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Philadelphia in 1732.-Peter S. Duponceau, . .

Reflections in Solitude.Samuel Ewing, .

Jack and Gill, a Mock Criticism.-Joseph Dennie,

The Indian Student.- Philip Freneau,

Specimen of a Collegiate Examination. Francis Hopkinson,

Parodies on Romeo's Description of an Apothecary.-Samuel Ewing, .

Death of Anacreon.-Anonymous,

Mary will smile.-William Cliffton,

An Adventure; from Inchiquin's Letters.-C. J. Ingersoll,

Elegy on Thomas Godfrey.-Nathaniel Evans, , .

The Adventure of a Somnambulist.-C. B. Brown, .

Hunting Song.- Robert Waln,

Character of Tilghman. Horace Binney, .

Borodino.-Thomas Fisher, . . .

Madame de Stael. - Robert Walsh, . .

Summer, Spring, and Autumn.-Fredcrick S. Eckard,

The Fine Arts.-Joseph Hopkinson, ..

The Indian Summer. - James McHenry,

Claims of the Greeks.-Dr. Bedell, .

The Indian Boy.-S. J. Smith,

The Bearer of Despatches.- James Hall, v .

Fancy.Thomas Godfrey, .

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Retreat of the Americans from Long Island. - Alexander Graydon,

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Reflections of a Recluse.--John E. Hall, .! .

118

Description of a Snake Fight.-John Dickinson, . .

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Music at Midnight.-George R. Ingersoll, - . .

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Claims of the Dramatic Profession.--Matthew Carey,

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English Newspapers. Richard Rush, . .

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Childhood.-W. H. Furness, . . . . .

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Education.- John Sergeant,

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Saul's Last Day.-Dr. R. M. Bird, .

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The True American Statesman.- Nicholas Biddle,

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The Dead Soldier.-Henry D. Bird,

Prediction.-Richard Penn Smith,

Suffolk's Soliloquy.-D. P. Brown,

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Misrepresentations of America.-J. W. Williams.

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Epistle to Gifford.— William Clifton, .

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Female Education.-Dr. Benjamin Rush, ..
Lines on seeing an old copy of Thomas More's Miscellaneous Latin Poems

drilled through by Worms.-J. C. Snowden, . , . .

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The Pestilence of 1793.-C. B. Brown,

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Monody.--Morton M Michael, .. .

The Expression of Speech.-Dr. James Rush,

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Newstead Abbey.-H. D. Gilpin,

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Poetry.-E. Burke Fisher, . .

218

The Blue Bird.-Alexander Wilson,

Henry Mac Kenzie.-W. R. Johnson,

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Love Asleep.-J. N. Barker, . .

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The Set of China.--Miss Leslie,

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A Midnight Meditation.-John D. Godman,'

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Benjamin West.-R. M Walsh,

252

The Humming Bird.-Alexander Wilson,

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Oratory.-G. M. Wharton, ..

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Stanzas.-I. C. Snowden,

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The Ice Island. Dr. R. M. Bird,

264

The Philosophy of Whist.-C. W. Thomson,

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Reminiscences of Philadelphia.-Mrs. Sarah Hall, . .

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The Mermaid's Song to the “Hornet."-H. S. Gibson,

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The Waywardness of Genius.—Stephen Simpson, .

Lines on a Blind Boy, solicting charity, by playing on his flute.-R. T.

Conrad, . . .

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Settlers of Pennsylvania.- Peter M'Cali,

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Sunday Morning.-J. K. Mitchell,

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The South of France.-Dr. Togno,

305

Cape May-W. B. Tappan, .

314

American Criticism.-B. H. Coates, .

316

The Genius of Poetry.-T. H. Stockton,

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The Wissahiccon.-B. Matthias,

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Canzonet.-C. C. Conwell,

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C. Conwell,

Sagitto, the Warrior of the Washpelong.-Morris Mattson,

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The Broken Hearted.- Robert Morris,

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Pennsylvania History.-J. R. Tyson, ..

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Stanzas.-S. L. Fairfield,

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The Vision of Efeta.-Owen Stover, ...

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The Death of Lafayette.-T. A. Worrall,

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Philadelphians.-W. H. Davidson, .

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Chamomile Tea.-David P. Brown,. .

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The Rainbow and the Cross.-Joseph R. Chandler,

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Retrospection.-William D. Baker, . . .

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A Contrast.-W. G. Clark,

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THE

PHILADELPHIA BOOK.

PHILADELPHIA IN 1732.

BY PETER S. DUPONCEAU.

HER population at that time is supposed to have amounted to about ten thousand inhabitants. The buildings parallel to the Delaware must have extended to Fourth street, and probably beyond it; history mentions a tavern situated at the corner of Third street at an earlier date. The northern parts of the town were chiefly inhabited by Germans. The streets were more or less filled with houses, which at that time occupied more ground than they do at present, many of them having large yards and gardens, as well as back buildings; for the fashion of having kitchens under ground had not yet been adopted: nor as the city advanced towards the west, were the buildings so compact as they are at present. Christ church existed as it now stands, except the steeple, of which the foundation only was laid. The Presbyterian church in High street, which was called Buttonwood, and was pulled down not many years ago, had existed nearly thirty years, as well as the Swedish church, which was of an older date, and is still standing. The Friends had their meeting houses, but these were plain buildings which did not attract attention. They had also their lovely alms-house in Walnut street, still existing and reminding us of an eastern edifice by the garden in the middle of the area, surrounded with modest but comfortable dwellings. The old Court House in Market street, once called the Great Town House, now in the possession of the watchmen and clerks of the markets, had had more than twenty years' existence; and the prison, with a work-house annexed to it, was situated at the corner of Third and High streets, to which the markets then extended. The immortal State House was in a course of building, but was not finished until the year 1735. Meanwhlie, the legislature of the province held its sittings in private houses. Between the Schuylkill and the improved parts of the town, there were gentlemen's country seats, and tracts of woodland, some of which existed so late as 1777, when the British took possession of our city, and cut down all the trees to serve as fuel for themselves and their army.

Such was the external appearance of our noble city in the year 1732. Peace and concord reigned within it, . under the mild and wise administration of Governor Gordon, who had succeeded Sir William Keith. Our illustrious founder had now been dead fourteen years, but his spirit had not forsaken us. His able and faithful secretary, Logan, still had considerable influence in the affairs of the government. The manners of the people were simple, their morals pure, and literature and science were held in deserved esteem. Men of genius already appeared whose names were destined to go to posterity.

Observe that young man whom you see walking along Second street, his eyes fixed upon the ground and his mind absorbed in contemplation His name is Anthony Bene

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