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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 42 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 16 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 14 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 12 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 6 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 4 2 Browse Search
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.) 4 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 3 1 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 10: Thoreau (search)
dier and the religious had something valuable to which he was a stranger, never occurred to him. In other words, he was blind to the romance of war and the poetry of faith. Even the natural courtesy of the habitants seems to him mere servility. For the American of Thoreau's generation, history began with the musketry of the embattled farmers at Concord bridge. Before that day, there was only a dark welter of wicked kings and mad tories. These limitations prevented him from realizing, as Parkman did, the epic struggle which ended on the Plains of Abraham. He indeed transcribes the inscription on the monument to Wolfe and Montcalm, but the splendour and pathos of their fate leave him unmoved. Still, this rigid and narrow provincialism gives salt to his books and explains his revolt against convention. It was his Americanism which drove Thoreau to realize himself in his own way. In 1854, Thoreau published the book by which he will always be best known, Walden, or life in the
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)
Out of the rolling ocean, the crowd, 259 n. Outre-Mer: a Pilgrimage beyond the Sea, 34 Overland monthly, 378, 381, 386 Over the Teacups, 228, 234 Ovid, 3 Packet (N. Y.), 178 Page, Thomas Nelson, 349, 351, 353, 358, 365, 379, 380, 388, 389, 390 Paley, 196 Palfrey, John Gorham, 109, 110, 197 Palmer, Dr. J. W., 298, 304, 307 Pan in wall Street, 242 Paper, 241 Pare, Ambroise, 229 Paris, Paulin, 209 Park, Edwards A., 208 Parker, Rev., Theodore, 111, 166 Parkman, Francis, 11 Parsons, T. W., 167, 280 Parley's magazine, 400 Partingtonian Patchwork, 155 Parton, James, 404 Pater, Walter, 103 Paulding, James K., 150, 162, 167, 241 Paul revere's Ride, 39 Payne, William Morton, 63 n. Paying too dear for one's Whistle, 215 Peabody, Elizabeth, 20 Peabody, Sophia, 20 Peabody, Institute, 338 Peacock, Gibson, 337, 342 Pearl, the, 369 Peaslee, Mary, 42 Pencillings by the way, 187 Pennsylvania Gazette, the, 178 Pennsylvania jo