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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.) 41 1 Browse Search
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.) 16 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 11 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment 9 1 Browse Search
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.) 7 1 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 6 0 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) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 1: the Puritan writers (search)
n Mather's writing, even as they are the traits common to that perverse and detestable literary mood that held sway in different countries of Christendom during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Its birthplace was Italy; New England was its grave; Cotton Mather was its last great apostle. However true this may be of Mather at his worst, it is certain that at times he did succeed, like Anne Bradstreet, in forgetting his artifice, and in producing passages of noble prose. Professor William James, after quoting that exquisite passage in which Cotton Mather bids farewell to his young wife, lying dead in the house with her two young children, also dead, finds in it the impulse to sacrifice only. We may see in it also the impulse to expression which, ultimately developed, creates literature. ProfessorWendell says truly of Mather that he frequently wrote with a rhythmical beauty which recalls the enthusiastic spontaneity of Elizabethan English, so different from the English wh
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
rion, Longfellow's, 140, 141. I fill this Cup, Pinkney's, 216. In a summer evening, Harriet Prescott Spofford's, 264. Indian Burying-ground, Freneau's, 36. Ingraham, Joseph Holt, 129. Innocents abroad, Mark Twain's, 248. Irving, Washington, 83-92, 94, 119, 140, 142, 161, 240. I sing the body Electric, Whitman's, 230. I slept and dreamed that life was beauty, Mrs. Hooper's, 264. Israfel, Poe's, 212. Jackson, Helen, 126-128, 264. James, Henry, 161, 246, 249-251. James, William, 18. James River Massacre, 9. Jane Talbot, Brown's, 70. Jay, John, 40, 53. Jefferson, Thomas, 46, 48, 80, 82, 221. Jeffrey, Lord, 69, 82. Jewett, Sarah Orne, 253. Joan of Arc, Mark Twain's, 248. Johnson, Dr., Samuel, 57, 67, 216. Johnston, Lady, 53. Jonson, Ben, 174. Josh Billings, 242, 243. Keats, John, 225, 279. Kenton, Simon, 237. Kerr, Orpheus C., 243. King, Clarence, 278. Kirkland, Mrs. Caroline M., 240. Knickerbocker literature, 106. Knickerbocker maga