American Poetry, 1609-1870 Reel Listing

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Reel: 21, No. 578
Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834.

Paraphrase on Genesis xlix, 10.

[n.p.]. [1820?]

[a sermon]; 23 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 21, No. 579
Drake, Jacob.

Truth victorious, or the combat between Chritianity [!] and Mahometanism.

Columbus, Ohio, Printed at the office of the Ohio Monitor, by Smith & Griswold. 1816

A poem for the religious tract societies, in the United States.; 1 p.l., 10 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 21, No. 581
Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820.

... The culprit fay.

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

(In The mirror library [no. 8] 27 cm.; p. 1-5.).

Reel: 21, No. 582
[Drake, Joseph Rodman] 1795-1820.

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

New York, Published for the Reader. 1819

36 p.

Reel: 21, No. 583
[Drummond, William] 1585-1649.

Poems by W.D.

[London]. [1616.]

[2d ed.]; 55 unnumbered l. 26 x 20 cm.; Mss. poems by John James, ca.1657-1729, a graduate of Harvard, have been written on the printed pages.

Reel: 21, No. 584
[Duché, Jacob] 1737-1798.

Observations on a variety of subjects, literary, moral and religious; in a series of original letters, written by a gentleman of foreign extraction, who resided some time in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, Printed by John Dunlap. 1774

Revised by a friend, to whose hands the manuscript was committed for publication.; x, 2-241, [1] p.; 117 cm.

Reel: 21, No. 585
[Duer, William Alexander] 1780-1858.

The pilgrims of hope: an oratorio for the Clintonian celebration of the new year.

Albany, Re-printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen. 1820

Re-published from "The American" of January 1, 1820. With additional notes and an appendix, containing "The coalition," a political tract, occasioned by the nomination of DeWitt Clinton as a candidate for the office of president of the United States, in the year 1812.; 45, 10 p.; 19.5 cm.

Reel: 21, No. 587
Duke, William, 1757-1840.

Hymn and poems on various occasions.

Baltimore, Printed by Samuel and John Adams, in Market street. 1790

By a member of the Protestant Episcopal church.; 90 p.; 18 mo.

Reel: 21, No. 588
[Dunlap, Jane] fl. 1771.

Poems, upon several sermons, preached by the Rev'd, and renowned, George Whitefield, while in Boston.

Boston, Printed and sold next to the writing school in Queen street. 1771

A new-years gift, from a daughter of liberty and lover of truth.; 1 p.l., 22 p.; illus.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 590
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839.

The life of the most noble Arthur, Marquis and Earl of Wellington.

New York, Printed and published by Van Winkle and Wiley, corner of Wall and New streets. 1814

The first part by Francis L. Clarke. The second part, from the attack on the castle of Burgos to the taking of Bordeaux.; 423 p.

Reel: 22, No. 591
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839.

The life of George Fred.

London, Printed for Henry Colburn, Public Library, Conduit street, Hanover square: and sold by Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin. 1815

Cooke (late of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden) composed principally from journals and other authentic documents left by Mr. Cooke, and the personal knowledge of the author, comprising original anecdotes of his theatrical contemporaries, his opinions on various dramatic writings, &c. 2d ed., rev. and improved.; 2 v. in 1.; front. (port.); 22 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 592
Dunn, Samuel, b. 1746.

The misery of domestic feuds, and the happiness of domestic tranquility, illustrated by the similitude of "Remarks and observations of a traveller.".

[n.p.]. [ca1820]

(Written at the request of a young lady.) ...; [8] p.; 13.8 cm.; Caption title.

Reel: 22, No. 593
Dupuis, Thomas Skelton.

Miscellaneous poetry; (many of the pieces written at an early age.).

London, Printed by C. Buckton, no. 9, Great Pulteney street, Golden square. 1789

To which is added, a sacred oratorio, called Elijah.; viii p., 1 l., [1], 87 p.; 28 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 595
Durfee, Job, 1790-1847.

The vision of Petrarch, a poem.

Providence, Printed by Miller, Goddard & Mann. 1814

Delivered before the United Brothers' Society of Brown University, on their anniversary, September 6, 1814.; 17 p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 596
Dutton, Timothy.

A Christmas hymn: Composed and written.

Brattleborough, Printed by William Fessenden for the author. 1811

December 25, 1810.; 22 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 597
Dutton, Warren, 1774-1857.

The present state of literature; a poem, delivered in New-Haven, at the public commencement of Yale-college, September 10, 1800.

Hartford [Conn.], Printed by Hudson and Goodwin. 1800

16 p.; 22.5 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 599
[Dwight, Timothy] 1752-1817.

America; or, A poem on the settlement of the British colonies.

New Haven, Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green. [1780?]

Addressed to the friends of freedom, and their country, by a gentleman educated at Yale-College.; 12 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 600
Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817.

The conquest of Canäan; a poem, in eleven books.

Hartford, Printed by Elisha Babcock. 1785

2 p.l., [6], 2-304 p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 22, No. 601
Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817.

The conquest of Canaan; a poem, in eleven books.

Hartford, New-England, London, reprinted for J. Johnson, no. 72, St. Paul's church yard. 1785; 1788

vii, [1], 363 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 602
Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817.

Greenfield Hill; a poem, in seven parts.

New York, Printed by Childs and Swaine. 1794

I. The prospect. II. The flourishing village. III. The burning of Fairfield. IV. The destruction of the Pequods. V. The clergyman's advice to the villages. VI. The farmer's advice to the villagers. VII. The vision, or prospect of the future happiness of America.; 183, [1] p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 603
[Dwight, Timothy] 1752-1817.

The triumph of infidelty.

[n.p.] Printed in the World. 1788

A poem.; 24 p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 604
Earle, Jabez, 1676?-1768.

Sacramental exercises, or The Christian's employment before at, and after the Lord's supper.

Middletown [Conn.] Printed by Seth Richards. 1815

6th ed. To which is added divine hymns for sacramental occasions.; 86 p.

Reel: 23, No. 607
An Earnest call from a school-master to his scholars, to remember their creator in the days of their youth.

[Boston]. [1763]

8 p.

Reel: 23, No. 608
Eastburn, James Wallis, 1797-1819.

Yamoyden, a tale of the wars of King Philip: in six cantos, by.

New York, Published by James Eastburn, Clayton & Kingsland, printers. 1820

and his friend.; xii, 339, [1] p.; front.; 19 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 611
Eaton, Nathaniel W.

Alberto and Matilda: or, The unfortunate lovers, a drama, in two acts.

Boston, Printed for the author. February, 1809

17, [1] p.; 14.5 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 612
Eaton, Theophilus.

Review of New York, or Rambles through the city.

New-York, Printed for the author, by John Low, no. 17, Chatham street. 1813

Original poems moral, religious, sarcastic and descriptive.; 144 p.; 15 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 613
Eaton, Theophilus.

Review of New York, or Rambles through the city.

New York, Printed and Published by John Low, no. 17, Chatham street. 1814

Original poems. Moral, religious, sarcastic, and descriptive. 2d ed.; 144 p.; 15.5 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 614
The Echo, with other poems.

[n.p.]. 1807

2 p.l., xv, [1], 2-331, [11] p.; illus.; (front.); Half title.

Reel: 23, No. 615
Eckley, Joseph, 1750-1811.

A discourse, delivered before the members of the Boston female asylum, September 24, 1802, being their second anniversary.

Boston, Printed at the Ornamented printing office under the Columbian museum. [1802]

Preached and published by desire.; 22 [i.e. 23] p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 23, No. 616
An Eclogue occasioned by the death of the Reverend Alexander Cumming, A.M.

Boston, Printed by D. & J. Kneeland, for J. Edwards. 1763

On the 25th of August A.D. 1763.; 8 p.

Reel: 23, No. 617
[Edwards, Bryan] 1743-1800.

Poems written chiefly in the West Indies.

Kingston, Jamaica, Printed for the author, by Alexander Aikman, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1792

3 p.l., 67 p.; 8.

Reel: 23, No. 620
Effusions of female fancy.

New-York, Printed for the author, and sold by all the booksellors and printers in York, Baltimore and Philadelphia. 1784

By a young lady, native of America: consisting of elegys, and other original essays in Poetry.; 59, [4] p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 622
Elegia, de originali peccato.


Kaeniae--(Neo Hantoniae) Typis Cornelii Sturtevant, junioris & comitum.; 14 p.; 16.6 cm.; Half-title: Elegia, de originali peccato; ab editione Angelica, translata a G.B. & J.G.S.

Reel: 24, No. 624
Elegiac poem, on the death of Dr. Benjamin Rush, professor of the institutes and practice of medicine and of clinical practice in the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, Published by Anthony Finley, southeast corner of Chesnut and Fourth streets. William Fry, printer. 1813

Who fell a victim to the prevailing typhus fever, on the 19th of April, 1813.; 32 p.; 22.5 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 627
An Elegiac poem on the death of General George Washington, Commander in chief of the armies of the United States.

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

Dedicated to the patrons of The True American. At the commencement of the year 1800.; broadside.

Reel: 24, No. 628
Elegies and other little poems.

Baltimore. August 7, 1800

By a student in a college in this state.; [6] p.

Reel: 24, No. 630
Elegy, in rememberance of James Lawrence, esquire: (late commander of the United States frigate Chesapeake.).

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


Reel: 24, No. 632
An Elegy occasioned by the death of the late Reverend Daniel M'Clelin, pastor of the Church of Christ in Colerain.

[n.p.] Published at the request of friends of the deceased. [n.d.]

By a neighbour.; broadside.

Reel: 24, No. 635
Elegy on the death of Colonel Dan Shaw, late of Bradford, (Vt.) who departed this life November 14, 1814.

Hanover, Printed by Charles Spear. October 1815

Also on the death of his sister, Mrs. Patience Southworth, late consort of Nathaniel Southworth, Esq. of Lime, (N.H.) who departed this life July 8, 1814. By a friend.; 8 p.

Reel: 24, No. 638
An Elegy, on the death of Mrs. Ann Belding, late wife of the Reverend Mr. Joshua Belding, of Newington, who died October 29, 1773.

Hartford, Printed by Eben. Watson. 1774

Humbly inscribed to him by a youth of his parish.; 8 p.

Reel: 24, No. 641
An Elegy, on the much lamented death of his excellency Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Captain General, and Governor in chief in and over the province of New-York, and the territories depending thereon in America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral of the same; who departed this life in Fort George, on Monday the 11th of September, 1769.

[N.Y.?, Printed by Hugh Gaine?].


Reel: 24, No. 646
An Elegy on war.

Newburyport [Mass.], Published by W. & J. Gilman, sold at their wholesale and retail bookstore, no. 2 Middle street. 1813

8 p.; 28.3 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 648
Elegy to the infamous memory of Sr. F.--- B.---.

[Boston?], Printed in the year. 1769

14 p.

Reel: 24, No. 650
An Elegy to the memory of Miss Sarah Hart, daughter of Rev. William Hart, of Saybrook, who departed this life, June 24, 1788, in the 35th year of her age.

Hartford, Printed by Hudson & Goodwin. 1790

7 p.

Reel: 24, No. 651
An Elegy upon the death of several worthy pious persons.



Reel: 24, No. 654
Elliot, James, 1775-1830.

The poetical and miscellaneous works of James Elliot, citizen of Guilfort, Vermont, and late a noncommissioned officer in the Legion of the United States.

Greenfield, Massachusetts, Printed by Thomas Dickman, for the author. 1798

In four books.; 271, [5] p.; 17 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 656
[Elliot, Samuel] 1777-1845.

[Fayette in prison: or, Misfortunes of the great].

[Worcester, Mass., Printed for the author]. [1802.]

[A modern tragedy. By a gentleman of Massachusetts.]; 40 p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 657
Ellis, Jonathan, 1762-1827.

An eulogical poem, on General George Washington, who died at his seat at Mount-Vernon, December 14, 1799.

Portland [Me.], Printed by Elezer A. Jenks. [1800]

Pronounced at Topsham, February 22d, 1800. The day assigned by authority for the citizens of the United States to testify their grief for his death. (Published at the request of the bearers.); 24 p.; 19.4 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 658
Elmina; or, The flower that never fades.

New Haven, from Sidney's press. 1808

A tale for young people, adorned with cuts.; [3], 6-30, [1] p.; illus. (front.); 10.5 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 659
An Elogy [!] on the death of Mr. Nathaniel Burt, Deacon of the Church of Christ at Longmeadow, and Lieutenant in his majesty's service; who was killed in the memorable battle at Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755, in the 45th year of his age.

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


Reel: 24, No. 660
Emerson, William, Rev., 1769-1811.

An oration pronounced July 5, 1802, at the request of the inhabitants of the town of Boston, in commemoration of the anniversary of American independence.

Boston, Manning & Loring, printers, no. 2, Cornhill. [1802]

23, [1] p.; 21.5 x 12.5 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 663
Ephemera or The history of cockney dandies, a poem in one canto.

Thomas Town, printer. 1819

By Blumblery Buzz, esq., professor of fashions in the old school. Philadelphia, Published by Robert Desilver, no. 110, Walnut street.; 22 p.; Imperfect: Lacks pp. 17-20.

Reel: 24, No. 665
An Epistle from Edward, an American prisoner in England, to Harriet in America.

London, Printed for Fielding and Walker, Pater-noster Row; and sold by Mr. Breadewer, Portsmouth; and Mr. Maurice, Plymouth Dock. 1779

1 p.l., 9 p.

Reel: 24, No. 666
Epistle to a member of the General Court of Massachusetts for 1809.

[Boston?]. [1809]

32 p.; 24 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 668
An Epistle to Alexander Pope, esq; from South Carolina.

London, Printed for J. Brindley, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, at the King's Arms in New Bond street; and C. Corbett, at Addison's Head, over against St. Dunston's church, Fleet street. 1737

18 p.; 35 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 669
Epistle to Bonaparte.

Philadelphia, Published by C. Neal, no. 201, Chesnut street. 1814

By a lady.; 11 p.

Reel: 24, No. 670
Equiano, Olaudah.

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African.

Halifax, Printed at the office of J. Nicholson & co. 1814

To which are added poems on various subjects by Phillis Wheatly, negro servant to Mr. John Wheatly of Boston in New England.; 514, [2] p.; front. (port.); 17.5 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 671
Estlack, Restore [pseud.?].

Ethick diversions.

New York, Printed by T. and J. Swords, no. 160 Pearl street. 1807

In four epistles to Emphasian, R.T. To which is added, The convent.; 79 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 673
An Eulogium on Major General Joseph Warren, who fell in the action at Charlestown, June 17, 1775.

Boston, Printed by John Boyle, in Marlborough street. 1781

By a Columbian.; 22 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 24, No. 675
Eustaphieve, Alexis.

Reflections, notes, and original anecdotes, illustrating the character of Peter the Great.

Boston, Published by Munroe and Francis, no. 4, Cornhill. 1814

To which is added, A tragedy in five acts, entitled, Alexis, The Czarewitz. The 2d ed., corr. and enl.; 272 p.

Reel: 25, No. 676
Evangelical Tract Society, Petersburg (Va).

Comforts and counsels for the afflicted.

[Atlanta, Ga., Franklin Steam Printing House]. [18--?]

8 p.; (Its no. 148); Caption-title.

Reel: 25, No. 677
Evans, Nathaniel, 1742-1767.

Poems on several occasions, with some other compositions.

Philadelphia, Printed by John Dunlap, in Market street. 1772

By ... [the] late missionary (appointed by the Society for propagating the gospel) for Gloucester county, in New-Jersey; and chaplain to the Lord Viscount Kilmorey, of the kingdom of Ireland.; xxviii, 160, 1 l., 5-24 p.; 21 cm.; "The love of the world incompatible with the love of God: a discourse on 1 John, II: 15, 16, 17" (24 p. at end) addressed "To the members of the congregation of Gloucester.".

Reel: 25, No. 679
[Evans, Oliver].

Patent right oppression exposed; or, Knavery detected.

Philadelphia, Published by R. Folwell, no. 38, Market street, and G. Allchin, no. 262, Arch street. 1813

In an address, to unite all good people to obtain a repeal of the patent laws. By Patrick N.I. Elisha, esq., [pseud.] poet laureate. To which is added An alarming law case; Also, Reflections on the patent laws. Illustrated with notes and anecdotes, by the editor.; xi, [1], 189, [1] p.

Reel: 25, No. 680
[Evans, Oliver] 1755-1819.

Patent right opression exposed; or Knavery detected.

Philadelphia, Published by the booksellers. 1814

In an address to unite all good people to obtain a repeal of the patent laws. By Patrick N.I. Elisha, esq., poet laureate [pseud.] To which is added, an alarming law case; also reflections on the patent laws. Illustrated with notes and anecdotes, by the editor. 2d ed.; xi, [1], 189, [1] p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 25, No. 681
Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847.

An address delivered before the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society at their annual meeting, May 28, 1813.

Boston, Charles Callender, no. 11, Marlboro street. 1813

Printed at the request of the society.; 23 p.; 25 cm.; "Hymn, composed for the 19th anniversary of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, by John Lathrop, Jr., Esq.": p. 21-22.

Reel: 25, No. 682
Everett, David, 1770-1813.

Common sense in dishabille: or, The farmer's monitor, containing a variety of familiar essays, on subjects moral & economical, to which is added, A perpetual calendar, or economical almanack.

Worcester, Mass., Printed by Isaiah Thomas, jun. for Isaiah Thomas, sold at the Worcester Bookstore. March 1799

Published according to act of Congress.; 120 p.; 15 cm.; Contains A new year's poem, signed Peter Pencil, pp. 86-92.

Reel: 25, No. 683
[Everett, Edward] 1794-1865.

Mr. E. Everett presents his respects to [Rev. Presidt. Kirkland] and begs [him] to accept a copy of his poem.

[Cambridge]. [1812]

American poets.; 11 p.; Caption title.

Reel: 25, No. 684
The Evidence and import of Christ's resurrection, versified some years ago for the help of the memory.

Providence [R.I.], Printed by B. Wheeler, for D. Brewer, of Taunton, and sold at their respective bookstores. 1797

The force of divine truth which appears in this plain short poem, may well strike total damp to every favourable thought of deism of deistical Christianity.; 12 p.; 22.5 cm.

Reel: 25, No. 686
Evstafiev, Alexksiei Grigor'evich, 1783-1857.

Demetrius, the hero of the Don.

Boston, Published by Munroe & Francis; no. 4, Cornhill. Sold also by E.T. Goodrich & co., New York; and Edward J. Coale, Baltimore. 1818

An epick [!] poem.; 256 p.; 19.5 cm.

Reel: 25, No. 687
An Exercise, containing a dialogue and two odes, performed at the public commencement in the college of Philadelphia, November 17, 1767.

Philadelphia, Printed by William Goddard, in Market street. [1767]

8 p.

Reel: 25, No. 690
Extracts in prose and verse by a lady of Maryland.

Annapolis, Printed by Frederick Green. 1808

Together with a collection of original poetry never before published, by citizens of Maryland.; 2 v.

Reel: 25, No. 693
The Eye: by Obadiah Optic [pseud.].

Philadelphia, Printed and published by John W. Scott, no. 147, Chesnut street. 1808

v. 1-2; Jan.-Dec. 1808.; 2 v.; 20 cm.; weekly.

Reel: 26, No. 694
F., P.

A few verses composed by P.F. on account of the sudden death of John Brown, Huldy Brown, son and daughter, of Elder Eleazer Brown of Stonington, who were killed with lightening, on the seventh day of June, 1788.

New London, from Spencer's Press; for Capt. Brown. 1796


Reel: 26, No. 695
The Factor's garland, and Verses on the death of Mrs. Mary Hayward of Easton.

Wrentham [Mass.]; Printed for Joseph Ward. 1812

12 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 26, No. 696
The Fall of Lucifer, an elegiac poem on the infamous defection of the late General Arnold.

Hartford, Printed by Hudson and Goodwin. 1781

18 p.; 17 cm.; Imperfect copy: pages 17-18 lacking; replaced by Xerox copies from the LC (Brinley) copy.

Reel: 26, No. 697
A Family tablet: containing a selection of original poetry.

Boston, Printed and sold by William Spotswood. 1796

[13], 2-81 p.

Reel: 26, No. 698
Fanny, continued.

New York, Printed by William Grattan, no. 8, Thames street. 1820

1 p.l., 29 p.; 21.5 cm.; Continuation of Halleck's poem, ascribed by him to Clason cf. Wilson's Life of Halleck.

Reel: 26, No. 699
Farmer, Henry Tudor, 1782-1828.

Imagination; the maniac's dream, and other poems.

New-York, Published by Kirk & Mercein, and John Miller, Covent Garden, London, William A. Mercein printer. 1819

2 p.l., [vii], 163 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 26, No. 700
The Farmer and his son's return from a visit to camp: together with the rose tree.

[n.p.]. [1775]


Reel: 26, No. 701
Farnsworth, H.

An oration on music.

Cooperstown, Printed by Elihu Phinney, for the author. 1795

Delivered at the courthouse in Cooperstown, in Otsego; April, 1794; at the conclusion of a singing school, taught by Nathaniel Billings.; 21, [2] p.; 18 cm.; Cover-title.

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