Only for the Eye of a Friend: The Poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton

Forsideomslag
University of Virginia Press, 1995 - 336 sider
Known among the Middle Atlantic intelligentsia and literati as a witty and versatile writer, considered by George Washington and the Chevalier de La Luzerne a gracious and elegant host, Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801) wrote over a hundred poems on the most important political and social issues of her day.
"Only for the Eye of a Friend" was the name Stockton gave a manuscript book of poems that surfaced in 1985 and at once tripled the number of her known works. Before the discovery of this copybook, Stockton was known to have written about 40 poems. Now, Carla Mulford has brought together over 125 of Stockton's works, including her published pieces and the newly found cache of poems in manuscript, to form this unprecedented collection. Mulford includes an introduction treating Stockton's life, with particular attention to the ways in which her poetry reveals both aspects of eighteenth-century culture and the expectations placed upon women of the Anglo-American elite.
Only for the Eye of a Friend brings back into public view the works of a poet whose published works and manuscripts earned her, in her day, a wide audience among colonists and international readers alike. The quality and quantity of Stockton's literary output makes her an apt counterpart to her seventeenth-century predecessor Anne Bradstreet and the nineteenth-century poet Emily Dickinson.

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Introduction
1
Manuscript Sources and This Text
58
An invitation ode to a young Lady in New York
71
On hearing of the out powering of the divine spirit
77
To Richard John Stockton Esqr inclosing
143
Resignation an Elegiac ode February
149
An Elegy on the Death of a Young Lady By
155
To Aspasio
162
who had been trying in Jest to put some
237
Lines To My Brother from a pavillion in
245
Soliliguy in a sleepless night
251
To Mr Lewis pintard on his retirement
257
The Literary and Social Context
270
Nathaniel Scudder Primes Later Commentary
290
Poems Published in Stocktons
296
A Poem on the Death of Mrs Smith
302

The event
168
Acrostic for Georgeana Cuthbert
169
To Miss Mary Stockton an epistle upon some
176
After a night of perplexing dreams
233
Notes to Appendixes
308
Bibliography
309
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Carla Mulford is Associate Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

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