Scope and Contents
Humor and an eclectic literary style pervade this satirical manuscript which presents itself in the form of the "minutes" of a meeting of The Knickerbocker Junior, a New York City literary society.
Beginning with a humorous roll-call from a list possibly based on a few real people, the supposed minutes follows a series of literary compositions or declamations including a poem in iambic hexameter, a possibly original, humorous patriotic song, a backwoods tale of "Vermount" (Vermont?), and...
1835 March 3