The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XV. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature; Early National Literature, Part I.

IX. The Beginnings of Verse, 1610–1808


A. General

Otis, William Bradley. Bibliography appended to his American Verse, 1625–1807. 1909. [Valuable for many details and much used in the preparation of this bibliography.]

Wegelin, Oscar. Early American Poetry. 1903. Early American Poetry, 1800–1820. 1907.

B. Special

Dean, John Ward. Bibliography of Michael Wigglesworth, appended to his Memoir of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth. Albany, 1871.

Heartman, Chas. F. Phillis Wheatley: A Critical Attempt and a Bibliography of her Writings. 1915.

Paltsits, Victor H. A Bibliography of the Separate and Collected Works of Philip Freneau, together with an Account of his Newspapers. 1903.

A. General

Fisher, Joshua Francis. Some Account of the Early Poets and Poetry of Pennsylvania. Memoirs of the Hist. Soc. of Pennsylvania. Vol. II, part II. 1830.

Hunnewell, James F. Early Poetry of the Provinces now parts of the United States. Club of Odd Volumes. I. 1894.

—— Notes on Early American Literature. American Antiquarian Soc. Proc. New Series, vol. II. 1896–7.

Jackson, M. Katherine. Outlines of the Literary History of Colonial Pennsylvania. Lancaster, 1906.

Otis, William Bradley. American Verse, 1625–1807. 1909.

Patterson, Samuel White. The Spirit of the American Revolution as Revealed in the Poetry of the Period. Boston, n. d. [1915].

Williams, Francis Howard. Pennsylvania Poets of the Provincial Period. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. XVII, no. I. 1893.

Wright, R.W. The Poets and Poetry of Connecticut. Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Vol. II.

B. Special

Austin, Mary S. Philip Freneau, the Poet of the Revolution. 1901.

Campbell, Helen. Anne Breadstreet and her Time. Boston, 1891.

Dean, John Ward. Memoir of the Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, Author of the Day of Doom. Albany, 1871.

Eaton, Arthur W. H. The Famous Mather Byles. Boston, 1914.

Green, Samuel Abbott. Benjamin Tompson, a Graduate of Harvard College, etc. n. p. [Boston], 1895.

Nason, Elias. A Memoir of Mrs. Susanna Rowson. Albany, 1870.

Todd, Charles Burr. Life and Letters of Joel Barlow. 1886

Trumbull, James Hammond. The Origin of McFingal. Morrisania, 1868.

Tyler, Moses Coit. Three Men of Letters [Barlow, Berkeley, and Dwight]. 1895.


The American Museum or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces. Ed. Carey, Matthew. Philadelphia, 1787–1792.

The Columbian Muse: A Selection of American Poetry from Various Authors of Established Reputation. 1794. [Contains selections from Alsop, Barlow, Dwight, Freneau, Hopkins, Humphreys, Trumbull, and others.]

Everest, Charles W. The Poets of Connecticut. 1873.

Griswold, Rufus W. Satirical, Dramatic, and other Poems of Public Affairs Written during the Revolution. In Curiosities of American Literature. 1847.

Hagen, J. C. Ballads of the Revolution. 1866.

McCarty, William. Songs, Odes, and Other Poems on National Subjects. 3 vols. 1842. [Contains Over five hundred ballands and songs written before 1808.]

Moore, Frank. Illustrated Ballad History of the American Revolution. 1876. Unfinished. Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution. 1856.

Perine, George C. The Poets and Verse–Writers of Maryland. Cincinnati, 1898. [Includes biography and criticism.]

Sargent, Winthrop. Loyalist Poetry of the Revolution. Philadelphia, 1857.

Smith, Elihu Hubbard. American Poems, Selected and Original. Litchfield, n. d. [1793].

Stone, William Leete. Poems and Ballads Relating to the Burgoyne Campaign. Albany, 1893. [Contemporary poems of Wheeler Case and others; also nineteenth Century poems on the same Subjects.]

See, also, general authorities, pp. 363–65.

The Beginning of Verse, 1610–1808

[C. O. V.=Club of Odd Volumes; Mag.=Mather’s Magnila; Mass. Hist. Soc.=Massachusetts Historical Society; N. E. M.=Morton’s New England’s Memorial.]

The titles marked thus * have not been seen by the compiler.

The Bay Psalm Book. The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre. etc. Cambridge, 1640. Many editions. Reprinted, Cambridge, 1862. Facsimile by Ames, Wilbeforce, for The New England Society in the City of New York, 1903.

Bradford, William. A Descriptive and Historical Account of New England in Verse [pulative title]. Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections. Series I, vol. III, p. 77.

Bradstreet, Anne. *The Tenth Muse lately sprung up in America, or Several Poems, Complied with great variety of Wit and Learning, full of delight–by a Gentlewoman in those parts. London, 1650. As *Several Poems compiled with great variety of wit and learning, full of delight … by a Gentlewoman in New England. Boston, 1678. *Boston, 1758.

—— The Works of Anne Bradstreet in Prose and Verse. Ed. Ellis, John Harvard. Charlestown, 1867.

—— The Poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet, together with her prose remains. Introduction by Norton, C. E. n. p. 1897.

Bulkley, Edward, Elgies on Jonathan Mitchell and Samuel Stone. See N. E. M.

Cook, Ebenezer [pseud.?]. The Sot–Weed Factor; or, a Voyage to Maryland. A Satyr. London, 1708. Reprinted in Maryland Historical Society Fund Publications, no. 36. 1900.

E. C. Gent. Sot–Weed Redivivus. In Three Cantos. Annapolis, 1730. Reprinted with the preceding. [Probably not written by the author of the Sot–Weed Factor.]

Cotton, John. Elegy on Thomas Hooker.
See N. E. M. Also Kettell, I, Introduction, p. XXVIII.

Epitaph on Nathanial Bacon: By his Man. [Anon.] Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections. Second Series, vol. I. 1814. [Frequently reprinted.]

Good News from New England. [Anon.] *London, 1648. Reprinted in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. Fourth Series, Vol. I.

Grave, John. A Song of Sion. n. p. [London], 1662.

Holme, John. A True Relation of the Flourishing State of Pennsylvania, [1686]. First printed in the Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, vol. I, no. 13. 1847.

Lewis, R [?]. Carmen Seculare. A Poem Addressed to Lord Baltimore in 1732. [No record of any imprint before Nov. 1789, when Carey printed an extract from it in The American Museum under the title of A Description of Mary-land.]

Mather, Cotton. Elegies on Nathaniel Collins and Urian Oakes. Reprinted, C. O. V., III. 1896.

—— Elegies on Ezekiel Cheevers, John Wilson, and the Seven Young Ministers. C. O. V., IV. 1896.

—— Elegy on William Thomson. See Mag.

Morrell, William. Nova Anglia. *London, 1625. Reprinted, C. O. V., II. 1895.

New England’s Annoyances [putative title]. First printed in The Massachusetts Magazine. Jan., 1791. See, also, Duyckinck, and Magazine of History with Notes and Queries, March, 1907, p. 153.

Norton, John. Elegy on Anne Bradstreet.
See Ellis’s ed. of Mrs. Bradstreet.

—— Elegy on John Cotton.
See N. E. M.

Noyes, Nicholas. Poem on the Rev. James Brayley’s Attack of the Stone. Boston News–Letter, 4–11 Aug., 1707.

—— Prefatory poem to Mather’s Magnalia. See Mag.

—— Lines to Cotton Mather. Proceedings of Mass. Hist. Soc., vol. IX, p. 484.

—— *Poem on the Death of Mr. Joseph Green. n. p., 1715.

Oakes, Urian. An Elegy on the Rev. Thomas Shepard. Cambridge, 1677. Reprinted, C. O. V., IV. 1896.

Rich, Richard. Newes from Virginia. *London, 1610. *1874. Frequently reprinted in America.

Rogers, John. Upon Mrs. Anne Bradstreet.
See Ellis’s ed. of Mrs. Bradstreet.

Shepard, Thomas. Elegies on John Norton and John Wilson.
See N. E. M.

Tompson, Benjamin. A Grammarian’s Funeral [elegy on Woodmancey and Cheevers] and A Neighbor’s Tears [elegy on Mrs. Rebekah Sewall]. In Green, S. A., Ten Fac–Simile Reproductions Relating to New England. 1902.

—— Elegy on Samuel Whiting. See Mag.

—— New England’s Tears for her Present Miseries. Etc. *London, 1676.

—— New England’s Crisis. n. p. [Boston (?)], 1676. [Includes New England’s Tears.] Reprinted, C. O. V., I. 1894.

Ward, Nathaniel. Verses on Anne Bradstreet’s poems.
See Ellis’s ed. of Mrs. Bradstreet.

Wigglesworth, Michael. The Day of Doom; or, a Description of the Great and Last Judgment, etc. *Cambridge, 1662. Eleventh ed. New York, 1867.

—— Meat out of the Eater: or Meditations concerning the necessity, end, and usefulness of Afflictions unto God’s Children. Etc. *Cambridge, 1670. [No copy extant.] Sixth edition. New London, 1770.

—— God’s Controversy with New England [1662]. First printed in the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc. 1871.

—— Vanity of Vanities. Appended to the 3d edition of The Day of Doom. For a complete bibliography of Wigglesworth, see ante I. B.

Wigglesworth, Samuel. A Funeral Song [elegy on Nathaniel Clarke]. In New England Historical–Genealogical Register, vol. IV, p. 89.

Wilson, John. Elegy on Joseph Brisco.
See Green, S. A., Ten Fac–Simile Reproductions.

Wolcott, Roger. Poetical Meditations, being the Improvement of Some Vacant Hours. *New London, 1725. Reprinted, C. O. V., v. 1898. [Includes A Brief Account of the Agency of the Honourable John Winthrop.]

Woodbridge, Benjamin. Elegy on John Cotton. See Mag. and N. E. M.

Woodbridge, John. Verses on Anne Bradstreet’s poems.
See Ellis’s ed. of Mrs. Bradstreet.

Woodbridge, Timothy. Prefatory poem to Cotton Mather’s Magnalia. See Mag.


Adams, Rev. John. Poems on Several Occasions, Original and Translated. Boston, 1745. [See, also, A Collection of Poems by Several Hands.]

Ames, Nathaniel. The Essays, Humor, and Poems of Nathaniel Ames, father and son, of Dedham, Massachusetts, from their almanacs 1726–1775. Ed. Briggs, Samuel. Cleveland, 1891.

Barnard, John. A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in the Churches. Boston, 1752. [To be compared with The Bay Psalm Book of 1640.]

Brewster, Martha. Poems on Divers Subjects. New London, n. d. [1757].

Byles, Mather. A Poem on the Death of His Late Majesty, King George. Etc. *n. p. [Boston], n. d. [1727].

—— To his Excellency Governor Belcher on the Death of his Lady: An Epistle. Boston, 1736.

—— *Poems on Several Occasions. Boston, 1736.

—— On the Death of the Queen; a Poem. Boston, 1738.

—— The Comet. Boston, 1744.

—— The Conflagration. Boston, 1744.

—— Poems on Several Occasions. Boston, 1744.
See, also, A Collection of Poems by Several Hands.

A Collection of Poems by Several Hands. [Byles, Green, John Adams, and others.] Boston, 1744.

Colman, Benjamin. A Poem on Elijah’s Translation. *Boston, 1707. Reprinted in Kettell, I.

Green, Joseph. Entertainment for a Winter’s Evening. Boston, 1750.

—— A Mournful Lamentation for the Death of Mr. Old Tenor. Boston, 1750. In Kettell, I.

—— The Grand Arcanum Detected; or, a Wonderful Phenomenon Explained, etc. Boston, 1755.

[See, also, A Collection of Poems by Several Hands. An Entertainments A Mournful Lamentation, the parody of a hymn by Byles, and a song, are reprinted in the appendix to Briggs’s ed. of Nathaniel Ames’s almanacs, p. 463. Some of Green’s poems exist only in MS.]

Keimer, Samuel. An Elegy on the much Lamented Death of the Ingenious and Well–Beloved Aquila Rose, etc. *Philadelphia, 1723. Reprinted in Hazard’s Register of Pennsylvania, vol. II, p. 262; also in Duyckinck, vol. I.

Knapp, Francis [ascription]. Gloria Brittannorum; or, The British Worthies. A Poem. Etc. Boston, 1723.

—— Epistle to Pope on his Windsor Forest. First published in 1715 as a prefatory poem to Windsor Forest. Reprinted in Chalmers’ British Poets, vol. XII, p. 133.

Lovewell’s Fight [putative title]. First printed in Farmer, J., and Moore, J. B., Collections Historical and Miscellaneous and Monthly Literary Journal. Concord. Feb., 1824, p. 64. Frequently reprinted. Kidder, F., The Expeditions of Capt. John Lovewell. Boston, 1865.

Maylem, John. Gallic Perfidy; A Poem. Boston, 1758.

—— The Conquest of Louisburg. Boston, 1758.

Niles, Samuel. A Brief and Plain Essay on God’s Wonder–Working Providence for New England in the Reduction of Louisburg. New London, 1745.

Pietas et Gratulatio Collegii Cantabrigiensis apud Nov. Anglos. Boston, 1761.

Poems Moral and Divine. By an American Gentleman. [Anon.] London, 1756.

Poems on Several Occasions by a Gentleman of Virginia. [Anon.] Williamsburg, 1736.

Rose, Aquila. Poems on Several Occasions. Philadelphia, 1740.

Tilden, Stephen [?]. Tilden’s Miscellaneous Poems on Divers Occasions; Chiefly to animate and rouse the Soldiers. *1st ed., 1756. *3d ed., New London, n. d. Reprinted entire in the Historical Magazine for Nov. and Dec., 1859, and Jan., 1860. Selections in Duyckinck, vol. I.

Turell, Jane. Her poems are printed in Turell, Rev. E., Memoris of the Life and Death of the Pious and Ingenious Mrs. Jane Turell. Boston, 1735. London, 1741.

Webb, George. Batchelor’s Hall; A Poem. *Philadelphia, 1731. Reprinted by Duyckinck, vol. I.


Allen, James. The Poem [Lines on the Massacre] which the Committee of the Town of Boston had Voted Unanimously to be Published with the late Oration. Etc. Boston, 1772. [The volume includes excerpts from Allen’s Long patriotic poem The Retrospect.]

Allen, Jonathan. Poem on the Existence of God; an Ode on Creation; To which are added Several Hymns, and an Eulogy on General George Washington. Haverhill, 1803

Allen, Paul. Original Poems, Serious and Entertaining. Salem, 1801.

Alsop, Richard. The Conquest of Scandinavia.
See Smith, E. H., American Poems, Selected and Original.

—— The Political Greenhouse for the Year 1798. Hartford, 1799. [Satirical.]

—— A Poem; Sacred to the Memory of George Washington. Hartford, 1800.

—— The Charms of Fancy; a Poem in Four Cantos. New York, 1856. [Philosophic.]
See, also, The Echo.

America; or, a Poem on the Settlement of the British Colonies, addressed to the Friends of Freedom and their Country. By a Gentleman educated at Yale College. [Anon.] New Haven, n. d.

America Invincible; an Heroic Poem in Two Books. [Anon.] Danvers, 1799.

The American in Algiers; or, the Patriot of 1776 in Captivity. [Anon.] 1797. [Attack on the slave trade.]

Andre, Major John. The Cow–Chace. In Three Cantos. 1780. [Satirical parody of Chevy Chace.]

The Anarchiad; a New England Poem. New Haven, 1861. [By Humphreys, Barlow, Trumbull, and Hopkins.] First Printed in The New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine, in twelve numbers, from 26 Oct., 1786, to 13 Sept., 1787.

Aristocracy: an Epic Poem. In Two Books. Philadelphia, 1795. [Anon. Ascribed to Theodourus Bailey. Political and social satire.]

Arnold, Josias Lyndon. Poems by the Late Josias Lyndon Arnold, Esq., of St. Johnsbury. Providence, 1797. [Miscellaneous; partly lyrical.]

Avalanche, Sir Anthony [pseud.]. Fashion’s Analysis; or, the Winter in Town 1807. [Social satire.]

Barlow, Joel. *An Elegy on the late Honorable Titus Hosmer, Esq. Etc. Hartford, n. d.

—— A Poem, Spoken at the Public Commencement of Yale College. Hartford, n. d. [1781.]

—— The Vision of Columbus; a Poem in Nine Books. Hartford, 1787.

—— The Prosepect of Peace; a Poetical Composition Delivered at Yale College. New Haven, 1788.

—— The Conspiracy of Kings; a Poem Addressed to the Inhabitants of Europe. London, 1792. Newburyport, 1794.

—— The Hasty Pudding; a Poem in Three Cantos. *N. p., n. d. [1796]; New York, n. d. [1796]; *Salem, 1799; *Stockbridge, 1799.

Barlow, Joel. The Columbiad. Philadelphia, 1807. *Philadelphia and Baltimore, 1809. 2 vols. *London, 1809; *Paris, 1813.
See also, The Anarchiad.

Bigelow, William. Education. Salem, 1799. [Social satire.]

Bleecker, Mrs. Ann Eliza. The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker in Prose and Verse; to which is added a added a Collection of Essays, Prose and Poetical, by Margaretta V. Faugeres. 1793.

Boulton, Thomas. The Voyage; a Poem in Seven Parts. Boston, 1773. [Narrative and descriptive.]

Brackenridge, Hugh H. Cincinnatus, The Modern Chevalier, Poetical Dialogue between Lionel Lovelorn, Esq. and Geoffrey Ginger, Esq. In 1815 ed. of Modern Chivlary.
See, also, bibliography to Book II. Chap. VI.

Branagan, Thomas. Avenia. Philadelphia, 1805. [Narrative; against the slave trade.]

—— The Penitential Tyrant. 1807. [Narrative and didactic; against the slave trade.]

Caldwell, Charles. An Elegiac Poem on the Death of General Washington. Philadelphia, 1800.

Carey, Matthew. The Plagi–Scurriliad. Philadelphia, 1786. [Personal satire.]

—— The Porcupiniad. Philadelphia, 1799. [Personal satire.]

Case, Rev. Wheeler. Poems Occasioned by Several Circumstances and Occurences in the Present Grand Contest of America for Liberty. New Haven, 1778. As Revolutionary Memorials. Ed. Dodd, Rev. Stephen. New York, 1852. In W. L. Stone, Poems and Ballads Relating to the Burgoyne Campaingn.

Chatterton, Augustus [pseud.]. The Buds of Beauty; or Parnassian Sprig. Baltimore, 1787. [Descriptive and lyrical.]

Church, Benjamin. The Choice. Boston, 1757.

—— Elegy on the Death of the Rev. Jonathan Mayhew. Boston, n. d.

—— The Times. N. p. [Boston], n. d. [1771.]

Church, Edward. The Dangerous Vice. Columbia, 1789. [Political satire.]

—— The Inquisitive Traveller. In Eleven Cantos. London, 1802. [Philosophic.]

The Clerical Candidates. [Anon.] Washington, 1801. [Social satire.]

Cliffton, William. Poems, 1800.

—— The Group. Philadelphia, 1796.

A Collection of Elegiac Poems.… to the Memory of.… Martha Thomas.

Etc.… *Philadelphia, 1727. [Anon.] Philadelphia, 1837.

Coombe, Thomas. The Peasant of Auburn. Philadelphia, n. d. [1784.]

Reprinted by the Aungervyle Society Edinburgh, 1887. [Sequel to The Deserted Village.]

Davis, Richard Bingham. Poems. 1807. [Miscellaneous; partly lyrical.]

The Demos in Council; or Bijah in Pandemonium. [Anon.] Boston, 1799. [Political satire.]

Dwight, Timothy. The Conquest of Canaan; a Poem in Eleven Books. Hartford, 1785.

—— The Triumph of Infidelity: a Poem. N. p., 1788.

—— Greenfiels Hill; a Poem in Seven Parts. 1794.
See, also, The Eccho.

The Echo, with Other Poems. N. p., 1807. First printed in twenty numbers of The American Mercury, 1791 to 1805.

Elliot, James. Poetical and Miscellaneous Works. Greenfield, Mass., 1798. [Miscellaneous; partly lyrical.]

Eulogium on Major–General Joseph Warren, by a Columbian. [Anon.] Boston, 1781.

Evans, Nathaniel. Poems on Several Occasions, with Some other Compositions. Philadelphia, 1772. [Includes Mrs. Ferguson’s only published poems.]

Faugeres, Margaretta.
See Bleecker, Mrs. Ann Eliza.

Ferguson, Elizabeth Graeme. Poetical correspondence with Nathaniel Evans published with the latter’s poems; other poems exist only in MS.

Fessenden, Thomas Green. A Terrible Tractoration. Etc. New York, 1804.

—— Democracy Unveiled; or, Tyranny Stripped of the Garb of Patriotism. Boston, 1805. 2d ed. Boston, 1805. 3d ed. New York, 1806. 2 vols. with large additions.

—— Original Poems. Philadelphia, 1806.

—— Pills, Poetical, Political, and Philosophical. Philadelphia, 1809. [Political and literary satire.]

Fitch, Elijah. The Beauties of Religion: a Poem Addressed to Youth. Providence, 1789. [Philosophic.]

Forrest, Michael. Travels through America; A Poem. Philadelphia, 1793.

Freneau, Philip. Poems, ed. for the Princeton Historical Association by Pattee, F. L. 3 vols. Princeton, 1902–1907.

—— The American Village. Facsimile of 1772 edition, ed. Koopman, H. L., and Paltsits, Victor Hugo. [1906.] [For a complete bibliography see Paltsits, V. H., ante, I. B.]

Godfrey, Thomas. The Court of Fancy, a Poem. Philadelphia, 1762.

—— Juvenile Poems on Various Subjects, with The Prince of Parthia, a Tragedy. Philadelphia, 1765.

The Gospel Tragedy: an Epic Poem in Four Books. [Anon.] Worcester, n. d. [Biblical epic.]

Grievous, Peter, Jr. [pseud.]. A Congratulatory Epistle to the Redoubtable “Peter Porcupine.” Etc. Philadelphia, 1796. [Incorrectly ascribed to Francis Hopkinson. Personal and political satire.]

Harwood, John Edmund. Poems. 1809. [Chiefly lyrical.]

Hayes, John. Rural Poems; Moral and Descriptive. Carlisle, 1807.

Hillard, Isaac. A Short Poetical History of Fragments. Danbury, 1803. [Patriotic narrative.]

Historic Progress of Civil and Rational Liberty; and Order Triumphant over Faction. By a Farmer. [Anon.] Portsmouth, 1802.

Hitchcock, David. Poetical Works. Boston, 1806. [A versified treatise on morality, religion, and government.]

Honeywood, St. John. Poems of St. John Honeywood, with Some Pieces in Prose. 1801. [Miscellaneous; partly lyrical; partly satirical.]

Hopkins, Joseph R. The Hamiltoniad; or The Effects of Discord. Philadelphia, 1804. [Political and personal satire.]

Hopkins, Lemuel. The Democratiad; a Poem in Retaliation for “The Philadelphia Jockey Club.” Philadelphia, 1795. [Personal and political satire.]

—— The Guillotina, or A Democratic Dirge. A Poem. By the author of The Democratiad. Philadelphia, n. d. [1796]. [Political satire.] See, also, The Anarchiad.

Hopkinson, Francis. Miscellaneous Essays and Occasional Writings. 3 vols, Philadelphia, 1792.

—— Science; a Poem. Philadelphia, 1762. New York, 1762.

Humphreys, David. Miscellaneous Works. Portsmouth, 1790. New York, 1790. New York, 1804.

—— A Poem Addressed to the Armies of the United States of America. By a Gentleman of the Army. New Haven, 1780.

—— A Poem on the Happiness of America; addressed to the Citizens of the United States. London, 1780. Hartford, 1780. New Haven, 1780. Albany, n. d.

—— The Glory of America; or, Peace Triumphant over War: A Poem. Philadelphia, 1783.

—— A Poem on Industry. Addressed to the Citizens of the United States of America. Philadelphia, 1794. See, also, The Anarchiad.

Johnson, William Martin. Poems printed only in selections from MSS. by Payne, John Howard, in his essay Our Neglected Poets. See Harrison, G. The Life and Writings of John Howard Payne. Albany, 1875.

Kimmens, Hugh. The Number of the Beast. 1806. [Theological.]

Ladd, Joseph Brown. The Poems of Arouet. Charleston, 1786.

—— The Literary Remains of Joseph Brown Ladd. 1832.

Lathrop, John. The Speech of Caunonicus; or, an Indian Tradition. Calcutta, 1802.

Linn, John Blair. Miscellaneous Works. 1795.

—— The Death of Washington; a Poem. Philadelphia, 1800.

—— The Powers of Genius; a Poem. Philadelphia, 1802.

—— Valerian; a Narrative Poem. Philadelphia, 1805.

Livingston, Brockholst. Democracy; an Epic Poem. Canto I. By Aquiline Nimble–Chops, Democrat. New York, n. d. [1790]. [Political satire.]

Livingston, William. Philosophic Solitude; or, the Choice of a Rural Life. New York, 1747; Boston, 1762.

Low, Samuel. Poems. 2 vols. 1800. [Miscellaneous; includes long descriptive poems.]

Markoe, Peter. Miscellaneous Poems. Philadelphia, 1787.

—— The Times; a Poem. Philadelphia, 1788. [Satirical.]

McKinnon, John D. Descriptive Poems Containing Picteresque Views of the State of New York. 1802.

Mather, Samuel. The Sacred Minister. Boston, 1773. [Didactic.]

Morton, Sarah Wentworth. Beacon Hill; a Local Poem, Historical and Descriptive. Boston, 1797.

—— Ouabi, or the Virtues of Nature. An Indian Tale in Four Cantos. Boston, 1790.

—— The Virtues of Society: a Tale, Founded on Fact. Boston, 1799. [Mrs. Morton’s lyrics were published under the nom–de–plume “Philenia” in the Boston magazines of the time. They have never been collected. See, also, bibliography to Book II, Chap. VI.]

Munford, Col. Robert. Collection of Plays and Poems. Petersburg, 1798.

Munford, William. Poems, and Compositions in Prose. Richmond, 1798. [Contains The Political Contest. Satire.]

Odell, Jonathan. The American Times; a Satire. By Camillo Querno. 1780.

—— The Word of Congress. In Rivington’s Royal Gazette. 18 Sept., 1779.

—— The Loyal Verses of Joseph Stansbury and Doctor Jonathan Odell. Ed. Sargent, Winthrop. Albany, 1860.

Odiorne, Thomas. The Progress of Refinement. Boston, 1792. [Philosophical.]

Olio; or Satirical Hodge–Podge. [Anon.] Philadelphia, 1801.

Paine, Robert Treat, Jr. Works in Prose and Verse. Boston, 1812.

Paine, Robert Treat, Jr. The Invention of Letters. Boston, 1795.

—— The Ruling Passion. Boston, 1797.

Parke, John. The Lyric Works of Horace translated into English verse: to which are added a number of original Poems, by a Native of America. Philadelphia, 1786. [Songs; epigrams; epistles.]

The Patriots of North America: a Sketch, with Explanatory Notes [Anon.] 1775. [Political and Personal satire; Perhaps by Odell.]

Pepper, Henry. Juvenile Essays. Philadelphia, n. d. [1800]. [Miscellaneous.]

The Philadelphia. [Anon.] N. p. [Philadelphia], n. d. [1784?]. [Social satire.]

“Philadelphiad.“ [pseud.]. The Manners of the Times; a Satire. Philadelphia, 1762.

“Pilgarlic“ [pseud]. The Albaniad; an Epic Poem. N. p., 1791. [Political satire.]

Poems upon Several Occasions. [Anon.] Boston, 1779. [Patriotic.]

Prime, Benjamin Young. The Patriot Muse; or Poems upon Some of the Principal Events of the Late War, together with a Poem on the Peace. Vincit Amor Patriae. By an American Gentleman. London, 1764.

—— Columbia’s Glory; or British Pride Humbled; a Poem on the American Revolution. 1791.

—— Muscipula sive Cambromymachia; The Mouse–trap; or, The Battle of the Welsh and the Mice … with Other Poems. By an American. 1840. [Written about 1750.]

Ralling, John [ascription]. Miscellanies. Phildelphia, 1790.

The Returned Captive; a Poem. Founded on a Late Fact. [Anon.] Hudson, 1787. [Narrative of captivity among the Indians.]

The Rhapsody; a Poem. [Anon.] 1789. [Descriptive.]

Richards, George. Zenith of Glory. In 17 numbers of The Massachusetts Magazine, between June, 1789, and Dec., 1792.

—— The Declaration of Independence; a Poem. Boston, 1790.

Rogers, Daniel. A Poem on Liberty and Equality. Albany, 1804.

Rowson, Mrs. Susanna. Miscellaneous Poems Boston, 1804. See, also, Bibliographies to Book II, Chaps. II and VI.

Sargent, Winthrop. Boston, a Poem. Boston, 1803. [Social satire.]

Scale, William. The Quintessence of Universal History; or, An Epitomial History of the Christian Era; A Poem. Massachusetts, 1806.

Searson, John. Mount Vernon; a Poem. Philadelphia, 1799.

—— Poems on Various Subjects and Different Occasions. Philadelphia, 1797.

Sewall, Jonathan Mitchell. Miscellaneous Poems. Portsmouth, 1801.

Smith, William Moore. Poems on Several Occasions, written in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1786.

Snowden, Richard. The Columbiad; or, a Poems. on the American War. Philadelphia, 1786.

Spierin, George Heartwell. Poems. Charleston, 1805.

The Spunkiad; or, Heroism Improved. By an American Youth. [Anon.] Newburgh, 1798. [Political satire.]

Stansbury, Joseph. The Loyal Verses of Joseph Stansbury and Doctor Jonathan Odell. Ed. Sargent, W. Albany, 1860.

Stearns, Charles. The Ladies’ Philosophy of Love. Leominster, 1797. [Didactic.]

Story, Isaac. A Parnassian Shop, Opened in the Pindaric Style. By Peter Quince, Esq. Boston, 1801. [Satirical lyrics, literary, social, and political.]

Story, Joseph. The Power of Solitude; a Poem. Salem, 1804. [Philosophic.]

Sumner, Charles Pinckney. The Compass. Boston, 1795. [Didactic and philosophic.]

Swanwick, John. Poems on Several Occasions by a Congressman from Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1797.

Touchstone, Geoffry [pseud.]. He Wou’d be a Poet; an Heroic Poem. Philadelphia, 1796. [Satire on Swanwick.]

—— The House of Wisdom in a Bustle. Philadelphia, 1798. [Political satire.]

Trumbull, John. Poetical Works, 2 vols. Hartford, 1820.

—— An Elegy on the Death of Mr. Buckingham St. John, Tutor at Yale College. Etc. N. p., n. d. [1771].

———The Progress of Dullness. Part I. The Rare Adventures of Tom Brainless. *N. p. [New Haven], 1772. *Exeter, 1794.

—— The Progress of Dullness. Part II. The Life and Character of Dick Hairbrain, of finical Memory. *N. p. [New Haven], 1773.

—— The Progress of Dullness. Part III. The Adventures of Miss Harriet Simper, of the Colony of Connecticut. *New Haven, 1773.

—— An Elegy on the Times. Boston, 1774. New Haven, 1775.

—— McFingal; a Modern Epic Poem. Canto I, or The Town Meeting. Philadelphia, *1775 [includes what is now Cantos I and II]; 1776. *London, 1776.

—— McFingal; a Modern Epic in Four Cantos. Hartford, 1782 [first completed.]. *Boston, 1785. *Philadelphia, 1791. *London, 1792, 1793. *New York, 1795. *Boston, 1799. *Baltimore, 1812. *Augusta, 1813. *Hallowell, 1813.

—— McFingal; an Epic Poem. Introduction and Notes by Lossing, B.J., 1860, 1864, 1881.
See also, The Anarchaid.

Tucker, Nathaniel. The Bermudian. Williamsburg, 1774. [Descriptive.]

Tyler, Royal. Poems were published in Dennie’s Farmer’s Weekly Museum and Dennie’s Port Folio, and have never been collected. Specimens are given in Kettell and in Buckingham’s Specimens of Newspaper Literature.
See, also, Bibliographies to Book II, Chaps. II, III, and VI.

The Untaught Bard; An Original Work. [Anon.] 1804. [Descriptive and philosophic poems.]

Vail, Joseph. Noah’s Flood; a Poem in Two Parts. New London, 1796. [Paraphrase of Bible, with a sermon.]

Warren, Mrs. Mercy. Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous. Boston, 1790.

Wheatley, Phillis. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. London, 1773.

—— Poems and Letters of Phillis Wheatley. First Collected Edition. Ed. Heartman, C. F. 1915. [Fifteen editions have been published. For complete bibliography, See Heartman, C. F.]

Williams, John. The Hamiltoniad. Boston, 1804. [Personal and Political satire.]

Wilson, Alexander. Poems and Literary Prose. Ed. Grosart, A. 2 vols. Paisley, 1876.

Winchester, Elhanan. The Process and Empire of Christ. Brattleboro, 1805. [Biblical epic].