trusted what Seabury called our sovereign Lord the Mob.
They represented, in John Adams's opinion, nearly one-third of the people of the colonies, and recent studenthes, it is still possible to measure the efficiency of the pamphleteer.
When John Adams tells us that James Otis was Isaiah and Ezekiel united, we must take his word for the impression which Otis's oratory left upon his mind.
But John Adams's own writings fill ten stout volumes which invite our judgment.
The truculent and sarcar, vigor of phrase, freshness of idea.
A testy, rugged, difficult person was John Adams, but he grew mellower with age, and his latest letters and journals are full of whimsical charm.
John Adams's cousin Samuel was not precisely a charming person.
Bigoted, tireless, secretive, this cunning manipulator of political passions f lack of originality brought against the Declaration by Timothy Pickering and John Adams — charges which have been repeated at intervals ever since — Jefferson replie
lumes (1863), G. L. Walker, Thomas Hooker (1891), 0. S. Straus, Roger Williams (1894), Cotton Mather, Diary, 2 volumes (1911, 1912), also his Life by Barrett Wendell (1891), Samuel Sewall, Diary, 3 volumes (1878). For Jonathan Edwards, see Works, 4 volumes (1852), his Life by A. V. G. Allen (1889), Selected sermons edited by H. N. Gardiner (1904). The most recent edition of Franklin's Works is edited by A. H. Smyth, 10 volumes (1907).
Samuel Adams, Works, 4 volumes (1904), John Adams, Works, 10 volumes (1856), Thomas Paine, Life by M. D. Conway, 2 volumes (1892), Works edited by Conway, 4 volumes (1895), Philip Freneau, Poems, 3 volumes (Princeton edition, 1902), Thomas Jefferson, Works edited by P. L. Ford, 10 volumes (1892-1898), J. Woolman, Journal (edited by Whittier, 1871, and also in Everyman's Library), the Federalist (edited by H. C. Lodge, 1888).
Washington Irving, Works, 40 volumes (1891-1897), also his Life and letters by P. M. Irving, 4 vol
Adams, C. F., 7
Adams, John, opinion of American independence, 11-12; as a writer, 73
Adams, Samuel, 73-74, 209
After the Burial, Lowell 172
Agassiz, Fiftieth birthday of, Longfellow 156
Age of reason, Paine 75
Ages, the, Bryant 104
Alcott, Bronson, 118, 119, 139-140
Aldrich, T. B., 256-57
Alhambra, the, Irving 91
Allen, J. L., 247
American Anthology, Stedman 256
American characteristics, 8-5
American colonies, literature in the 17th century, 25-42; journalism, 60-62; education, 62-63; science, 63-64; bibliography of the literature, 269-270
American colonists, predominantly English, 12-25; motives for emigration, 16; moulded by pioneer life, 17-23; in 1760, 59-60
American idea, 206-207
American life since the Civil War, 234 et seq.
American literature, the term, 6
American Mercury, 61
American scholar, the, Emerson 123
Ames, Fisher, 88
Among my books, Lowell 170
Andrew Rykman's Prayer, Whittier 161