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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ANTOR, LENOX AND 4 TILDEN POUNDATIONS.

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AMERICA.

BY RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD.

I AM OBNOXIOUS TO EACH CARPING TONGTE
THAT SAYS MY HAND A NEEDLE BETTER FITS;
A POET'S PEN ALL SCORN I THUS SHOULD WRONG,
FOR SUCH DESPITE THEY CAST ON FEMALE WITS.....
BUT SURE THE ANTIQUE GREEKS WERE FAR MORE MILD,
ELSE OF OUR SEX WHY FEIGNED THEY THOSE NINE,
AND POESY MADE CALLIOPE'S OWN CHILDP-
SO MONGST THE REST THEY PLACED THE ARTS DIVINE

Tur Four ELEMENT3: By Anne Bradstreet. Boston, 1640.

Second Edition.

PHILADELPHIA:
HENRY C. BAIRD,

(SUCCESSOR TO E. L. CAREY,)
No. 7 HARTS BUILDINGS, SIXTH STREET ABOVE CHESTNUT.

1854.

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