Private Poems of Mercy Otis Warren, Edmund M. Hayes NEQ, June 1981
Private Poems of Mercy Otis Warren, with an introduction by Edmund M. Hayes, is reprinted from the New England Quarterly, LVI, No. 2 June 1981.
Mercy Otis Warren ( 1728-1814), gadfly, satirist and effective partisan dramatist during the American Revolution, was the sister of patriot statesman James Otis and the wife of James Warren, once President of the Provincial Congress and close friend of John and Abigail Adams. Well connected in social, political and literary circles of her day, Mrs. Warren was well positioned to harass the British during the Revolution. She was also the third woman writer - after Ann Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley - to publish a significant body of poetry.
These seventeen Private Poems in manuscript form are in the Houghton Library of Harvard University, but to our knowledge, ours is the only print copy currently available for purchase online.
This green stapled paperback vintage booklet is in excellent collectible condition. It measures 6 inches by 9 inches and has 26 pages numbers 199 through 224 of the NEQ magazine.