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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 18: Prescott and Motley (search)
England speech and manners, and doubtless had a great influence in encouraging similar sketches in other parts of the country. Smith was in several ways a pioneer. He led the way for The Biglow papers and all those writings which have exploited back—country New England speech and character. He anticipated, in the person of Jack Downing, confidant of Jackson, David Ross Locke's Petroleum V. Nasby, confidant of Andrew Johnson. He was the first in America, as Finley Peter Dunne, with his Mr. Dooley, is the latest, to create a homely character and through him to make shrewd comments on politics and life. Charles Augustus Davis (1795-1867) of New York created a pseudo Jack Downing (often confused with Smith's) who was intimate with Van Buren and the National Bank in the thirties and with Lincoln in the sixties. In 1835, only two years after Smith's first collected volume appeared, Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a prolific Nova Scotian, began the series of short sketches from which
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)
el Angelo, 37 Middle group of American historians, 104 n., 122 n. Miles, G. H., 305 Miles O'Reilly. See Halpine, C. G. Miles Standish, 39 Milk for Babes, drawn out of the breast, of both Testaments, 396 Milman, Dean, 128 Milton, 3, 63, 124, 254, 399 Minerva, 180 Mingo and other sketches, 389 Minister's Wooing, the, 200 Minor, Benjamin Blake, 169 Minot, George Richards, 106 Mirror (N. Y.), 151, 152, 164, 187 Miss Lucinda, 373 Miss Tempy's Watchers, 383 Mr. Dooley, 151 Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe, 23 Mr. Hosea Biglow to the Editor of The Atlantic monthly, 287 Mr. Rabbit at Home, 350 Mitchell, D. G., 167 Mitchell, S. Weir, 242, 282, 285 Modern English grammar, 365 Mogg Megone, 46 Moliere, 234 Moll Flanders, 396 Moll Pitcher, 345 Monroe, James, 119 Monsieur Motte, 390 Montaigne, 229, 234, 236, 258 Montcalm, 11 Montesquieu, 126 Monthly Anthology, the, 162, 162 n., 163 Monthly magazine and American r