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Mount Vernon, [electronic resource] : a poem: being the seat of His Excellency George Washington, in the state of Virginia; lieutenant-general and commander in chief of the land forces of the United States of America. This rural, romantic and descriptive poem of the seat of so great a character, it is hoped may please, with a copper-plate likeness of the general. It was taken from an actual view on the spot by the author, 15th May, 1799. Also a cursory view of Georgetown, city of Washington, and the capital. By John Searson, formerly of Philadelphia, merchant. [Three lines from Thomson].

Author/Creator:
Searson, John.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Printed for the author by Folwell, [1800?]
Series:
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 1.
Format/Description:
Book
[2], vi, [1], 10-83, [1], 4 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 port. ; 8⁰.
Subjects:
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Poetry.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Portraits.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- 18th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Poetry.
Mount Vernon (Va.) -- Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
Dedicated to Washington. The presence of the dedication suggests that the work was substantially ready for publication when Washington died in December, 1799. The elegiac verses on p. [85-88] were evidently added upon Washington's death, and the work published soon thereafter
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from British Library.
Cited in:
Evans, 38479
Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry, 348
Stillwell, M.B. Washington eulogies, 211
Sabin, 78658
English Short Title Catalog, W28636.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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