ever that it will not be in my power. My present pursuits leave me little time; and poetry you know is not to be written in a hurry--at least mine is never written so, and the habit has continued too long with me to be broken now.
If however I should find leisure to write any thing for your work I will send it as early as the middle of June. 3 I should prefer taking a subject of my own choice [to] illustrating any of the plates you mention.
I am Sir
Yr obt humble Servt.
W. C. BRYANT.
MANUSCRIPT: Haverford College Library ADDRESS: Henry C. Carey.
New York1 June 3, 1825.
My dear Frances--
I send you by Mr. Ch. Sedgwick who is about setting out for Lenox the first No of the New-York Review--which he has kindly undertaken [to] put into the post office there along with this letter. --I think it is a pretty good number--I speak with reference to the articles which I did not write myself--The articles are by the following authors-- Art. I by myself 2 II by Mr. Dix-- 3 III by Revd. Mr. Bruen--IV by myself-- 4 the review of Lionel Lincoln by a Mr. Payne I think-- 5 and the three other articles in the Review department by Dr. Anderson. 6 --In the Magazine department--the poem entitled Marco Bozzaris is the work of Mr. Halleck --the account of the proposed publication of Mrs. Barbauld's works by myself-- 7 the Dying Raven by Dana, the Song of Pitcairn's Island by myself and the Spirit of Spring by Professor Doane of Washington College, Connecticut. 8
Our subscription list is going on pretty well--we have already about 500 in the city--and 100 in the Country, besides the Boston subscribers, of whom no return has yet been made.--
I have written you two letters previous to this--one by mail, and the other by Mr. James Hayward, who also undertook the conveyance of a little Book of Geography in French, with plates, for Frances. --Since writing my last I have received yours of the 21st of May. --I am glad that you pass your time so pleasantly as you seem to do from your letter. --Frances will probably be more contented as she recovers her health--