CONTENTS

Philip Freneau
The Power of Fancy1
The Rising Glory of America2
A Political Litany8
The Dying Elm9
On Retirement9
The Pictures of Columbuis, the Genoese10
The House of Night22
The Beauties of Santa Cruz31
On the Memorable Victory of Paul Jones38
To the Memory of the Brave Americans39
The Political Balance40
Barney's Invitation44
Song on Captain Barney's Victory45
The Seasons Moralized46
On the Vicissitudes of Things46
To Sylvius47
The Wild Honey. Suckle48
On-a Book Called. Unitarian Theology48
The Dying Indian: Tomo-Chequi49
The Hurricane50
The Indian Burying. Ground50
May to April51
To an Author51
On the Sleep of Plants52
To the Public52
To My Book52
On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man53
Ode ("God save the Rights of Man!")54
On the Death of a Republican Printer On the Anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille55
Reflections on the Gradual Progress of Nations55
On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature56
On the Uniformity and Perfection of Nature57
On the Religion of Nature57
Advice to Authors57

William Cullen Bryant
Thanatopsis61
Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood62
To a Waterfowl62
Green River63
A Winter Piece63
"Oh Fairest of the Rural Maids"65
Hymn to Death65
The Ages67
The Indian Girl's Lament73
Mutation74
Autumn Woods74
"I broke the Spell That Held Me Long"75
A Forest Hymn75
The Death of the Flowers76
June77
The African Chief78
October78
The Past78
The Evening Wind79
To the Fringed Gentian80
Hymnn of the City80
Song pf Marion's Men80
The Prairies81
Earth83
The Battle-field94
An Evening Revery84
The Antiquity of Freedom85
"Oh Mother of a Migh Race"86
Italy87
The Poet 88
The Flood of Years 88
Early American Verse90
From Lectures on Poetry I On the Nature of Poetry94
IV On Originality and Imitation99
From Introduction to a Library of Poetry and Song103

John Greenleaf Whittier
The Demon's Cave105
To William Lloyd Garrison105
To —, with a Copy of Woolman's Journal106
Hampton Beach108
Cassandra, Southwick109
Memories112
Ego113
Forgiveness115
Massachusetts to Virginia115
From Songs of Labor
Dedication117
The Shoemakers118
The Huskers119
The Corn-Song120

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Philip Freneau 1
  • William Cullen Bryant 61
  • John Greenleaf Whittier 105
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson 191
  • Edgar Allan Poe 243
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  • James Russell Lowell 435
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