Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

A number of people have been important to the preparation of this edition. To begin, I thank the series editors, Sharon M. Harris and Karen Dandurand, for their interest in the project, and additionally to Sharon for mentioning the series to me, providing helpful...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-lii

In the early 1940s, when John Barnard Bennett was researching his master’s thesis—a biography of author Sukey Vickery—one of Vickery’s descendants made a fortuitous donation to the American Antiquarian Society: a handful of surviving manuscripts penned but...

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Emily Hamilton

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pp. 1-154

My Dear Emily, If you have heard of the death of my father, you are no stranger to the sorrow which rends the breast of your Mary. Early in life deprived of my dear maternal friend, my father was rendered still more dear to me. Heaven has been pleased to take him also from...

Poems Published in the Massachusetts Spy

LINES, Addressed to JOHN ADAMS, ESQ. late PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES

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pp. 157-158

BEAUTY

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pp. 159-160

Address to PIETY

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pp. 160-131

Character of a Young Lady

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p. 162

To FIDELIA [1]

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p. 163

To THEODORUS

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pp. 164-165

Resignation

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p. 166

To the Memory of Miss H. who departed this life on the 6th of July, after a short illness

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pp. 167-168

To FIDELIA [2]

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pp. 169-170

To THEODORUS

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pp. 171-172

Evening Reflections

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pp. 173-175

[While fair FIDELIA, favorite of the Nine]

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p. 176

To EUGENE

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pp. 177-178

To FIDELIA [3]

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pp. 179-180

To THEODORUS

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pp. 181-182

To CONTENT

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p. 183

Lines, Occasioned by the Death of Miss E****

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pp. 184-185

Summer

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pp. 186-187

[Where the high spreading branches exclude Phoebus’ beams]

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p. 188

Sonnet to FIDELIA

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p. 189

To FREDERIC

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p. 190

Unpublished Manuscripts

Ode for the New year. Jan. 1st, 1784.

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pp. 193-195

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[Letter to Adeline Hartwell]

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pp. 196-199

My Dear Adeline,12 I cannot express the Satisfaction your letter gives me; I am happy in hearing that you are so agreeably situated. May you long enjoy the happiness you anticipate. I hoped to have seen you here this...

Written after reading some very elegant extracts from Campbell’s pleasures of hope. 28 Address to Hope.

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p. 200

A tale for those who deal in the marvelous

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pp. 201-202

[Why was I born devoid of evry charm]

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p. 203

[Ask rather, why the fates ordain’d it so]

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p. 204

To Adelaide—

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p. 205

[Letter to Isaiah Thomas Junior]

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p. 206

[Journal]

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pp. 207-208

Appendix 1: Tribute to Merit

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pp. 209-210

Appendix 2: [Review of Emily Hamilton]

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p. 211

Notes

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pp. 213-221

Suggestions for Further Reading

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pp. 223-224