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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 16: Webster (search)
all through it, the perfect production of a very beautiful and subtle art. Among English orators Burke undoubtedly comes nearest to a complete union of the two qualities, and while the words of Fox and Pitt are unread and unquoted, except by historians, Burke's gorgeous sentences are recited and repeated and his philosophic discussion of great general principles are studied and admired by successive generations. Yet there is no doubt that Burke erred somewhat on the literary side, and we find the proof of this in the fact that he often spoke to empty benches, and that Goldsmith could say o his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining. Burke was a literary man as well as an orator and a statesman; Webster, as has just been said, was notdanger of the historical parallel. There are also many passages which contain, in the manner of Burke, philosophical considerations of the science of government and which deal with the general princ
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 17: writers on American history, 1783-1850 (search)
Warren and Parson Weems. Gordon, who was born in England, preached at Roxbury, Massachusetts, from 1770 to 1786. He was an active Whig, and after his return to England he wrote in four volumes a history of the Revolution (1788), which was widely read by the English, and in America was honoured with a pirated edition and long extracts in the newspapers. We now know that Gordon copied freely from The annual register, of which the parts dealing with America were at that time written by Edmund Burke. It is even charged that Gordon tempered his narrative to please the feelings of his friends in England. His book is but slightly esteemed. Dr. Ramsay (1749-1815), of South Carolina, though educated to be a physician, was more a politician and litterateur than a scientist. His History of the Revolution of South Carolina (1785) and History of the American Revolution (1789) were well received by an uncritical generation. It remained for a later age to discover that the second of these
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)
309, 311 Bryant, William Cullen, 40, 65, 164, 167, 173, 174, 241, 266, 268, 275, 280, 303 Bryant's minstrels, 291 Buchanan, Robert, 271 Bucke, R. M., 272 Buckminster, Rev., Joseph, 206 Buckminster, Rev., Joseph Stevens, 197, 207 Buffon, 201 n. Bugle echoes, 303 Building Eras in religion, 213 Building of the ship, the, 39 Bulletin Universel, 209 Bunner, Henry Cuyler, 242, 243-244, 376, 385, 386, 388 Bunyan, John, 18 Burk, John D., 106 Burke, Aedanus, 180 Burke, Edmund, 96, 99, 104, 203 Burke, William, 56 Bums, Robert, 44, 50, 353 Burns, 45 Burr, Aaron, 200 Burroughs, John, 236, 262 n., 271 Burton, W. E., 59 Burton's gentleman's magazine, 59, 63, 68 Bury them, 284 Bushnell, Horace, 207, 211-213 Butler, Joseph, 196 Butterworth, Hezekiah, 404, 409 Byers, S. H. M., 284 Byrd, William, 149 Byron, 3, 33, 45, 57, 66, 99, 237 By the Potomac, 281 Cabet,√Čtienne, 188 Cable, George W., 351, 359, 360, 365, 379, 380, 383-384,