Mount Vernon 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]

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Searson, John
Format: eBook
Published: Philadelphia Printed for the author by Folwell 1800, [1800?]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description: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. - English Short Title Catalog, W28636. - Evans, 38479. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Sabin, 78658. - Stillwell, M.B. Washington eulogies, 211. - Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry, 348
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([2], vi, [1], 10-83, [1], 4 p., [1] leaf of plates) 1 port 8°