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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 3: the third and fourth generation (search)
in full, records his concern for the chief political events in Europe in his day, no less than his brooding solicitude for the welfare of his townspeople, and his agony of spirit over the lapses of his wayward eldest son. A sincere man, then, as Carlyle would say, at bottom; but overlaid with such Jewish old clothes, such professional robings and personal plumage as makes it difficult, save in the revealing Diary, to see the man himself. The Magnalia Christi Americana, treating the history l world he had no patience or understanding. To these defects of his century we must add some failings of his own. He was not always truthful. He had an indelible streak of coarseness. His conception of the art of virtue was mechanical. When Carlyle called Franklin the father of all the Yankees, we must remember that the Scotch prophet hated Yankees and believed that Franklin's smooth, plausible, trader type of morality was only a broad way to the everlasting bonfire. But it is folly to
n have a Right to remain in a State of Nature as long as they please. . . When Men enter into Society, it is by voluntary consent. Jean-Jacques himself could not be more bland, nor at heart more fiercely demagogic. Tom Paine would have been no match for Sam Adams in a town-meeting, but he was an even greater pamphleteer. He had arrived from England in 1774, at the age of thirty-eight, having hitherto failed in most of his endeavors for a livelihood. Rebellious Staymaker; unkempt, says Carlyle; but General Charles Lee noted that there was genius in his eyes, and he bore a letter of introduction from Franklin commending him as an ingenious, worthy young man, which obtained for him a position on the Pennsylvania magazine. Before he had been a year on American soil, Paine was writing the most famous pamphlet of our political literature, Common sense, which appeared in January, 1776. A style hitherto unknown on this side of the Atlantic, wrote Edmund Randolph. Yet this style of fa
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 6: the Transcendentalists (search)
n our literature was Ralph Waldo Emerson, as its chief exponents in England were Coleridge and Carlyle. We must understand its meaning if we would perceive the quality of much of the most noble andl words like senses, experience, fact, logic to lower-case type, one may do it because he is a Carlyle or an Emerson, but the chances are that he is neither. Transcendentalism, like all idealistic and, a memorable journey which gave him an acquaintance with Landor, Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Carlyle, but which was even more significant in sending him, as he says, back to himself, to the resourvinity School, he roused a storm of disapproval. A tempest in our washbowl, he wrote coolly to Carlyle, but it was more than that. The great sentence of the Divinity School address, God is, not wasp. They are a very mixed company, noble, whimsical, queer, impossible. The good Alcott, wrote Carlyle, with his long, lean face and figure, with his gray worn temples and mild radiant eyes; all ben
evelopment of political thought. What were the secrets of that power that held Webster's hearers literally spellbound, and made the North think of him, after that alienation of 1850, as a fallen angel? No one can say fully, for we touch here the mysteries of personality and of the spoken word. But enough survives from the Webster legend, from his correspondence and political and legal oratory, to bring us into the presence of a superman. The dark Titan face, painted by such masters as Carlyle, Hawthorne, and Emerson; the magical voice, remembered now but by a few old men; the bodily presence, with its leonine suggestion of sleepy power only half put forth-these aided Webster to awe men or allure them into personal idolatry. Yet outside of New England he was admired rather than loved. There is still universal recognition of the mental capacity of this foremost lawyer and foremost statesman of his time. He was unsurpassed in his skill for direct, simple, limpid statement; but h
, 225 Brownson, Orestes, 141 Bryant, W. C., one of the Knickerbocker Group, 89; personal appearance, 101; life and, writings, 101-106; died (1878), 255 Buffalo Bill, see Cody, W. F. Building of the ship, the, Longfellow 155 Burroughs, John, 262 By Blue Ontario's shore, Whitman 204 Byrd, William, 44 Cable, G. W., 246 Calef, Robert, 43 Calhoun, J. C., 215 Calvinism in New England, 18-19 Cambridge thirty years ago, Lowell 174 Captain Bonneville, Irving 91 Carlyle, Thomas, quoted, 139 Cask of Amontillado, the, Poe 193 Cavell, Edith, quoted, 266 Cawein, Madison, 257 Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, the, Clemens 237 Century magazine, 256 Changeling, the, Lowell, 172 Channing, Edward, 13 Channing, W. E., 112, 113, 119, 142 Chateaubriand, Vicomte de, 96-97 Children's hour, the, Longfellow 157 Chita, Hearn 248 Chinese Ghosts, Hearn 248 Choate, Rufus, 215 Church, Captain, 39 Circuit rider, the, Eggleston 247