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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 14 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 6 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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d time who could say what was really English ? Was it James the First or Raleigh? Archbishop Laud or John Cotton? Charles the First or Cromwell? Charles the Second or William Penn? Was it Churchman, Presbyterian, Independent, Separatist, Quaker? One is tempted to say that the title of Ben Jonson's comedy Every man in his Humour became the standard of action for two whole generations of Englishmen, and that there is no common denominator for emigrants of such varied pattern as Smith and Sandys of Virginia, Morton of Merrymount, John Winthrop, Sir Christopher Gardiner and Anne Hutchinson of Boston, and Roger Williams of Providence. They seem as miscellaneous as Kitchener's army. It is true that we can make certain distinctions. Virginia, as has often been said, was more like a continuation of English society, while New England represented a digression from English society. There were then, as now, stand-patters and progressives. It was the second class who, while retaining v
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 2: the first colonial literature (search)
of an exhorter with a keen discernment of the traits of the savage mind. George Percy, fresh from Northumberland, tells in a language as simple as Defoe's the piteous tale of five months of illness and starvation, watched by those wild and cruel Pagans. John Pory, of the strong potations, who thinks that good company is the soul of this life, nevertheless comforts himself in his solitude among the crystal rivers and odoriferous woods by reflecting that he is escaping envy and expense. George Sandys, scholar and poet, finds his solace during a Virginia exile in continuing his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Colonel Norwood, an adventurer who belongs to a somewhat later day, since he speaks of having read Mr. Smith's travels, draws the long bow of narrative quite as powerfully as the redoubtable Smith, and far more smoothly, as witness his accounts of starvation on shipboard and cannibalism on shore. This Colonel is an artist who would have delighted Stevenson. All of these
41 Rise of Silas Lapham, the, Howells 251 Rise of the Dutch Republic, Motley 180 Rivulet, the, Bryant 106 Robinson, John, 11 Roderick Hudson, James 253 Rolfe, John, 38 Romanticism in American literature, 187 et seq. Roosevelt, Theodore, 243 Roughing it, Clemens 10, 237 Rowlandson, Mary, 39 Rules for Reducing a great Empire to a Small one, Franklin 58 Russell, Irwin, 246 Salem witchcraft, 43 Salmagundi papers, Irving and Paulding 91 Sanborn, F. B., 142 Sandys, George, 27 Scarlet letter, the, Hawthorne 7, 30, 145, 146, 148, 149-50 School-days, Whittier 158 Scott, Sir, Walter, 95 Scribner's monthly, 256 Scudder, Horace, 169 Seaweed, Longfellow 156 Sewell, Samuel, Judge, 47-48 Shepard, Thomas, 16, 31-32 Short story, the, 261-62 Sill, E. R., 257 Simms, W. G., 245, 246 Simple Cobbler of Agawam, the, Ward 37 Sinners in the hands of an Angry God, Edwards 50 Skeleton in Armor, the, Longfellow 155 Sketch book, Irving 89, 91 S