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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.) 31 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life 10 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.) 8 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 4 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)
o be alone for long periods with the woods and the sky. A friend called him a poet-naturalist; but the description is not exact. He hardly views nature as a poet, and he is surpassed by not a few observers of nature, who have had the stimulus of Darwin. The merely pictorial in nature does not much interest him, probably because he had seen no pictures. To Thoreau nature is no divinity as she is to Wordsworth; she is simply the pleasantest of companions, or rather the pleasantest environment fe led her brood about his hut, he could take a fish out of the water in his hand. Thoreau is perhaps the first to suggest the pleasure of hunting animals without a gun, of learning about them without any desire to kill. He was not influenced by Darwin, or such a conception as the struggle for existence. Nature to him was not red in tooth and claw with ravin; it was a gentle, friendly, peaceful alternative to the mean greed and futile toil of man. The atmosphere of Walden is always serene and
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 23: writers of familiar verse (search)
ahmin caste of New England. The man who thus described this caste was himself a Brahmin of the strictest sect, endowed with its best qualities, and devoid of its less estimable characteristics,—the tendency to anemia and to the semi-hysterical outlook of the dyspeptic reformer. He was energetic, wholesome to the core, sound and sane, unfailingly alert, fundamentally open-minded, never tempted to crankiness or freakishness. He was born in an illustrious year, 1809, which saw the birth of Darwin and Lincoln, of Tennyson and Gladstone, of Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Edgar Allan Poe. It was toward the end of August that the Rev. Abiel Holmes, author of the Annals of America , See Book II, Chap. XVII. made a brief entry at the foot of a page in his almanac, —29. son b. The son was named Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Wendell being the maiden name of his mother, descended from an Evert Jansen Wendell who had been one of the early settlers of Albany; and thus her son could claim a remote
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)
Advertiser, the (Boston), 180, 181, 185 Daily Confederate, the, 302 Daily Crescent, the, 263, 263 n. Daily times (Brooklyn), 267 Daisy Chain, the, 137 Damrosch, Dr., Leopold, 337 Dana, Charles A., 166, 192 Dana, Richard Henry, Sr., 164, 168 Dana, Richard Henry, Jr., 225, 399, 401 Danger of Sporting with innocent Credulity, the, 368 Daniel, John M., 61, 184 Dante, 40, 247, 248, 254, 259 Dartmouth College, 93 n., 227 Dartmouth College vs. Woodward, 75 Darwin, 13, 224 Daudet, 385 David Swan, 22 Davidson, James Wood, 302, 303 Davis, Charles Augustus, 151 Davis, Jefferson, 142 Davis, Rebecca Harding, 372 Davis, Richard H., 388, 392, 393 Davy and the Goblin, 408 Day is done, the, 41 Deacon's Week, the, 373 Death in the School Room, 262 n. Death of Lyon, the, 281 Death of Stonewall Jackson, 307 Death of Wind-Foot, The, 262 n. De Bow's review, 313 Decanter of Madeira, 242 Deephaven, 382 Defence of liberal Chri