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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 3: early essayists (search)
nsic and pulpit oratory, or when written, reflected the formal style of public speeches. The most persistent essayist was William Wirt (1772-1834), who commenced lawyer with a copy of Blackstone, two volumes of Don Quixote, and a volume of Tristram Shandy, gave sufficient attention to the first item of his library to become Attorney-General of the United States, and left as his chief literary monument a biography of Patrick Henry. The letters of a British spy, first printed in the Richmond Argus for 1803, justly gained him a reputation as a critic and master of eloquence. An imitation called The British spy in Boston appeared in The Port Folio for 3-24, Nov., and 22 Dec., 1804. An amusing parody of these followed on 26 Jan., 1805. A temperateness, discernment, and sincerity unusual in the journalism of the day marked his observations on Virginia society and his strictures on the style of public men, and his descriptive powers, best illustrated in the striking picture of the Bli
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
es, Nathaniel, 161 Ames, Jr., 161 Among the trees, 265, 267 Analectic magazine, the, 248 Anarchiad, the, 172, 174 Anderson, J. S. M., 20 Andre, Major, 225 Andre, 219, 225 n. Androborus, 215, 215 n. Andros, Sir, Edmund, 52 Annals of Quodlibet, the, 312 Anti-Jacobin, the, 171, 176 Apology for the true Christian divinity (Barclay), I 16 Appeal from the judgments of great Britain respecting the United States, an, 208 Aquinas, Thomas, 266 Arbuthnot, John, I16 Argus, 236 Aristocracy, 175 Armand, or the child of the people, 230 Arnold, Benedict, 225 Arnold, Matthew, 261, 273, 276, 358 Art of thinking, 93 Arthur Mervyn, 288, 290 Articles of Confederation, 145 Ashe, Thomas, 190, 191, 206, 213 Association, The (1775), 135, 136 Astor, John Jacob, 194, 209, 210 Astoria, 194, 209, 210 Asylum, the, 292 Atala, 212 Audubon, 189 Aurelian, 324 Autobiography (David Crockett), 319 Autobiography (Franklin), 91, 94 n., 161 Au