told me one day as I was reading a Newspaper to him containing Eulogiums
upon the late General Washington, which among other things ascribed to him the founding of the American Government to which Judge Ellsworth objected, saying President Washington's influence while in the Convention was not very great, at least not much as to the forming of the present Constitution of the United States in 1787, which Judge Ellsworth said was drawn by himself and five others, viz.
Near the conclusion of the proposal, publisher Archibald Bell declared, "But the publisher means not, in this advertisement, to deliver any particular eulogiums
on the present publication; he rather desires to submit the striking beauties of its contents to the unbiased candour of the impartial Public" (Robinson 1984, 405).
Today's young audience will have to struggle with the 19-century language (habiliments, remonstrances, eulogiums
, and all) and anyone might have trouble with the turns and twists of plot.
It is really inconceivable that a volume of poetry of such qualities, which has won lengthy eulogiums
from the critics, should find so inconsiderable a sale.