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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.) 160 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 88 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 76 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 26 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 16 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 10 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 8 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
y ride to the Potomac resumed. When the unfortunate commander dismounted at Arlington next forenoon in a soaking rain, after 32 hours in the saddle, his disastrous campaign of 6 days was closed. The first martial effervescence of the country was over. The three-months men went home, and the three-months chapter of the war ended with the South triumphant and confident; the North disappointed but determined. The scene in Washington after the battle has been graphically described by Walt Whitman, from whose Specimen days and collect (Philadelphia: Rees, Welch & Co.) we make these extracts: The defeated troops commenced pouring into Washington over the Long Bridge at daylight on Monday, 22d--day drizzling all through with rain. The Saturday and Sunday of the battle (20th, 21st) had been parched and hot to an extreme — the dust, the grime and smoke, in layers, sweated in, follow'd by other layers again sweated in, absorb'd by those excited souls — their clothes all saturated w
al of the two sections. One surges forward with the fire and dash of Southern temperament through an impassioned Walt Whitman during the war The most individual of American poets was born at Westhills, Long Island, in 1809, the son of a carpter growing until it had become several times the size of the original. At the end of the second year of the Civil War, Whitman went to Washington to care for his brother, who had been wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg. For the next three yes received a more enduring commemoration. Indeed, Lincoln has inspired the finest imaginative product of the period. Walt Whitman's mystic dirge, When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom'd, which Swinburne enthusiastically pronounced the most sonorouning recognition when the end came in 1881 in the mountains of North Carolina. was there mourned in a symbolic way, but Whitman spoke in a poignant, personal way in O Captain, my Captain, which, partly on that account and partly because of its more
, is to be prized for the record it affords of the large soul of Walt Whitman. He witnessed little of life at the front, but he saw all of th far out of reach, studded, breaking out, the eternal stars. Walt Whitman. The bivouac in the snow The representative woman singe husband and of the South. Bivouac: to illustrate the poem by Whitman The encampment of the Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing is a scene strikingly similar to that described by Whitman. With the shadowy soldiers in the foreground one can gaze upon the Camp that filc of McClellan's army, in 1862, reveal, in much the same spirit as Whitman's poem, the actual life of the soldier. At the end of a hard day'ters, meanwhile, were gathered about the twinkling camp-fires that Whitman brings before our eyes. Night will soon fall, and the army will pand snowy white; The guidon flags flutter gayly in the wind. Walt Whitman. Roll-call ‘Corporal Green!’ the Orderly cried; ‘Here!’ was
nd lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln. O Captain! my Captain! This not very characteristic production of the most individual of American poets was directly inspired by the assassination of Lincoln. Whitman had returned from his hospital service in Washington to his home in Brooklyn to complete the arrangements for printing Drum-Taps, his Civil war poems, at his own expense. He was with his mother on the morning of April 15, 1865, when the news caThe ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done, From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won; Exult O shores, and ring O bells! But I, with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. Walt Whitman. Ode recited at the Harvard commemoration The ode from which the two strophes below are selected is in some respects the highest achievement thus far in American literature. James Russell Lowell, who had already made his name in lett
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
. 22, 1892 Treaty signed at State Department, Washington, by Sir Julian Pauncefote and Secretary Blaine, referring the Bering Sea dispute to an international arbitration commission of seven members......Feb. 29, 1892 Forest reserve, Pike's Peak, Col., set apart by proclamation of President Harrison......Feb. 11, March 18, 1892 Standard Oil Trust dissolved......March 21, 1892 Debate on the silver bill closes in House of Representatives and fails of a vote......March 24, 1892 Walt Whitman, poet, born in 1819, dies at Camden, N. J.......March 26, 1892 Treaty with foreign powers for repressing the slave-trade in Africa and the importation of fire-arms, ammunition, and spirituous liquors, signed at Washington......April 2, 1892 Steamer Missouri, which sailed from New York, March 15, carrying food supplies to starving Russians, arrives at Libau......April 3, 1892 President proclaims open to settlement the greater part of Lake Traverse Indian reservation in North Dakot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
of over 3,000 employes in the Clark thread mills at Newark and Kearney begins......Dec. 10, 1890 Saturday half-holiday established, and Rutgers Scientific School awarded the funds granted by Congress in aid of colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts at session......Jan. 13–March 20, 1891 Spinners' strike in the Clark thread mills declared off......April 18, 1891 Smokeless powder used for the first time in this country at Sandy Hook in an 8-inch rifled gun......July 25, 1891 Walt Whitman, poet, born 1819, dies at Camden......March 26, 1892 United States practice cruiser Bancroft, the first war-ship built in the State, is launched at the yards of Samuel L. Moore & Sons Co. in Elizabeth......April 30, 1892 City of Paterson celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding......July 4, 1892 Horse-racing during December, January, and February forbidden......1893 Battle monument at Trenton unveiled......Oct. 19, 1893 Democrats and Republicans organize separate S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitman, Walt 1819-1892 (search)
Whitman, Walt 1819-1892 Poet; born in West Hills, Long Island, N. Y., May 31, 1819; received a public school education; learned the printer's trade; taught school for a time; and later learned the carpenter's trade. During the Civil War he was a nurse in the Federal military hospitals; and was a government clerk in 1865-73. He was editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle; a contributor to the Democratic review; established The Freedman in 1850; and wrote Drum Taps; Leaves of grass, etc. He died in Camden, N. J., March 26, 1892.
Ernest Crosby, Garrison the non-resistant, Chapter 4: Constitution and conscience (search)
Chapter 4: Constitution and conscience Were you looking to be held together by lawyers? Or by an agreement on a paper? Or by arms? Nay, nor the world nor any living thing will so cohere. Walt Whitman, Drum-Taps. The Constitution of the United States recognized the legality of slavery, and an idolatrous regard for that document and for the Union maintained by it between the States closed the eyes of many Americans to the iniquity of the institution. Webster was the high priest of this fetish-worship, and his miserable capitulation to the slave power was in part due to this false patriotism, and in part to his presidential aspirations. But he humiliated himself in vain. Even Lincoln, who knew that if slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong, felt justified as late as August, 1862, in saying, If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others
Ernest Crosby, Garrison the non-resistant, Chapter 11: the results of the war in the South (search)
th the enormous number of our homicides, the not unusual habit of carrying revolvers, and the craze for militarism, battleships and warfare; but all these faults are aggravated in the South, and it seems a natural result of the great war. I formed one of a group one evening sitting around the stove in the hotel office of a Southern town. There were three or four commercial men, and one old graybeard who seemed to be related in some way to the proprietor and who was the living image of Walt Whitman. From time to time he poked the fire with an old sword, which continual use of the kind had reduced to half its original length. You used that all through the way, didn't you, Uncle Joe? said one of the party, spitting into the sandbox which held the stove. The old man nodded assent, but like a modest man he showed no desire to enlarge on the subject. He gave the sword a shove into the sand and drew back into his wooden chair. I looked with approval on the converted weapon. It w
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)
myss, F. C., 221 n., 223 n. Wept of wish-ton-wish, the, 300 West, Benjamin, 91 Westchester Farmer, 136, 137 Western Clearings, 318 Weston, Richard, 190 When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed, 270 When was the drama introduced in America? 216 n. Whipple, E. P., 244 Whistle, the, 101 Whitby, Daniel, 66 White, Kirk, 263, 270 n., 271 Whitefield, George, 9, 73-75, 77, 78, 81, 91, 103 White-Jacket, 321 Whitemarsh, Thomas, 116, I 17 Whitman, Elizabeth, 285 Whitman, Walt, 261, 262, 266, 268, 270, 271 Whittier, J. G., 86, 261, 262 Who wants a Guinea? 228 Wieland, 289, 292 Wigglesworth, Edward, 73,74, 75 Wigglesworth, Michael, 154, 156-157, 158, 160 Wigglesworth, Samuel, 154 Wilberforce, Bishop, 20 Wild Honeysuckle, the, 183 Wilderness and the War-path, the, 318 Wilkins, E. G., 230 Willard, Rev., Samuel, 158 William Gilmore Simms, 224 n. William Penn, 222, 225 Williams, Roger, 4, 8, 38, 39, 43-45, 50 Willis, Nathaniel Park
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