1794 · New York
"In this pastoral poem is introduced a vivid description of the burning of Fairfield by the British, in 1779." Church. "In form imitative of eighteenth-century English poets, it describes the scenery, history, and social conditions of the country, and has the patriotic purpose of contributing to the moral improvement of the author's countrymen and of demonstrating to Europeans that America offers the makings for a native poetry of interest and excellence." DAB.
FIRST EDITION. Evans 26925. Church Catalog 1262. BAL 5048. Fullerton 91. Wegelin 130. (Inventory #: 30129)