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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.) 9 1 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 9: the beginnings of verse, 1610-1808 (search)
was complete in itself. Dr. Benjamin Colman (1673-1747), upon his return from England in 1699, brought with him both Blackmore and Waller. This decisive event in the history of American verse marked the beginning of a new era, that of the heroic couplet. But though Colman praises Waller and Blackmore and recommends both to his daughter Jane Turell, he himself, when he wrote his Elijah's translation (1707) on the death of the Rev. Samuel Willard, imitated Dryden in his heroic couplets and nd Achitophel. Jane Turell (1708-1735), whose literary tastes were formed by her father, admired the Matchless Orinda, Blackmore, and Waller; but she wrote the couplet of Pope. Another and even earlier evidence of the influence of Pope is a poem brhaps also in fostering a taste for humorous poetry. The brief passages from Dryden, Pope, and James Thomson (yes, and Blackmore!), prefixed to the astronomical data, and the unpretentious humorous verses scattered through the other matter, were fa
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)
, 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, 190, 319 Booth (the elder), 224 Border Beagles, 317 Borrow, Geor