and in all countries, must have, with English readers, the more piquant and popular attraction of novelty and of the promise it holds forth of gratifying a curiosity in relation to our Country that is every moment more & more stimulated. --In the mean time, I am gratified at seeing so many handsome things said of it on both sides of the water--and must confess that the other day it gave me no little pleasure to see in a letter from a certain literary gentleman at the eastward an apprehension expressed that Miss Sedgwick was in some danger of remaining stationary in her literary progress from the indiscriminate commendation as he called it, bestowed upon her last work-- It was a remark that showed at least that the book was in great favour with the public. 8
W C BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: Pierpont Morgan Library ADDRESS: Charles Sedgwick Esq / Lenox PUBLISHED: Charles I. Glicksberg, "Bryant and the Sedgwick Family," Americana, 31 ( October 1937), 630-631.
Great Barrington Dec 30, 1824.
My dear Sir--
I have received a letter from you enclosing a check on the U. S. Bank for $200.--, for sending which I am much obliged to you. 1 In the
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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: 167.
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