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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 199 29 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 48 2 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 15 1 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 12 0 Browse Search
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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 6 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 6 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 3 3 Browse Search
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n them, but to those members of their own company who developed independent ways of thinking. The list of motives for emigration ran the whole gamut, from missionary fervor for converting the savages, down through a commendable desire for gain, to the perhaps no less praiseworthy wish to escape a debtor's prison or the pillory. A few of the colonists were rich. Some were beggars or indentured servants. Most of them belonged to the middle class. John Harvard was the son of a butcher; Thomas Shepard, the son of a grocer; Roger Williams, the son of a tailor. But all three were university bred and were natural leaders of men. Once arrived in the wilderness, the pioneer life common to all of the colonists began instantly to exert its slow, irresistible pressure upon their minds and to mould them into certain ways of thinking and feeling. Without some perception of these modes of thought and emotion a knowledge of the spirit of our literature is impossible. Take, for instance,
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 2: the first colonial literature (search)
om Hawthorne's The Minister's black Veil and The Scarlet letter. Yet it must be said that men like Hooker and Cotton, Shepard and Norton, had every instinct and capacity for leadership. With the notable exception of Hooker, such men were aristocne of Hooker's successors has called him a son of thunder and a son of consolation by turns. The same may be said of Thomas Shepard, another graduate of Emmanuel College in the old Cambridge, who became the soul-melting preacher of the newer Cambridial and political influence than to his literary power. Yet even that was thought commanding. Trained, like Hooker and Shepard, at Emmanuel College, and fresh from the rectorship of St. Botolph's in the Lincolnshire Boston, John Cotton dominated t-enduring and beneficent life in the flourishing town of Providence in 1684. He had already outlived Cotton and Hooker, Shepard and Winthrop, by more than thirty years. Inevitably men began, toward the end of the century, to take stock of the great
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 Skipper Ireson's Ride, Whittier 161 Slavery, influence on literature, 207 et seq. Slavery in Massachusetts, Thoreau 137 Smith, F. H., 247 Smith, John, 8-10, 20,38 Smith, Sydney, quoted, 88-89 Snow-bound, Whittier 158, 161-162 S