A Biography of W. C. Bryant; With Extracts from His Private Correspondence Volume 1

A Biography of W. C. Bryant; With Extracts from His Private Correspondence Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...strong to induce me to kneel at the elevation of the host. As I have a great respect for family prayer among all denominations of Christians, I intend asking M. Evrard the favor of being pennitted to attend his. On these occasions, it is said, he utters with inconceivable rapidity a long list of such petitions ' The " Forest Hymn." Mr. Bryant was still awriter for the "Gazette," though Mr. Parsons had yielded the control to others. " I have had one or two turns of being a little homesick since I have been here, but I think if you and Francis were with me I should pass my time quite as pleasantly, to say the least, as I did in Great Barrington. In the mean time I have become a great church-goer; I went three times yesterday, including the Roman Catholic service, which is more, I believe, than I have done before these ten years." To Dana's letter, which arrived in his absence, he replied the next day, 25th: " MY DEAR Sm: On coming to New York about a week since, I found two letters from you which seemed from their dates to have been waiting for me some time. In one of them I was very glad to find a contribution in verse for my magazine. I am surprised after reading it to hear you say that you never wrote thirty lines before in any measure. You have come into your poetical existence in full strength, like the first man. Not that I was surprised to find the conceptions beautiful--that I was prepared for, as a matter of course--but you write quite like a practiced poet. The printer has got it, and you shall see your first-born in print next week. It will be admired, without doubt. The only fault I find with it is, that you give rather too many magnificent titles to a bird the popular associations connected...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934032
  • 9781236934031