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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
as a journalist, becoming in time literary editor of the World and Mail and express. Meanwhile he had married Elizabeth Barstow, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, one of those irrepressible girls, says her husband, who are sometimes born in staid Puritan families, who later attained some distinction as novelist and poetess (for she became, says Stoddard, the best writer of blank verse of any woman in America), and had secured a clerkship in the New York Custom House which he held till 1870. He s—of much travel, though, like his friends, he poetized the magical Orient (in The Book of the East). His personality was that of a somewhat angular individualist, outspoken, vigorous, inflexible in his support of the right. He was a product of Puritan New England as well as a disciple of Keats. New England didacticism, however, is all but absent from his poetry. Here and there is a trace, now and then a whole poem, such as On the town, a harlot's plea for justice, which has also, it is tr