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Title Whitman's & Dickinson's contemporaries : an anthology of their verse / edited, and with an introduction by Robert Bain.
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1996]
©1996

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Subject Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Contemporaries.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Contemporaries.
American poetry -- 19th century.
Alt Name Bain, Robert (Robert A.)
Add Title Whitman's and Dickinson's contemporaries
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 555 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson were not the poetic stars of their day; Whitman's following was minuscule, if influential, and only a few friends knew that Dickinson wrote poetry. But the contemporaries who eclipsed these major poets now have largely disappeared from our literary landscape. In this distinctive anthology, Robert Bain gathers together thirteen other scholars to re-present the poetry of these former luminaries, allowing readers to rediscover them, reconstruct the poetic contexts of their age, and better understand why Whitman and Dickinson now overshadow other poets of their time. Arranged chronologically according to the birth dates of the poets, this anthology introduces each poet's work, providing biographical information and discussing the major forms and themes of the work. Each introduction places the poet in a literary and historical context with Whitman and Dickinson and provides a bibliography of secondary sources.
Contents Lydia Huntley Sigourney: (1791-1865) / Wilson Somerville. Death of an Infant. Hebrew Dirge. The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers. The Early Blue-Bird. Monody on Mrs. Hemans. To a Shred of Linen -- William Cullen Bryant: (1794-1878) / Glenn Blalock. Thanatopsis. To a Waterfowl. The Prairies. The Poet. The Death of Lincoln. from The Flood of Years -- George Moses Horton: (1797?-1883?) / Paul Crumbley. On Liberty and Slavery. Division of an Estate. George Moses Horton, Myself. The Obstructions of Genius. The Art of a Poet. The Spectator of the Battle of Belmont, November 6, 1863. Lincoln Is Dead. Peace at Home -- Sarah Helen Whitman: (1803-1878) / Lisa Carl. from Sonnets: To Elizabeth Barrett Browning. from Sonnets: To ̲̲̲̲. Night Wanes. from Christmas Eve. The Portrait. Science -- Ralph Waldo Emerson: (1803-1882) / Robert Bain. Each and All. Hamatreya. The Rhodora. The Snow-Storm. Ode Inscribed to W.H. Channing. Merlin. Bacchus. Concord Hymn. Brahma. Days.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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ISBN 0585031436 (electronic bk.)
9780585031439 (electronic bk.)
0809317214
0809320312
9780809317219 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780809320318 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 42329795
Additional Format Print version: Whitman's & Dickinson's contemporaries. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1996 0809317214 (DLC) 95009867 (OCoLC)32132181
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Introduction 
 Lydia Huntley Sigourney: (1791-1865) / Wilson Somerville1
  Death of an Infant3
  Hebrew Dirge4
  The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers5
  The Early Blue-Bird6
  Monody on Mrs. Hemans7
  To a Shred of Linen9
 William Cullen Bryant: (1794-1878) / Glenn Blalock12
  Thanatopsis15
  To a Waterfowl17
  The Prairies18
  The Poet20
  The Death of Lincoln22
  from The Flood of Years22
 George Moses Horton: (1797?-1883?) / Paul Crumbley25
  On Liberty and Slavery27
  Division of an Estate29
  George Moses Horton, Myself30
  The Obstructions of Genius30
  The Art of a Poet31
  The Spectator of the Battle of Belmont, November 6, 186332
  Lincoln Is Dead33
  Peace at Home33
 Sarah Helen Whitman: (1803-1878) / Lisa Carl35
  from Sonnets: To Elizabeth Barrett Browning37
  from Sonnets: To ̲̲̲ 
  Night Wanes38
  from Christmas Eve39
  The Portrait40
  Science41
 Ralph Waldo Emerson: (1803-1882) / Robert Bain42
  Each and All44
  Hamatreya46
  The Rhodora47
  The Snow-Storm48
  Ode Inscribed to W. H. Channing49
  Merlin51
  Bacchus55
  Concord Hymn56
  Brahma57
  Days58
 William Gilmore Simms: (1806-1870) / Terry Roberts59
  The Lost Pleiad61
  The Edge of the Swamp62
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: (1807-1882) / Robert Bain65
  A Psalm of Life67
  Hymn to the Night68
  The Slave Singing at Midnight69
  The Arsenal at Springfield70
  The Day Is Done71
  Seaweed73
  from The Song of Hiawatha74
  My Lost Youth79
  Snow-Flakes82
  Chaucer82
  Milton83
  The Cross of Snow83
  The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls84
 John Greenleaf Whittier: (1807-1892) / Robert Bain85
  Ichabod!87
  Skipper Ireson's Ride88
  The Double-Headed Snake of Newbury91
  from Snow-Bound94
 Edgar Allan Poe: (1809-1849) / Robert Bain111
  Sonnet - To Science114
  Romance114
  To Helen115
  Israfel115
  The City in the Sea117
  The Haunted Palace118
  The Conqueror Worm119
  Dream-Land121
  The Raven122
 Oliver Wendell Holmes: (1809-1894) / Robert Bain127
  Old Ironsides128
  The Last Leaf129
  The Chambered Nautilus131
  The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay"132
 Jones Very: (1813-1880) / Harry Crockett135
  The Garden137
  The Presence138
  The Grave-Yard138
  Terror139
  The Hand and Foot139
  Yourself139
  The Silent140
  The Strangers141
  The Wild Rose of Plymouth141
  Freedom and Union142
  Hath the Rain a Father? Or, Who Hath Begotten the Drops of Dew?142
  The New World142
  The Freedmen of the Mississippi Valley143
  The New Man143
 John Godfrey Saxe: (1816-1887) / Paul Crumbley145
  Rhyme of the Rail147
  from The Proud Miss MacBride149
  from The Money-King151
  The Blind Men and the Elephant153
 Henry David Thoreau: (1817-1862) / Robert Bain156
  I Am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied157
  Great God, I Ask Thee for No Meaner Pelf159
  Light-Winged Smoke, Icarian Bird159
  Woof of the Sun, Ethereal Gauze159
 William Ellery Channing II: (1817-1901) / Mary K. Edmonds161
  A Poet's Hope163
  Inscription for a Garden165
  October165
  Sonnet XI166
  To One Complaining167
  Walden Spring168
 James Russell Lowell: (1819-1891) / Robert Bain169
  from The Biglow Papers (First Series)171
  from A Fable for Critics175
 Josiah Gilbert Holland: (1819-1881) / Terry Roberts182
  Alone!183
  Gradatim184
  Intimations185
 Herman Melville: (1819-1891) / Ellen Giduz188
  The Portent191
  Ball's Bluff192
  A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight192
  Shiloh193
  Malvern Hill194
  The House-Top195
  The Apparition196
  The Aeolian Harp197
  The Maldive Shark198
  In a Garret199
  Monody199
  Art199
  Greek Architecture200
 Alice Cary: (1820-1871) / Wilson Somerville201
  Pictures of Memory203
  An Order for a Picture204
  The Bridal Veil206
  Snowed Under207
  Morna208
 Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: (1821-1873) / Paul Crumbley210
  from The First Sonnet Sequence212
  from The Second Sonnet Sequence213
  from The Fifth Sonnet Sequence215
  The Cricket215
 Thomas Buchanan Read: (1822-1872) / Taimi Olsen219
  The Closing Scene220
  L'Envoi222
  Sheridan's Ride223
 Phoebe Cary: (1824-1871) / Wilson Somerville226
  The Christian Woman227
  Death Scene228
  Nearer Home229
  Samuel Brown230
  The Day Is Done231
  Jacob233
  A Woman's Conclusions233
 Bayard Taylor: (1825-1878) / Lisa Carl235
  from Hylas237
  from The Temptation of Hassan Ben Kaled240
  Bedouin Song241
  Sonnet242
  from the Quaker Widow242
 Richard Henry Stoddard: (1825-1903) / Ellen Giduz246
  Silent Songs247
  The Flight of Youth248
  Adsum248
  A Woman's Poem249
  An Old Song Reversed252
 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: (1825-1911) / William R. Nash254
  The Slave Mother, a Tale of the Ohio255
  Bury Me in a Free Land257
  Learning to Read258
  A Double Standard259
  The Martyr of Alabama261
 John Townsend Trowbridge: (1827-1916) / Taimi Olsen264
  The Vagabonds265
  from Darius Green and His Flying-Machine268
 Henry Timrod: (1828-1867) / Terry Roberts274
  Most Men Know Love276
  Ethnogenesis277
  The Cotton Boll280
  I Know Not Why284
  Spring284
  The Unknown Dead286
  Ode288
 Paul Hamilton Hayne: (1830-1886) / Terry Roberts289
  By the Grave of Henry Timrod291
  Fire-Pictures293
  Sonnet299
  Aspects of the Pines299
  The Mocking-Bird at Night300
  Death's Self301
 Helen Hunt Jackson: (1830-1885) / Lisa Carl302
  Thought304
  Spinning304
  Gondolieds305
  Ariadne's Farewell307
  Coronation307
  My Legacy309
  The Gods Said Love Is Blind310
  A Woman's Death Wound310
  Semitones311
 Edmund Clarence Stedman: (1833-1908) / Mary K. Edmonds312
  Witchcraft313
  W. W.314
  Sargasso Weed315
  Panama316
 John James Piatt: (1835-1917) / Harry Crockett318
  The Mower in Ohio320
  The Lost Farm322
  Half-Lives326
  To Walt Whitman, the Man327
  An Idyl of Illinois327
  The Lost Hunting Ground in Illinois328
 Thomas Bailey Aldrich: (1836-1907) / Susan Bales330
  Fannie332
  Baby Bell333
  Realism336
  At the Funeral of a Minor Poet336
  Art338
  Fireflies339
  Longfellow339
 Joaquin Miller: (1837-1913) / Paul Crumbley340
  Kit Carson's Ride342
  from The Sea of Fire344
  The Heroes of America348
  Grant at Shiloh349
 John Hay: (1838-1905) / E. Frances Frame351
  Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle353
  A Woman's Love354
  The Prairie355
  Religion and Doctrine356
 Abram Joseph Ryan: (1838?-1886) / Susan Bales358
  The Conquered Banner359
  The Sword of Robert Lee361
  Song of the Mystic362
 Bret Harte: (1839-1902) / William R. Nash364
  Plain Language from Truthful James366
  John Burns of Gettysburg367
  The Ballad of the Emeu370
 Edward Rowland Sill: (1841-1887) / Harry Crockett372
  Five Lives373
  The Fool's Prayer375
  Opportunity376
  Strange376
  Her Explanation377
  Tempted377
  On Second Thought378
 Sidney Lanier: (1842-1881) / Wilson Somerville379
  The Ship of Earth381
  Corn381
  Evening Song386
  Tampa Robins387
  The Marshes of Glynn387
  Opposition391
  A Ballad of Trees and the Master392
 John Banister Tabb: (1845-1909) / Paul Crumbley393
  At Lanier's Grave395
  The Debtor Christ395
  Narcissus395
  The Humming-Bird396
  Poetry396
  The Captives396
  Evolution397
  Beethoven and Angelo397
  The Tollmen397
  Deus Absconditus398
  A Sunset398
  Variety Is the Spice of Life398
  My Captive399
  The Coronation of Mary399
  The Grave-Digger399
  Going Blind400
 Emma Lazarus: (1849- 1887) / Mary K. Edmonds401
  Links403
  On a Tuft of Grass403
  In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport404
  How Long405
  Echoes407
  The Crowing of the Red Cock407
  The New Colossus408
  The Cranes of Ibycus409
  Venus of the Louvre409
  Assurance410
 James Whitcomb Riley: (1849-1916) / E. Frances Frame411
  The Old Swimmin'-Hole412
  Little Orphant Annie413
  Craqueodoom415
  Our Hired Girl416
 Eugene Field: (1850-1895) / Susan Bales418
  An Ohio Ditty419
  Little Boy Blue420
  To Chloe421
  The Duel422
  Little Willie423
 Ella Wheeler Wilcox: (1850-1919) / Scott Romine425
  Lines from "Maurine"427
  Art and Heart428
  The Common Lot428
  Solitude429
  The Difference430
  Artist and Man430
  The City431
  Woman432
  Achievement432
  What Love Is433
  Optimism433
  Concentration434
  Life's Opera434
 Edwin Markham: (1852-1940) / William R. Nash435
  The Man with the Hoe437
  The Whirlwind Road438
  Song Made Flesh439
  Lincoln, the Man of the People439
 Henrietta Cordelia Ray: (1852?-1916) / Lisa Carl441
  Lincoln443
  To My Father445
  In Memoriam, Frederick Douglass445
  from Verses to My Heart's Sister446
 Lizette Woodworth Reese: (1856-1935) / Mary K. Edmonds447
  The Deserted House449
  Blackberry Blossoms450
  Doubt450
  Truth451
  After the Rain451
  Compensation451
  A Passing Mood452
  Reserve452
  In Praise of Common Things452
  Tears453
  Spring Ecstasy454
  Before the Look of You454
 Ben[jamin] [Franklin] King: (1857-1894) / Glenn Blalock455
  If I Should Die456
  Say When, and Say It457
  Evolution458
  De Bugle on De Hill459
  Nobody Knows460
  Decorate De Cabin460
  The Pessimist461
 Horace Logo Traubel: (1858-1919) / Glenn Blalock463
  Near You Is Sorrow and Plaint464
  Curse Not the Sleeping Past465
  Cosmos465
  I Saw a Thousand Singers Hand in Hand466
  Wild Rose466
  Face to Face467
  Before Time Was Woman468
 Louise Imogen Guiney: (1861-1920) / Taimi Olsen469
  The Wild Ride471
  Tarpeia471
  Two Irish Peasant Songs474
  The Kings475
  Summum Bonum476
  Sunday Chimes in the City477
  In the Docks477
  Sanctuary477
  Borderlands478
 Edith Newbold Jones Wharton: (1862-1937) / Ellen Giduz479
  Some Woman to Some Man480
  Wants481
  Chartres482
  from Margaret of Cortona483
  from The Mortal Lease484
  Survival484
 Richard Hovey: (1864-1900) / E. Frances Frame486
  Vagabondia487
  A Stein Song491
  Harmonics491
  When the Priest Left492
  Her Valentine493
  Love and Pity495
 Madison Cawein: (1865-1914) / Scott Romine496
  Discovery497
  Penetralia498
  The Wind of Spring499
  Beauty and Art500
  Prototypes500
  The Winds501
  Enchantment501
 William Vaughn Moody: (1869-1910) / William R. Nash503
  Good Friday Night505
  from The Masque of Judgment507
  from Jetsam508
  from The Daguerreotype509
  from The Fire-Bringer511
  from Second Coming511
 Paul Laurence Dunbar: (1872-1906) / Harry Crockett513
  Ode to Ethiopia515
  Accountability517
  An Anti-Bellum Sermon517
  We Wear the Mask520
  Angelina520
  Chrismus on the Plantation521
  Sympathy523
  The Haunted Oak523
  The Poet525
 Contributors529
 Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems533
 Subject Index543


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