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awakening of national consciousness had produced no change in the matter and style of the short poem; it was still an echo.
And Philadephia was still the centre for writing and publication.
But new influences-such as Mrs. Radcliffe, Ossian, and the contemporary romantic ballads — are often apparent in the last decade of the century.
The sentimental, the mysterious, the horrible, environed with appropriate scenery, appear here and there in the work of such poets as William Moore Smith (1759-1821), of Philadelphia, who gives evidence of this imported romanticism in The Wizard of the rock, a blend of Parnell, Percy, and Goldsmith; and Maria's grave, which is placed amid the romantic scenery pictured by the poet's originals across the Atlantic.
Most distinguished personally of the Philadelphia poets was Judge Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791),
See also Book II., Chap.
II. signer of the Declaration of Independence, whose many occasional poems are merely as good as the average of their k