Faxon, Literary Annuals and Gift-Books ( Boston: Boston Book Company, 1912), pp. xi-xii.
The Atlantic Souvenir for 1826 was the first American gift-annual. The Talisman for MDCCCXXVIII, described by Bryant in this letter, was the second--followed
closely by the Boston Token.
Thompson, American Literary Annuals, pp. 1, 49, 56.
Dana had found a publisher elsewhere, and on October 18 Jared Sparks wrote
asking Bryant to review The Buccaneer, and Other Poems ( Boston, 1827). NYPL-BG.
Bryant's article appeared in NAR, 26 ( January 1828), 239-247.
184. To Charles Folsom
N Y Aug. 13 1827.
I send you a critical notice of Sismondi1--a sonnet
2 & the rest of the
3--There are several books lately published here of which I think I
shall have some notices for yr. next--The Baroness of Reidesdel--[Mde?]
Hope Leslie I suppose I shall have a review of by & by--
MANUSCRIPT: BPL ADDRESS: Charles Folsom Esq / Editor of the U. S. Review / Care of Bowles & Dearborn / Boston / Politeness of / Mr. I. H. Buckingham.
[Bryant] Notice of
J. C. L. Sismonde de Sismondi, Historical View of the Literature of the South of Europe, trans.
Thomas Roscoe ( New York, 1827), USR, 2 ( September 1827), 467-468.
[Bryant] "A Power is on the Earth and in the Air,"ibid., 460. See Poems
( 1876), p. 152, where the poem is entitled "Midsummer."
Bryant "Narrative of Some Extraordinary Circumstances." See 180.2.
Neither of these was noticed in the USR.
185. To Frances F. Bryant
[ New York, August 21, 1827]
My dear Frances.
I enclose you $25.00 that you may be able to make such arrangements
as you please about your boarding house. It is possible, though not certain, that I may come up the latter part of the week and if you go to another place I wish you to let me know where without delay. The reason
for my not coming at present is that I am busy correcting the translation
of Mignet which is printing,
1 and besides, young Coleman2 is absent on a
journey. If you should leave the place where you are let me beg you to remember that you are in a village, and to say not a syllable to any living
soul about the place you have left.
I have found 3 Bedticks which I took to Mrs. Van Polanen's last evening. If they are not the right ones let me know without delay. As to the
length of the sofa do as you please. I should like however to have it pro
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