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“Sketch,” have been introduced, chiefly for the fuller illustration of the literature of the south and west -a point to which much attention has been given. In this particular, Coggeshall's “ Poets and Poetry of the West” has afforded great assistance. Among the more recent aids of the same kind, I must also mention Davidson's “Living Writers of the South,” and Raymond's “Southland Writers.” Especial acknowledgment is due to the “Cyclopædia” of the Messrs. Duyckinck ; Appleton's “ Annual Cyclopædia” has furnished many important dates; and I have occasionally been indebted to the works of Allibone, Cheever, Griswold, Cleveland, and Hart. Not only the local literature however, but the several professions, and the great religious denominations, are also represented by prominent writers.

It seemed unnecessary to treat the female writers as a distinct class; they are, therefore, arranged under the departments to which they respectively belong, as Essayists, Novelists, Poets, &c.

A few writers afford examples in both prose and poetry; and hence several specimens of poetry appear in the second chapter, separate from the body of the poetical writers in Chapter III.

I should be claiming a merit which does not belong to me, should I fail to say, that, for much of the labor which this little treatise has involved, I am indebted to the co-operation of my brother, William T. Martin, Esq., a gentleman whose acquaintance with our literature has not often been surpassed, and whose valuable counsel and aid have been very freely afforded me,

BENJAMIN N. MARTIN. UNIVERSITY of the City of New York,

April 20, 1871.

John Woolman, 1720-1772. 27 | George Bush, 1796–1859. . . 34

19. Remarks on Slavery.

33. Comfort of a Faith in Immortality.

John M. Mason, 1770-1829. • 27 John P. Durbin, 1800-..

35

20. An Ignorant Ministry.

34. First Sight of Mount Sinai.

21. The Right of the State to Educate.

Leonard Bacon, 1802-, .

John H. Hobart, 1775-1830. . 28

35. The Day approaching.

22. The Divine Glory in Redemption.

William R. Williams, 1804-. 36

Lyman Beecher, 1775-1863. . 29

36. Lead us not into Temptation.

23. The Being of a God.

J. W. Alexander, 1804-1859.. 37

Theodore Dehon, 1776-1817. 29

37. The Church a Temple.

24. The Scriptures an inestimable

Gift.

Horace Bushnell, 1804-.

Wm. E. Channing, 1780–1842. 30

38. Unconscious Influence.

25. The Sunday School.

Geo. W. Bethune, 1805-1862. 38

26. Life and Character of Napoleon.

39. The Age of Pericles.

Edward Payson, 1783–1827. •

40. The Prospects of Art in the United

31

States.

27. Duty of Submission to the Will of

God.

Richard Fuller, 1808–. . 39

41. The Desire of all Nations shall

J. S. Buckminster, 1784-1812. 32

come. Haggai ii. 7.

28. Necessity of Regeneration.

A. T. Bledsoe, about 1809.

29. Danger of Selfishness in the

Scholar

42. Moral Evil consistent with the

Holiness of God.

N. W. Taylor, 1786–1858.. 32

30. Proof of Immortality from the Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-. 41

moral Nature of Man.

43. A Picture in a College at Oxford.

Ed. Hitchcock, 1793–1864.

44. Frost on the Window.

33

45. The Truth of Religion proved by

31. Geological Proof of Divine Benev-

Experience.

olence.

John McClintock, 1814-1870.42

Orville Dewey, 1794-

34

46. The Christian the only true Lover

32. Religious Indifference.

of Nature,

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James Madison, 1751-1836. . 49 Henry Clay, 1777-1852.

57. Value of a Record of the Debates

69. Emancipation of the South Amer-

ican States.

on the United States Constitu-

tion.

Joseph Story, 1779-1845.

58. Inscription for a Statue of Wash-

ington.

70. Chief Justice Marshall.

Gouverneur Morris, 1752-

Rufus Choate, 1799-1859..

1816.

50

71. Conservative Force of the Ameri-

can Bar.

59. Qualifications of a Minister of

Foreign Affairs.

John C. Calhoun, 1782-1850.. 58

Alex. Hamilton, 1757–1804.

72. Dangers of an unlimited Power of

Removal from Office.

60. From a Letter advocating a Na-

tional Bank.

Daniel Webster, 1782–1852.

61. The French Revolution.

73. Inestimable Value of the Federal

Union.

Fisher Ames, 1758-1808. .

51 74. Object of the Bunker Hill Monu-

62. Obligation of National Good Faith.

ment.

60

James Kent, 1763-1847.

Lewis Cass, 1782-1866.

52

63. Law of the States.

75. Policy of Removing the Indians.

William Pinkney, 1764-1820. 53

Samuel Houston, 1793–1863.. 61

76. Good Faith of the Indians.

64. Responsibility for Slavery.

65. American Belligerent Rights.

William H. Seward, 1801 62

77. Oration on Lafayette.

Ed. Livingston, 1764-1836. 54

66. Obsolete Laws Oppressive.

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. 62

78. Obligation to the Patriot Dead.

John Quincy Adams, 1767–

1848. .

Charles Sumner, 1811-.

54

79. Prospective Results of the Kansas

67. The Right of Petition Universal.

and Nebraska Bill.

William Wirt, 1772–1834. . 55 Alex. H. Stephens, 1812 64

68. Jefferson's Seat at Monticello.

80. Origin of the American Flag.

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J. Heckewelder, 1743–1823. . 71 W. H. Prescott, 1796–1859. . 80

92. Settlements of the Christian In-

109. Picture-writing of the Mexicans.

dians.

George Bancroft, 1800 81

Jeremy Belknap, 1744-1798. . 72 110. Death of Montcalm.

93. Definite Origin of the American 11. Earlier Policy of Spain in the

Nation.

American Revolution.

94. The Mast Pine.

J. G. M. Ramsey, about 1800- 83

David Ramsay, 1749–1815. 72

112. Sketch of General John Sevier.

95. Feeling of the Province of South

Carolina towards the Mother Albert J. Pickett, -1858.

.: 83

Country.

113. The Indians and the Early Set-

Isaiah Thomas, 1749–1831.

tlers of Alabama.

73

96. Origin of Printing in the Ameri Charles W. Upham, 1802-. • 84

can Colonies.

114. Defeat of the Indian King Philip.

Henry Lee, 1756-1818..

74 Charles Gayarré, 1805 85

97. Clarke's Services against the

Indians.

115. St. Denis, a French Explorer in

98. The Career of Captain Kirkwood.

Louisiana.

86

P. S. Duponceau, 1760-1844. 75 John W. Monette.

99. Character of William Penn.

116. Trials of the Early Settlers in

William Dunlap, 1766-1839. . 75

the Mississippi Valley.

Brantz Mayer, 1809-.

86

100 Responsibility of an Actor.

117. Rekindling the Mexican sacred

C. J. Ingersoll, 1782-1862. 76

Fire.

101. Calhoun characterized.

John Lothrop Motley, 1814- 87

102. Battle of Chippewa.

118. Character of the Duke of Alva.

H. M. Brackenridge, 1786 . 77

A. B. Meek, 1814-1865. 88

103. Old St. Genevieve, in Missouri.

119. Exiled French Officers in Al-

G. C. Verplanck, 1786–1870.. 78

abama.

1C4. Dutch Descent honorable.

120. The Youth of the Indian Chief

Weatherford.

John W. Francis, 1789-1861. 78

Abel Stevens, 1815-

105. Anecdote of Lorenzo Dow.

89

William Meade, 1789-1862.

121. The Early Methodist Clergy in

79

America.

106. Revolutionary Services of R. K.

Meade,

Francis Parkman, 1823–. . 90

107. Destruction of Old Churches.

122. Character of the Canadians.

Jared Sparks, 1794-1866. . . 80 John Gilmary Shea, 1824. .

90

108 The American Revolution as a

123. Trials of the Early Catholic Mis-

Historical Theme.

sionaries among the Indians.

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