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A Review of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by James Russell Lowell

THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH The introduction and acclimatization of the hexameter upon English soil has been an affair of more than two centuries. The attempt was first systematically made during the reign of Elizabeth, but the metre remained a feeble exotic that scarcely burgeoned under glass. Gabriel Harvey,—a kind of Don Adriano de Armado,—whose… Keep Reading

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Books Which Have Influenced Me by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Editor has somewhat insidiously laid a trap for his correspondents, the question put appearing at first so innocent, truly cutting so deep.  It is not, indeed, until after some reconnaissance and review that the writer awakes to find himself engaged upon something in the nature of autobiography, or, perhaps worse, upon a chapter in… Keep Reading

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POETRY AND NATIONALITY by James Russell Lowell

POETRY AND NATIONALITY[1] by James Russell Lowell This article first appeared in the North American Review in 1868 One of the dreams of our earlier horoscope-mongers was, that a poet should come out of the West, fashioned on a scale somewhat proportioned to our geographical pretensions. Our rivers, forests, mountains, cataracts, prairies, and inland seas… Keep Reading

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