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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.) 6 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 22: divines and moralists, 1783-1860 (search)
lity. He never reconciled these tendencies in his own thinking; nor have they been reconciled since in that American literature which in various phases, mixtures, and proportions they have continued to colour. Historically, at the close of the American Revolution the tender-minded derive from the Cambridge Platonists and their successors the English deists. Their thought is developed by Shaftesbury and the benevolists; favoured by Berkeley; much re-enforced by the works of Paley, and by Butler's Analogy; and developed again in various directions by Rousseau, William Godwin, and, later, Kant and Coleridge. They are the liberals, transcendentalists, and romantics, and Plato is their ultimate master, though he contributes his realism to their opponents. The tough-minded derive from Aristotle, St. Augustine, and, of course, Calvin; find themselves close kin to Hobbes and Locke, to the motivists, and, later, to Reid and Dugald Stewart; and are the classics—the orthodox. In the larg
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)
can scholar, the, 20, 265 American Stationers' Company, 127 American universal magazine, the, 161 American War ballads, 304 Amherst College, 214 Among My books, 247 Amory, Susan, 124 Amy Wentworth, 48 Anacreon, 3, 9 Analogy (Butler), 197 Andover review, the, 208 Andover, Seminary, 208, 210 Andrew, Jane, 405 Angel of the Church, the, 308 Angels of Buena Vista, the, 48 Annabel Lee, 60, 66, 67 Annals of America, 225 Annals of Quodlibet, 152 Annals of the 104, 203 Burke, William, 56 Bums, Robert, 44, 50, 353 Burns, 45 Burr, Aaron, 200 Burroughs, John, 236, 262 n., 271 Burton, W. E., 59 Burton's gentleman's magazine, 59, 63, 68 Bury them, 284 Bushnell, Horace, 207, 211-213 Butler, Joseph, 196 Butterworth, Hezekiah, 404, 409 Byers, S. H. M., 284 Byrd, William, 149 Byron, 3, 33, 45, 57, 66, 99, 237 By the Potomac, 281 Cabet,Étienne, 188 Cable, George W., 351, 359, 360, 365, 379, 380, 383-384, 390 Calamus, 26