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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 6 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. 6 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
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.) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men 4 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 2 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 10: Thoreau (search)
g himself and faring more scantily than his neighbours, he secured leisure for pursuits they could not comprehend. Thoreau is a prophet of the simple life, perhaps the first in America. He uses the very term. I do believe in simplicity. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation from all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. He was preaching to his friend Blake what he had already practised. He had felled the pines with his borrowed axe, and dug his cellar, and built his tight shingled and plastered house, ten feet wide by fifteen long, and eight feet posts, with a garret and a closet, a large window on each side, two trap-doors, one door at the end, and a brick fireplace opposite. It was a little smaller than the room he occupied at Harvard. The materials cost less than twenty-nine dollars; and by cultivating beans and other vegetables h
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 1: Whitman (search)
to itself rhyme, regular metre, stanza forms, literary allusions, and stock poetical touches in general, it frequently achieved, nevertheless, a deep and satisfying rhythm of its own—sometimes pregnant gnomic utterances, sometimes a chant or recitative, occasionally a burst of pure lyricism. Just where, if anywhere, Whitman found the hint for this flexible prose-poetic form critics have not agreed. Perhaps Biblical prosody, Ossian, the blank verse of Shakespeare and Bryant, the writings of Blake, the prose of Carlyle and Emerson, and his own impassioned declamation all assisted; but full allowance must be made for the unquestioned originality of his own genius, working slowly but courageously for the fuller liberation of song. In one of the anonymous reviews which Whitman saw fit to write, in 1855, of his own first edition, he disclaims any model: The style of these poems, therefore, is simply their own style, just born and red. Nature may have given the hint to the author of Lea
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
ee Smith, C. H. Bill to Abe Linkhorn, 153 Binns, H. B., 263 n. Bismarck, Count, 133, 142 Bivouac of the dead, the, 290 Black regiment, the, 278, 284 Blackstone, 77 Blair, Frank P., 116, 117, 120, 183 Blair (Rhetoric), 124 Blake, H. G. 0., 8 Blake, William, 266 Blanc, Madame, 271 Blithedale romance, the, 18, 21, 29, 406 Blok, P. J., 146 Blood-money, 266 n. Blue and the Gray, the, 286, 303-304 Boker, George H., 167, 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284 Bon-Bon,Blake, William, 266 Blanc, Madame, 271 Blithedale romance, the, 18, 21, 29, 406 Blok, P. J., 146 Blood-money, 266 n. Blue and the Gray, the, 286, 303-304 Boker, George H., 167, 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284 Bon-Bon, 67 Boner, J. H., 330 Bonnie blue flag, the, 291, 292 Book of Ruth, the, 367 Book of sonnets, a, 40 Borderers, the, 38 Borough, the, 50 Boston Book, the, 174 Boston Courier, the, 246 Boston Hymn, 283 Boston Post, the, 155 Boston Quarterly review, the, 166, 168 Boston Review, the, 162 n. Boutwell, George S., 135 Bowditch, Nathaniel, 164 Bowdoin College, 19, 32, 33, 40, 151, 209 Bowles, Samuel, 189, 190, 191, 379 Boy Brittan, 281 Boy Emigrants, 405