CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

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GEORGE BANCROFT 98 Poetry Near the Lake
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MDONALD CLARKE 41 A Plea for Maidenhood from Married and Single
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Autograph of Hannah F
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JOHN HUGHES 44 FRANCIS LIEBER
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Residence of George Bancroft
99
South Carolina College
114
STEPHEN H TYNG 118 Some Observations concerning Quail
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Portrait and Autograph of Thomas
139
Portrait and Autograph of William
148
Portrait and Autograph of George
156
Residence of George P Morris
164
Portrait and Autograph of Alex
177
THOMAS COLE 125 The Apology
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JAMES G AND MARY E BROOKS 130 GEORGE HENRY CALVERT
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WILLIAM H FURNESS 137 ROBERT M BIRD
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EDWARD COATE PINKNEY 147 The Brothers or In the Fashion and Above
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HORACE BUSHNELL 219 Ecce Homo from The Divine Tragedy
222
CHARLES F ARTHUR GAYARRE 226 Evening Walk by the
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Autograph of Henry W Longfellow
276
GEORGE W BETHUNE 231 GEORGE B CIIEEVER
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Portrait and Autograph of Joseph
296
THEODORE S FAY 240 The Duel of Hamilton and Burr
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LEONARD W1THINGTON t 45 The Gentlemanly Character in Politics and Institu
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FREDERIC HENRY HEDGE 2S0 JOHN W GOULD
308
WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS 257 Gone
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JAMES OTIS ROCKWELL 267 he Man in the Reservoir a Fantasie Piece
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Autograph of Emma C Embury
329
Hawthorne
358
Autograph of Brantz Mayer
379
HENRY REED 335 ANN S STEPHENS
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B B THATCHER 341 EDGAR A POE
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HANNAH F GOULD 341 The Raven
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ROBERT CHARLES W1NTHROP 346 FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS
420
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 355 ANDREW PRESTON PEABODY
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OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES 367 Why I left the Anvil
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BRANTZ MAYER 379 EMORY WASHBURN
444
JONES VERY 385 LORENZO SABINE
450
CHARLES F BRIGGS 485 Condition of Cuba from l To Cuba and Back
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Autograph of Emma D E N South
555
Saxe
563
H MORACKEN 603 How it Happened an Oriental Apclogue
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Portrait and Autograph of P
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Autograph of George W Peck
595
Lowell
609
Webber
630
PHILIP PENDLETON COOKEJOHN ESTEN HENRY AUGUSTUS WISE
633
WILLIAM A JONES 578 The Old Maid
643
GEORGE W PECK 594 CATHERINE WARFIELD ELEANOR LEE
650
GEORGE H COLTON 606 ALICE CARY
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EDWIN PERCY WHIPPLE 625 WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE
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CHARLES OSCAR DUGUE 671 the university of virginia
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XAVIER DONALD MACLEOD 671 francis samuel drake
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SAMUEL ELIOT 679 the university of michigan
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DONALD G MITCHELL 683 The God of the Universe is Jehovah from The
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GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS 695 WILLIAM WHITING
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WILLIAM W CALDWELL 708 HENRY WARD BEECIIER
781
JOHN R THOMPSON 709 Jesus His Personal Appearance from Life of Jesus
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BAYARD TAYLOR 713 JOHN N NORTON
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AUGUSTUS JULIAN REQUIER 734 HENRY B DAWSON
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JOHN BIGELOW 810 WILLIAM A WHITEHEAD 855
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RICHARD EDDY 813 NOAH PORTER
858
WILLIAM HENRY WHITMORE 820 EDMUND FARWELL SLAFTER
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CHARLES GODFREY LELAND 828 God Save the King and the Marseillaise from
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THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH 830 JAMES STRONG
878
EDMUND B OCALLAGHAN 832 Adventure with a Black Sentinel from Army Life
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E VERT AUGUSTUS DUYCKINCK 838 The Hunt of the Bears from The New Timothy
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ROBERT DALE OWEN 845 NATHAN B WARNER
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EDWARD FRANCIS CUTTER 850 The Lady Beatrice from Dantes New Life
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CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER 913 The Peach Blossoms
914
Not Quite in Vain from Baked Meats of the WILLIAM D HOWELLS
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MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY 929 DANIEL G BRINTON
968
GEORGE E WARING Jr 934 F BRET HARTE
975
EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN 943 Camp
985
HARRIET P SPOFFORD 951 WILL CARLETON
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Page 406 - This it is and nothing more." Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you" — here I opened wide the door: — Darkness there and nothing more.
Page 183 - The hand that rounded Peter's dome And groined the aisles of Christian Rome Wrought in a sad sincerity; Himself from God he could not free; He builded better than he knew; The conscious stone to beauty grew.
Page 407 - Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting — "Get thee back into the tempest and the night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! — quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!
Page 371 - And he shakes his feeble head. That it seems as if he said, " They are gone." The mossy marbles rest On the lips that he has prest In their bloom; And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb.
Page 407 - ... thing of evil ! — prophet Fa*y still, if bird or devil!— ^ Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted — On this home by Horror haunted — tell me truly, I implore — Is there — is there balm in Gilead? — tell me — tell me, I implore! Quoth the raven,
Page 406 - Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning — little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door — Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as
Page 91 - He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and, though poor perhaps compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers. His to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspired, Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say —
Page 406 - But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore — What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
Page 284 - They climb up into my turret O'er the arms and back of my chair; If I try to escape, they surround me; They seem to be everywhere.
Page 377 - This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare, Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.

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