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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.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836- (search)
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836- Author and editor; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 11, 1836; entered upon mercantile life at an early age, and at the same time engaged in writing verses for the New York journals. The first collection of his poems was published, under the name of The bells, in 1855, when he was nineteen years of age. His most successful poem, Babie Bell, was published in 1856, and soon afterwards he abandoned mercantile for literary pursuits. In 1856 he joined the staff of the Home journal, published by Morris and Willis, in New York. He edited Every Saturday from its foundation. and from time to time contributed largely to periodical publications. From 1881 to 1890 he was the editor of the Atlantic monthly.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), American party, (search)
reference to the party. It was at first a secret political organization, the chief object of which was the proscription of foreigners by the repeal of the naturalization laws of the United States, and the exclusive choice of Americans for office. The more radical members of the party advocated a purely American school system, and uncomlpromising opposition to the Roman Catholics. Such narrow views were incompatible with the generosity and catholic spirit of enlightened American citizens. In 1856 they nominated ex-President Fillmore for the Presidency, who received 874,534 popular and eight electoral votes; made no nominations in 1860, but united with the Constitutional Union party, whose candidates. Bell and Everett, received 590,631 popular and thirty-nine electoral votes; reappeared with a ticket in 1880, which received 707 popular votes; and again in 1888, when 1,591 votes were cast for the party candidates in California; and have made no nominations since. See know-Nothings.
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)
The first, The bells (1855), does little more than indicate his juvenile masters— Chatterton, Keats, Tennyson, Longfellow, Poe, Willis, among whom Tennyson is perhaps the most important in the light of his later work. The fourth, The ballad of Babie Bell, and other poems (1859), marks his first success—Babie Bell itself he wrote when but nineteen. Then came the war, and adventurous war correspondence, but Aldrich was by nature nearly as timeless as Hawthorne, and in 1862 returned to his versecBabie Bell itself he wrote when but nineteen. Then came the war, and adventurous war correspondence, but Aldrich was by nature nearly as timeless as Hawthorne, and in 1862 returned to his versecraft by no means transformed. Two or three of his poems, including The Shaw Memorial ode, show the influence of war idealism, but most of his best work apparently owes nothing to the incitements of those stirring days. To him, indeed, the victory of 1865 meant not Appomatox but marriage, an excellent editorial position in Boston, and the publication of his collected poems in the renowned Blue and Gold series of Ticknor and Fields—an event in Boston, as Bliss Perry remarks, equivalent to elect<
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)
6 Autumn, 44 Autumn days, 116 Awkward age, the, 106 Ayscough, 481 Bab ballads, 26 Babbitt, Irving, 491 Bache, Alexander D., 408 Bachi, Pietro, 451 Backlog studies, 123 Bagehot, Walter, 181 Bahr, Hermann, 282 Bailey, J. M., 21, 27 Bain, Alexander, 230, 251 Baird, H. M., 180 Baker, Elizabeth, 293 Baker, G. P., 290, 294 Baker, Ray Stannard, 317 Bakewell, 247 n. Baldwin, Evelyn B., 169 Baldwin, J. M., 243 n., 257-8, 265 Baldwin, L., 431 Ballad of Babie Bell and other poems, the, 35 Ballad of lager Bier, the, 45 Ballads (Child, 1857), 484 Ballou, Adin, 437 Ballou, M. M., 166 Baltimore American, the, 515 Balzac, 87, 98 Bancroft, George, 171, 173, 183, 190, 451, 452 Bancroft, H. H., 141, 195-6 Bandelier, A. F., 144, 625 Bangs, Edward, 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 Barb