http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 720 XTF Search Results (subject=letter manuscript;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default) http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/search?subject%3Dletter%20manuscript;subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=letter manuscript;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Albert Gallatin]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1809-L-177.xml Tho I have not the pleasure & honour of any personal acquaintance with you, I have ventured to solicit your acceptance of the accompanying Pamphlet. It is, as you will perceive, in the perusal of a single page, the production, not of any political parti= zan; & tho’ this circumstance may deprive it of the notice & regard of the multitude of readers, I have indulged a hope that it will operate rather as a recommendation to the Notice of Mr Gallatin, than as an objection against it http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1809-L-177.xml Sun, 01 Jan 1809 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-117.xml When with you, it is your province to talk: to delight me with the effusions of that noble & ingenuous mind: & so seldom does the occasion offer on which my fastidiousness will permit me to say, what I find no difficulty in writing http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-117.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-118.xml What a melancholy, mortified, perplexed hour has my un= =kind, unaccountable friend given me. I have scarcely strength enough to lift the pen. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-118.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-119.xml So, it seems, my note placed things on their right footing ‘Twas just as it ought to be. To die & be ho‸noured with thy tears—is just the suitable & becoming destiny, which my good angel would assign me http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-119.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-120.xml Seated, I suppose, at her needle is my friend: a thought, now & then, I hope, wandering to me, & a faint solicitude as to how I am. “Is he well? Is he happy?” methinks I hear that tremulous, bewitching voice utter. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-120.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-121.xml I must subdue this disposition to repine, for what but evil can it produce. ‘Twill not render my hold on your affections less precarious than it is, now. It will not cure my own imperfections. It will not enable me so to clothe my feelings that my love will have no longer to doubt my sincerity. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-121.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-122.xml Let me overlook—let me erase, not only from the paper but from memory, all, in this letter, that is mortifying & distressful. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-122.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-123.xml I hope, my best friend, thou wilt be abroad this fine day. If I cannot disengage myself for the same purpose, or am not so fortunate as to meet thee in thy rambles, I will console myself with thinking on thy gratifications. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-123.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-124.xml How arrogant & how ungrateful was, I, to recieve thus gloomily, the offer of thy heart, because thy delicate discretion refused to join with it, thy hand! http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-124.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-125.xml What would I not give that every evening for years to come, were spent like the last. With some improvements I mean. The open air, moist skies, & the frequent passen= =ger, I have no particular attachment to. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-125.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-126.xml So, says my Domestic Physician, you must not incoun ter this sharp breeze. Sore throats are dangerous & the state of your’s requires caution. I will do the out o’door business, myself. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-126.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-127.xml So; you wish me to your task setter. Charming pupil, whom my whole life shall be devoted to instruct in that wisdom that makes happy. Of what value is any other wisdom. The art of extracting from every every event, causes of gratitude & joy; of lifting our self above the prejudices & passions of others; of preserving our contentment unimpaired by their misconduct, while their virtue & prosperity increase our happiness, is the only valuable art. In this do I desire to be, by turns, thy teacher & thy pupil. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-127.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-128.xml What a peevish, discontented wretch was I in my last to thee, my friend. The demon of impatience had got hold of me. Not to be amply, doubly compensated for an disqui =ets, by that bewitching confession! Will my beloved Crea= =ture pardon me? I cannot be at ease till you forgive me. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-128.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-129.xml I write in odd situations. With some always present: generally several & these talking, to me or to each other. How sacred, how desirable is privacy; especially on occasions like these when the mere presence of another, inspires us with some embar =rasment. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-129.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-131.xml What impertinents and headaches. I am more out of humour with this, because it may possibly hinder or mar the walk that we propose tonight. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-131.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-132.xml Know you how I disposed of your precious billet, last night? Sweet tranquilizer did it prove. Inspirer of happy dreams. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-132.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-133.xml Another charming evening with my love! How often shall it be thus, before we part. Thus tender; thus generous; with countenance thus beaming with enraptured sensibility. Nay; more kind shall thou be. Thy tenderness, thy generosity shall know no bounds but those prescribed by virtue & propriety. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-133.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-134.xml Fancy is a kind friend. She was very serviceable, to me this morning. In spite of distance, she enabled me to awake my Love with a morning salutation, & to borrow pleasure & tranquili =ty from her features, as she sat at the breakfast table. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-134.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-135.xml You did sit down, a few minutes in the day, then. Did I guess truly at your motives for sitting? at your employment? On what slender threads, & slight hints does hope hang her visions? I was sadly disappointed that I did not receive the fruits of these few sedentary minutes: but, I trust, I shall recieve them to night http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-135.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-136.xml I believe I am an arrant simpleton; easily deceived; one whom simplicity & love have made credulous. For here’s a girl writes with a pen of dignity & eloquence; utters strains of noble & sublime thought; & calls it nonsense; talks of her shame on shewing it to another.—Now surely all this is jest or affectation. ‘Tis impossible that one capable of writing thus, should not see her own merits Yet I believed the charming dissembler! http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-136.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-137.xml Did you see your friend to day? Yes: to be sure. It is possible, they say, to love too much. That is too much, which breeds impatience & repining, & I sometimes have =need to struggle with the rising gust of my impatience; But I shall always effectually struggle with it. My affection shall be worthy of that adorable creature who is the object of it. It shall never teach me ingratitude to that beneficence who rules my destiny & who has, of late, conferred a blessing so raptu= rous & inestimable http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-137.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-138.xml How sweetly serene, how joyously bright is this day! One of the cares that might have interfered with my enjoyment of it is removed, for I have seen her & she is well. She likewise promises to walk with me at the close of this enchanting day. What spectacle, most delicious, does this World afford? The smile of contentment & serenity on the face we love is that spectacle; with the sweet belief that this contentment is confirmed & this Serenity brightened, by our own presence, welfare & love; And such was the spectacle, which, this morning, I beheld. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-138.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-139.xml How does my friend to day? My longing heart prolongs the two days of our separation into tedious months: more tedi ous has it been on account of the impressions which my mind still retains from our last interview. A renewal of your generosity & tenderness is still requisite compleatly to heal those wounds, which were then inflicted: to compose my spirits again into that state of exquisite complacency & harmony which the preceding week had produced. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-139.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-140.xml What words can sufficiently convey my gratitude for this precious billet! Dost thou wish me to be with thee; to punish thee, my Angel? For that wish am I thy everlasting debtor http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-140.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-141.xml I saw my love, an age ago, but then if any thing could reconcile me to inevitable separation, it would be the pleasure of such interviews. By filling my imagination with images of recent happiness, my soul is kept up to the same elevation. It has now, however, liesure to repine & I would not, for the world, be denied a meeting with you, this afternoon. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-141.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-142.xml Am I not to share with my beloved all my woes. Is she not, henceforth, to be my Eliza. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-142.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-143.xml Did you not request me to be your monitor; your tutor? Yes: Without reflecting on the little eloquence that I possess the little power which the most earnest of my intreaties the most cogent of my reasonings have had upon you. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-143.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-144.xml How strange, how whimsical, that one who can charm thus should talk of being homely & unlovely; one who can write thus, should talk of being stupid & insipid! http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-144.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-145.xml It does not much become a wise man to allow his feelings to be influenced by the atmosphere: Does it? Yet how is it with me? This week has not been chearful & serene as former ones Much, doubtless, must be laid at the door of consequences flowing from the evil skies; to the want of those delicious interviews with which the former week abounded http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-145.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-154.xml I wish I could see & talk with my friend My heart wants to commune with yours. Your image rests on my memory in a guize thoughtful & almost sad. I want to know your thoughts & dissipate your sadness: if that be possible. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-154.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Elizabeth Linn]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-155.xml I hope to see my beloved in a few hours, yet I cannot help writing. To what purpose? Can not I say, my feelings, so much better than I can write them. Yes I can: yet I cannot help letting my heart flow upon paper. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-155.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-156.xml I hope your jaunt may be a pleasant one. That alone will console me for my disappointment: I need something to console; for I was disap= pointed. I hoped to have ta’en a walk with you this morning; the air is so pleasant though cool & fresh; far more fit for the exercise of walking than of riding. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-156.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-157.xml How did your paper delight & pain me! Delight me by the proofs of your affection it contained, & pain t me by the humiliations & despondencies which it breathes! http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-157.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-158.xml This is the first day of my resuming this desk My pen has been very active, & I hope to no insignificant purpose. I will not tell you what it was, but when I am with you, & not then, unless you ask me— http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-158.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Elizabeth Linn]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1803-L-159.xml I wished to greet my dearest friend, this lovely morning, but was disappointed. You got the start of me, & were already abroad. I wanted to know the cause of last evening’s sadness &, if possible, to dissipate it. I wanted to talk with you & to you. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1803-L-159.xml Sat, 01 Jan 1803 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Elizabeth Linn]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1803-L-162.xml I want to see you this afternoon. I hope you will be at home & not unwilling to walk at 3 or 4. OC. Tis a fine day. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1803-L-162.xml Sat, 01 Jan 1803 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [Elizabeth Linn]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1804-L-164.xml I intended this to be a busy day, but can do nothing. My heart is oppressed with sorrow I can think of nothing but melancholy themes. The first impulse, this morning, was to fly to thee but, alas. I shall not find thee alone, & thou wilt be restrained by the stranger's presence from giving me the consolations of thy tenderness The next expedient is to say on paper, what I shall not have an opportunity of saying to thy ear. I will call this afternoon, however: perhaps my Love may be alone. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1804-L-164.xml Sun, 01 Jan 1804 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Elizabeth Linn Brown. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1806-L-170.xml I am here at Albany at last, very agreably seated in a little neat chamber. The family have scarcely risen, & every after dressing, washing & finding out a Barber, I have returned to give you some account of myself http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1806-L-170.xml Wed, 01 Jan 1806 12:00:00 GMT Letter To James Brown. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1795-L-053.xml Our brother Joseph is just leaving us. Had I any thing to occupy a Sheet, a sheet should be employed, but there are no topics of conversation between us, which will not be much better discussed by word of mouth, between my two Brothers. What of importance has occurred since your departure? An event of very great moment, and the least expected that could almost possibly occur, has indeed been witnessed by us. It has been of particular importance to me. Wilkins’ life was, indeed, the pledge of my Success in the legal profession. It was necessary also to my qualification as an Atorney. The Knowledge that was necessary, most necessary, practical Skill, the result of experience, was only derivable from him. It is his death that hatth prevented me from fulfilling your expectations, and obliged me to defer my ad... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1795-L-053.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To James Brown. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-073.xml pectations of the beginning of last week I did not come ill Tuesday Evening. One Accident or another prevented our coming sooner. Immediately on my arrival I recieved your letter. I thank you for it. It is worthy of you http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-073.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To J[ohn] B. Romeyn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1808-L-176.xml Permit me to thank you for the kind letter I have lately recieved from you. The intelligence it conveyed was, indeed, equally unexpected & afflicting. The deep regret I felt at not being able to visit & console my beloved sisters, in their calamity, was alleviated by reflecting on the friendship & kindness they might justly expect to recieve from you & some other disinterested friends. Any service you may render them, will find its own reward in the testimony of your own heart Their gratitude & mine, however, will, in no small measure, be due to you. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1808-L-176.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1808 12:00:00 GMT Letter To [John Blair Linn]. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-150.xml Every day have I said: “Well; this morning will I write to Mr Linn,” & every day has gone by without writing. And how has this omission happened? I cannot tell. I, that, while here, have scarcely any thing, to do but to consult my pleasure, am overwhelmed with business. I have scarcely time to write a friendly letter. What with Walks to the battery; to Hearlem; to Hoebuck; to Long Island, what with visits & conversations, I have less time, if possible, than in Philad.a http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-150.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT Letter To John E[lihu] Hall. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-146.xml The printer has made considerable progress in the publication which I believe I mentioned to you in my last, as having been begun. It will be, typographically considered, a very beautiful book.— http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1801-L-146.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1801 12:00:00 GMT Letter To John E[lihu] Hall. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1806-L-171.xml I hope you have never known by experience what an awk= =ward business is that of making apologies; especially when there is nothing to be said in extenuation of ones guilt. This irksome duty frequently fastens itself upon my pen, in consequence of an inve =terate habit of Neglect on all Epistolary occasions. If I tell you that my oldest & most valued friends have the same reason to find fault with me that you had, I shall only agravate my fault. It will, however, serve, at least, to shew that my silence to you has not arisen from indifference or disrespect http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1806-L-171.xml Wed, 01 Jan 1806 12:00:00 GMT Letter To John E[lihu] Hall. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1806-L-174.xml I should deserve to be entirely discarded from your good opinion if I did not take an early opportunity of replying to your last kind letter just received. I sincerely hope you will not allow a negligence, which is constitution al & impartial, & which has lately found some excuse in the pressure of a good deal of business, to exclude me from your friendship. I will not promise to do better for the future, because the strongest resolutions are sometimes unavail =ing, & promises unexecuted are only covert insults.~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1806-L-174.xml Wed, 01 Jan 1806 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=1793-L-039.xml Dear friend; I said truth when I said that my silences arose principally from the silences of the weather, for this serene and lightsome atmosphere has had a corresponding effect upon my intellects “Ah tis a happy revolution here” http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-039.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=1793-L-040.xml My dear friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-040.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=1793-L-041.xml My Dear Friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-041.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=1793-L-042.xml My dearest friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-042.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=1793-L-043.xml My dear friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-043.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=1793-L-044.xml I reflect upon my present situation with a surprise that time has hardly yet subdued. On considering that two months ago, Connecticut was utterly a stranger to me; That the only person in it to whom I was known, knew me scarcely otherwise than by letter, that even personal acquaintance was short, accidental, superficial, and such, as with any other person would scarcely have given me a right to accost him at a distance, and that in less than a fortnight, I should be personally introduced to almost every considera =ble person in it, be treated by ten or fifteen most almiable men with the affectionate familiarity and confidence of a brother, to be adopted as it were, to be admitted into the bosom of many perfectly respectable and enlightened families, is surely wonderful. I know not whether I can give you a just idea of my situation. It i... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-044.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=1793-L-045.xml My dear friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-045.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=1793-L-046.xml I cannot help regretting that I did not receive these invaluable letters while I was in Connecticut. They would have prevented abundance of anxiety and uneasiness, and rendered the remainder of the time that I passed there infinitely more pleasing. However unseasonable as they are, they are highly acceptable. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-046.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=1793-L-047.xml My dear Friend http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-047.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=1793-L-047A.xml I think the date of Year erroneous In Aug 29. 1793 – neither of them were acquainted with Laura. } Aug. 29. 1793 http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-047A.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=1793-L-048.xml My dear friend, http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1793-L-048.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=1794-L-049A.xml Phila~February Sunday 24. 1794~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1794-L-049A.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=1795-L-057.xml I have just recieved your letter. I delivered the enclosed immediately. Whatever fault is imputable to you, or on whomsoever censure may justly fall in this affair, I am well perswaded that a continuance of this Correspondence of yours with Stella, can answer no good end. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1795-L-057.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=1795-L-058.xml I shall not I fear be able to finish and dispatch this today as you so anxiously desire. It is already near ten: so you must wait a day or two longer. You put a severe construction upon both parts of my letter. I meant not to impute to you bigotry or more than a very common and natural degree of zeal for the truth: yet certainly a Zeal that, in its effects, is somewhat censurable. I far more sincerely condemn and more anxiously lament my ‸ own incapacity of bearing with complacency the heat and impetuosity of others in debate. than in http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1795-L-058.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=1795-L-061.xml I was going to apologize for my negligence, but a moments reflexion convinced me that my negligence admitted of no apology, and that the only way was to repair the injury of past negligence by future punctuality But though I cannot excuse, is there no possibility of accounting for this negligence? Dunlap has written to me, and in a manner that required an immediate answer, and yet not an answering line has he recieved from me. How have I been employed you will ask me? In truth I know not. I have slumbered rather than been busy in the bosom, as you say, of literary indolence. Comparatively with yours, my situation is happy and tran =quil: My Soul sympathises my friend, in your misfortunes, but while I condole with you on your calamities, I cannot help congratulating you on one consolation: for the sake of which my heart would willingly... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1795-L-061.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=1796-L-062.xml I have just recieved yours. I shall readily admit the excuse for not being frequent or punctual in your Correspondence. In your present Situation you have doubtless but little liesure to look so far as this from your immediate ingagements. Had I recollected that there was a key in my possession, capable of unlocking the desk I might have saved Isaac Miclle the trouble of paying you a visit to I found the papers of which he was in search immedi= -ately on looking for them. Elihu Smith was to have been here last Evening. The badness of the roads, or some accident has prevented his arrival yet. I knew not that he intended to go to you at Wilmington If it be, I shall encourage him in it, but doubt whether I shall be able to bear him company. I shall, however, at least, send with him my love to you and my warmest respects to... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-062.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=1796-L-066.xml Thou escaped’st, my good friend, without leaving thy adieus behind thee; at least without leaving them at my door. I will pardon the, however, and prove the sincerity of my forgiveness, by transmitting thus speedily to thy retreat, this friendly greeting. Whether it may find thee disenga =ged, and at liesure to listen to its still, small voice, I cannot predict. Not that I imagine thee absorbed in occupations, whose purpose is gain, for it is thy fortune to be ingaged most intencely, when most disengaged from pursuits merely lucrative, to find thy social & studious hours far the busiest, and, in the precious intercourse of souls a centre more irresistably attractive of thy thoughts, than the importu= ties of necessity, or the allurements of Avarice~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-066.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=1796-L-066A.xml 5. Mo: 13. 1796 http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-066A.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=1796-L-069.xml Why have I not lately heard from thee, Josepho? Thou promisedst to send me Condorcets Work of which thou and thy friends have doubtless long since finished the perusal: but I have seen neither that or any thing else from thee, this Monstrous long while: Not that I am at any loss to find for thee, in thy present situation, employments far more profitable and delightful than that of endighting letters to the absent: Thou art, perhap busy to a lucrative purpose; thou art not remarkable for neglecting the chief concern of human life: that of acquiring the means of subsistence. If thou art employed to that end, it will give me pleasure to be told of it. Thou wilt readily imagine that information of thy health and welfare will not be the less acceptable if given under thy own hand.~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-069.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=1796-L-070.xml How sha How shall I account for the agreable Sensations which thy Yesterdays letter produced? Perhaps the concern which thou expressest for my welfare is the cause of it: Never did the reason which thou givest for thy long silence, appear of less weight. Assure thyself, my good Josepho that with all my errors, and in spite of them, I love thee much nor will the existance of those differences of Sentiment to which thou alludest ever render, if I may judge from my present Emotions thy letters otherwise than very acceptable.— xxx http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-070.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=1796-L-074.xml I came hither yesterday. I had such slight hopes that thou wast in the City, that I felt their disappointment by thy absence the less forcibly; and now I I hardly know why I take up the pen to write to thee. Thou hast lately totally abandoned me, and hast furnished me with nothing on which to comment. Thou deemest me unworthy of being informed with respect to the present Situation of thy affairs, thy health or those of thy Laura. Thou art doubtless influenced by thy old opinion, that the difference between our principles justifies or requires the ceasing of all intercourse between us.~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1796-L-074.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=1797-L-075A.xml New York. January 10, 1797 [7 overwrites 6] http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1797-L-075A.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=1797-L-076A.xml March 14. 1797~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1797-L-076A.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=1797-L-077A.xml 3d — Mo: 24. 1797 — http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1797-L-077A.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=1797-L-082.xml I arrived safely in town at 2 OClock. Jna. Biddle was my Companion. I found him, I assure thee, most agreably sociable; Much more than I had reason to expect. ~ Both his capacity & his Knowledge seem to be respectable. I had several times an incli¬nation to remind him of former transactions, to say to him. , “John; thou & I, when we have formerly met, have treated each other with . . . . . . . . . great cold¬ness. I will not de= sire thee to explain the reason of thy reserve, but I will frankly tell thee what I believe to have been the reason. Thou art religiously disposed. Thou deemest me to be otherwise: to be blinded by a very terrible delusion. What benefit could flow from intercourse with one whose sentiments were so little akin to thy own? Those who are guilty in the sight of God, cannot be accounted blameless in the opinion of an upright man. Th... http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1797-L-082.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=1797-L-083A.xml 9. Mo: 21. 1797— http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1797-L-083A.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=1798-L-103A.xml Inclosed is the letter that I promised to send thee. Though short it can hardly fail of interesting thee, as relative to thy friend Elihu. I shall go, in a few days, to Perth Amboy, where thou wilt not suppose that a Script from thee can prove unacceptable. Thou wilt of course preserve this letter till my return,~~ http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1798-L-103A.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=1798-L-106A.xml Amboy. Octo. 20. 1798 http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1798-L-106A.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=1799-L-111A.xml NY. No: 45, Pine Street. Mar: 19. 1799 http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1799-L-111A.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 Maria Nicholson. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1798-L-100.xml So! a postscript, from whom? An impertinent fellow, I am affraid you will call him; And yet that is a fib. I have no fear of this kind about me. Whatever is a token of genuine respect cannot but be acceptable to Maria Nicholson. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1798-L-100.xml Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Letter To Mary Linn. Brown, Charles Brockden http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-148.xml Will my friend do me the favour to accept the enclosed little volume It may not unprofitably amuse a vacant hour, & the ruled pages will invite her to practice the first & simple rules of a necessary economy. Take it, if you wish to oblige one, who will always feel the interest of an affectionate brother, in the cares & pleasures of Mary Linn. http://brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/xtf3/view?docId=1802-L-148.xml Fri, 01 Jan 1802 12:00:00 GMT