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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.) 4 0 Browse Search
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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.), Book III (continued) (search)
aded for her life; But deep into her bosom He plunged the fatal knife. This is known also as The weeping willow, Poor Floella, Floe Ella, Lurella, Lorla, Loretta, The jealous lover, Pearl Bryn, etc. Also of unknown origin and also tragic is The silver Dagger. Jesse James claims sympathy for its outlaw hero, an American Robin Hood. The death of Garfield reflects moralizing delight in a criminal's repentance, a stock motive. Fuller and Warren tells of a fatal quarrel between rival lovers; Casey Jones of a fatal railroad run. From the standpoint of the New World, ballad-making is not a closed account. Probably there will always be a body of short narrative pieces, their authorship and origin lost, preserved in outlying regions. They will shift in style, for there is a history of taste for folk-poetry as there is for book-poetry; but they will ever be behind contemporary song-modes by a generation or more. These are genuine ballads—unless there is insistence on some communal-mystic o
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.), Index (search)
, 126, 340, 456, 488, 489, 491, 570 Carman, Bliss, 51 Carnegie, Andrew, 363 Carnegie School of Technology, 297 Carpenter, E. C., 292 Carroll, Charles, 453 Carson, Kit, 150, 153 Carter, James T., 410 Carter, Mrs., Leslie, 281 Carton, Sidney, 279 Carus, Paul, 585 Carvalho, S. N., 152 Carver, Jonathan, 540 n. Cary, Alice, 47 Cary, Phoebe, 47, 314, 499, 500 Casa, Bishop de la, 391 Casanova, 450 Case of Becky, the, 282 Case of George Dedlow, the, 90 Casey Jones, 512 Cass, 376, 377 Castelhuhn, F. C., 581 Casti, 450 Castiglione, 391 Castilian days, 164 Catalogue of Catlin's Indian Gallery of portraits, 149 Catalogue of curious and valuable books, a., 534 Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 89, 90 Catlin, George, 148, 149 Catlin's notes of eight years travels, 149 Cato, Dionysius, 445 Cato Major, 445, 538 Cavalier, the, 288 Caveat against injustice, a., 427 Cawein, Madison, 59 Caxton, 554 Cazauran, A. R., 271, 27