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Present State of the City of Philadelphia and
Province of Pennsylvania. Pamphlet. 1747.
Benjamin Franklin.

Planting of the Apple-Tree, The. Poem. 1864, in
the Atlantic Monthly for January. W. C.

Planting the Wilderness. Popular story of frontier

who's the author? 201

adventures, juvenile. 1869, Boston. James D.

Plato. One of the selections of " Representative

Men," q.v. R. W. Emerson.
Plato to Theon. Poem. About 1795. Philip

Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Lands. A volume

(prose and poetry) of reminiscences of a

European tour. 1842. Lydia H. Sigourney.
Pleasure Boat, The. Poem. About 1833. R. H.

Pliocene Skull. See " To the Pliocene Skull."
Ploughman, The. Poem. 1849. O. W. Holmes.

An anniversary of the Berkshire Agricultural

Society, Oct. 4, 1849.
Plymouth Collection of Hymns. 1855. Compiled

by Henry Ward Beecher.
Pocahontas. Poem. 1841. Lydia H. Sigourney.
Pocahontas and Powhatan. Historical narrative.

1879. Edward Eggleston, in collaboration with

his daughter, Mrs. E. E. Seelye.
Podesta's Daughter, The. Poem (dramatic sketch).

1856. G. H. Boker.
Poe, Life of Edgar Allan. Biography. 1885.

George E. Woodberry. One of the best biogra-
phies of Poe.
Poems for Children. 1883. Celia Thaxter.
Poems of Places. 1876-1879. Henry Wadsworth

Longfellow. These comprise thirty-one volumes.
Poems of the Orient. 1855. Bayard Taylor.
Poems of the War. 1864. G. H. Boker.
Poems of Two Friends. 1860. J. J. Piatt and

W. D. Howells.
Poems on Slavery. 1842. H. W. Longfellow,

Comprised the following: "To William E.

Channing," "The Slave's Dream," "The Good

Part," " The Slave in the Dismal Swamp," " The

202 who's the author?

Slave Singing at Midnight," " The Witnesses,"
" The Quadroon Girl," " The Warning."

Poet and the Master, The. Poem. 1878. R. W.

Poet at the Breakfast Table, The. Conversational
essays. 1872. O. W. Holmes.

Poet of the Sierra Flat, The. Short story. 1871,
in the Atlantic Monthly for July. F. Bret Harte.

Poet, The. Essay. 1844. R. W." Emerson.

Poet. The. Poem. 1864. W. C. Bryant.

Poetic Principle, The. Essay. 1850, in Sartain's
Union Magazine for October. E. A. Poe.

Poetical Meditations : Being the Improvement of
Some Vacant Hours. Poems. 1725, Xew Lon-
don. Roger Wolcott.

Poetry : A Metrical Essay, read before the Phi
Beta Kappa Society, Harvard University, Au-
gust, 1836. O. W. Holmes. First line : " Scenes
of my youth ! Awake its slumbering Jire ! "

Poetry of Tennyson, The. Criticism. 1890. En-
larged edition, 1895. Henry Van Dyke.

Poetry of the East. 1856. W. R. Alger.

Poets and Poetry of America. Compilation. 1842,
Philadelphia". R. W. Griswold.

Poets and Poetry of Europe. A volume of selected
poems (translated) representing the various
literatures of Europe. 1845, Philadelphia.
H. W. Longfellow.

Poet's Calender, The. Poems. Written 1878-1881.
H. W. Longfellow. These were written at dif-
ferent times between the years given above, with
each month's name for title of each poem
throughout the year.

Poet's Hope, The. Poem. W. E. Channing (1818-).

Poet's Journal, The. 1862. Bayard Taylor.

Poets of America. Literary criticism. 1885. E. C.

who's the author? 203

Poet's Tale, The. See "Birds of Killingworth,"
the poet's first tale, in " Tales of a Wayside
Inn " ; " Lady Wentworth," poet's second tale ;
" Charlemagne," poet's third tale.

Politian, Scenes from. Drama. 1835, in the South-
ern Literary Messenger. E. A. Poe.

Political Essays. 1888. J. R. Lowell.

Political Science Quarterly. Periodical. Estab-
lished 1886.

Politics. Essay. 1844. R. W. Emerson.

Ponkapog to Pesth. See "From Ponkapog to

Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor Man. Story.
1836. Catharine M. Sedgwick.

Poor Richard. Short serial- 1867. Henry James.

Poor Richard's Almanac. A famous almanac begun
1733 by Benjamin Franklin, in which, under
the pseudonym of Richard Saunders (Poor
Richard) Philomath, Printer, he put forth his
pithy proverbs and moralities. It was issued
1733-1749, and from 1758 to 1796, but Franklin,
it is thought, had little connection with it after

Popular Science Monthly. Periodical. Established

Popular Superstitions. One of the selections of
" Bracebridge Hall," q.v. Washington Irving.

Porcupiniad, The: An Hudibrastic Poem. 1799.
^Matthew Carey.

Portala's Cross. Poem. 1869, in the Overland
Monthly for August. F. Bret Harte.

Portfolio, The. Literary periodical of consider-
able note in its day. 1801-1827, Philadelphia.
Joseph Dennie was its first editor, and continued
as such until his death in 1812. Up to 1809 it
was a weekly, when it became a monthly. It
contiuued until December, 1827.

204 who's the author?

Portrait of a Lady, The. Character study of an
American woman newspaper correspondent.
1880-1881, in the Atlantic Monthly. Henry

Potiphar Papers. Light satirical sketches on
society. 1852, in Putnam's Monthly. G. W.

Pott's Painless Cure. Short story. Edward Bel-

Power. One of the selections of " Conduct of
Life," q.v. R. W. Emerson.

Prairie, The. Novel. 1827. James Fenimore Cooper.
This novel is the last (in point of time) of the
" Leather Stocking Tales," q.v., but in order of
publication it was thu'd.

Prairie Songs. Poems. 1893. Hamlin Garland.

Prairies, The. Poem. 1833, in the Knickerbocker
Magazine for December. W. C. Bryant.

Pray for the Dead. Poem. A. W. H. JEaton.

Prayer, A. Poem. 1887, in the Overland Monthly.
George j\1. Upton.

Precaution. Novel. 1821. James Fenimore Cooper.

Preexistenoe. Poem. P. H. Hayne.

Prenticeana: or, AVit and Humor in Paragraphs.
1859. G. D. Prentice.

Present Crisis. Poem. 1844. J. R. Lowell.

President Garfield. Poem. 1881, in the Indepen-
dent for Oct. 6. H. W. Longfellow. First line :
" These words the poet heard in Paradise."

Pressed Gentian, The. Poem. 1872. J. G.Whittier.

Pretty Polly Pemberton. Story. 1878. Frances H.

Pretty Story, The. Pamphlet. 1774. Francis
Hopkinson. It represented England as a noble-
man, with many children and grandchildren,
who made various compacts for their govern-
ment. Parliament was made his wife.

who's the author? 205

Previous Engagement, A. Comedy. 1897. W.

D. Howells.
Pride of the Valley, The. Poem. About 1818.

Samuel Woodworth.
Pride of the Village, The. One of the selections of

the " Sketch-Book," q.v. Washington Irving.
Priestess, The. Play, tragedy, produced March,

1855, Boston Theatre. Epes Sargent.
Prince and the Pauper, The : Tale for Young People

of all Ages, 1882. Samuel Langhorne Clemens

(^lark Twain).
Prince Deukalion : A Lyrical Drama. Poem, dra-
matic. 1878. Bayard Taylor.
Prince of India. Novel. 1893. Lew Wallace.
Prince of Parthia, The. Tragedy. Written about

1759. Played 1767, Philadelphia. Thomas

Godfrey. Said to be the first dramatic work

written in America.
Prince of the House of David, The. Religious ro-
mance, very popular at one time. 1855, New

York. Joseph H. Ingraham.
Prince's Ball, The. Poem. E. C. Stedman. It is

descriptive of the reception of the Prince of

Wales by New York's society.
Princess Bob and Her Friends, The. Short story.

1871, in the Atlantic Monthly for December. F.

Bret Harte.
Princess Casamassima, The. Novel. 1886. Henry

Principles of Political Economy. Treatise. 1837-

1840. HenryC. Carey.
Principles of Social Science. Treatise. 1858-1859.

Henry C. Carey.
Printing in America, History of. 1810. Josiah

Prismatics, by Richard Haywarde. Sketches in

prose and verse. 1853. Y. S. Cozzens.

206 who's the author?

Prisoners of Hope : A Tale of Colonial Virginia.
Novel. 1898. Marv Johnston.

Problem, The. 18i0, in the Dial for July. R. W.
Emerson. First line: "7 like a church ; I like
a cowl."

Probus. See " Aurelian."

Procession of Life, The. One of the selections of
'•^losses from an Old Manse," q.v. Nathaniel

Professor at the Breakfast Table, The. Conversa-
tions. 1859, in the xitlantic Monthly. O. W.

Professor, The. Play. Produced, 1881, at the
Madison Square Theatre, Xew York City.
William Hooker Gillette.

Professor's Sister, The. Romance. 1888. Julian

Progress. Poem, satirical. 1816. John G. Saxe.

Progress and Poverty. Noted work on economics,
especially on the subject of taxation. 1879.
Henry George.

Progress of Dulness, The. Satirical poem which
assailed the methods of education of its time.
1772. John Trumbull.

Progress of Literature in America. Oration. 1824.
Edward Everett.

Progress of Religious Ideas, The. An extensive
work on the historical development of religious
beliefs. 1855. Lydia M. Child.

Prometheus. Poem. 1813, in the Democratic
Review. J. R. Lowell. He declared in a letter
to G. B. Loring, June 15, 1843, that this was the
longest and best poem he had ever written.

Prometheus. Poem. 1855, in Putnam's Magazine
for February. H. AV. Longfellow. This, with
the poem " Epimetheus," were originally con-
ceived as one poem, " Prometheus and Epime-

who's the author? 207

theus," and they were printed together in the
magazine mentioned above.

Prometheus. Poems. 1820. J. G. Percival.

Prompter, The. Collection of maxims and famil-
iar sayings. 1795. Noah Webster.

Prophecy of Samuel Sewall, The. Poem. 1859.
J. G. Whittier.

Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains, The. Novel.
1885. Mary N. Murfree (Charles Egbert Crad-

Prophet, The : A Tragedy. Dramatic poem. 1874.
Bayard Taylor.

Prophetic Pictures, The. One of the selections of
" Twice-Told Tales," q.v. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Prophetic Voices concerning America. Oration.
1871. Charles Sumner.

Prose and Poetry of America. Compilation. 1842.
Philadelphia. Rufus W. Griswold.

Prose Writers of America, The. Compilation.
1846. Rufus W. Griswold.

Prospect of Peace, The. Poem. 1778. Joel Bar-

Proud Miss McBride. Poem. 1848. J. G. Saxe.

Prudence. Essay. 1841. R. W. Emerson.

Prudence Palfrey. Romance. Begun in the Janu-
ary, 1874, Atlantic Monthly. T. B. Aldrich.

Prue and I. Series of sketches and essays strung
together with the thread of a story. 1856. G.
W. Curtis. These were republished from Put-
nnm's Monthly, in which they originally appeared.

P.'s Correspondence. One of the selections of
" Mosses from an Old Manse," q.v. Nathaniel

Psalm of Life, A. Poem. October, 1838, in the
Knickerbocker Magazine. H. W. Longfellow.
It was written July 26, 18.38. First line^ " Tell
me notf in mournful numbers."

208 who's the author?

Psalm of the West, The. Poem. 1876, in Lippin-
cotfs Magazine for July. Sidney Lanier.

Public Debts : An Essay in the Science of Finance.
1887. H. C. Adams.

Public Occurrences. Small periodical, begun
Sept. 25, 1690, Boston. This has sometimes
been styled the first American newspaper. The
intention was to issue it monthly, but the gen-
eral court suppressed it.

Publicola. Over this signature John Quincy Adams
(1767-1818) contributed, 1791, to the Boston
Centinel a series of papers taking exception to
some of the arguments of Paine's " Rights of
Man." These papers were later published in Eng-
land, and were by many ascribed to his father.

Publius. Over this signature Alexander Hamilton,
John Jay, and James Madison each contributed
papers to the Federalist, q.v. Hamilton wrote
papers 1, 6-9, 11-13, 15-17, 21-36, 59-61, 65-85;
Jay, papers 2-5, 64; Madison, 10, 14, 18-20,

Pudd'nhead Wilson. Story. 1894. Samuel L.
Clemens (Mark Twain).

Pumpkin, The. Poem. 1844. J. G. Whittier.

Punch, Brothers, Punch. Humorous sketch. 1878.
Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain).

Puritan and his Daughter, The. Xovel. 1849.
James K. Paulding. The scene is laid partly in
England and partly in this country.

Purloined Letter, The. Prose tale. 1845, in The
Gift. Edgar Allan Poe.

Putnam the Brave. 1869. R. H. Stoddard.

Putnam's Monthly Magazine. Established 1853.

Pythagoras. Poem. ISQO, in the Atlantic Monthly/
for June. T. B. Aldrich.

Quabbin: The Story of a Small Town, with Out-

who's the author? 209

looks upon Puritan Life. 1893. F. H. Under-

Quadrupeds, General History of. 1804. Alexan-
der Anderson. He was the first wood engraver
in the United States.

Quadrupeds of North America. 1850. John
James Audubon.

Quaker Widow, The. Poem. 1860. Bayard Tay-
lor. First line : " Thee finds me in the garden,

Quakers, An Account of the People Called. 1780.
Anthony Benezet.

QuaUty of "Mercy, The. Novel. 1892. W. D.

Queechy. Novel. 1852. Susan Warner.

Queen of Sheba, The. Romance. 1877. T. B.

Queen Titania. Short story. 1881. H. H. Boyesen.

Queen's Heart, The. Comedy. J. W. Palmer.

Questionings. Poem. F. H. Hedge.

Quick or the Dead, The. Novelette. First pub-
lished, 1883, in Lippincott's Magazine. Amelie
Rives (Chanler) Troubetzkoy.

Quod Libet, The Annals of. Political satire. 1840.
John P. Kennedy. This was inspired by the
vigorous "log cabin and hard cider" canvass
of the Harrison and Tyler election.

Rachel Dyer. Novel. 1828. John Neal. This is
a story of Salem witchcraft.

Rag Man and Rag Woman, The. One of the " Ing-
ham Papers," q.v. E. E. Hale.

Rail, The. Poem. George H. Clark. First line:
" / met him in the cars."

Rain-Dream, A. Poem. 1855, in the Crayon for
January. W. C. Bryant.

Rain in Summer. Poem. 1845, in Graham's Maga-


zine for August. Henry W. Longfellow. First

line : " Hoiv beautiful is the rain ! "
Rain on the Roof, The. Poem. First appeared in

the Cincinnati Columbian, about 1855. Coates

Kinney. First line: " When the humid shadows

Rainbow, The. Essays. 1801, in the Richmond

Enquirer. William Wirt.
Rainy Day, The. Poem. 1812. H. W. Longfel-
low. Written at his old home at Portland, Me.

First line : " The day is cold, and dark, and

" Rally 'round the flag, boys." First line of J. T.

Field's " Stars and Stripes," q.v.
*' Rally 'round the flag, boys." See ''Battle-Cry of

Ralstons, The. Novel. 1891. F. Marion Crawford.
Ramon. Poem. 1871, in the Atlantic Monthly for

October. F. Bret Harte.
Ramona. Novel. 1881. Helen (Hunt) Jackson.
Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail. Narrative of

sport and adventure. 1881. Theodore Roosevelt.
Randolph. Novel. 1822. John Neal.
Randolph, Life of John. Biography. 1882. Henry

Rangers, The : or The Tory's Daughter. Historical

romance. 1851. Daniel Pierce Thompson.
Rape of the Lock, The New. See "New Rape of

the Lock."
Rappaccini's Daughter. One of the selections of

"Mosses from an Old Manse," q.v. Nathaniel

Rationale of Verse, The. Treatise on versifica-
tion. 1818, in the Southern Literary Messenger,

October and November. Edgar Allan Poe.
Raven, The. Poem. 1815. Edgar Allan Poe.

First line : " Once upon a midnight dreary, while

who's the author? 211

I pondered weak and weary'' The poem first ap-
peared in the New York Mirror, Saturday, Feb.
8, 1845, from advance sheets of the February
Whig Review. Its popularity was great and

Reader, English. 1806. Lindley Murray.

Ready. Poem of the Civil War. Phoebe Gary. First
line : ^''Loaded with gallant soldiers.''

Ready Reference, History for. 1894. An extensive
and valuable work of reference. Compiled by
Josephus Nelson Larned.

Real Folks. Juvenile. 1872. Adeline D. T.

Real Life in New York. Series of papers contrib-
uted, 1860, to the New York Independent. W.
A. Butler.

Reaper and the Flowers, The. Poem. 1839. H.
W. Longfellow. This was printed in the Knick-
erbocker for January, 1839. First line : ^^ There
is a Reaper, ivhose name is Death."

Reaper's Dream, The. Poem. 1864, in the Atlantic
Monthhj for INIay. T. B. Pvead.

Rebellion Record, The. Collection of historical data
relating to the Civil War. 1861-1865. 12 vols.
Frank Moore.

Rebels, The. A tale of the Revolution. 1825.
Lydia Maria Child.

Recollections of Eminent Men. Biographical
Essays. 1886. E. P. Whipple.

Records of Living Officers of the U. S. Navy and
i\Iarine Corps. Compilation. 1890. L. R.

Red Badge of Courage, The. Historical romance of
the Civil War. 1894. Stephen Crane.

Red Book, The. A fortnightly established by J. P.
Kennedy, 1818, devoted to light social topics and
verse. It was continued 1818-1819.

212 who's the author?

Red Jacket. Poem. 1827. Fitz-Greene Halleckc

Red Letter Days. Mary Abigail Dodge (Gail Ham-

Red Rock. Novel, on the Reconstruction Period.
1899. Thomas N. Page.

Red Rover, The. Sea tale. 1827. James Feni-
more Cooper.

Red, White, and Blue, The. See " Columbia, the
Gem of the Ocean."

Redburn. Story of adventure. 1848. Herman Mel-

Redskins, The. Novel. 1846. James Fenimore

Redwood. Novel. 1824. Catharine M. Sedgwick.

Reflections of a Married Man. Episodes of a mod-
ern married couple recounted in a gently humor-
ous w^av. 1892. Robert Grant.

Register, The. Farce. 1884, Boston. W. D. How-
ells. Originally appeared December, 1883, in
Harper's Magazine.

Regular Singing Defended, and Proved to be the
Only True Way of Singing the Songs of the
Lord. 1728. Nathaniel Chauncy.

Reign of Law, The : A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp
Fields. Novel. 1900. James Lane Allen.

Relation of Literature to Life, The. Essay. 1896.
C. D. Warner.

Relation of the Troubles in New England by Reason
of the Indians. Narrative. 1677. Increase

Relief of Lucknow. Poem. 1858, in the Atlantic
Monthly for February. Robert T. S. Lowell.
First line : " Oh, that last day in Lucknow

Religion and Philosophy of Swedenborg, Outlines
of the. Treatise. 1876. Theophilus Parsons

who's the author? 213

Religious Affections, A Treatise Concerning the.
1746. Jonathan Echvards.

Remarkable Wreck of the Thomas Hyke, The. Short
story. About 1886. F. R. Stockton.

Remarks on a National Literature. 1823. W. E.
Channing (1780-1842).

Remarks on the Life and Character of Napoleon
Bonaparte. 1828. W. E. Channing (1780-1842).

Remember — Forget. Poem. 1855. O.AV. Holmes.

Remember the Alamo. Historical romance. 1888.
Amelia E. Barr.

Rencontre. Poem. 1876, in the Atlantic Monthly
for November. T. B. Aldrich.

Reply to Hayne. Second speech on "Foot's Resolu-
tion," delivered in the United States Senate, Jan.
26 and 27, 1830. Daniel Webster.

Representative Men. Essays, originally a series of
lectures. 1850. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Com-
prised : " The Uses of Great ^len " ; " Plato, or
the Philosopher " ; " Swedenborg, or the Mystic " ;
" Montaigne, or the Skeptic " ; " Shakspeare, or
the Poet " ; '• Napoleon, or the Man of theAVorld " ;
" Goethe, or the Writer."

Republic of God: An Institute of Theology. 1881.
Elisha Mulford.

Republic of the United States, The. Historical work
referring especially to the jSIexican War. 1848,
New York. Nahum Capen, a publisher, and
postmaster of Boston, who was noted for having
introduced the street letter-box collection system.

Resignation. Poem. 1848. H.W. Longfellow. Writ-
ten after the death of his daughter Fanny, in the
fall of 1848. First line : " There is no flock, how-
ever tvatched and tended.''^

Rest of Empires, The. Poem read, 1826, before the
Peace Society of Maine, at Portland. Grenville

214 who's the author?

Return of Belisarius, The. Poem. 1860-1868. F.
Bret Ilarte.

Return of the Birds, The. Poem. 1864, in the At-
lantic Monthly for July. W. C. Bryant.

Return of Youth, The. Poem. 1842^ in Grahaiii's
Magazine for October. W. C. Bryant.

Reuben and Rachel : or Tales of Old Times. Story
of Maine. 1798. Susanna H. Rowson.

Rdve du Midi. Poem. About 1860. Rose (Terry)

Reveille. Ballad of the Civil War. Michael O'Con-
nor. First line : " The morning is cheery, my hoys,

Reveille, The. Poem. 1860-1868. F. Bret
Harte. First line: " Hark! I hear the tramp of

Revenge of Hamish, The. Poem. Written 1878.
Sidney Lanier.

Revenge of Rain-in-the-Face, The. Poem. Writ-
ten 1876. H. AV. Longfellow.

Reveries of a Bachelor : or A Book of the Heart.
Sketches. 1850. Donald G. Mitchell.

Reversible Landscape, The. Short story. About
1888. F. R. Stockton.

Revolution in France, The. Pamphlet. 1794.
Noah Webster.

Rhode Island Almanac. 1728. James Franklin.
It was the first published in the state.

Rhode Island to the South. Civil War poem.
F. AV. Lander. First line : " Once, on New
England's bloody heights."

Rhodora, The. Poem. AVritten about 1823. Ralph
AA^aldo Emerson. This was written "when he
kept school in Boston and lived in a corner of
Roxbury called Canterbury." First line: "/?i
May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes."

Rhoecus. Poem. xVbout 1843. J. R. Lowell.

who's the author? 215

Rhyme of the Master's Mate. Poem. About 1867.

Forceythe AVillson.
Rhyme of the Rail, The. Poem. About 1849.

John G. Saxe. It is also familiarly known by

the titles " Riding on the Rail " and " The

Railroad Rhyme."
Rhymed Lesson, A. Poem, delivered before the

Boston Mercantile Library Association, Oct. 14,

1846. O. W. Holmes.
Rhymes of the River. Poem. 1840-1850. B. F.

Taylor. First line : " Oli, river, far flowing ."
Rhymes with Reason and Without, 1853. B. P.

IShillaber (Mrs. Partington).
Richard Edney and the Governor's Family. Novel.

of New England life. 1850. Sylvester Judd.
Richard Hurdis : or The Avenger of Blood. Story.

Philadelphia, 1838. W. G. Simms.
Riding Down. Poem. 1874-1886. Xora Perry.
Riding on the Rail. See " Rhyme of the Rail."
Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics. A well-known

work on these subjects. 1855, Philadelphia.

AV. J. Plardee.
"Rifleman, shoot me a fancy shot." See "Fancy

Rights of British America, A Summary View of the.

Pamphlet. 1774. Thomas Jefferson.
Rights of Man, The. First part, 1791 ; second part,

1792. Thomas Paine. This was a reply to

Burke's "Reflections on the French Revolution."
Rights of Neutral Nations in Time of War. Pam-

l.hlet. 1802. Noah Webster.
Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Ap-
proved. Pamphlet. 1765. James Otis.
Rights, Wrongs, Power, and Policv of the United

States. Pamphlet. 1808. C. J. Ingersoll.
Rill from the Tow^n Pump, A. One of the selections of

" Twice-Told Tales," q.v. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

216 who's the author ?

Rip Van Winkle. Play. First produced about 1859-
1860 at Carusi's Hall. Washington. Joseph Jeffer-
son. It was adapted from Irving's famous sketch.

Rip Van Winkle and His Wonderful Xap. Poem.
1870. E. C. Stedman.

Rip Van Winkle : A Posthumous Writing of Died-
rich Knickerbocker. One of the selections of
the famous " Sketch-Book," q.v. Washington

Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.
History. 1881. Jefferson Davis.

Rise and Fall of the Mustache. Humorous sketches
and other " Hawk-Eyetems." 1878. Robert
Jones Burdette, "The Burlington (Iowa) Hawk-
eye Man."

Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America. An
extensive work. 1872-1877, Boston. Henry
Wilson, assisted by Samuel Hunt, who carried
the work to completion after Wilson's death.

Rise of Silas Lapham, The. Novel. 1884. W. D.
Howells. Originally appeared as a serial in the
Century Magazine.

Rise of the Dutch Republic, The. History. 1856.
J. L. Motley.

Rising Glory of America, The. Poem. Published
in Philadelphia, 1772. Philip Freneau. First
line: '^ Now shall the adventurous Muse attempt a
theme." Hugh H. Brackenridge has been accred-
ited with joint authorship of this poem, which
is positively stated as fact in E. A. Duyckinck's
prefatory memoir to Freneau's poems.

Rising, The. Part YI. of the poem. " The Wagoner
of the Alleghanies," q.v. Thomas B. Read.
First line: " Out of the North the wild news came."

Ritualist, The. Poems. 1871-1874. F. Bret

Rivals, The : A Tale of the Times of Burr and

who's the author? 217

Hamilton. Xovel. 1859, Philadelphia. Jere-
miah Clemens.

River by Night, The. Poem. 1858, in Harper's
Magazine for June. AV. C. Bryant.

River Fight, The. Civil War ballad. Written
April 24, 1862. Henry Howard Brown ell.
First line : " Do you know of the dreary land"
Refers to the brilliant engagement of I'arragut
and Porter when they passed the forts at the
mouth of the Mississippi and took New Orleans,
April, 1862.

River Song. Poem. F. B. Sanborn.

River Time. See " Isle of the Long Ago."

Riverby. Essays on Nature. 1894. John Burroughs.

Riverdale Series. Juveniles. William Taylor
Adams (Oliver Optic).

Rivington's New York Gazetteer : or The Connecti-
cut, New Jersey, Hudson's River, and Quebec
Weekly Advertiser. Established 1773, by James
Rivington. INIajor Andre was a contributor of

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