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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.) 42 0 Browse Search
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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 2: the early drama, 1756-1860 (search)
Stone's Metamora. the Philadelphia group: R. M. Bird, R. P. Smith, Conrad, Boker. types of dramaf the people. Forrest also inspired Robert Montgomery Bird of Philadelphia to write The Gladiatornion and at Drury Lane in 1836. In this play Dr. Bird combined the principal sources of dramatic inlexible blank verse, varied at times by prose. Bird's tragedy of Peru, Oralloossa (1832), but more e in 1841. See also Book II, Chap. VII. Bird's fellow-citizen, Richard Penn Smith, while notnterpretation. This play was a worthy rival of Bird's dramas for favour here and abroad. It has a the most significant are Payne's Brutus (1818), Bird's Gladiator (1831), David Paul Brown's Sertoriuthose which are not. To the latter class belong Bird's Broker of Bogota, and a tragedy of peculiar i which the most important are Stone's Metamora, Bird's Oralloossa, and the series of plays dealing w, W. G. Simms, J. P. Kennedy, C. F. Hoffman, R. M. Bird, T. S. Fay, Mrs. Stowe, and others, was qui[1 more...]
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 5: Bryant and the minor poets (search)
ed through Gray's. How remote the short jerky stanzas of The Buccaneer (1827), an ambitious tale of pirate and spectre, were from the talents and temper of the Bostonian descendant of the Puritan Anne Bradstreet, one may realize who reflects what Coleridge would have done with the spell and the uncanny, and what Byron with the crime and the movement — the two poets whom Dana was obviously emulating. But there are some good lines on the sea in The Buccaneer, and Dana's lyric, The little Beach Bird, gets a traditional honourable mention in the manuals. The other minor poets about Bryant lived in or near New York. James Kirke Paulding, humorist and proseman of no mean reputation, See also Book II, Chaps. I, III, IV, and VII. and collaborator with Bryant in prose stories, Tales of the Glauber Spa (1832). deserves mention here as an early representative of a conscious movement to make poetry out of American materials, convinced that Thrice happy he who first shall strike the l
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 7: fiction II--contemporaries of Cooper. (search)
. Mrs. Child. Miss Sedgwick. D. P. Thompson. Paulding. Bird. Kennedy. Judge Beverley Tucker. Caruthers. William Gilcareer. Mrs. Kirkland. James Hall. Kentucky in fiction. Bird's Mexican romances. Mayo. Melville. Typee. Omoo. Mardiaulding took Swedish Delaware for himself; for Pennsylvania Bird was Brown's chief successor; Maryland had Kennedy; Virginiacky, Dark and bloody ground, rivalled its mother Virginia. Bird ventured into Mexico at a time when Irving and Prescott werppear in nothing better than the minor romances of Robert Montgomery Bird (1803-54), See also Book II, Chap. II. The Haw Mississippi, that it has never lost. Paulding, Simms, and Bird were chief among those who laid plots there. Bird's best nBird's best novel, Nick of the woods (1837), an exciting tale of border warfare in 1782, is notable for its attempt to correct Cooper's hth-west. That same year appeared Calavar, in writing which Bird had the avowed purpose of calling the attention of his publ
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)
American dramatic literature, the, 215 n. Benevolence of the Deity, 77 n., 78 n. Benjamin, Park, 241 Bentham, Jeremy, 309 Bentley, Richard, 252, 255 Beppo, 282 Berber, the, 320 Bergman, T. O., 186 Berkeley, Bishop, 57, 58, 67, 81, 83, 84, 191, 214, 266 Berkeley, Gov., William, 25 Bernard, Governor, 125, 132 Bernard, John, 189, 292 Betrothal, the, 223, 230 Beverley, Robert, 26 Bianca Visconti, 224 Biddle, Nicholas, 204, 205 Biglow papers, the, 176 Bird, Robert Montgomery, 221-222, 224, 225, 231, 308, 309, 311, 319 Blackmore, Sir, Richard, 158, 159, 161 Blackwood's magazine, 206, 208, 292 Blair, James, 263, 271 Blake, William, 358 Blanche of Brandywine, 226 Bland, Edward, 5, 6, 10 Bleecker, Mrs., Ann Eliza, 179 Blessington, Lady, 242 Blockheads, the, 217 Blumenbach, J. F., 186 Body of liberties, 39 Boehme, Jacob, 188 Bohn, Henry, 252 Boker, George Henry, 222-223, 224, 230 Bonneville, Captain, 210 Boone, Daniel, 189, 19