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The West-Indies : and other poems

Author: James Mongomery; Peter A Johnson; Lewis Deare; Seeles.; T Behan
Publisher: Morris-Town [N.J.] : Published by Peter A. Johnson, 1811.
Series: Early American imprints., Second series ;, no. 23413.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Mongomery; Peter A Johnson; Lewis Deare; Seeles.; T Behan
OCLC Number: 41320391
Notes: Signatures: [A]⁸ B-K⁸ ; wove paper.
Additional t.p.: "The West-Indies. A poem in four parts. Written in honor of the abolition of the African slave trade by the British legislature, in 1807. "Receive him forever ; not now as a servant, but above a servant- a brother beloved." (St. Pauls Ep. to Philemon., v. 15,16)--p. [7].
Additional t.p.: "Lyric pieces. 'O laborum / Dulce lenimen, mihicumque salve / Rite vocanti' (Horat.ad Lyram, Od. XXXII. Lib.1"--Page [81].
"Notes" [on The West Indies]--p. [65]-80.
"Lyric pieces" : ca. 18 short pieces each headed by line of straight rule ; some with short italicized introductory statements.--p. [83]-159.
"Contents" [with one line of swelled rule]--p. [3].
Frontispiece vignette with title: "High on her rock in solitary state / Sublimely musing pale Brittania sate" ; signed by T. Behan and Seeles.
"To the public" : "T̀here are objections against the title and plan of this piece ... the author ... will only observe that the title seemed the best and the plan the most eligible which he could adapt to ... a subject [such as] the African slave trade ... That trade is at length abolished. May its memory be immortal, that henceforth it may be known only by its memory' [taken from preface to first printing in another publication]"--Page [5]-6.
Description: [1], 159 pages : frontispiece ; 12 cm
Series Title: Early American imprints., Second series ;, no. 23413.
Other Titles: Montgomery's poems
Responsibility: by James Montgomery.

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