By Eugene Hudson Long, R. G. Collmer

ISBN-10: 0918954223

ISBN-13: 9780918954220

Covers a various variety of pursuits in American literature.

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At the close of it the father gives the following admonition: My dear children, if you have grievedI will not say, your parentsbut, if you have grieved the heart of any human being, who has a claim upon your love, then think of Samuel Johnson's penance! Will it not be better to redeem the error Page 8 now, than to endure the agony of remorse for fifty years? Would you not rather say to a brother"I have erred! "than perhaps to go hereafter, and shed bitter tears upon his grave? 11 In the summer of 1855 while American Consul at Liverpool, Hawthorne had the opportunity to visit Lichfield and Uttoxeter on what he called "one of the few purely sentimental pilgrimages that I ever undertook" (V, 133) and recorded his experiences in "Lichfield and Uttoxeter" in Our Old Home (1863).

They had little or no respect for state boundaries so long as they could garner graze and water for their perpetually hungry and thirsty cattle. As early as 1866 the Texans pointed the way when Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight pioneered the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail which ran up the Pecos Valley to the South Platte River just north of Denver. When Loving died at Fort Sumner the next year, his last request was "Take me back to Texas. "4 But the breed kept coming. 6 After 1880 the immigrant tide was unstoppable until it meshed with the settled people of Spanish-Mexican-Indian stock at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

Men recognized the dynamic force of his close-gripped jaw, the power of his quick, steady eye, the patience of his courage. The eyes of women followed him down the street, for there was some arresting quality in the firm, crisp tread that carried the lithe smooth-muscled body.

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