The Life Boat. A Poem. [within:] A Discourse Delivered before the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, June 10,1806.
With “The Life Boat. A Poem.”
Of drownings, and lifeboats, and lifesaving: “As you peruse the interesting details, with tears of joy you will thank God for the discovery which led to the resuscitative art, by which he has allowed men in some degree to share in his own special prerogative. While you regret that some cases were unsuccessful, you will be glad that all which humanity could devise was attempted with alacrity, and that every effort which medical skill has directed was tried with perseverance.” [p12] Within, a poem by Samuel Davis, as ascribed by Sabin, with separate title-page, between pp.17–24: “The life boat, a poem, by a member of the Humane Society.” This copy has a contemporary manuscript emendation to the beginning of one line with a single word crossed out and replaced with the name “Payne.”
Description: The Life Boat. A Poem. [within:] A Discourse Delivered before the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, June 10,1806.
Boston: Printed by E. Lincoln, Water Street, 1806. 40pp., stitched, untrimmed, gathered in fours. Dust-soiling to outer leaves; light foxing; very good.
Imprints 10526. Physical copies unlisted in OCLC. A copy found at AAS, Brown. OCLC 560693390 is a variant edition.