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BRYANT, William Cullen (1794-1878). American poet and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (small fragment torn from lower left hand corner), Roslyn, Long Island, no year, 22 July 1875. Firmly discouraging an aspiring poet.
'I have looked over your verses, which certainly show a facility in versification - though the blank verse is occasionally destitute of the proper rhythm. I am clear that at present you should not venture upon their publication. You seem to be very young judging from your compositions, and your verses are crude yet. ...'

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