suffered a similar fate. At the end of a month, only about twenty copies had been sold, so Brooks withdrew the remainder from the market. When she later requested Griswold to offer the copyrights to her complete works gratuitously, the publisher declined, on the grounds that they were "of too elevated a character to sell" ( Female Poets of America80). Only an estimated 100 copies of Idomen were ever printed, and her works remain unreprinted today.
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Mabbott, Thomas Olive. "Maria del Occidente." American Collector ( 1926): 415-424.
Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey. John Wood Warter, ed. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856.
Southey, Robert. The Doctor, &c. 2 vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836.
Judith, Esther, and Other Poems. By a Lover of the Fine Arts. Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, 1820.
Zophiel; A Poem. By Mrs. Brooks. Boston: Richardson & Lord, 1825.
Zophiel; A Poem. By Mrs. Brooks. Boston: Carter & Hendee, 1833.
Zophiel; or The Bride of Seven. By Maria del Occidente. Second American from the first London Edition. Boston: Hilliard, Gray & Co., 1834.
Idomen; or The Vale of Yumuri. By Maria del Occidente. New York: Samuel Colman, 1843.
Zophiel; or The Bride of Seven. By Maria del Occidente. Edited by Zadel Barnes Gustafson . Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1879.
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Cyclopaedia of American Literature. Edited by Evert Duyckinck and Augustus Duyckinck . 2 vols. New York: Scribner, 1856. II, 198-201.
Granniss, Ruth Shepard. An American Friend of Southey. New York: De Vinne Press, 1913.