says written in America, and they have gained wide reception in England.
He also wrote three novels, the best known of which is Elsie Venner. Many of his poems, such as The last Leaf and Dorothy will long continue to give him a warm place in the public heart.
The poem in this volume, Brother Jonathan's lament for sister Caroline, is characteristic of Holmes' kindly disposition—striking as a piece of prophecy before the war had really begun.
The last thirty-four years of his life, ending in 1894, were filled with a large variety of literary work. extension of my time to enable me to continue my work.
I am further thankful, and in a much greater degree thankful, because it has enabled me to see for myself the happy harmony which has so suddenly sprung up between those engaged but a few short years ago in deadly conflict.
Grant's gratitude was well founded.
With only insignificant exceptions, the Southern press showed that the harmony was real.
So representative a newspaper as The