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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)
ance and to which the man of letters attains by giving his toilsome nights to much else beside Addison. The great mass of men lies between, the many who write and are not great writers, the many who talk not so well as they might; where in irritation and bewilderment may they look? All this is very different in English English. Here, quite possibly, is a hint of some value. One can hardly suppose that there is any very determined effort to make Scottish boys and girls acquire what Arnold Bennett calls a Kensingtonian accent. There is a distinct and well recognized standard of North British, as well as South British. American English has a history that entitles it to consideration. It has certain peculiarities of vocabulary. Let them be kept; half of them will be adopted by the rest of the English-speaking world, the other half will be liked by them if the American who uses them is otherwise likable, and above all if he uses them as if they were authentically his. The well of
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)
ard, 123, 325, 344, 416, 496 Beecher, Lyman, 69 Beethoven, 49 Beginners of a nation, the, 191 Beginnings of New England, the, 193 Beissel, Conrad, 536, 574 Belasco, David, 266, 272, 276, 279, 280, 281-82, 285, 289 Beldonald Holbein, the, 104 Belknap, Jeremy, 172, 176, 535, 546 Bell, Robert, 535 Bell, William A., 157 Bellamy, Edward, 82, 86, 360 Bellman, 333 Bells, the, 35 Ben-Hur, 74, 75, 86 Benjamin F. Johnson of Boone. See Riley, J. W. Benn, 264 n. Bennett, Arnold, 567 Bennett, J. G., 322, 328 Benrimo, J. H., 290, 292 Benson, Frank, 291 Bent, George, 148 Bent, Col. William, 148 Bentham, 233 Bentley, 475, 487 Benton, Thomas Hart, 139, 140, 146 155, 165, 337 Beranger, 595, 596 Berenson, Bernard, 490 Bergson, 244, 251, 253, 257 Berichte ├╝iber eine Reise nach den Westlichen Staaten Nordamerikas, 578 Berkeley, Sir, William, 385 Berlin, Irving, 289 Berlin (University), 462, 465, 467, 484 Bernard of Clairvaux, 50