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The Citizen Poets of Boston
A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789–1820
Paul Lewis, ed.

University Press of New England



Contents

• Preface
• A Note on Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Notes
• Introduction
• COMING TO BOSTON
• The Stage Coach. Inscribed to Mira
• Epigram. [As two Divines]
• An Intended Inscription, Written for the Monument on Beacon-Hill, in Boston, and Addressed to the Passenger
• On the Licentiousness of the Manners of the Present Day
• Lines on the Elm Tree
• Anacreon Imitated
• Fragment. [As I walk’d on the banks of the Charles’ briny flood]
• A Letter to Tom, in the Country
• [Dear Jack, I am no more the clown]
• Jonathan’s Journey to Boston
• [In Boston once did A with B contend]
• MEN AND WOMEN
• A Recipe for the Ladies, Or, Advice How to Get a Husband
• Advice to the Young Ladies of Boston
• On the Choice of a Husband
• The Modest Wish of Susan, the Breeches Maker
• Lines Written by a Lady, Who Was Questioned Respecting Her Inclination to Marry
• Lines Spoken Extempore to a Lady, on Being Asked What This World Is Like
• Simile [Passion is like the base narcotic flower]
• Epitaph [Here lies the quintessence of noise and strife]
• [Oh, envy’d happiness! said Isabel]
• The Old-Maid [
from “The Ruling Passion”]
• Crosses
• [Thy manly face I strove to hit]
• Enquiry
• The Wish
• Impromptu on the Marriage of Capt. Foot, with Miss Patten
• The Man to My Mind
• A Parody
• Epigram [That ladies are the softer sex]
• A Hint to a Friend
• To My Friend
• Song [I courted a girl that I long wished to marry]
• Look before You Leap. A True Story
• Single Blessedness
• Matrimony
• Woman
• Answer to the Lines Entitled “Woman,” Signed, Ned Megrims

• A Tale
• [What’s become of Ned Megrims would any one know]
• Woman
• Ladies’ Dress
• POLITICS
• The War Horse
• The Man of Feeling
• Stanzas to Maria Antonietta
• To the President
• The Dying Indian
• Epigram [In the reign of Democracy, dead to all shame]
• Epigram [When a Partizan dies of true Jacobin leaven]
• [Arduous the task in which we would engage]
• Democrats in Office
• Hymn, Sung at Cambridge, at the Celebration of Peace
• Lines Composed on Hearing the News of Peace
• Buonaparte
• Extracts from Fawcett’s Contrast
• Canning’s Speech
• Epitaph on a Tomb-Stone
• Spare Injur’d Africa! The Negro Spare!
• New Year’s Address of the Sweepers
• Tribute to Foreign Missions
• Slave-Holder and Yankee
• THE FAMILY
• On the Domestic Education of Children
• Verses on a Sleeping Daughter
• Lines Written by an Old Planter, in the Country, to His Daughter
• [Julia, to Anna Maria, Sends Greeting]
• Thanksgiving
• The Hopeful Youth
• The Retrospect—or, All for the Best
• Eliza . . . A Poem
• To My Friend
• Lord Dyring . . . A Ballad
• Jephthah’s Vow
• The Consolation
• The Effects of Intemperance
• To the American Goldfinch
• The Orphan
• Stanzas Addressed by a Lady in Vermont to Her Brother in the Army
• A Grandmother to Her Infant Grandchild
• A Mother’s Love
• JOBS, SHOPS, AND THE PROFESSIONS
• Mechanics Song
• On the Multitude of Lawyers
• Epigram [Since the fulness of blessing the gospel contains]
• The When, the Why, the Where, the What, the How: Epitaph on an Hermit
• Ations
• [Here comes Miss Lighthead and her tasty sister]
• Epigram [The young spendthrift
detests the old covetous miser]
• Epigram [With folded arms and uplift eyes]
• Epigram—To a Physician
• Lines Written on the Front Page of a Doctor’s Account Book
• The Mechanick Preferred
• The Poet
• Epigram [Boston stage]
• Author—ity
• Examination
• [Good folks, the Carrier—fill’d with fear]
• The Truant
• Imitation of Martial
• Advertisement [fabric shop]
• Advertisement, For Anybody That Wants It [bookshop]
• An Epistle to the Editor
• PLEASURE AND THE GOOD LIFE
• To the Editor of the
Town and Country Magazine
• Bacchus’s Shrine
• Human Inconsistency, or, the Universal Portrait
• Epigram [Last Thursday, I met with a sweet smiling sister]
• The Grumbler
• Life and Friendship
• Parody
• Heigh-ho! By a Lady
• The Sine Qua Non
• Time and Pleasure
• God Is There
• Hope
• Time
• Pleasure
• REBUSES, RIDDLES, ANAGRAMS, ACROSTICS, AND ENIGMAS
• A Rebus [Take the sixth]
• Answer to the First [Take the sixth]
• Another [Rebus: Take three fourth]
• Answer to the Third [Rebus: Take three fourth]
• Acrostick [Born for a Curse]
• A Rebus [Take two sevenths]
• Solution [Take two sevenths]
• An Enigmatical Bill of Fare
• Solution [An Enigmatical Bill of Fare]
• Acrostic [Great George’s praise]
• A Rebus [What increases the sea]
• Another [Rebus: The name of that earth]
• A Rebus [The crimson rose]
• A Solution of the Rebus in the Magazine for March
• Acrostical Rebus
• Solution to Alonzo’s Rebus
• A Rebus [An animal vain]
• A Rebus, of Which a Solution Is Requested [Take one half]
• Out of the Twelve Solutions to the Rebus in Our Last
• Rebus [The isle where]
• Answer to *****’s Rebus in Last Saturday’s Magazine
• A Rebus [I am both man and woman too]
• The Riddle—A New Song
• A Rebus [That part of the day]
• Answer to the Rebus, in our last number
• Enigma [Relentless foe]
• An Acrostic [Blessed news]
• Enigma [For knowledge I go]
• Acrostic—In Answer to the Enigma in our Last
• Origin of Life and Death
• Anecdote [Old Harvard long hath stood]
• DEATH
• Reflections in a Burying-Ground
• Written on the Author’s Natal Day
• On a Canary Bird
• Elegy on Perceiving a Rent in My Old Shoe
• The Old Man and Death
• Hymn for the Commencement of the Year
• To the Memory of William Henry Moulton
• Thanatopsis
• Solitude
• Written in the Burial Ground, on Plymouth Heights, in Nov. 1818

Epitaph on a Tomb Stone in a Church Yard Near Boston
• On the Death of an Infant
• The Ruins of an Old Mansion
• The Maniac’s Last Ray of Reason
• On the Death of Twins
• Acknowledgments
• Appendix A: Boston Magazines That Included Poetry, 1789–1820
• Appendix B: Representative Editorial Statements from the First Issues of Included Magazines, 1789–1820
• Bibliography: Suggested Reading on Magazines, Literature, Culture, and Life in the United States in General and Boston in Particular, 1789–1820

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