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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 5: philosophers and divines, 1720-1789 (search)
part and parcel of his training in letters. Educated at New Haven at a time when the old lights framed the policy of the college, Johnson, as he says in his autobiography, after many scruples and an intolerable uneasiness of mind went over to that excellent church, the Church of England. This change, which necessitated a public disavowal of his former faith, was due in large measure to browsing in forbidden fields. Before Johnson's graduation, some of the speculations and discoveries of Descartes, Boyle, Locke, and Newton had been heard in the Connecticut colony. But the young men were cautioned against these authors, as well as against a new philosophy which was attracting attention in England. The reason given was that the new thought would corrupt the pure religion of the country and bring in another system of divinity. It was characteristic of Johnson, brought up in the darkened chambers of Calvinism, to attempt to obtain a glimpse into the brighter world outside. He had
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)
, 209, 303-304 Defence of the Constitution of government of the United States of America, 147 Defence of the letter from a Gentleman at Halifax, etc., A, 128 Defoe, 91, 93, 109, I10, 115, i16 Deformed, the, 230 De Jure Naturae et Gentium, 53 Dekker, Thomas, 230 De l'amerique et des Americains, 188 De Lancey, Susan Augusta, 294 Della Crusca, 178, 179 Democracy Unveiled, etc., 175 Demosthenes, 202 Denham, John, 163 Dennie, Joseph, 180, 234-236, 237, 244 Descartes, 81 Description of New England, a, 16 Descriptive poems (McKinnon), 163 Deserted Farm House, the, 181 Deserted village, the, 163 De Tocqueville, 190 Dial, the, 340-342, 343 Dialogue between Franklin and the gout, the, 101 Dialogue between Philocles and Horatio, etc., 95 Dialogue concerning the present state of affairs in Pennsylvania, 106 Dialogue on free will and Providence, 68 Dickens, 207, 279 Dickenson, G. K., 223 Dickinson (or Dickenson), Jonath