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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.) 10 0 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 23: writers of familiar verse (search)
olmes's seventy-fifth birthday, the Quaker poet singled out for praise the Boston bard's genial nature, entire freedom from jealousy and envy, quick tenderness, large charity, hatred of sham, pretence and unreality, and his reverent sense of the eternal and permanent. This is keen criticism. Holmes was a wit, but there was no bitterness in his laughter, because it lacked scorn; and there was in it no echo of the cruel sterility of Voltaire's irony. We can say of Holmes what Moore said of Sheridan, that his wit ne'er carried a heart—stain away on its blade. We can say this with the weightier emphasis when we recall the cheerful courtesy with which he met the vindictive and virulent retorts evoked by his dissolvent analysis of the abhorrent and horrible aspects of Calvinism, a disestablished code inherited from a less civilized past. Holmes's influence was civilizing and humanizing; and it was more important than we are likely now to recognize. He had in a high degree the so
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 2: poets of the Civil War I (search)
gnity and power expected of it. It seems, for all its large weight of thought and knowledge, unimportant when compared with Lowell's Commemoration ode. Still a third Pennsylvanian, Thomas Buchanan Read, See also Book III, Chap. X. wrote, in Sheridan's Ride, one of the most rousing of all the martial ballads called forth by the war. Herman Melville, See also Book II, Chap. VII. who said in the preface to his Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866) I seem, in most of these verses, at Cedar Creek, The fall of Richmond, and The surrender at Appomattox, though never widely known, are full of that distinction which Melville, with all his irregularities, was never long without, in prose or verse. Thomas Buchanan Read's famous Sheridan's Ride is a better ballad than Melville's piece on the same theme, but purely as poetry it is inferior. Henry Clay Work's The year of Jubilee, supposed to be written by a slave full of delight in the coming freedom, is too amusing and racy to n
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)
Shakespeare, 3, 63, 95, 96, 133, 235, 248, 253, 259, 264, 266, 332, 340, 341-342, 349, 399 Shanly, C. D., 286 Shaw, Henry Wheeler, 157, 158 Shaw, Robert Gould, 284 Shays' Rebellion, 106 Shelley, 66, 327 Shelton, Mrs., 60 Sheridan, R. B., 230 Sheridan at Cedar Creek, 279, 285 Sheridan's Ride, 279, 285 Sherman, 308, 325, 350 Sherman's in Savannah, 284 Sherman's March to the sea, 284 Shew, Mrs., 60, 66 Shillaber, Benjamin Penhallow, 155 Short Sixes, 386 SidSheridan's Ride, 279, 285 Sherman, 308, 325, 350 Sherman's in Savannah, 284 Sherman's March to the sea, 284 Shew, Mrs., 60, 66 Shillaber, Benjamin Penhallow, 155 Short Sixes, 386 Sidney, Margaret, 402 'Sieur George, 384 Sights from a Steeple, 22 Sigourney, Mrs., 167, 398, 399 Silas Marner, 340 Silcher, 353 Silence, 68 Silent March, 308 Simms, W. G., 167, 168, 292, 293, 298, 300, 301, 302, 305, 308, 311, 312, 351, 352, 358 Simonides, 3 Simple Cobler of Aggawam in America, the, 149 Sinking of the Merrimac, the, 282 Sinners in the hands of an angry God, 215 Sir Copp, 286 Sismondi, 125, 128 Sisters, the, 48 Six sermons on intemperance, 21