's Lady's Book, his Literati, a series of biographical—critical papers dealing with the chief living writers of Gotham; and the year was further made memorable by the controversy with Thomas Dunn English engendered by the publication of the Literati, and by a scandal growing out of his friendship with the poetess, Mrs. F. S. Osgood.
Early in 1847 the poet's wife died, and throughout the year, as indeed during the preceding year, the family suffered keenly from the pinch of poverty.
The year 1848 saw the culmination of two unhappy love-affairs—first, with Mrs. Shew, who had nursed the poet through a spell of illness following the death of his wife, and then with Mrs. Whitman, the Rhode Island poetess; and this year also witnessed the publication of his Eureka, a philosophical disquisition on the origin and composition of the universe.
The year 1849 opened auspiciously for the poet; during the first half he wrote at least one new tale, and several new poems, including the lines For
hte der Colonisation von New England, 136
Gettysburg, 276, 284
Gettysburg address, 256
Gibbons, James Sloan, 281
Gibbons vs. Ogden, 75, 93 n.
Gift, the, 174
Gift of Friendship, the, 174
Gift of Friendship, a Token of Remembrance for 1848, The, 171, 174
Gilchrist, Anne, 271, 272, 272 n., 273
Giles Cory of the Salem farms, 39
Give Me Your hand, Johnny bull, 286
Gladstone, 224, 314, 320
God in Christ, 212
Globe (Washington), The, 183
God save the South, 305
New England's Rareties, 149
New England tragedies, the, 37, 39
New essays towards a critical method, 63 n., 66 n.
News and Courier (Charleston), 325
News letter, 387
New South, the, 322
New world, the, 187
New year's day, 1848, 266 n.
New Yorker, 187, 191
New York literary Gazette, the, 167
New York Review and Athenaeum Magazine, The, 58, 167
Nicholson, Meredith, 364 n.
Nick Carter, 403
Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and