Boston: Belcher & Armstrong, 1807. 19, [1 blank] pp. Stitched in original plain drab wrappers [presentation to Rev. Stephen S. Nelson "from the Author"]. Light foxing, some wrapper chipping, rear wrap detached but present, untrimmed. Good+.
The Poem begins, "Forgetful man amidst life's busy cares,/ And fluctuation of terrene affairs..." The Philandrian Society existed at several different institutions; this one was evidently at Brown University. Benedict [1779-1874] was active in the Baptist Church, and wrote 'A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of the World.' His biography is sketched in the online Baptist History Homepage.
AI 12102 . Stoddard and Whitesell, A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 through 1820, page 35. Item #34888