 34, No. 910
The Hartford convention in an uproar! and the wise men of the East confounded!.

[Windsor, Vt., Printed for the proprietor of the Copyright ..]. [1815.]

Together with a short history of the Peter Washingtonians; being the first book of the Chronicles [of the children of disobedience; otherwise falsely called "Washington Benevolents," by Hector Benevolus, Esq.]; 46 p.

Reel: 34, No. 911
Hartwell, Jesse, 1771?-1860.

Some reflections and meditations upon the call of a Gospel minister, wherein may be discovered the author's trial in some measure composed before he yielded to take up the cross to publicly vindicate the Gospel.

[New-Marlborough]. [15 May 1801]

7 p.; Bound with the author's Remarks on a sermon lately published ... Stockbridge, 1802-.

Reel: 34, No. 912
Harwood, John Edmund, 1771-1806.


New York, Published by M. & W. Ward, no. 4, city hotel, for Joseph Osborn. 1809

2 p.l., [3]-107 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 34, No. 913
Haslett, Andrew.

Original poems.

Baltimore, Printed by R. Gamble, no. 12, Light street. 1812

Author of various miscellaneous pieces.; 1 p.l., ii, [i], viii-ix, [13]-95 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 34, No. 914
Hastings, Sarah (Anderson), Mrs., 1773-1812.

Poems on different subjects.

Lancaster, Printed and sold by W. Dickson for the benefit of the authoress. 1808

To which is added a descriptive account of a family tour to the West in the year 1800, in a letter to a lady. By Sally Hastings.; 220 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 34, No. 915
[Hatheway, Philip].

A narrative of the exercise of soul and distress of body of Noah Hatheway, (eldest son of Elder Philip Hatheway, of Freetown), in his last sickness; who departed this life, November 15, 1804, in the twenty-seven year of his age after forty-seven days sickness.

New Bedford [Mass.], Printed for P. Hatheway, by A. Shearman. jun., 1805

To which is added some pieces of his poetry on various subjects with an appendix, containing a brief testimony, by Elnathan Combs, &c. &c.; 48 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 34, No. 917
[Haven, Samuel] 1727-1806.

Poetic miscellany, on subjects moral and religious.

Portsmouth, (New Hampshire), Printed at the Oracle press, by Charles Peirce. 1798

23 p.

Reel: 34, No. 918
Hayes, John.

Rural poems, moral and descriptive; to which are added, poems on several subjects.

Carlisle, From the Press of A. Loudon (Whitehall). 1807

By ... Professor of languages, Dickinson College, Carlisle.; 182 p.

Reel: 34, No. 919
Haynes, Lemuel, 1753-1833.

Universal salvation, a very ancient doctrine with some account of the life and character of its author.

[n.p.]. [1805]

A sermon delivered at Rutland, west parish, in the year 1805. 15th ed; 12 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 34, No. 922
Hazard, Joseph, 1757-1817.

Juvenile poems on a diversity of subjects.

Litchfield, (Connecticut), Printed by Thomas Collier, for the author. 1789

46 p.

Reel: 34, No. 923
Hazard, Joseph.

Poems on various subjects.

Brooklyn, N.Y., Published by the author (A. Spooner, printer). 1814

187 p.

Reel: 34, No. 924
Head, Joseph.

Enthusiasm, an occasional poem written by appointment of the Society of [Phi] B K, and delivered at Cambridge, on the anniversary of their institution, August 31st, 1809.

Boston, Printed at the Anthology Press, by T.B. Wait & co., Court Street. 1809

10 p.

Reel: 35, No. 925
Hearsey, Freeman.

Miscellaneous pieces in verse.

[n.p.]. [180-?]

36 p.

Reel: 35, No. 926
Helffenstein, Samuel, 1775-1866.

Lieder zur erbauung.

Philadelphia, Gedruckt bey Conrad Zentler, in der Zweyten-nahe bey der Rehs-strasse. 1810

2 p.l., 39, [1] p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 35, No. 927
[Hopkinson, Thomas].

Liberty, a poem, lately found in a bundle of papers said to be written by a hermit in New-Jersey.

Philadelphia, Printed by William Goddard, in Market-Street. 1769

12 p.

Reel: 35, No. 931
The Heroes of the lake.

New York, Printed and published by S. Woodworth & co., War office, 26 Chatham street. 1814

A poem in two books, written in the Autumn of 1813.; 108 p.; front.

Reel: 35, No. 933
Herr, [Johannes] 1781-1850.

The true and blessed way, which leadeth beneath the cross, to heaven; or, A true doctrine from the word of God for the benefit of every lover of the truth, and the encouragement of their salvation.

Harrisburg, Printed by William Greer. 1816

314, [1] p.; 14.5 cm.

Reel: 35, No. 934
Hervey, Nathan.

Hymns and songs of praise.

Montpelier, Printed for the Purchaser. 1808

3rd ed.; 1 p.l., [5]-26 p.; 14 cm.

Reel: 35, No. 935
Heston, Jacob Franklin.

Moral and political truth; or, Reflections suggested by reading history and biography.

Philadelphia, Printed for the author. 1811

1 p.l., 401, [1] p.; 17.5 cm.; "Appendix. Note[s]": p. [131]-401.

Reel: 35, No. 936
Hillard, Isaac, b. 1737.

The Federal pye.

Danbury [Conn.], Printed for the author. 1804

In May 1803, the Federal members of the General Assembly of Connecticut held a grand caucus at Hartford, and published an address to the freemen of this state: that, and their doings in said caucus versified.; 16 p.

Reel: 35, No. 937
[Hillard, Isaac] b. 1737.

A federal pye, seasoned with British lamentation.

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

24 p.; 18 cm.; Caption title.; "The British lamentation"; p. 14-24.; In verse.

Reel: 35, No. 938
Hillard, Isaac, 1737-.

The New England mountain in labor.

[New York State?]. [1814?]

48 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 35, No. 939
Hillard, Isaac, b. 1737.

A New Year's present for Jan. 1, 1810; or, An unmasked view of certain occurrences during the year 1809.

Morristown [N.J.], Printed for every liberal purchaser. Feb., 1810

This piece was intended to have been presented by the newsboy, but from its too great length it has been thought proper to present it to the idle Reader in its present form and manner.; 16 p.; 18 cm.

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