cause you could not come this summer. 9 What if you should come in the present month and see how autumn looks in this region? You are a man of leisure and should give a part of your time to your friends.--
I am yrs &c.
W. C BRYANT.
P. S. Dr. [Henry J.] Anderson who has just called tells me that he has no doubt that the notice of my poems in the Foreign Quarterly was written in this country. Their critic's notion of prosody is the same as Dr. McHenry's. 10
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: Richard H. Dana Esq / care of William Ellery Esq. / Newport / R. I. POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / OCT / 8 ENDORSED: Wm C. Bryant / Oct 8--1832 / Answered PUBLISHED (in Part): Life, I, 285-286.
New York Oct. 30 1832.
I send you a few lines which I wrote for the "Sacred Offering," and which you will forward for publication if you think them worthy--if not dispose of them as you please. I had no verses on hand when I received