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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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9176. WRIGHT (Frances), Works of.—
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9176. WRIGHT (Frances), Works of.—

Miss Wright had before favored me with the
first edition of her American work; but her
“Few Days in Athens”, was entirely new, and
has been a treat to me of the highest order.
The matter and manner of the dialogue is
strictly ancient; and the principles of the sects
are beautifully and candidly explained and contrasted;
and the scenery and portraiture of the
interlocutors are of higher finish than anything
in that line left us by the ancients; and like
Ossian, if not ancient, it is equal to the best
morsels of antiquity. I augur, from this instance,
that Herculaneum is likely to furnish
better specimens of modern than of ancient
genius; and may we not hope more from the
same pen?—
To Marquis Lafayette. Washington ed. vii, 326. Ford ed., x, 282.
(M. 1823)