Source of witness transcribed: Sunbury American and Shamokin Journal (Sunbury, Pennsylvania)
Date of witness transcribed: 3 July 1841
Notes about this poem: "Advantage of Taking a Newspaper" was printed in at least 210 newspapers during the nineteenth century. It can be found using ID 155563 in this table of most widely-reprinted poems.
The following exhibits the genius and talent of a true poet, of one who is destined to render himself immortal by his inspirations. There is a moral to it, an inspiration, which should stir up the soul of very liberal minded and intelligent beings:—Boston Transcript.
A difference in their bumps.
And talk of men and things.
And hurt him, as it should!