er her and the Town (Boston) from the Small Pox then threatening it; or to prepare her and his People for the Visitation; also a Meditation and Prayers occasioned by the Death of a Friend.
Before she was eighteen years of age she wrote a poem to her Honoured Father, on his being chosen President of Harvard College, an office which he did not accept.
The General Court refused to confirm the appointment unless he were released by the Church, and this was not done.
This poem is dated December 27, 1724, and begins thus:—
An Infant Muse begs leave beneath your Feet To lay the first.
Essays of her poetic Wit; That under your protection she may raise Her Song to some exalted Pitch of Praise. You who among the Bards are found the Chief.
Another poetical attempt of this date is that of Lines written to a Friend on her Return to Boston.
Thrice welcome Home, thou Glory of our Isle, On whom indulgent Heaven delights to smile; Whose Face the Graces make their chosen Se