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Adams, C. F., 7

Adams, John, opinion of American independence, 11-12; as a writer, 73

Adams, Samuel, 73-74, 209

After the Burial, Lowell 172

Agassiz, Fiftieth birthday of, Longfellow 156

Age of reason, Paine 75

Ages, the, Bryant 104

Alcott, Bronson, 118, 119, 139-140

Aldrich, T. B., 256-57

Alhambra, the, Irving 91

Allen, J. L., 247

American Anthology, Stedman 256

American characteristics, 8-5

American colonies, literature in the 17th century, 25-42; journalism, 60-62; education, 62-63; science, 63-64; bibliography of the literature, 269-270

American colonists, predominantly English, 12-25; motives for emigration, 16; moulded by pioneer life, 17-23; in 1760, 59-60

“American idea,” 206-207

American life since the Civil War, 234 et seq.

American literature, the term, 6

American Mercury, 61

American scholar, the, Emerson 123

Ames, Fisher, 88

Among my books, Lowell 170

Andrew Rykman's Prayer, Whittier 161

Annabel Lee, Poe 192

Anthologies, American, 269

Arsenal at Springfield, the, Longfellow 156

Assignation, the, Poe 193

Astoria, Irving 91

Atala, Chateaubriand 96

Atlantic monthly, 161, 167, 170, 250, 257

Autobiography, Franklin 58-59

Autocrat of the Breakfast table, the, Holmes 164, 167

Bacchus, Emerson 129

Ballad of the French Fleet, a, Longfellow 155

Bancroft, George, 89,176, 177-78

Barefoot boy, the, Whittier 158

Bartol, C. A., 115

Battle Hymn of the Republic, Howe 224, 225

Battle of the Kegs, the, Hopkinson 69

Bay Psalm book, 85

Beecher, H. W., 216-17

Belfry of Bruges, the, Longfellow 156

Bells, the, Poe 5-6,192

Biglow papers, the, Lowell 170, 172, 173

Black Cat, the, Poe 194

Blaine, J. G., quoted, 163

Blithedale romance, the, Hawthorne 145-46, 150-51

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