Nathaniel Parker Willis is also known as N. P. Willis. He was an American author, poet and editor who worked with several notable American writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day.
First Page:FUGITIVE POETRY.
BY N.P. WILLIS.
"If, however, I can, by lucky chance, in these days of evil, rub out one wrinkle from the brow of care, or beguile the heavy heart of one moment of sorrow; if I can, now and then, penetrate the gathering film of misanthropy, prompt a benevolent view of human nature, and make my reader more in good humor with his fellow beings and himself, surely, surely, I shall not then have written entirely in vain." WASHINGTON IRVING.
BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY PEIRCE AND WILLIAMS. 1829.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :
DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE.
Be it remembered, that on the eleventh day of September, A.D. 1829, in the fifty fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, PEIRCE AND WILLIAMS, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors in the words following, to wit :
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