Excerpt from The Rhode Island Cottage, or a Gift for the Children of Sorrow: A Narrative of Facts, by the Presbyter of the Church
To inquire after the poems, if, indeed, he do not al ready possess them. These poems are, on many accounts remarkable: they are the productions of a native and untutored genius: in their images and al lasions they are singularly characteristic of humble life, as it exists in our own country: they are the es says of one who for eleven years has been the victim of unremitted anguish, in comparison of which all the ordinary forms of sickness and sorrow vanish into.
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