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THE

POETS AND POETRY

OF

AMERICA.

BY RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD

WITH ADDITIONS BY R. H. STODDARD.

HERE THE FREE SPIRIT OF MANKIND AT LENGTH
THROWS ITS LAST FETTERS OFF; AND WHO SHALL PLACE
A LIMIT TO THE GIANT'S UNCHAINED STRENGTH?

BRYANT.

ERE LONG, THINE EVERY STREAM SHALL FIND A TONGUR,
LAND OF THE MANY WATERS!

HOFFMAN.

THIS BE THE POET'S PRAISE !
THAT HATH EVER BEEN OF LIBERTY
THE STEADIEST FRIEND; OF JUSTICE AND OF TRUTH
FIRMEST OF ALL SUPPORTERS.

AMERICAN PROSPECTS-176

CAREFULLY REVISED, MUCH ENLARGED, AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME

With Portraits, on Steel, from Original Pictures,
OF RICHARD H. DANA, WILLIAM C. BRYANT, JAMES G. PERCIVAL, HENRY W. LONGFELLOW,
WILLIAM D. GALLAGHER, EDGAR A. POE, PHILIP PENDLETON COOKE,

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, AND BAYARD TAYLOR.

NEW YORK:
JAMES MILLER, PUBLISHER, 779 BROADWAY.

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