Publisher: Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, .
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Evans 35634; Wegelin 745; Sabin 965.
Condition: Title-leaf mounted, with early tears mended and some soiling near the imprint; residue of a bookplate on the front paste-down; very good copy.
Book ID: 19064
Description12mo, modern dark green half morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering.
CommentsA collaborative poem by three of the Hartford Wits, summarizing in verse the political, social and cultural events of the year, including the yellow fever, acts of Congress, and they take a few shots at Joel Barlow, their former colleague who had moved to France and taken up the cause of the French Revolution and Thomas Paine. The “Hasty-pudding Bard” had been “stealing Colonel Humphrey’s rhymes,” among other crimes, all of which they document in footnotes. The Political Green-House was later collected in the anthology The Echo, with Other Poems (1807).