Henry, Letter to my brother Beekman (beekman)
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MSS p36-7, 1786, Unpublished

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To my dear brother Beekman I sit down to write T-UW1 M-AY1 D-IH1-R B-R-AH1-DH-ER0 B-IY1-K-M-AH0-N AY1 S-IH1-T D-AW1-N T-UW1 R-AY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Ten minutes past eight & a very cold night . T-EH1-N M-IH1-N-AH0-T-S P-AE1-S-T EY1-T AH-N-D AH0 V-EH1-R-IY0 K-OW1-L-D N-AY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Not far from me sits with a vaullancy cap on N-AA1-T F-AA1-R F-R-AH1-M M-IY1 S-IH1-T-S W-IH1-DH AH0 V-AO-L-AE-N-S-IY K-AE1-P AA1-N HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.200 /AllW 0.032
Our very good couzin , Elizabeth Tappen , AW1-ER0 V-EH1-R-IY0 G-UH1-D K-AH1-Z-AH0-N-Z IH0-L-IH1-Z-AH0-B-AH0-TH T-AE1-P-AH0-N HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.167 /AllW 0.066
A tighter young seamstress you'd ne'er wish to see AH0 T-AY1-T-ER0 Y-AH1-NG S-IY1-M-S-T-R-IH0-S Y-UW1-D N-EH-R W-IH1-SH T-UW1 S-IY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And she ( blessings on her ) is sewing for me . AH0-N-D SH-IY1 B-L-EH1-S-IH0-NG-Z AA1-N HH-ER0 IH1-Z S-OW1-IH0-NG F-AO1-R M-IY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
New shirts & new cravats this morning cut out N-UW1 SH-ER1-T-S AH-N-D N-UW1 K-R-AE-V-AE-T-S DH-IH1-S M-AO1-R-N-IH0-NG K-AH1-T AW1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Are tumbled in heaps and lye huddled about . AA1-R T-AH1-M-B-AH0-L-D IH0-N HH-IY1-P-S AH0-N-D L-AY1 HH-AH1-D-AH0-L-D AH0-B-AW1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
My wardrobe ( a wonder ) will soon be enriched M-AY1 W-AO1-R-D-R-OW2-B AH0 W-AH1-N-D-ER0 W-IH1-L S-UW1-N B-IY1 EH0-N-R-IH1-CH-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
With ruffles new hemmed & wristbands new stitched . W-IH1-DH R-AH1-F-AH0-L-Z N-UW1 HH-EH1-M-D AH-N-D R-IH1-S-T-B-AE1-N-D-Z N-UW1 S-T-IH1-CH-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Believe me dear brother tho women may be B-IH0-L-IY1-V M-IY1 D-IH1-R B-R-AH1-DH-ER0 DH-OW1 W-IH1-M-AH0-N M-EY1 B-IY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Compared to us , of inferiour degree K-AH0-M-P-EH1-R-D T-UW1 AH1-S AH1-V IH0-N-F-IH1-R-IY0-ER0 D-IH0-G-R-IY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Yet still they are useful I vow with a fegs Y-EH1-T S-T-IH1-L DH-EY1 AA1-R Y-UW1-S-F-AH0-L AY1 V-AW1 W-IH1-DH AH0 F-AE-G-Z HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.100 0.100 /AllW 0.066 0.032
When our shirts are in tatters & jackets in rags . W-EH1-N AW1-ER0 SH-ER1-T-S AA1-R IH0-N T-AE1-T-ER0-Z AH-N-D JH-AE1-K-IH0-T-S IH0-N R-AE1-G-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Now for news my sweet fellow - first learn with a sigh N-AW1 F-AO1-R N-UW1-Z M-AY1 S-W-IY1-T F-EH1-L-OW0 F-ER1-S-T L-ER1-N W-IH1-DH AH0 S-AY1 HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.091 0.091 /AllW 0.066 0.032
That matters are carried here gloriously high DH-AE1-T M-AE1-T-ER0-Z AA1-R K-AE1-R-IY0-D HH-IY1-R G-L-AO1-R-IY0-AH0-S-L-IY0 HH-AY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Such gadding - such ambling - such jaunting about S-AH1-CH G-AE1-D-IH0-NG S-AH1-CH AE1-M-B-AH0-L-IH0-NG S-AH1-CH JH-AO1-N-T-IH0-NG AH0-B-AW1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
To tea with Miss Nancy - to sweet Willy's rout T-UW1 T-IY1 W-IH1-DH M-IH1-S N-AE1-N-S-IY0 T-UW1 S-W-IY1-T W-IH1-L-IY0-Z R-AW1-T HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.032
New parties at coffee - then parties at wine N-UW1 P-AA1-R-T-IY0-Z AE1-T K-AA1-F-IY0 DH-EH1-N P-AA1-R-T-IY0-Z AE1-T W-AY1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Next day all the world with the Major must dine N-EH1-K-S-T D-EY1 AO1-L DH-AH0 W-ER1-L-D W-IH1-DH DH-AH0 M-EY1-JH-ER0 M-AH1-S-T D-AY1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Then bounce all hands to Fishkill must go in a clutter DH-EH1-N B-AW1-N-S AO1-L HH-AE1-N-D-Z T-UW1 F-IH1-SH-K-IH2-L M-AH1-S-T G-OW1 IH0-N AH0 K-L-AH1-T-ER0 HF-MF Hfav Mfav 3 2 1 /LinW 0.182 0.091 /AllW 0.066 0.032
To guzzle bohea and destroy bread & butter T-UW1 G-AH1-Z-AH0-L B-OW1-HH-IY1-AH0 AH0-N-D D-IH0-S-T-R-OY1 B-R-EH1-D AH-N-D B-AH1-T-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
While you at New Lebanon stand all forlorn W-AY1-L Y-UW1 AE1-T N-UW1 L-EH1-B-AH0-N-AH0-N S-T-AE1-N-D AO1-L F-ER0-L-AO1-R-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Behind the cold counter from ev'ning to morn B-IH0-HH-AY1-N-D DH-AH0 K-OW1-L-D K-AW1-N-T-ER0 F-R-AH1-M IY1-V-N-IH0-NG T-UW1 M-AO1-R-N HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.066
The old tenor merchants push nigher & nigher DH-AH0 OW1-L-D T-EH1-N-ER0 M-ER1-CH-AH0-N-T-S P-UH1-SH N-AY1-ER0 AH-N-D N-AY1-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Till fairly they shut out poor Baze from the fire . T-IH1-L F-EH1-R-L-IY0 DH-EY1 SH-AH1-T AW1-T P-UW1-R B-EY1-Z F-R-AH1-M DH-AH0 F-AY1-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.066
- Out out my dear brother Aunt Amy's just come AW1-T AW1-T M-AY1 D-IH1-R B-R-AH1-DH-ER0 AE1-N-T EY1-M-IY0-Z JH-AH1-S-T K-AH1-M HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
With a flask for molasses & a bottle for rum W-IH1-DH AH0 F-L-AE1-S-K F-AO1-R M-AH0-L-AE1-S-AH0-Z AH-N-D AH0 B-AA1-T-AH0-L F-AO1-R R-AH1-M HF-MF Hfav 2 2 /LinW 0.200 /AllW 0.066
Run ! help the poor creature to light from her jade R-AH1-N HH-EH1-L-P DH-AH0 P-UW1-R K-R-IY1-CH-ER0 T-UW1 L-AY1-T F-R-AH1-M HH-ER0 JH-EY1-D HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.100 0.100 /AllW 0.066 0.032
You see the dear lady's a power afraid . Y-UW1 S-IY1 DH-AH0 D-IH1-R L-EY1-D-IY0-Z AH0 P-AW1-ER0 AH0-F-R-EY1-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.066
- Souse into your arms she leaps like an otter S-AW1-S IH0-N-T-UW1 Y-AO1-R AA1-R-M-Z SH-IY1 L-IY1-P-S L-AY1-K AE1-N AA1-T-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And smears your new coat with her piggin of butter AH0-N-D S-M-IH1-R-Z Y-AO1-R N-UW1 K-OW1-T W-IH1-DH HH-ER0 P-IH1-G-G-IH1-N AH1-V B-AH1-T-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.066
Next an army of shakers your quarters beleager N-EH1-K-S-T AE1-N AA1-R-M-IY0 AH1-V SH-EY1-K-ER0-Z Y-AO1-R K-W-AO1-R-T-ER0-Z B-IY1-L-IY0-G-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
With optics distorted & visages meagre W-IH1-DH AA1-P-T-IH0-K-S D-IH0-S-T-AO1-R-T-AH0-D AH-N-D V-IH1-Z-AH0-JH-AH0-Z M-IY1-G-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
To fill their black runlets with brandy & gin T-UW1 F-IH1-L DH-EH1-R B-L-AE1-K R-AH1-N-L-EH1-T-Z W-IH1-DH B-R-AE1-N-D-IY0 AH-N-D JH-IH1-N HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.032
Two blessed exorcists to drive away sin . T-UW1 B-L-EH1-S-T EH1-K-S-ER0-S-AH0-S-T-Z T-UW1 D-R-AY1-V AH0-W-EY1 S-IH1-N HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.032
- But laugh away sorrow nor mind it a daisy B-AH1-T L-AE1-F AH0-W-EY1 S-AA1-R-OW0 N-AO1-R M-AY1-N-D IH1-T AH0 D-EY1-Z-IY0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Since it matters but little my dear brother Bazee S-IH1-N-S IH1-T M-AE1-T-ER0-Z B-AH1-T L-IH1-T-AH0-L M-AY1 D-IH1-R B-R-AH1-DH-ER0 B-EY1-Z-IY0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Whether here you are rolling in pastime & pleasure W-EH1-DH-ER0 HH-IY1-R Y-UW1 AA1-R R-OW1-L-IH0-NG IH0-N P-AE1-S-T-AY2-M AH-N-D P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0 HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.032
Or up at New Lebanon taffety measure AO1-R AH1-P AE1-T N-UW1 L-EH1-B-AH0-N-AH0-N T-AE1-F-AH0-T-IY0 M-EH1-ZH-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
If the sweetest of lasses Contentment you find IH1-F DH-AH0 S-W-IY1-T-AH0-S-T AH1-V L-AE1-S-AH0-Z K-AH0-N-T-EH1-N-T-M-AH0-N-T Y-UW1 F-AY1-N-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.066
And the banquet enjoy of an undisturb'd mind AH0-N-D DH-AH0 B-AE1-NG-K-W-AH0-T EH0-N-JH-OY1 AH1-V AE1-N AH2-N-D-IH0-S-T-ER1-B-D M-AY1-N-D HF-MF Hfav 2 2 /LinW 0.250 /AllW 0.066
Of friendship & love let who will make a pother AH1-V F-R-EH1-N-D-SH-IH0-P AH-N-D L-AH1-V L-EH1-T HH-UW1 W-IH1-L M-EY1-K AH0 P-AA1-DH-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.066
Believe me dear Baze your affectionate brother B-IH0-L-IY1-V M-IY1 D-IH1-R B-EY1-Z Y-AO1-R AH0-F-EH1-K-SH-AH0-N-AH0-T B-R-AH1-DH-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Will never forget the fifth son of his mother . W-IH1-L N-EH1-V-ER0 F-ER0-G-EH1-T DH-AH0 F-IH1-F-TH S-AH1-N AH1-V HH-IH1-Z M-AH1-DH-ER0 HF-MF Hfav Mfav 3 2 1 /LinW 0.222 0.111 /AllW 0.066 0.032
P . S . If it suits your convenience remit if you please P-IY1 EH1-S IH1-F IH1-T S-UW1-T-S Y-AO1-R K-AH0-N-V-IY1-N-Y-AH0-N-S R-IY0-M-IH1-T IH1-F Y-UW1 P-L-IY1-Z HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.091 /AllW 0.032
To my good brother Paul an embrace & a squeeze . T-UW1 M-AY1 G-UH1-D B-R-AH1-DH-ER0 P-AO1-L AE1-N EH0-M-B-R-EY1-S AH-N-D AH0 S-K-W-IY1-Z HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.066

HF-MF Pair Totals for this Poem Hfav Mfav 19 12 0.18% 0.11%