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Master F S. Davenport, with the best wishes
for his leftinees and 'Queen, from lui
friend. Lon 21/12 Boston,
The history of the following production, is briefly this: A lady, fond of blank verse, demanded a poem of that kind from the author, and gave him the Sofa for a subject. He obeyed; and, having much leisure, connected another subject with it; and pursuing the train of thought to which his situation and turn of mind led him, brought forth, at length, instead of the trifle which he at first intended, a serious affair—a Volume.