Selections from the American poets
William Cullen Bryant
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CONTENTS

    PHILIP FRENEAU.
  • Columbus to Ferdinand13
  • The Dying Indian 15
  • The Indian Burying-ground 17
  • Stanzas occasioned by Lord Bellamont's, Lady Hay's, and other skeletons being dug up in Fort George (N.Y.), 1790 19
    JOEL BARLOW.
  • The Hasty Pudding 20
    ROBERT C. SANDS.
  • The Sleep of Papantzin 30
  • Waking of Papantzin in the Sepulchre 33
  • Good-night 36
  • The Dead of 1832 37
    JAMES A. HILLHOUSE.
  • Descent of the Judge and his Angels 39
  • Adam, Cæsar, and Abraham at the Resurrection 41
  • Last setting of the Sun and Moon 42
  • Scene from Hadad 44
    TIMOTHY DWIGHT.
  • The Country Schoolmaster 50
  • The Social Visit 50
  • The Destruction of the Pequods 52
    JOHN TRUMBULL.
  • Character of M'Fingal 61
    ST. JOHN HONEYWOOD.
  • Inefficacy of Punishments 65
    WILLIAM CLIFTON.
  • Ancient and Modern Literature 65
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    WASHINGTON ALSTON.
  • The Sylph of Spring 68
  • The Paint-King 70
  • Rosalie 76
    RICHARD H. DANA.
  • Murder of a Spanish Lady by a Pirate 77
  • The Husband's and Wife's Grave 81
  • Daybreak 84
    NATHANIEL P. WILLIS.
  • The Baptism of Christ 87
  • Spring 89
  • April 90
  • The Belfry Pigeon 91
    JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE.
  • Journey of the Culprit Fay 92
  • Bronx 98
    WILLIAM LEGGETT.
  • A Sacred Melody 99
    JOHN G. C. BRAINARD.
  • The Fall of Niagara 100
  • Mr. Merry's Lament for "Long Tom" 101
  • The Indian Summer 102
  • "The Dead Leaves strow the Forest Walk" 102
    WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS.
  • Scene from Atalantis 104
  • The edge of the Swamp 109
    RUFUS DAWES.
  • To an Infant sleeping in a Garden 110
  • Sunrise from Mount Washington 111
    LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON.
  • The Prophecy 112
  • To a Lady whose Singing resembled that of an Absent Sister 112
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    MARGARET MILLER DAVIDSON.
  • Home 115
  • To my Mother 115
    CARLOS WILCOX.
  • Spring in New-England 117
  • September 120
  • The Castle of Imagination 121
  • Rousseau and Cowper 125
  • The Cure of Melancholy 127
    FITZ-GREENE HALLECK.
  • Burns 129
  • Red Jacket 133
    HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
  • The Light of Stars 136
  • Footsteps of Angels 137
  • The Spirit of Poetry 139
    CHARLES SPRAGUE.
  • The Force of Curiosity 140
  • The Traveller's Fate 142
  • I see thee still 144
  • The Family Meeting 145
  • The Winged Worshippers 147
    EDWARD C. PINKNEY.
  • The Indian's Bride 148
  • Memory 151
    EMMA C. EMBURY.
  • Christ in the Tempest 151
  • Lines suggested by the Moravian Burial-ground at Bethlehem 153
    HENRY PICKERING.
  • The Last Days of Autumn 154
    JAMES G. PERCIVAL.
  • The Patriarchal Age 155
  • The Sun 157
  • The Deserted Wife 162
  • The Coral Grove 163
  • Clouds 164
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    JAMES WALLIS EASTBURN.
  • Evening on Narraganset Bay 166
  • Song of an Indian Mother 169
  • Philip's Dream 170
    JOHN PIERPONT.
  • The Power of Music 173
  • For a Celebration of the Massachusetts Mechanics' Charitable Association 176
  • The Exile at Rest 178
  • Her Chosen Spot 179
  • For the Charlestown Centennial Celebration 180
    GEORGE HILL.
  • From the Ruins of Athens 182
  • The Mountain Girl 185
  • The Lost Pleiad 187
  • Autumn Noon 188
    GEORGE W. DOANE.
  • Thermopylæ 188
  • The Waters of Marah 189
    LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY.
  • Indian Names 190
  • Contentment 191
  • The Western Emigrant 192
  • The Widow's Charge at her Daughter's Bridal 194
    HANNAH F. GOULD.
  • The Pebble and the Acorn 195
  • The Waterfall 197
  • The Dream 198
  • The Child on the Beach 200
    PROSPER M. WETMORE.
  • "Twelve Years have flown" 203
    WILLIAM C. BRYANT.
  • The Past 204
  • The Prairies 206
  • The Rivulet 209
  • "Earth's Children cleave to Earth" 212
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    JAMES K. PAULDING.
  • Passage down the Ohio 212
    JOHN G. WHITTIER.
  • The Female Martyr 214
  • The Worship of Nature 216
  • Pentucket 218
    JONATHAN LAWRENCE.
  • Look Aloft 220
  • To —— on the Death of a favourite Bird 221
    OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
  • The Cambridge Churchyard 223
  • Old Ironsides 226
  • The Treadmill Song 227
    JOHN H. BRYANT.
  • "And I went and washed, and I received sight" 228
  • My Native Village 229
    ELIZABETH F. ELLET.
  • Lake Ontario 230
  • The Vanity of the Vulgar Great 232
  • To the Whipporwill 233
    GRENVILLE MELLEN.
  • Mount Washington 233
    JAMES G. BROOKS.
  • Joy and Sorrow 235
    ANNE MARIA WELLS.
  • The White Hare 235
  • To a Young Mother 237
    CAROLINE GILMAN.
  • To —— 237
    SARAH J. HALE.
  • The Rose-tree at the Birthplace of Washington 238
    CHARLES F. HOFFMAN.
  • Indian Summer 240
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    PARK BENJAMIN.
  • Sonnet 241
  • Sonnet 241
    WILLIAM B. TAPPAN.
  • The twenty thousand Children of the Sabbath Schools in New-York celebrating together the 4th of July, 1839 242
    GEORGE LUNT.
  • Autumn Musings 243
    EPES SARGENT.
  • A Wish 245
    JOHN NEAL.
  • The Soldier's Visit to his Family 246
    ROBERT M. CHARLTON.
  • To the River Ogeechee 248
    JONES VERY.
  • To the Canary Bird 249
  • The Tree 249
  • The Wind-Flower 250
  • The Son 250
  • Enoch 251
  • The Living God 251
    FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD.
  • The Morning Walk, or the Stolen Blush 252
    ANDREWS NORTON.
  • Scene after a Summer Shower 253
    W. O. P. PEABODY.
  • Hymn of Nature 254
  • The Autumn Evening 256
    ELIZABETH TOWNSEND.
  • Incomprehensibility of God 257
    HENRY WARE, JR.
  • To the Ursa Major 258
  • The Vision of Liberty 263
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    W. E. GALLAUDET.
  • Lines to the Western Mummy 265
    J. M'LELLAN, JR.
  • The Notes of the Birds 267
    MICAH P. FLINT.
  • Lines on passing the Grave of my Sister 270
    GEORGE H. CALVERT.
  • Washington. From Andre and Arnold, a Dramatic fragment 271
    ALFRED B. STREET.
  • A Forest Walk 273
  • An American Forest Spring 276
    J. K. MITCHELL.
  • Song of the Prairie 278
    EDWARD SANFORD.
  • Address to Black Hawk 280
    J.B. VAN SCHAICK.
  • Joshua commanding the Sun and Moon to stand still 283
    CLEMENT C. MOORE.
  • A Visit from St. Nicholas 285
    LUCY HOOPER.
  • The Daughter of Herodias 287
    THOMAS C. UPHAM.
  • The Millennial Day 288
  • God Worshipped in his Works 289
    ELIZA FOLLEN.
  • Nahant 289
    W. J. SNELLING.
  • The Birth of Thunder 290
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    WILLIS GAYLORD CLARK.
  • The Burial-place at Laurel Hill 295
  • The Early Dead 296
  • Death of the Firstborn 297
    ALBERT PIKE.
  • To Spring 298
    H. T. TUCKERMAN.
  • Tri-Mountain 300
    SEBA SMITH.
  • The Mother perishing in a Snowstorm 302
    NEHEMIAH CLEAVELAND.
  • An Air-Chateau 303
    WILLIAM D. GALLAHER.
  • August 304
    ELIZABETH PARK.
  • Scene from "Miriam" 306