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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.) 66 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 48 0 Browse Search
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 42 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 36 0 Browse Search
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune 30 0 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.) 28 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 16 0 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 16 0 Browse Search
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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 6: the Transcendentalists (search)
in 1826, and he entered decorously upon the profession of his ancestors, as associate minister of the Second Church in Boston. His Journals, which are a priceless record of his inner life, at this and later periods, reveal the rigid self-scrutiny, the tender idealism, with which he began his ministerial career. But as a scheme of life for Ralph Waldo Emerson this vocation would not satisfy. The sexton of the Second Church thought that the young man was not at his best at funerals. Father Taylor, the eccentric Methodist, whom Emerson assisted at a sailor's Bethel near Long Wharf, considered him one of the sweetest souls God ever made, but as ignorant of the principles of the New Testament as Balaam's ass was of Hebrew grammar. By and by came an open difference with his congregation over the question of administering the Communion. I am not interested in it, Emerson admitted, and he wrote in his Journal the noble words: It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to
ished by a few thousand readers scattered throughout the Republic to which he was ever an alien. No poet of the new era has won the national recognition enjoyed by the veterans. It will be recalled that Bryant survived until 1878, Longfellow and Emerson until 1882, Lowell until 1891, Whittier and Whitman until 1892, and Holmes until 1894. Compared with these men the younger writers of verse seemed overmatched. The National Ode for the Centennial celebration in 1876 was intrusted to Bayard Taylor, a hearty person, author of capital books of travel, plentiful verse, and a skilful translation of Faust. But an adequate National Ode was not in him. Sidney Lanier, who was writing in that year his Psalm of the West and was soon to compose The Marshes of Glynn, had far more of the divine fire. He was a bookish Georgia youth who had served with the Confederate army, and afterward, with broken health and in dire poverty, gave his brief life to music and poetry. He had rich capacities f
ll of the House of Usher, the, Poe 193 Farewell address, Washington 66 Farewell sermon, Edwards 51 Farmer refuted, the, Hamilton 76 Faust (translation), Taylor, 255 Federalist, 65, 76, 77 Ferdinand and Isabella, history of the Reign of, Prescott 179 Fiction of the 20th century, 261-262 Fire of Driftwood, the,lm, Whittier 160 My study windows, Lowell 170 Mysterious Stranger, the, Clemens 238 National Gazette, 71 National literature, Channing 112 National Ode, Taylor 255 Nature, Emerson 123, 128, 131 Nature-writing, 262 Netherlands, history of the United, Motley 181 New England, a digression from English society, 14; Sunthina in the Pastoral line, Lowell 174 Tales of a traveler, Irving 91 Tales of a Wayside Inn, Longfellow 155 Tamerlane and other poems, Poe 89 Taylor, Bayard, 255 Telling the Bees, Whittier 158 Tennessee's partner, Harte 242 Thanatopsis, Bryant 103, 104, 106 Thomas, Edith, 257 Thompson, Denman, 248 Th