Commonplace book : [Newport, R.I.?], ca.1826-1828.


Commonplace book : [Newport, R.I.?], ca.1826-1828.

Includes poetry by minor English poets Bernard Barton and Robert Montgomery, a poem entitled "Newport Tower," and a transcription of a letter by Caleb McComber about the Friends (i.e. Quakers), 1820.

1 v. (28 leaves).


SNAC Resource ID: 6734056

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Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849 (person)

Quaker poet. From the description of Letter : Woodbridge, to Robert Baldwin, London, 1820 Apr. 18. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28303417 Bernard Barton was born in Carlisle in 1784 and attended a Quaker school in Ipswich, before being apprenticed to a shopkeeper at Halstead in Essex in 1798. In 1806 he moved to Woodbridge in Suffolk and went into business with his brother. Apart from a short time spent in Liverpool following the death of his wife, Barton remained...

Montgomery, Robert, 1807-1855 (person)

Robert Montgomery was born and educated at Bath, the illegitimate son of comic actor Robert Gomery. He adopted the name Montgomery, and published his first book of poems at the age of eighteen. He published several satires and numerous poems, including his most popular work, The Omnipresence of the Deity. Most reviews were unkind, considering his verse pretentious, sentimental, and generally poor, but his work remained popular, even after a scathing review by Thomas Babington Macaulay in the Edi...