have been influenced, or at least anticipated, by a writer who has been too much overlooked, and whose influence upon him seems to me quite perceptible, although his biographer, Prof. Woodberry, is disposed to set it entirely aside.
This was William Austin, the author of Peter Rugg, the Missing man, a delineation more Hawthornesque, in my opinion, than anything in Scott, to whom Prof. Woodberry rightfully assigns some slight influence over Hawthorne.
This tale was first printed in Buckingham'len within my knowledge.
The original story purports to belong to the year 1820, and the scene of a later continuation is laid in the year 1825, both these being reprinted in the Boston book for 1841, and in the lately republished works of William Austin.
It is the narrative, in the soberest language, of a series of glimpses of a man who spends his life in driving a horse and chaise — or more strictly a weatherbeaten chair, once built for a chaise-body -in the direction of Boston, but never
Arnold, Matthew, 266, 283.
Arthur Gordon Pym, Poe's, 208.
Arthur Mervyn, Brown's, 70.
Astoria, Irving's, 240.
Astronomical diary and almanac, Ames's, 58.
Atlantic monthly, 106, 132, 133, 158, 162.
Audubon, John James, 239.
Austin, William, 187.
Autocrat of the breakfast table, Holmes's, 157, 158.
Bancroft, George, 87, 111, 117, 143.
Barclay of Ury, Whittier's, 147.
Barlow, Joel, 38.
Battle of the Kegs, Hopkinson's, 55.
Beauclerc, Lady, Diana, 1Parkman, Francis, 98, 118-121.
Parton, James, 119.
Pater, Walter, 166.
Pathfinder, Cooper's, 99.
Pendennis, Thackeray's, 258.
Penn, William, 74, 147.
Pepper, Colonel, 235.
Perkins, Eli, 243.
Peter Rugg, the Missing man, Austin's, 187-189.
Phi Beta Kappa, 155.
Philanthropist, 149, 150.
Phillips, Katharine, 12.
Phillips, Wendell, 10, 43, 270.
Piatt, John James, 264.
Pickard, Samuel T., 150.
Pickering, Thomas, 65.
Pickwick papers, Dickens's, 90.
task of offering opposition to the mother country—a task in itself not without its incongruous aspect.
During the period that followed the Revolution the colonists doubtless told their stories of war and sea, swapped yarns, and recounted deeds of adventure along the frontier, but little has remained to show the character of the writing and to enable us to know what impression it made upon the time.
There was not a little humorous political and satirical verse.
Certain writers, like William Austin, Irving, Paulding, Drake, Halleck, Sands, Verplanck, brought into American literature an estimable sort of humour, but little was produced by any of them that had an emphatically native quality.
About the time of Andrew Jackson, along with the birth of popular national self-consciousness, the emergence of the frontier as a social entity in the nation's imagination, and the rise to power of the newspaper (for almost without exception the professional American humorists have been newspa
al physics considered with reference to natural theology, 221
As you like it, 12
At close range, 392
At Fredericksburg, 281
Atlanta Constitution, the, 321-322, 350
Atlantic magazine, the, 167
Atlantic monthly, the, 47, 165, 169, 228, 247, 331, 369 n., 371, 372, 373, 375, 378, 379, 385, 388, 401
Atlantic Souvenir, the, 171, 173
At Sundown, 46, 228
Attack, the, 282
At the sign of the ship, 356 n.
At Timrod's grave, 326
Auf Wiedersehen, 242
Aurora, the, 181
Austin, William, 150
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, The (New England magazine), 165
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, the, 225, 228, 233, 234, 235
Axe to Grind, the, 215
Bakhuysen van der Brink, R. C., 138, 139
Bache , B. F., 181
Backward Glance O'Er Travel'd Roads, a, 272
Bacon, Delia, 57 n.
Bacon, Lord, 124, 234, 236
Bagby, George W., 153, 316, 318, 320
Balaam and his master, 388
Baldwin, Joseph Glover, 154
Ballad of New Orleans, the, 278, 282
Ballad of trees and t