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Harper's literary museum; a compendium of instructive, entertaining, and amusing matter, selected from early American writings.

Author: Ola Elizabeth Winslow
Publisher: New York, London, Harper & Bros., 1927.
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Winslow, Ola Elizabeth.
Harper's literary museum.
New York, London, Harper & Bros., 1927
(OCoLC)882064025
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ola Elizabeth Winslow
OCLC Number: 2860746
Notes: Being the first of a series of volumes covering also other literatures and times, designed by George Boas. This volume has been compiled by Ola Elizabeth Winslow.
Description: ix, 412 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: A NEW NATION. The freeman's oath, 1639 --
A plea for American colonization, 1583 / Christopher Carleill --
An extract from Ralph Lane's letter to Richard Hakluyt, 1585 --
A note of provisions necessarie [i.e., necessary] for every planter or personall [i.e., personal] adventurer to Virginia, 1621 --
Captain John Smith's map of Virginia, 1624 --
Answers to objections made against the Plymouth colony, 1623 / William Bradford --
The Zealous Puritan, 1639 --
News from Pennsylvania, 1698 / Gabriel Thomas --
America, past, present and future, 1758 / Nathaniel Ames --
What is an American, 1782 / Saint John de Crèvecœur --
Information to Europeans who are disposed to migrate to the United States of America, 1790 / Benjamin Rush THE TIMES RECORDED. Terms of the "League of Friendship," 1621 --
The original Pocahontas story, 1624 / Captain John Smith --
From the first book printed in America, 1640 --
New England's first fruits, 1642 --
Hubbard's map of New England, 1677 --
John Foster's funeral elegy, 1681 --
A Neighbor's tears, 1710 / Benjamin Tompson --
Words of consolation to Mr. Robert Stetson & Mrs. Mary Stetson, 1718 --
Things preternatural, 1684 / Increase Mather --
The tryal [i.e., trial] of Susanna Martin, 1692 / Cotton Mather --
A mournful poem on the death of John Ormsby and Matthew Cushing, 1734 --
Earthquakes improved, 1755 --
Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, 1755 --
Great news from New York, 1777 --
Come genius of our happy land, 1798? --
The death of Washington, 1800 THE TRAVELLER [i.e., traveler] IN NEW YORK. from A Brief relation of New York, 1670 / Daniel Denton --
New Amsterdam in 1671 --
New York in 1759, 1775 / Andrew Brnaby --
Public amusement, 1807 --
Father Hennepin's description of Niagara Falls, 1698 --
The first description of Niagara to be written in English, 1750 / Peter Kalm WOMEN. Conquering women's fashions, 1747 / Nathaniel Ward --
A love letter, 1674 / Rev. Edward Taylor --
On a fortification at Boston begun by women, 1676 / Benjamin Tompson --
The ladies' philosophy of love, 1774 / Charles Stearns --
Women in war time, 1780 --
Essay on female education, 1794 / Susanna Rowson --
The leghorn bonnet --
Corsetts [i.e., corsets] --
Old and new times, 1830 --
Female genius, 1835 --
Etiquette for ladies, 1836, 1838 ; A chapter addressed to Americans, 1827 --
Receipts [i.e., recipes] : Green corn pudding ; 100 oily mangoes ; A sea pie ; Salmagundi ; Boiled Indian meal pudding FOR THE CHILDREN. Exemplary piety in the young, 1700 --
The mercies of the year commemorate, 1720 --
A letter from Jack the Giant Killer, 1787 --
Children's behavior at the meeting house, 1787 --
The farmer's catechism, 1790 --
The story of Columbus, 1791 --
from The Story of Captain John Smith, 1791 --
Grand experiment, 1828 --
from Jacky Dandy's delight, 1791 --
from A Familiar description of beasts and birds, 1813 --
Riddles, 1805 --
from People of all nations, 1807 --
Cautions to walkers in the streets of Philadelphia, 1807 --
Never play with firearms, 1807 --
Feed and treat a lion well, 1807 --
A little girl on fire, 1828 --
Coach, 1828 --
Street cries in New York, 1809 --
For children three years old, 1818 --
Little Nancy, 181-? --
Dirty Jack, 1815 --
The Graces, 1831 --
The horse race, 1832 --
The ladder of learning, 1838 FORECASTING THE FUTURE. Daylight savings, 1780 --
On a proposed new version of the Bible, 1781 --
On balloons, and their probable importance, 1784 / Benjamin Franklin --
The progress of balloons, 1784 / Philip Freneau --
On the spelling of English, 1786 / Benjamin Franklin --
Concerning railway travel, 1813 / Oliver Evans --
The locomotive, 1837 CONCERNING WEATHERS : BEING A FEW SCRAPS OF ALMANAC SCIENCE. from John Foster's Almanack, 1676 --
from the Cambridge Ephemeris, 1684 --
from John Tulley's Almanack, 1690, 1693 --
from The New England Farmer's Almanack, 1829 ADVERTISEMENTS. Official notices --
Book notes --
Bought and sold --
Amusements --
Wanted --
Professional --
Personal --
Lost and found --
Christmas greeting.

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