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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.) 4 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)
st of them have a direct unsophisticated note, and some show traces of rude power. An example of an indigenous ballad is Young Charlotte, who was frozen to death at her lover's side, on her way to a ball. Spoke Charles, ‘How fast the freezing ice Is gathering on my brow.’ Young Charlottie then feebly said ‘I'm growing warmer now.’ This ballad is current through the Middle West, and has been recovered as far southwest as Texas, owing, apparently, nothing of its circulation to print. Phillips Barry has shown that it was composed at Bensontown, Vermont, as far back as 1835. Another piece which has roamed everywhere is Springfield Mountain, the story of a young man mowing hay who was bitten by a pizen serpent and died. W. W. Newell was able to trace the history of this piece to New England composition in the late eighteenth century. Of unknown origin but of equally wide diffusion is Poor Lorella, who was killed by her lover, and lies down under the weeping willow: Down on her kn
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)
Frietchie, 266, 283 Barbarism of slavery, 346 Barde, Alexandre, 594, 597 Baring-Gould, 500 Bar Kochba, 608 Barlow, Joel, 86, 446, 542, 544 Barlow, S. L. M., 183, 184 Barnard, Frederick A. P., 413, 414 Barnard, Henry, 398, 404, 407, 408, 409 Barnard College, 50 Barnay, 588 Barby, 500 Barnes, 548 Barnett, 365 Barnum, P. T., 21, 23 Baron Rudolph, 274 Barrett, Lawrence, 269 Barrie, J. M., 279, 286, 292 Barriers burned away, 74 Barrows, 213 Barry, Phillips, 512 Barstow, Elizabeth, 44 Bartlett, John R., 153 Barton, William, 429 Bartram, Wm., 540 n. Bascom, John, 210, 229 n., 435 Bastiat, 435 Bateman, Mrs., 275 Bates, Blanche, 281 Batti Batti, 450 Battle cry of freedom, 497 Battle hymn of the Republic, the, 121, 495, 496 Battles and leaders of the Civil War, 181 Baumfeld, Maurice, 589 Beach, Rex, 288 Beade, E. F., 152 Beadle and Adams, 66 Beadle, J. H., 143 Beau Brummell, 278, 283 Beaumarchais, 44