say they must write.-- I am as sick of addresses and eulogies &c &c as you are-- I have not read any of them--some I have looked into--but I feel a sensation of nausea a rising of the gorge at the very sight of their covers.
Mr. Verplanck has just called on me-- He says I must tell you that he will write you soon and send you something what it is I do not know. Mr. Verplanck has been successful in the late election--he goes in by 1800 majority. 6
I write this in haste as Mr [ Henry] Sedgwick is just setting out-- By and by I shall write to you at my leisure and perhaps at more length.-- My regards to your brother and sisters-- I remember with great pleasure my visit to Cambridge.
W. C. BRYANT
P. S. There has been a very villainous transaction here in which the poor Greeks have been fleeced horribly. Mr. [Henry] Sedgwick has gained infinite credit for the courage and zeal he has shown in the cause. The story of the transaction in the pamphlets of Contostavlos & Mr S. is worth reading. 7
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR DOCKETED: W C Bryant / Nov 11-26.
New York Dec 8, 1826.
My dear Sir.
I send you two Critical Notices with Dr. Lindsley's pamphlet. 1 I have also enclosed a good deal of poetry--more perhaps than can be printed in the next No. The articles sent me by Mr. Wigglesworth I do not return because I have not had time to examine and correct them.
The poem on Burns is by Halleck the author of Fanny and is altogether [the] noblest monument that has been erected to the memory of him whom it celebrates. 2 It is the tribute of one great poet to the genius of another. You will oblige me by giving it the first place among the poetry of the January number. It will have a great run here, as every thing written by Halleck is sought and read with the greatest eagerness. Halleck of all the literary men of the age except the author of the Wav-