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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 90 2 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.) 45 1 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 22 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 22 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
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.) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 7 1 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 6 0 Browse Search
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.) 4 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.), Preface (search)
ent reason for abandoning it. A second temptation of the American historian, which appeared long before Knapp and persisted long after him, is to magnify the achievements of one's own parish at the expense of the rest of the country. In Governor Bradford's History of Plymouth plantation there is hardly a trace of inflation; throughout that grave and noble narrative the Governor cleaves to his purpose to write in a plain style, with singular regard unto the simple truth in all things. But iender it more energetic and masculine. To a taste and judgment unperverted by the current finical and transitory definitions of literature, there is something absurd in a critical sifting process which preserves a Restoration comedy and rejects Bradford's History of Plymouth; which prizes a didactic poem in the heroic couplets and despises the work of Jonathan Edwards; which relishes the letters of some third rate English poet, but finds no gusto in the correspondence of Benjamin Franklin; whic
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 historians, 1607-1783 (search)
ns. Mourt's relation. Edward Winslow. William Bradford. John Winthrop. Edward Johnson. NathanNo one has cast doubts on the accuracy of William Bradford, of Plymouth, or of John Winthrop, of Masfound were gathered together, but no trace of Bradford's manuscript was discovered. It was long bele the world the first complete publication of Bradford's book. It was enriched with annotations by 1896 the then Bishop of London relented, and Bradford's manuscript was given up without an act of uld do well to read Bradford through. What Bradford's History is to Plymouth, John Winthrop's jouscale. Like the early Virginia historians, Bradford and Winthrop were English-bred. Their culturNathaniel Morton was a trusted nephew of Governor Bradford and became secretary of the Plymouth colscript, Morton's book was the best source for Bradford's text. The part which was concerned with the years following Bradford was written by Morton himself, and is meagre and disappointing, but Johns[7 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 6: Franklin (search)
— an institution which developed into a powerful organ of political influence. Shortage of money in the province prompted him to the composition of his Modest inquiry into the nature and necessity of paper Currency (1729), a service for which his friends in the Assembly rewarded him by employing him to print the money-a very profitable job and a great help to me. Forestalled by Keimer in a project for launching a newspaper, Franklin contributed in 1728-9 to the rival journal, published by Bradford, a series of sprightly Busy-body papers in the vein of the periodical essayists. Keimer was forced to sell out; and Franklin acquired from him the paper known from 2 October, 1729, as The Pennsylvania gazette. To this he contributed, besides much miscellaneous matter, such pieces as the Dialogue between Philocles and Horatio concerning virtue and pleasure, the letters of Anthony Afterwit and Alice Addertongue, A meditation on a Quart Mug, and A Witch trial at Mount Holly. In 1732 he bega
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)
ion, but his poem as a whole has at least the virtue of simplicity, and is interesting as the first of a long line of narratives in verse which recount the events of the wars fought on American soil. A Brief Account of the Agency of the Honorable John Winthrop [in obtaining a charter for Connecticut], though not published until 1725, belongs in purpose and style to the seventeenth century. The author, Roger Wolcott, afterwards governor of Connecticut, was little more of a poet than Governor Bradford, but his literary pretensions ally him with Benjamin Tompson. His couplets are rugged and his diction prosaic, in the main, but the heroic style of the battle scenes and the lofty similes employed by the hero as he recounts to Charles II the settlement and the history of the Colony, show that Wolcott too was consciously attempting an epic. His poem is a link between the unliterary historical and descriptive verse of early New England and the more pretentious epics that appeared so ab
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)
e, Edward G., 192, 193 Boyle, Robert, 81 Bracebridge Hall, 239, 249, 256, 311 Brackenridge, Hugh Henry, 182, 286-287 Brackenridge, H. M., 210 Bradbury, John, 206, 210 Braddock, General, 96 Bradford, Andrew,I15, I 6, 121 Bradford, Gov., William, 19-21, 22, 23, 27, 152 Bradford, William (printer), 95 Bradstreet, Anne, III, 154-156, 157, 278 Bradstreet, Simon, 154 Brant, Joseph, 202 Bravo, the, 301 Brayley, Rev., James, 153 Bread and Cheese Club, 297 BrewsteBradford, William (printer), 95 Bradstreet, Anne, III, 154-156, 157, 278 Bradstreet, Simon, 154 Brant, Joseph, 202 Bravo, the, 301 Brayley, Rev., James, 153 Bread and Cheese Club, 297 Brewster, Benjamin H., 222 Brief account of the Agency of the Honorable John Winthrop, a, 152 Brief remarks on the defence of the Halifax libel, etc., 128 Brillon, Mme., 100 Bristed, John, 293 British prison ship, the, 182 British review, the, 206 British spy in Boston, the, 237 n. Broker of Bogota, 222,224 Brook Farm, 339-340, 345 Brooke, Henry, 165 Brother Jonathan, 309 Brothers, Thomas, 207 Brougham, John, 232 Brown, Charles Brockden, 287-292, 293, 295, 307, 308, 313