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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 18: Prescott and Motley (search)
ther country—a task in itself not without its incongruous aspect. During the period that followed the Revolution the colonists doubtless told their stories of war and sea, swapped yarns, and recounted deeds of adventure along the frontier, but little has remained to show the character of the writing and to enable us to know what impression it made upon the time. There was not a little humorous political and satirical verse. Certain writers, like William Austin, Irving, Paulding, Drake, Halleck, Sands, Verplanck, brought into American literature an estimable sort of humour, but little was produced by any of them that had an emphatically native quality. About the time of Andrew Jackson, along with the birth of popular national self-consciousness, the emergence of the frontier as a social entity in the nation's imagination, and the rise to power of the newspaper (for almost without exception the professional American humorists have been newspapermen), the kind of humour that we t
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 1: Whitman (search)
rom human nature which were as indispensable to the inspiring and shaping of his liberating art and his democratic philosophy as was his outdoor life in developing his remarkably sensitive and healthy physical constitution. Whitman's youth in Brooklyn, though full of interest, was uneventful. As a child of six he was flattered by Lafayette's chancing to lay his hands on him during a visit to the city in 1825. He attended the public school for a few years, impressing his teacher, Benjamin Buel Halleck, only with his good nature, his clumsiness, and his poverty of special promise. He ran with the boys of the street and was familiar with the city and its environs, especially with Fulton Ferry, whose slip was not far from his home. Not Irving, not Charles Lamb was more intimately or passionately fond of city life, with its opportunities for human contact and for varied sights, than was Whitman, both as boy and man. When about eleven years old he left school to become an office-boy,
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)
, 187, 189, 190, 191-193, 266 n. Green, Asa, 152 Green, Duff, 183 Green, Joseph, 149 Grey, William, 363 Griswold, Rufus W., 61, 61 n., 62, 62 n., 64, 167, 168 Groen van Prinsterer, G., 138, 146 Guardian Angel, the, 228, 233 Guizot, 128 Hale, E. E., 374, 385, 401, 404 Hale, Nathan, 184, 185 Hale, Sarah J., 168, 398, 399, 408 Haliburton, Judge, Thomas Chandler, 151 Hall, Basil, 127 Hall, Charles Sprague, 279 Hall, James, 163 Hallam, Henry, 128 Halleck, Benjamin Buel, 260 Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 150, 167 Halpine, Charles Graham, 155, 279, 284, 286 Hamerik, Asger, 336 Hamilton, Alexander, 74, 84, 180, 181, 184 Hamilton, Gail, 402 Hamilton, Sir, William, 219 Hammett, Samuel A., 155 Hammond, Charles, 184 Hampton Institute, 324 Hannibal, 128 Hans Brinker, 402 Harbinger, the, 166 Harlan, Jas., 270 Harned, Thomas B., 265 n., 266 n., 272, 272 n. Harper's magazine, 168, 169, 303, 371, 373, 381 Harris, G. W., 153 Harris, J