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OF

AMERICAN LITERATURE:

EMBRACING

PERSONAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES OF AUTHORS,

AND SELECTIONS FROM THEIR WRITINGS.

FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT DAY:

WITH

PORTRAITS, AUTOGRAPHS, AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS.

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK AND GEORGE L. DUYCKINCK.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

N E W Y0 Ꭱ Ꮶ :
CHARLES SCRIBNER.

AL 38.56

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855,

BY CHARLES SCRIBNER,

in the Cierk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

OA. ALVORD, Printer.

R. CRAIGHEAD, ELECTROTYPER AND STEREOTYPER,

68 Vesoy Street, N. Y

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

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JAMES KIRKE PAULDING

A Rural Lover, from the "Lay of the Scottish

Fiddle."

An Evening Walk in Virginia, from the "Letters

from the South."

A Trio of Frenchnen.

Character of Washington.

The Man that wanted but One Thing, the Man that

wanted Everything, and the Man that wanted

Nothing.

JOSEPH STORY

Fragments.

WASHINGTON ALLSTON

Irving's Reminiscences of Allston.

America to Great Britain.

Winter, from the "Sylphs of the Seasons."

Rosalie.

Invention in Art in Ostade and Raphael, from the

Lectures on Art."

JOSEPI T. BUCKINGHAM . . . . . . 19

MOSES STUART . . .

: : 20

WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING

Military Genius, from the “Essay o

Religion in Literature, from the " Essay on Fenelon

HENRY T. FARMER.

The Woes of Modern Greece: a Prize Poem.. .

TIMOTHY FLINT

.

.

. . .

The Shores of the Ohio.

. 24

HENRY PICKERING .

The House in which I was born: once the Head:

quarters of Washington.

The Dismantled Cabinet.

The Buckwheat Cake.

HENRY J. FINN .

. . . . 28

Passage from the comic Anninal'

DANIEL WEBSTER

.

Moral Force of Public Opinion, from the Speech on

the Revolution in Greece'.

The Union-Peroration of second Speech on Foot's

Resolution in Reply to Hayne.

The Secret of Murder-the Trial of Knapp for the

Murder of White.

From the Address before the New York IIistorical

Society, 1852.

Letter on the Morning, to Mrs. J. W. Paige.

JOHN C. CALHOUN

: . 84

State Sovereignty, from the Speech on the Force

Bill in the Senate, February, 1838.

ROBERT WALSH .

Didactics i . . . . .

Sentences from

*

HENRY WHEATON . . . . . . . 89

CHARLES J. INGERSOLL .

Book-making Travellers in America' from “Inchi:

quin's Letters."

LEWIS CASS.

Passage from Address before the New England so: *

ciety of Michigan.

THOMAS HART BENTON .

Character of Nathaniel Maco

Years' View."

HENEY A. S. DEARBORN . . . . . . 45

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ELIZA LESLIE.

DESHALL . . . . . . . . . 145

The Montagues in America, from “Mrs. Washington

Potts."

Pierre, the French Barber's Indian Adventure, from

RICHARD HENRY DANA . . . . . . 89

* the Dark Maid of Hiinois."

The Little Beach Bird.

WILLIAM L. STONE . . . . . . . 150

Iinmortality, from * the Husband and Wife's Grave."

HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT

. 151

The Buccaneer.
Edmund Kean's Lear, from the Paper on Kean's

The White Stone Canoe-froin the “Tales of a Wigs

wain."
Acting.

Influence of Home, from the Paper on Domestic Life.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE . . . . . . . 154

RICHIARD DABNEY . . . . . . . 99 EDWARD HITCHCOCK, .

. 156

Translation from Sappbo.

HENRY C. CAREY. . . . . . . . 157

Youth and Age.

The Tribute.

HENRY COGSWELL KNIGHT . . . . . 158

An Epigram, imitated from Archias.

The Country Oven.

NATHANIEL H. CARTER . . . . .

FREDERICK KNIGHT

. 100

Faith.

ISAAC HARBY . . . . . . . 1001

HEW AINSLIE

. 160

WILLIAM ELLIOTT

100

The Absent Father.

Passages from Fiesco.

The Ingle Side.

Passages froin Sporting Papers.

JOHN NEAL .

. . . . 161

SAMUEL JACKSON GARDNER . . .

A War Song of the Revolution. .

. . 103

The Birth of a Poet.

WILLIAM J. GRAYSON . . . . . 103

ORVILLE DEWEY

. 164

· A Sunday Scene at the South.

* study, froin his Phi Beta Kappa Address in 1830...

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA . .

JARED SPARKS . . . . . . . . 105

WILLIAM JAY . . . . . . . . 106

EDWARD ROBINSON . . . . . . .

RICHARD HENRY WILDE. . . . . . 106 THERESE ROBINSON

Sonnets, translated from Tasso,

EDWARD EVERETT .

:

to join:

To the Mocking Bird.

169

Passages from his Phi Beta Kappa Poem.

Stanzas.

Benefits to America of One National Literature.

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER

The Men and Deeds of the Revolution.

Capture of a Whale, from “the Pilot."

HENRY WARE-HENRY WARE, JR.JOIN WARE

The Panther, from the Pioneers."

-WILLIAM WARE .

. 173

Deerslayer at the Death of his Savage Foe.

Sonnet on the Completion of Noyes's Translation of

JAMES A. HILLHOUSE

the Prophets. November, 1887.

Death of Probus, from * Aurelian."

Passage from Hadad.

Last Evening of the World, from the Judgment."

Zenobia, Fausta, and Piso, from * Zenobia."

Interview of Hadad and Tamar.

Repose, from the Lectures on Allston.'

The Temptation.

CAROLINE GILMAN .

. . . . 179

The Education of Men of Leisure, from “the Rela-

The Plantation.

tions of Literature to a Republican Government."

To the Ursulines.

JOHN W. FRANCIS . . . .

.

. .

.

. 121

. 121 CAROLINE H. GLOVER

CAR

Christopher Colles.

Spring Time.

ELIZA TOWNSEND

CARLOS WILCOX .

The Incomprehensibility

Spring in New England, froin the “ Age of Benevo:

The Rainbow.

lence."

SARAH J. HALE

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT . . . . . 153

It Snow.

Drought.

JOB DURFEE .

Thanatopsis.

. . . .

Roger Williams in the Forest

To a Waterfowl.

June.

LEVI WOODBURY.

The Death of the Flowers,

Means and Motives in American Education.

Oh, Fairest of the Rural Maids.

To the Evening Wind.

SAMUEL H. TURNER . . . . . .

Song of Marion's Men.

The Battle Field.

THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT . . . . 129 The Land of Dreams.

Robert of Lincoln,

CHARLES SPRAGUE

Prize Prologue, recited at the Opening of the Park

Corn-Shucking in South Carolina, from the * Letters

of a Traveller."

Theatre, 1821.

Art.

JOHN HOWARD BRYANT

The Traveller, from “ Curiosity."

Lines on finding a Fountain in a secluded part of a

The Brothers.

Forest.

The Winged Worshippers.

JOHN D. GODMAN

. . . . . . . 191

CIIARLES JAMES SPRAGUE

The Pine Forest.

The Empty House.

BOW DOIN COLLEGE

LYDIA H. SIGOURNEY . . . . . . 185 UNION COLLEGE

Indian Names.

Poetry

JOHN E. HOLBROOK

Jamestown Church.

MARIA BROOKS

Life's Evening.

. . . . . . 193

Passages from “Zophiæ.

The Early Blue-bird.

Egla Sleeping in the Grove of Acacias, from * Zo-

Talk with the Sea.

phicl."
JONATHAN MAYHEW WAINWRIGIIT, . .

Morning Sunlight, from “ Zophiül."

Song, from "Zophicl."

EDWIN C. HOLLAND ..

The Pillar of Glory.

JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE.

201

Passage from Lines to John Lan
WILLIAM II. TIMROD . . . . . . .

Passages from the Culprit Fay."

To Harry.

Impromptu.

HENRY TIMROD

The Mocking Bird.

Sonnet.

The Past-a Fragment.

To the Defenders of New Orleans.

JOHN HOWARD PAYNE

. 140

Bronx.

Fragment.

To Ennui, from the Croakers.”

Home, Sweet Home.

Ode to Fortune,

Ode.

To Croaker, Junior,

The Tomb of Genlus.

The American Flag

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