"A Prophecy of the future Glory of America"

Title"A Prophecy of the future Glory of America"
Year for Search1778
Authors[Rittenhouse], [David](1732-96)
Tertiary AuthorsAnthony Sharp Philom [pseud.]
Secondary TitleThe Lancaster Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, 1779: Being the Third after Leap-Year. The Fourth Year of American Independency. Containing The Motions of the Sun and the Moon; the true places and aspects of the planets; the Rising and Settings of the Sun; the Luinations, Conjunctions, Eclipses, Rising, Setting and Southing of the Planets; Length of Days; Judgment of the Weather; Festivals and other Remarkable Days; High Water at Philadelphia; Tables of Interest; Tables of the Value and Weight of Coins; A Table, shewing the Value of any number of Dollars from 1, to 10,000; Quakers Yearly Meetings; Fairs, Courts, Roads, &c. ALSO, The Happy Life, On New-Year’s Day; A Prophecy of the future Glory of America; Anecdote of Col. Ethan Allen, in reply to Genl. Howe; Receipts in Physic; New Liberty Songs, &c. &c. &c. Fitted to the Latitude of Forty Degrees, and a Meridian of near Five Hours West of London; but may without sensible Error, serve all the Northern Colonies
Pagination[1-16]
Date Published[1778]
PublisherPtd. by Francis Bailey
Place PublishedLancaster, PA
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Poem describing the future of the United States in vague, but eutopian terms.

Pseudonym

Anthony Sharp, Philom [pseud.]

Author Note

The author (1732-96) was an astronomer, mathematician, and the first director of the United States Mint.

Full Text

[1778] [Rittenhouse, David] (1732-96). “A Prophecy of the future Glory of America.” In The Lancaster Almanack for the Year of Our Lord, 1779: Being the Third after Leap-Year. The Fourth Year of American Independency. Containing The Motions of the Sun and the Moon; the true places and aspects of the planets; the Rising and Settings of the Sun; the Luinations, Conjunctions, Eclipses, Rising, Setting and Southing of the Planets; Length of Days; Judgment of the Weather; Festivals and other Remarkable Days; High Water at Philadelphia; Tables of Interest; Tables of the Value and Weight of Coins; A Table, shewing the Value of any number of Dollars from 1, to 10,000 ; Quakers Yearly Meetings; Fairs, Courts, Roads, &c. ALSO, The Happy Life, On New-Year’s Day; A Prophecy of the future Glory of America; Anecdote of Col. Ethan Allen, in reply to Genl. Howe; Receipts in Physic; New Liberty Songs, &c. &c. &c. Fitted to the Latitude of Forty Degrees, and a Meridian of near Five Hours West of London; but may without sensible Error, serve all the Northern Colonies. By Anthony Sharp, Philom [pseud.]. (Lancaster, PA: Ptd. by Francis Bailey, [1778]), [1-16]. WiU

Poem describing the future of the United States in vague, but eutopian terms. The author was an astronomer, mathematician, and the first director of the United States Mint.