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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
. They come from New England, from the Middle Atlantic, North Central, Western, and Southwestern states, and from the Southern mountains. Some of the most popular of these traditional pieces, their popularity varying in varying regions, are Barbara Allen's cruelty, which leads in geographical distribution and in number of variants, Lord Lovel, The two sisters, The two Brothers, The House Carpenter, Young Beichan, The wife of Usher's well, and Lord Randal—who appears as Johnny Randall in Colorpreserved many good texts. And now, as before the days when print was so common, song lovers copy their favourite texts into manuscript books. Pepys testified to his pleasure at hearing an actress, Mrs. Knipp, sing her little Scotch song of Barbara Allen—perhaps the debut of this song; and the stage star still remains a great agent in popularization. So do wandering concert troups and minor singers of many types. The once popular negro minstrels helped to universalize many pseudo-negro song
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
ward, 493 Bangs, J. K., 310 Banker's daughter, the, 270, 272, 274 Banks, banking, and paper Currencies, 438 Banks of Claudy, the, 511 Barante, 598 Barbara Allen's cruelty, 507 Barbara Frietchie, 266, 283 Barbarism of slavery, 346 Barde, Alexandre, 594, 597 Baring-Gould, 500 Bar Kochba, 608 Barlow, Joel, 8, 155 Elections in Germany, 600 Electra, 461 Electricity, 286 Elegie upon the death of the Reverend Mr. Thomas Shepard, 533 Elementary Latin composition (Allen and Greenough), 463 Elements of geography (Morse), 401 Elements of political economy (Newman), 434 Elements of political economy (Perry), 435 ElemenMountains and the Andes, 149 Last Taschastas, the, 55 Latakia, 37 Lateiner, J., 607, 608 Lathbury, Mary A., 500 Lathrop, George P., 274 Latin grammar (Allen and Greenough) 463, 464 Latin grammar (Gildersleeve), 466 Latin grammar (Lewis, C. T.), 463 Latin hymns, 480 Latin Lexicon (Forcellini), 461 Lati
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
Spring hath gone, For whom the flowers no longer blow, Who standest, blighted and forlorn, Like Autumn waiting for the snow: No hope is thine of sunnier hours, Thy winter shall no more depart; No Spring revive thy wasted flowers, Nor Summer warm thy frozen heart.” Doctor Clark, on hearing this read, told Rebecca she need not take its melancholy to heart, for he could assure her that there was no danger of his friend's acting on her account the sad part of the lover in the old song of Barbara Allen. As a medical man, he could safely warrant him to be heart-whole; and the company could bear him witness, that the poet himself seemed very little like the despairing one depicted in his verses. The Indian Simon calling this forenoon, Rebecca and I went into the kitchen to see him. He looks fierce and cruel, but he thanked Madam Saltonstall for her gifts of food and clothing, and, giving her in return a little basket wrought of curiously stained stuff, he told her that if there were