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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.), Chapter 9: the beginnings of verse, 1610-1808 (search)
those of their prototypes; their heroic couplet is that of Pope or Goldsmith; their blank verse is that of Thomson or Young. The tide set in with imitations of Pomfret, whose Choice (1700) appeared in at least four editions in America between 1751 and 1792. In 1747 William Livingston, who was to become the famous governor of New Jersey, expressed his ideal of existence in a direct imitation of Pomfret which he called Philosophic solitude, or the choice of a rural life. Ten years later a second imitation of Pomfret followed in The choice by Dr. Benjamin Church of Boston, who longs for a home in the country, the right kind of wife, congenial friends, and lPomfret followed in The choice by Dr. Benjamin Church of Boston, who longs for a home in the country, the right kind of wife, congenial friends, and leisure to read his favourite poets-Milton, Dryden, Gay, awful Pope, unequalled bard, and nature-limning Thomson. Though dwelling in a small American town, he sighs for solitude as longingly as he might have done in the midst of a world capital. Livingston and Church are half a century late in their sporadic imitations; and for a
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.), Index. (search)
s of literature, 244 Charlemont, 225 n., 317 Charles I, 34 Charles II, 125 Charles II, 220 Charlevoix, 193 Charlotte, 286 Charlotte Temple, 286 Charms of fancy, 165 Chastellux, F. J., 190 Chateaubriand, 190, 194, 212 Chatham, 91, 99 Chaucer, 176, 265, 274 Chauncy, Charles, 73, 75-78, 79, 80 Chesterfield, 102, 110 Chevalier, Michel, 190 Child, Lydia Maria, 308, 310, 319, 324 Childe Harold, 265 Choice (Dr. Benjamin Church), 162 Choice (Pomfret), 162 Christian commonwealth, the, 41, 42 Christian morals, 104 Chronological history of New England, 20, 28 Church, Benjamin, 25, 162, 171 Churches quarrel Espoused, 52, 55 Churchill, 171, 173, 174, 182 Cicero, 103, 202, 276 Citizen of New Haven, Letters of A, 148 Citizen of the world, the, 238 Clap, Rector, 81 Clapp, W. W., Jr., 223 n., 226, 226 n., 229 n. Clara Howard, 292 Clari, 220 Clark, George Rogers, 189 Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 241 Clark, C