thinking that it is bad enough. If I can procure it at any of the neighbouring bookstores I will review it for your June No. If I do not get it I will send some article for the Miscellaneous department. 3 I return you one of the Numbers for December. I supposed, when I received it, that it was sent me by some mistake, and I ought to have returned it before. It is true that I subscribed for the work at first, in behalf of a Literary association--but that association came to nothing before I received my first Number--and I was left to take it on my own account. 4
I may perhaps, some time or other, venture a little collection of poetry in print,--for I do not write much--and should it be favourably received, it may give me courage to do something more. 5 In the mean time I cannot be too grateful for th[e] distant voice of kindness, that cheers me in the pursuit of those studies which I have nobody here to share with me.
I remain Sir
WM. C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: HCL ADDRESS: Edward T. Channing Esqr. / Counsellor at Law / Boston
POSTAL ANNOTATION: 12½ DOCKETED: Wm C Bryant / G Barrington March 25, 1819 PUBLISHED (in part): Life, I, 158-159.
Newport [ Rhode Island] Aug 3 1819
As my father wrote home from New-Bedford and probably informed the family concerning his health I have delayed to write till this time-- 1
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Publication information: Book title: The Letters of William Cullen Bryant. Volume: 1. Contributors: William Cullen Bryant II - Editor, Thomas G. Voss - Editor, William Cullen Bryant - Author. Publisher: Fordham University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1975. Page number: 89.