The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 Volume 1-2

The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...few published writings--His lack of ability in sustained literary expression--His defects in literary taste 333 VIII.--Estimate of Stiles's services to civilization in America--His attitude toward the chief tendencies of modern thought--His freemindedness--His confidence in the victory of truth--His great charity--His sagacious judgments concerning secular affairs--In 1760 and 1761, he predicts the entire movement toward American union, Independence, and national development...... 335 CHAPTER XXXVII. TWO APOSTLES OF QUIETNESS AND GOODWILL: JOHN WOOLMAN AND ST. JOHN CREVECCEUR. I.--Comparison between Franklin's "Autobiography" and John Wool. man's " Journal"--The spirit of Woolman's life--He is weaned from the desire for outward greatness--Begins his first journey to visit Friends............ 339 II.--John Woolman's apostleship--The kindly burden thereof as set forth in his " Journal" 348 III.--John Woolman's death in 1772--His several ethical and religious essays--An unlettered writer whose purity of style is born of the purity of his heart--The love and praise of him by Charles Lamb, Channing, Crabb Robinson, and Whittier 345 IV.--St. John Crevecceur's "Letters of an American Farmer" pub lished in 1782--Their sweetness of tone and literary grace--Personal history of the author--His personal and literary traits as American farmer, philosopher, dreamer, and altruist..... 347 V.--Crevecceur's description of the American colonies--The limited range of his topics--His definition of an American--His sympathetic studies of nature--His classic contributions to the literature of natural history............ 349 VI.--The note of peace in Crevecceur's book--He celebrates the com fort of American rural life, its...show more

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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 694g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629639
  • 9781236629630