MANUSCRIPT: MHS DOCKETED: Recd Oct. 1825.
See NYR, 1 ( October 1825), 333-341.
Listed among new books in NYR, 1 ( August 1825), 248, was "A Polyglot of the
Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Greek, Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish and German
Languages, reduced to one common rule of Syntax, &c. with an extensive Index, intended to simplify the study of Languages," by
Samuel Barnard, New York, Wilder
and Campbell. This was not reviewed in the NYR.
141. To Maria Lovell Edgeworth1
New York, October
2 1St. 1825.
I am indebted to the politeness of Mrs. Griffith3 for an opportunity
of forwarding to your hands the little volume which accompanies this
note. I take the liberty to request that you will accept it as a testimony of
respect from one [of the] citizens of a country which, no less than the
kingdom that has the honour of your birth, has been delighted and instructed by your writings.
I have the honour to be,
your most obedient and
most humble Servt.
WM. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: To / Miss Maria Lovel Edgeworth.
The Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth ( 1767-1849), then widely read in Great
Britain and the United States, was best known for such stories of Irish life as Castle
Rackrent ( 1800) and The Absentee ( 1812).
Bryant mistakenly wrote "Sept."
Mrs. Mary Griffith was the American author of several novels, including Camperdown ( Philadelphia, 1836), for which Bryant helped her find a publisher.
James Hillhouse reported to Bryant that Miss Edgeworth had expressed interest in him in a letter to Mrs. Griffith, and asked Bryant to send her an inscribed copy
of his poems. Hillhouse to Bryant, September 15, 1825, NYPL-BG; M[ary] G[riffith]
to Bryant, September 23, 1825, NYPL-GR.
142. To Richard H. Dana
New York Jan 11th 1826.--
My dear Sir
I have been making some enquiries concerning the business about
which you wrote me the other day.
1 I find by the books of Wiley that a
balance is due to him of 25 cents--but Mr. Cooper tells me that Wiley's
books were so negligently kept that there is not the least probability that
they exhibit the true state of the account.
2 However it is not worth while
to pursue the enquiry any farther--for every body tells me that there is
not the least prospect of getting a sou,
3 even if the balance were a million
in your favour.
I was informed that there were a considerable number of copies of
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: The Letters of William Cullen Bryant.
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: 200.
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