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E'er yet the lash for horrid crimes I felt,
E'er vanity had led my way to guilt,
But, soon arrived at my celestial goal,
Full glories rush on my expanding soul.”
Joyful he spoke: exulting cherubs round
Clapped their glad wings; the heavenly vaults resound.

TO THE RIGHT IONORABLE WILLIAM, EARL OF DARTMOUTI.

HA

AIL, happy day, when, smiling like the morn,

Fair Freedom rose New England to adorn!
The northern clime beneath her genial ray,
Dartmouth, congratulates thy blissful sway:
Elate with hope her race no longer mourns,
Each soul expands, each grateful bosom burns,
While in thine hand with pleasure we behold
The silken reins, and Freedom's charms unfold.
Long lost to realms beneath the northern skies
She shines supreme, while hated Faction dies.
Soon as appeared the Goddess long desired,
Sick at the view, she languished and expired;
Thus from the splendors of the morning light
The owl in sadness seeks the caves of night.

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Should you, my lord. while you peruse my song,
Wonder from whence my love of Freedom sprung,
Whence flow these wishes for the common good,
By feeling hearts alone best understood,
I, young in life, by seeming cruel fate
Was snatched from Afric's fancied happy seat:
What pangs excruciating must molest,
What sorrows labor in my parents' breast!
Steeled was that soul and by no misery moved
That from a father seized his babe beloved :
Such, such my case. And can I then but pray
Others may never feel tyrannic sway?

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Joseph Brown Ladd.

Born in Newport, R. I., 1764. Dies at Charleston, S. C., 1786.

WHAT IS HAPPINESS?

[The Poems of Arouet. 1786.]

TS

VIS an empty, fleeting shade,

By imagination made:
'Tis a bubble, straw, or worse
'Tis a baby's hobby-horse:
'Tis two hundred shillings clear;
'Tis ten thousand pounds a year:
'Tis a title, 'tis a name;
'Tis a puff of empty fame;
Fickle as the breezes blow;
'Tis a lady's yes or no!
And when the description's crowned,
'Tis just nowhere to be found.

Arouet shows, I must confess,
Says Delia, what is happiness;
I wish he now would tell us what
This self-same happiness is not.

What happiness is not ? I vow,
That, Delia, you have posed me now:
What it is not-stay, let me see-
I think, dear maid, 'tis--not for me

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INDEX OF AUTHORS, ETC., IN VOL. III.

PAGE

PAGE
108
416

182
. 371

ADAMS, ABIGAIL SMITH:

296 | LAURENS, HENRY....
ADAMS, JOHN.

186 LEDYARD, JOHN
ADAMS, SAMUEL.

91 LEE, RICHARD HENRY
ALLEN, ETHAN.

252 LIVINGSTON, ROBERT R..
ARNOLD, BENEDICT.

324

MADISON, JAMES..
BELKNAP, JEREMY...

313 MARTIN, LUTHIER.
BLEECKER, ANN ELIZA..

483 MAYHEW, JONATIIAN..
BRACKENRIDGE, Hugu HENRY.... 389 MOODY, JAMES...

MORRIS, GOUVERNEUR.
CHURCH, BENJAMIN..

185 MURRAY, LINDLEY..
CLEVELAND, AARON .....

304
CREVECEUR, J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE. 138 NILES, NATHANIEL...
CURWEN, SAMUEL..

66

ODELL, JONATIAN.
DICKINSON, JOIN....

175 OTIS, JAMES
DRAYTON, WILLIAM HENRY.

261
DWIGHT, TIMOTHY

463 PAINE, THOMAS ..

PETERS, PUILLIS WHEATLEY.
ELLSWORTH,
OLIVER

334 PETERS, SAMUEL....

429
311

74
306
484
362

... 263

218
113

219
504
206

98

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FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN
3 QUINCY, JOSIAH, JUN..

290
FRENEAU, PIILIP.

445
RAMSAY, DAVID ......

398
GALLOWAY, JOSEPH, .

126 REVOLUTIONARY SONGS AND BALLADS. 338
GRAYDON, ALEXANDER.

457 RIVINGTON, JAMES...
Rush, BENJAMIN.

366
“HARTFORD Wits,” TIE.... 422
HENRY, PATRICK.

214 SEWALL, JONATHAN MITCHEL....... 387
HOPKINS, LEMUEL.
413 STANSBURY, JOSEPI..

180
HOPKINS, SAMUEL.
86 STILES, EZRA....

116
HOPKINSON, FRANCIS.

236
HUMPHREYS, DAVID..

490 THOMPSON, BENJAMIN, COUNT Rum-
HUTCHINSON, MARGARET
65 FORD..

494
HUTCHINSON, THOMAS
50 TRUMBULL, Joun....

403
TUCKER, ST. GEORGE.

444
INDEPENDENCE, DECLARATION OF ... 286

WARREN, JOSEPH

256
JAY, JOHN
325 WARREN, MERCY.

121
JEFFERSON, THOMAS.
265 WASHINGTON, GEORGE.

146
JONES, JOHN PAUL
380 WHITE, WILLIAM

396
JONES, THOMAS...
130 | Wilson, JAMES .

260
WITHERSPOON, JOHN.

100
LADD, JOSEPH Brown..
506 | WOOLMAN, Joun...

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A General Index of Authors and Selections will be found in the Closing Volume.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

The Editors and the Publishers of this work are under obligations to various learned Societies, and especially to many Publishing Houses, without whose generous coöperation th LIBRARY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE could not be completed upon its design.

Indebtedness to friends and institutions rendering assistance will be acknowledged in a Supplementary Preface (Vol. X.). Besides our general thanks to authors, editors, etc., whose copyrighted works are represented in the course of this series, special acknowledgment is here made to the following granters of matter in the present volume :

Hon. CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, Boston.— Writings of Samuel Adams, John Adams, etc.

Messrs. D. APPLETON & Co., New York. Moore's Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution.

The J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, Phila.--Bigelow': Franklin Autobiography.

Messrs. LITTLE, Brown & Co., Boston.- Curven's Journal and Letters ; Life of Sam. Adams ; Sabine's American Loyalists ; Works of John Adams.

Messrs. A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago. (With the assent of Miss Katharine D. Arnold.)—Arnold's Life of Benedict Arnold.

Mr. IIudson Taylor, late firm of Taylor & Maury, Washington.— The Writings of Thomas Jefferson.

Mention should not be omitted of aid derived from the general reprints and collections of the Mass. Historical Society, the N. Y. Historical Society, the So. Car. Historical Society ; also from the texts edited by Hon. John Bigelow, Hon. Frank Moore, E. A. Park, D.D., Hon. Lorenzo Sabine, Winthrop Sargent, and other American scholars.

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