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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.) 4 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 18: Prescott and Motley (search)
he Union Army who rapidly became famous. These were written by Charles Graham Halpine (1829-68), a versatile Irish journalist and poet who had been with General Hunter in South Carolina, and were published subsequently in two volumes as Life and Adventures, Songs, services and speeches of private Miles O'Reilly (1864). The best of this collection is the amusing account of the visit of the hero to the President, the members of the Cabinet, and foreign ministers at the White House. Mortimer Thompson (1832-75), actor, salesman, journalist, rhymester, was one of the most spirited of mid-century humorists, though his work is little more than (to use his own phrase) a series of unpremeditated extravagances. He indulged in impudent prefaces, incredible titles, fantastic illustrations, and breathless satire upon every current popular enthusiasm. He went to Niagara and wrote back contemptuous letters to The New York Tribune. His Plu-Ri-Bus-Tah (1856) burlesqued Hiawatha in meter and t
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)
, 39, 52, 224, 248, 254, 271 Tenting on the old camp ground, 285 Tent on the Beach, the, 46, 49 Ten years on a Georgia plantation, 3, 4 Term of service ended, 286 Terrell, Uncle, George, 354 Thackeray, 153, 172, 232, 371, 384, 391 Thayer and Eldridge, 268 Theology explained and defended, 200 Thierry, 128 Thirty years view, 90 Thomas, Isaiah, 180 Thomas, Theodore, 335 Thompson, J. R., 169, 290, 298, 301, 305, 306, 308, 311 Thompson, Maurice, 303 Thompson, Mortimer, 156 Thompson, W. H., 284 Thompson, William Tappan, 153, 347-348 Thoreau, Helen, 2 Thoreau, Henry David, 1-15, 20, 165, 245, 267 Thoreau, John, 9 Thorpe, Thomas Bangs, 154 Thousand and one nights, the, 367 Three books of song, 39 Three hundred thousand more, 281, 285 Three tales, 388 Through Baltimore, 280 Ticknor, Dr. Francis 0., 291, 298, 299, 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309, 311, 348 Ticknor, George, 33, 34, 125, 164, 197 Ticknor and Fiel
Matrimonial. --Mortimer Thompson, better known as "Doesticks," was on Sunday married in New York by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, to Miss Grace Eldredge, eldest daughter of "Fanny Fern." The ceremony took place at the residence of James Parton, the biographer.