The Philadelphia Book, Or Specimens of Metropolitan Literature (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Philadelphia Book, or Specimens of Metropolitan Literature
Inferior, but not mean geniuses are also to be found in our rising city. I see Nicholas Scull, the geographer, who published the first correct map of Pennsylvania; I see Ralph, who, though he will never reach a very high grade, will, nevertheless, be distinguished in England as a poet, an historian, and a political writer. He was unjustly treat ed by the illustrious Pope, whose vanity would not suf fer the little birds to sing, and showed jealousy when he ought to have bestowed encouragement and kindness. Others of lesser note might be named, who, not wanting in talents, left nothing behind them by which to be re membered by posterity.
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