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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.) 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 4 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. 4 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 4 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 4 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
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ere a sealed book. False impressions, on many important points, were disseminated; and these, because unnoted, have grown to proportions of accepted truth. A few of them, it may not yet be too late to correct. While the pages that follow fail not to record some weaknesses in our people, or some flagrant errors of their leaders, they yet endeavor to chronicle faithfully heroic constancy of men, and selfless devotion of women, whose peers the student of History may challenge that vaunting Muse to show. To prejudiced provincialism, on the one side, they may appear too lukewarm; by stupid fanaticism on the other, they may be called treasonable. But-written without prejudice, and equally without fear, or favor — they have aimed only at impartial truth, and at nearest possible correctness of narration. Indubitably the war proved that there were great men, on both the sides to it; and, to-day, the little men on either--May profit by their example. If this be treason, make the
t behind his works. Meantime, the course of the Government would have inspired anything but confidence, had not the people placed the deepest and most abiding faith in the mettle and truth of their soldiers. Congress, after weak and more than useless debates on the propriety of the step, precipitately adjourned and ran away from the threatened danger. These wise legislators had read history. They felt that the cackling which saved Rome was but one of the miracles of that philosophic Muse who teaches by experience: and that — as they could not save their city — they had better save themselves. The Departments were packed in case of necessity for flight; and some of the archives were even put on board canal boats and towed beyond the city. This may have been only a just precaution; but the citizens of Richmond-looking upon its defense as the key to all further resistance-saw in it only acceptance of the worst results; and, when the families of the principal officials and o
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 1: early recollections of California. 1846-1848. (search)
ting assistant surgeon to accompany the expedition, and Lieutenant H. W. Halleck, of the engineers, was also to go along. The United States store-ship Lexington was then preparing at the Navy-Yard, Brooklyn, to carry us around Cape Horn to California. She was receiving on board the necessary stores for the long voyage, and for service after our arrival there. Lieutenant-Commander Theodorus Bailey was in command of the vessel, Lieutenant William H. Macomb executive officer, and Passed-Midshipmen Muse, Spotts, and J. W. A. Nicholson, were the watch-officers; Wilson purser, and Abernethy surgeon. The latter was caterer of the mess, and we all made an advance of cash for him to lay in the necessary mess-stores. To enable us to prepare for so long a voyage and for an indefinite sojourn in that far-off country, the War Department had authorized us to draw six months pay in advance, which sum of money we invested in surplus clothing and such other things as seemed to us necessary. At l
soon our land will bloom again With richest hues, and rare; For the good Sower of the seed Will root out every tare. And in this little gift you'll see One of a precious hue, Whose golden leaves begin to spread And open full to view. The emblem of this shining leaf Is our undying hope To be united, firmer still, As one--a family group 1 The fragrant one that blooms alone, The solemn twilight hour, Will waft to you, low on the breeze, Bowed in your Northern bower-- Our faith, that round your shady throne, Importunate oft pour The prayer that heaven, oh! soon may bid Our country bleed no more! That roses, twined by fairy hands To deck the festive board, No more may shed their dying sweets O'er lips paled by the sword. That from our temple domes no more May soar the dying groan; But shouts of joy — sweet peace hath come-- Ring out in every tone. And then for you, some gifted Muse, A sweeter song may twine, Than the Aeolian strain hath poured This little song of mine. Baltimore. Mara
hose neglects In which too learned females lose their sex. The tender ties of nuptial life she graced, And all the mother to the child expressed. The best of daughters in her carriage shown, She felt the friend, and charmed the weeping town. E'en now the flowing numbers left behind Reflect the features of her virtuous mind; Nor yet, of all the nymphs that grace the plain, Has one appeared to sing so sweet a strain. But most Devotion did its power diffuse,-- Soul of her soul, the spirit of her Muse. This lady was certainly a polished stone in the temple of the Lord. She inherited a most fragile frame, an exquisite sensibility, and a poetic taste. Under peculiar circumstances, the ebbs and flows of feeling were uncontrollable; but the deep-laid principles of Christian faith and pious trust sustained and delivered her. There was in her a childlike transparency of soul, and a deep well of love, which made her the admiration and blessing of all with whom she lived. She was a model wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), James, Henry 1843- (search)
James, Henry 1843- Author; born in New York City, April 15, 1843; was educated in France, Switzerland, and in the Harvard Law School. His literary career opened in 1866. A year or two later he began writing serial stories, but produced no extended novel till 1875. He has since been a prolific writer, not only of novels but also of contributions to the periodical press on engrossing questions of the day. Since 1869 he has lived chiefly in England. His publications include Trans-Atlantic sketches (1875); A passionate Pilgrim; The American; The Europeans; An international episode; The siege of London; The Bostonians; Poor Richard; Watch and Ward; Life of Hawthorne; A little Tour in France; A London life; The tragic Muse; The lesson of the master; Embarrassments; Tales of three cities; Essays in London and elsewhere; The wheel of time; What Maisie knew, etc.
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 6: the schism.—1840. (search)
and feel a thousand-fold more than I can express. . . . By this time I conclude that you have passed through the perils of childbed. Would that some carrier-pigeon could bring me swift intelligence of the result! I cannot but hope that all has gone well with you and the new-born babe. The idea of having a third child, to be called my own, is almost as pleasing and novel to me as it was at the prospect of the birth of dear little Georgie. Should I hear good tidings from you, perhaps my Muse may manufacture some verses in honor of the newcomer; though I ought first, in order, to celebrate the advent of my little paragon, Willie Wallie. Well, he shall not be forgotten. I shall love all my children (and mine are thine, dearest), equally well. The Muse, however, observed the law of primogeniture. Fog and a gale retarded the passage from Holyhead to Liverpool, and brought the only perilous moments of the voyage. W. L. Garrison to his wife. June 15, 1840. Monday af
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.), Chapter 9: the beginnings of verse, 1610-1808 (search)
n thousand lines of verse in what must have been, to her, peculiarly uncongenial surroundings. Her brother-in-law, the Rev. John Woodbridge, when on a visit to London in 1650, published without her knowledge her poems under the title of The tenth Muse, lately sprung up in America, and a second edition followed in Boston in 1678. That her poems were read and admired is attested by such poetic tributes as that of Nathaniel Ward, who affirms that she was a right Du Bartas girle, and represents Apollo as unable to decide whether Du Bartas or the New England Muse was the more excellent poet. But Anne Bradstreet was not a poet; she was a winsome personality in an unlovely age. That she should have written verse at all was phenomenal, but that it should have been poor verse was inevitable. Her Exact epitome of the four Monarchies, in several thousand lines of bad pentameter couplets, is simply a rhyming chronicle of the medieval type, the matter of which was supplied by Raleigh's History
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.), Index. (search)
Sword and the Distaff, the, 315 Sybil, 225 n. Sydney, Letters of, 148 Sylvester, Joshua, 154, 155, 158 T Table talk, 194 Tablet, 234 Tale of a Tub, a, 112, 118 Tale of Cloudland, a, 273 Tales (Byron), 280 Tales of a traveller, 246, 256 Tales of the border, 318 Tales of the Glauber Spa, 278 n. Talisman, the, 240 Taller, I 115, I 16 Tears and Smiles, 220, 227 Tennent, Gilbert, 77 Tenney, Tabitha, 292 Tennyson, 261, 263, 264, 269, 271, 335 Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in America, the, 154 Teresa Contarini, 224 Terrible Tractoration, 174 Thacher, Oxenbridge, 127, 128, 131 Thackeray, 279 Thanatopsis, 163, 212, 262, 262 n., 263, 265, 267 Thomas, Isaiah, 112 n., 120, 123 Thompson, Benjamin, 152, 158 Thompson, D. P., 307, 308, 310 Thomson, Charles, 98 Thomson, James, 161, 162, 163, 181, 215, 262 n., 263, 271 Thoreau, 271, 333, 340, 341, 345, 346, 347 Thoughts on the poets, 243 Thoughts on the revival of re
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 1: the Puritan writers (search)
tincts, and was to become the mother of eight children. Yet most of her poems were written before she was thirty years old, in the midst of the daily toils of the wife of a New England farmer, and under her rapidly increasing burden of motherhood. Her work at once gained such attention that she was called a tenth muse by her contemporaries. Her poems were published in London in 1650 under a title which gives a tabular view of her range of thought and knowledge, being as follows: The Tenth Muse, lately sprung up in America, or Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, Full of Delight, Wherein especially is Contained a Complete Discourse and Description of the Four Elements, Constitutions, Ages of Man, Seasons of the Year, together with an exact Epitome of the Four Monarchies, viz., The Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, Roman. Also a Dialogue between Old England and New, concerning the late troubles. With divers other pleasant and serious Poems. By a Gentlewoman in
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