http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 720 XTF Search Results (f1-date=1792;f2-subject=letter manuscript) http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/search?f1-date%3D1792;f2-subject%3Dletter%20manuscript Results for your query: f1-date=1792;f2-subject=letter manuscript Sat, 14 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-004.xml It is certain that in general the excellence of the workmanship depends upon the nature of the tools, which are employed in executing it but I know not whether the quill of a crow is better than of that of the goose, or whether it is plucked from a Nobler Animal. I once was guilty of a Peter-pindarical performance in which those ‸creatures were converted into orators and were suffered to plead, each his own cause, in presence of a critical judicature. And what decision do you think? As I have not now the piece, I cannot certainly inform you, but there is reason to Imagine that http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-004.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-007.xml I have been conversing with Rousseau. I have, since ten OClock, been flying with a rapturous attention through his illumined and impassioned pages. Notwithstanding the obscurities and difficulties of a foreign tongue of which my knowledge is extreemly imperfect I can easily percieve the transcendant excellence of this performance. What a model of pathetic eloquence! Thus it must always be when the sentiments are the genuine offspring of the heart: when we speak with the voice of truth and nature. Love has been said to be the most prevalent and universal of human passion; And yet what numbers have never felt its influence? How much idle declamation has it occasioned? I have always been of opinion that it is impossible for any one to judge of the truth and accuracy of of representation of the progress and effects of love, who has not pe... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-007.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-008.xml O My friend! Can I stay the torrent of my emotions? Can I stiffle the burst of tenderness or check the tears of rapture, with which my heart was agitated and my eyes suffused, on the perusal of thy letter? Shall I suffer them to fall unheeded? Shall not my pen, fly with tenfold rapidity at this transporting moment? Thou eloquent and amiable Preacher! This is the argument which is adapted to convince me. This the mode of demonstration which leaves me not at liberty to doubt or to dissent. All thy reasonings would have been unavailable, but thou hast now furnished thy hand of with the Rod of Hermes whose slightest wafture dissipates the mists of incredulity and inconviction Knowest thou not that age and experience have only ‸ have only augmented the enthusiasm of thy Correspondent.? That he is still ‸ a vis... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-008.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-009.xml "Consolation" didst thou say? Ah! It is a much higher gratification: It ‸ is the felicity after which I languish: It constitutes the only happiness of which I can be sencible http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-009.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-010.xml Tarry a little, my good friend. I want only to furnish myself at this Booksellers shop, with a Rhyming dictionary, and to rob younder Crow of a quill or two, and then I will attend you on your journey to the paradise of poets. I will contribute my endeavours to unsphere the soul of VIDA, and compell the presence of the jest-provoking, wit-dissecting, Eight-syllable'd Thalia. Alas! my friend, these are only my wishes. Neither my leisure nor abilities will suffer me to prosecute my Undertaking. To write indeed like Peter Pindar would not, I believe be very difficult, but were I to undertake the prise enterprise I should scorn to talk in such barbarous diallect, but should endeavour to emulate the polished elegance and classical purity of Pope and Vida. Writers whose celebrated performances I should wish attentively to ... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-010.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-011.xml I devote almost all my leisure to the transcription of those letters of which I have already shewn you a specimen. I think I have already assured ‸ you that those letters are genuine, and I suppose you easily percieve that one of the parties in this correspondence is myself. Consider then my friend, what felicity I must have heretofore enjoyed, and whether one to whom recollection is at once a source of happiness and misery unspeakable can take much delight in playing, or poeticising upon, Loo. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-011.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-013.xml I very much regret that my last last letter was so perfect and inexplicable an Ænigma. I do not, my dearest friend, recollect that any thing was contained in it which could render it absolutely unintelligible, or warrant my ingenious Correspondent in answering it by a riddle which to me is solutionless and incomprehensible, unless it were the abruptness of the conclusion; but this I hope will be forgiven when you are told, that just as I had finished the concluding sentence, a messenger informed me that all the letters which were go to America by the Harmony, must be sent immediately to Deptford, & that a single moments delay would prevent thier passing the Atlantic in that Ship. There was, therefore, my friend, a necessity for finishing my letter instantly, and to this cause you will be so good as to ascribe the obscurities or inaccura... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-013.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-015.xml I have, my dearest friend, pretty copiously explained my present situation in a letter which I have just transmitted to W W.W. The perusal of which will sufficiently apprize you of all the circumstances, necessary to the comprehention of that before you, and will therefore take away the necessity of repetition. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-015.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-016.xml My friend, I cannot express the pleasure with which I read your ‸ letter The more accurately I know you the more my affection and esteem for you are heightend, and I exclaim involuntarily, "Surely in the spacious world there is no one ‸ for whom it is possible ‸ for me to feel a more sincere and ardent attachment than to this admirable correspondent? Who is more worthy of my friendship? And shall he not possess it? Yes. Whatever be his sentiments with regard to me, whether he esteem or despise me, I shall always contemplate his image with the Enthusiasm of a friend. My heart already flutters with joy at his approach Serenity and chearfullness accompany him. I should struggle in vain to be unhappy in his presence; but melancholy oppresses me at his departure. Let me assiduously cultivate his good opinion. Let me introduce him to the ... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-016.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-017.xml Proceed my friend in your career. I cannot follow you. My Ambition is no more. The Situation which I have just described is not my present situation; but what would I not do to facilitate the progress of my friend. What mighty effects might not be produced by the Union of yourself and Wilkins and me, in the prosecution of any laudable disign How would every obstacle vanish before our united efforts? What various and cogent motives of perseverance would not be furnished by our combination?— http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-017.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-018.xml I am extreemly pleased with your vision, and you cannot easily concieve how highly I am gratified on finding that the poor neglected and disponding Julius is sometimes present in the airy parties of slumbering fancy. That in sleep, as well as in wakefulness I am not forgotten. Surely it is impossible to solicit heaven to confer greater felicity upon you, than that which arises from a continual succession of dreams like those. I wish I wish I were so fortunate a visionary, and that, during sleep, my soul could mingle at will, with the beings that people the world of Allegory, but the priviledge of dreaming to any agreable or useful purpose is denied me, and I am forced to be contented with insipid realities or at least with those shadowy and fleeting images which the wand of wakeful Imagination can call into existance. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-018.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-019.xml There are certain persons, who, in all their enterprises display ‸ an ardour and impetuosity, which never fails to infect those by whom they are surrounded They impart to others the same enthusiasm by which themselves are actuated. This is certainly the characteristick of the noblest minds, but whether my friend has exhibited any proofs of this intellectual elevation I cannot certainly determine, or whether any opportunity has hitherto been afforded him of shewing it. There are only two persons within the sphere of its influence, of whom one, would, if his passions of a different kind were at rest, want not extrinsic or additional incitement to the pursuit of literary excellence, and the other I am sorry to observe that I think the indifference with which he regards those sublime objects of Juvenile and rational Ambition absolutely incu... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-019.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-020.xml Joseph Bringhurst ~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-020.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-021.xml I am extremely Sorry to hear that you are indisposed. The debt which you have, with so much difficulty, discharged, I could have easily forgiven you. Think me not the Slave of Ceremony, and believe that the pleasure which I derive from the employment, would be a sufficien motive to uphold this correspondense by my single strength http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-021.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-022.xml As I have already observed my dear friend, I lay no claim to the reputation of Sagacity, but to to obtain a knowledge of those with whom we happen to converse, and are ‸ not studious of concealment, little more is necessary than common sense and a‸ a disposition to observe. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-022.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-024.xml To: Joseph Bringhurst Jun— Front Street— http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-024.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-026.xml No sooner have I read your letter than I borrow Ink and paper from the friendly Poulson, and sit down instantly to write an answer. The seriousness with which you speake and the striking and affecting manner in which you describe your emotions on the perusal of mine from the banks of Deleware, produced in me sensations which I will not attempt to describe. What have I written (said I to myself.) that could justly occasion so much terror and alarm? This is a manner of address to which I have not lately been accustomed and have I not reason to congratulate myself on finding having once more found a persons who can be so greatly interested in my welfare? That he is capable of feeling pain on my account I cannot reflect without a new and uncommon kind of pleasure; and felt that this pain is ac... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-026.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-027.xml I have read your letter with the utmost satisfaction. I hope that the continuance of this correspondence will not prove disagreable or inconvenient to you. I perswade myself that if it be suffered to proceed, I should derive the highest entertainment and instruction from it, and may I not flatter myself that it is calculated to afford you equal pleasure & improvement? I am not vain enough to imagine that my weak and desultory efforts will, in any degree facilitate the discovery of truth. I do not pretend to be rasoner and shall do little more, at any time, than throw upon the page the conceptions of the moment, than mingle, with capricious eagerness and copiousness, the streem of Sentiment and fancy, amuse my able ‸ amiable correspondent with the air built Structures of a wild, undisciplined, intractable ... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-027.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-032.xml There is a kind of intercourse which I wish to maintain with you. how shall I describe it? In what language do we speak to our own hearts? Are you master of it? If you are you will understand me when I tell you that it is in that language, that I wish to converse with you http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-032.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-033.xml You seem, my friend, to think very highly of the importance of correctness in common speech. Have you had always these opinions? But your ideas of excellence are extremely nice, if you think that you are guilty of shameful inaccuracies. I sincerely affirm, that I never met a more correct speaker than yourself, but one, and he can only be excepted because, in my opinion, it was impossible to go beyond him in this respect. I am indeed an imperfect observer, and to this cause you may, if you will, impute it, that I have not yet discovered those faults which it seems are so visible to your own discernment http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-033.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-034.xml Dear friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-034.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-035.xml I must solicit your forgiveness for thus delaying my answer to your last letter; it was occasioned by accidents that could not be prevented or avoided. How infinitely and inexpressibly agreable is this correspondence and what pleasure shall we not hereafter derive from reviewing it! I hope nothing but necessity will ever put an end to it. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-035.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-036.xml What abundance of absurdity and impertinence is there in this wearisome and worthless world. He whose passions have decorated some real object with imaginary charms, and exalted moderate excellence into absolute perfection, is happy as long as his delusion lasts, but surely miserable when it is at ‸ an end, and more deplorable ‸ is his condition than if he had never been deluded. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-036.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-025.xml I have read your letter by favour of my friend, and my expectations were extreemly raised by the striking and pathetical exordium. I expectation nothing less than another illustration of the Doctrine of Suicide. Self- Murder or the murder of ones wife or child, are in the esteem opinion of mankind crimes of the deepest malignity, and though I, at present, differ in opinion from the majority with regard to the first of those offences, if such it may be called, yet I cannot but confess that I listen to the tale of Self-destruction with as much aweful Attention and delightful horror as any of my fellow creatures. Have you ever philosophised upon Pity, and even ventured to distinguish it from affliction on the one hand & benevolence on the other? If you have not why then — the question is of no importance. But to return to the letter. I mus... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-025.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To William Wood Wilkins. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-005.xml Here am I seated at my desk. With pen and all the writing implements at hand; and shall I not employ them? Yes in good sooth I will, and they shall, for the present, be devoted to the pious use of shewing my friend that his absence does not annihilate him; his local absence for he is always intellectually present, and as he stands almost single in the Writers catalogue of Friends, my soul principally converses with his kindred spirit.—Lend me your wings I pray you, tend me your wings http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-005.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To William Wood Wilkins. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-014.xml Write to me, my friend, I beseach you in a less melancholy style. I would set you an example, but that I fear, in my present situation is impossible but I shall always be prepared to smile at the elegant vivacities of my dearest William, and to applaud the effusions of his wit and gayety. They are rays which illume the gloomy atmosphere by which I am frequently surrounded whose approach I hail with the utmost pleasure, and whose departure I observe withou the utmost regret. I wish thou wouldest teach me to be witty to tell, with suitable gravity, a mirthful tale, and to give to the thread-bare Jest its original texture and the gloss of Novelty. These accomplishments are of wonderful Advantage, they will render him, who, in other respects is incorrigi bly obstinate or stupid, an agreable companion, and without them, the man of real Geniu... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-014.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter to William Wood Wilkins. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-023A.xml In answer to your note I shall transcribe a part of what I hastily wrote as soon as I hastily parted from you yesterday morning, in a self-arraigning disposition: http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-023A.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To William Wood Wilkins. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-028.xml The more I reflect the more clearly do I percieve that love and friendship are no otherwise distinguished from each other than in name. Friendship therefore can be understood rightly only by those whose bosoms have felt the emotions of love. Friendship constitutes my felicity. Without a friend I am miserable. Power! Riches! Reputati Sounds of mine unmeaning emptiness! The discovery of a kindred Spirit would indeed afford me pleasure and rconcile me to existance, and I live only in the expectation of deserving a friend. "What (do I not hear you say?) do you not find a friend in me?' No, let me perish if I do. Mistake me not however. I must again repeat, that friendship is, perhaps, more pure but certainly not less violent than. ‸ love Between friends there must exist an perfect and intire Similarity of di... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-028.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To William Wood Wilkins. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-030.xml Dear Friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1792-L-030.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT