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THE

POETS AND POETRY


OF

AMERICA.

BY RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD.

HERE THE FREE SPIRIT OF MANKIND AT LENGTE
THROWS ITS LAST FETTERS OFF; AND WHO 811ALL PLACE
A LIMIT TO TILE GIANT'S UNCHAINED STRENGTI?

BRIANT

ERE LONG, THIYE EVERY STREAX SHALL FIND A TONGUE,
LAND OF THE MANY WATERS!

HOFFMAN.

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

AMERICAN PROSPECTS-1762

Sixteenth Edition,
CAREFULLY REVISED, MUCH ENLARGED, AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME.

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

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, AND BAYARD TAYLOR.

PHILADELPHIA:
PARRY AND MCMILLAN,
SOCCESSORS TO A, HART, LATE CAREY & HART.

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ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1842, BY CAREY HART, IN TIIE OFFICE OF THE

CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA,

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON & CO.

PHILADELPHIA.
PRINTED BY T. K. AXD P. G COLLIXS.

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