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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)
Neal (1807-47), whose work was seen through the press in England by Dickens himself. Of more importance in these times was Georgia scenes (1835), a series of inimitable and clear—cut pictures of the rude life of the South-east, by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790– 1870). Longstreet, who was the son of a prominent inventor, graduated at Yale, and won distinction as lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, Methodist minister, and president of Emory College. His realistic descriptions of country paLongstreet, who was the son of a prominent inventor, graduated at Yale, and won distinction as lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, Methodist minister, and president of Emory College. His realistic descriptions of country parties, debating societies, horse-trades, fox-hunts, shooting-matches, brutal fights, and the adventures of his hero, the practical joker Ned Brace, insured a fruitful career to humour in the South, which before the Civil War enlisted at least a dozen considerable names in its ranks. From Georgia also came Major Jones's courtship (1840), intimate and comic letters by William Tappan Thompson (1812-82), who had an interesting career as editor and soldier in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, a
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 3: poets of the Civil War II (search)
Army of Tennessee had each its history rudely chronicled as fast as made in this rough minstrelsy. Every corps and command contributed some commemorative stanza. The current events of campaigns were told in improvised verse as rapidly as they occurred and were thereafter skillfully recited by the rhapsodist who professed to know the whole fragmentary epic. Forms of such rhymed narratives may be seen in typical stanzas: Marse Robert said, ‘My soldiers, You've nothing now to fear, For Longstreet's on the right of them, And Jackson's in the rear.’ The Fourteenth Louisiana, They charged 'em with a yell; They bagged them buck-tailed rangers And sent 'em off to hell. O Morgan crossed the river, And I went across with him; I was captured in Ohio Because I could not swim. No matter where this song was sung, or by whom, or which of its multitude of stanzas happened to be selected by the minstrel, the following verse always closed it: But now my song is ended, And I haven't got much 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 5: dialect writers (search)
f primitive English. The life of Joel Chandler Harris was comparatively uneventful though it was an ideal preparation for the work that he was to do. He was born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, 9 December, 1848,—a date now celebrated annually in all Georgia schools. It is a remarkable fact that the middle counties of Georgia have produced the most representative humorists of the South. Among those who were born or who at some time lived in this part of Georgia may be mentioned A. B. Longstreet, See also Book II, Chap. XIX. the author of Georgia scenes; Richard Malcolm Johnston, See also Book III. Chaos. IV and VI. the author of The Dukesborough tales; William Tappan Thompson, See also Book II, Chap. XIX. the author of Major Jones's courtship; and Harry Stillwell Edwards, the author of Two Runaways and other stories. In the same section were born the two poets Francis O. Ticknor, See also Book III, Chap. III. author of Little Giffen of Tennessee, and Sidney L
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 6: the short story (search)
kesborough tales, dealing with rural life in the Georgia of his youth, first were given to Northern readers in 1883. The evolution of Johnston's art is an interesting study. He was inspired not by Irving or by any of the Northerners, but by Longstreet, See also Book II, Chap. XIX. whose brutally realistic Georgia scenes had appeared as early as 1835. In 1857 Johnston had written The Goose pond School and had followed it with other realistic studies for The Southern magazine. Later theyly significant figure. Studies of provincial Georgia life he could make, some of them bitingly true, but his range was small and his soundings, even within his narrow area, were not deep. He must be classified with the makers of sketches like Longstreet rather than with the short story writers of the period in which he first became known. So completely was local colour the vogue of the eighties that the novelist was regarded as a kind of specialist who moved in a narrow field of his own 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.), Index (search)
02 Livy, 128 Locke, David Ross, 151, 157, 158, 97 Locker-Lampson, F., 239 Locksley Hall, 14 Log cabin, the, 191 London, Jack, 391, 392, 393 London fun, 387 London magazine, the, 161 Lone Sentry, the, 307 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 19, 32-41, 49, 50, 54, 63, 64, 165, 167, 173, 174, 197, 209, 228, 241, 246, 249, 275, 276, 282, 312, 362, 381, 409 Longfellow, Samuel, 197 Long Island Democrat, 261 Long Islander, the, 261 Longman's magazine, 356 n. Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, 153, 347, 389 Louisville journal, the, 153 Lovejoy, E. P., 189 Lowell, Charles, 197, 207 Lowell, James Russell, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 36, 39, 50, 51, 63, 64, 67, 165, 166, 167, 168, 173, 197, 226, 228, 238, 241, 242, 245-257, 259, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 286, 303, 349, 362, 364 Lowell, Robert Traill Spence, 197 Loyal, 306 Lucas, D. B., 300, 302, 309 Luck of Roaring camp, the, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 384 Lucy books, 400 Lydgate, 3 Lyon, Mathew, 181 Lyra