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268 who's the author?

Vacant Chair, The. Song. First printed in the
Worcestei' Spy, November, 1861. Henry Steven-
son Washburn. The song was inspired by news
of the death of Lieut. John William Grout, of
the 15th Mass. Vol. Infantry. First line: "PFe
shall meet, but loe shall ??}iss him."

Vagabonds, The. Poem. 1863. J. T. Trowbridge.

Vagrom Verse. 1889. C. H. Webb (John Paul).

Valley Brook, The. Poem. J. H. Bryant.

Van Gelder Papers, The. Sketches. 1887. John
Treat Irving.

Vanishers, The. Poem. 1864, in the Atlantic
Monthly for December. J. G. Whittier.

Vanity Fair. Play. John Brougham,

Varuna, The. Civil War poem. George H. Boker.
First line: " Who has not heaj^d of the daimtless
Varuxa ? " The " Varuna," commanded by
Capt. Charles Stuart Boggs, was sunk after ex-
tremely gallant conduct in the attack on Forts
St. Philip and Jackson, April 2-1, 1862.

Vassall Morton. Novel. 1856. Francis Parkman.

Velasco. Play, tragedy. Produced Nov. 20, 1837,
at the Tremont Theatre, Boston, with great
success. Epes Sargent.

Venetian Life. Sketches of travel. 1866, London.
W. D. Howells.

Venus of Milo, The. Poem. 1883. E. R. Sill.

Veteran and the Child, The. Poem. 1832-1841.
Hannah F. Gould.

Veteran, The. Play. 1859. John Johnstone
Wallack (Lester \\''allack).

Via Crucis : A Romance of the Second Crusade.
Novel. 1899. F. Marion Crawford.

Victor Durand. Play. 1884, at Wallack's Theatre,
New York City. H. G. Carleton.

Victorian Poets. Criticism. 1875. E. C. Stedman.

Victories of Peace, The. Poem, delivered 1878,



who's the author ? 269

before the Army of the Potomac at Springfield,
Mass. R. H. Stoddard.

Views Afoot : or Europe Seen with Knapsack and
Staff. Sketches of travel. 1846. Bayard Taylor.

Vigil of Faith, The. Poem. 1842. C.F.Hoffman.

Village Blacksmith, The. Poem. H. W. Longfellow.
First appeared in the Knickerbocker, November,
1840. Written Oct. 5, 1839. The famous chest-
nut tree of the poem was cut down in 1876.
First line : " Under a spreading chestnut tree."

Village Merchant, The. Poem. 1794, Philadel-
phia. Philip Freneau.

Village Politician, A. One of the selections of
" Bracebridge Hall," q.v. Washington Irving.

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

Village Worthies. One of the selections of " Brace-
bridge Hall," q.v. Washington Irving.

Vindication of the British Colonies, A. Pamphlet.
1769. James Otis.

Vindication of the Conduct of the House of Rep-
resentatives of Massachusetts Bay. A noted
pamphlet. 1762, Boston. James Otis.

Vindication of the Government of New England's
Churches. Treatise. 1717. John Wise. This
was an enlarged and more complete develop-
ment of the theme advanced in his " Church's
Quarrel Espoused," q.v.

Virginia, A History of. 1705. Robert Beverley.

Virginia and Her Neighbors. See " Old Virginia," etc.

Virginia Gazette, The. Established 1736. This
was the first newspaper issued in that state.

Virginia, Historical Collections of. 1844, Charles-
ton. Henry Howe.

Virginia, History of. 1883. John E. Cooke.

Virginia, History of. 1804. John Daly Burk.

Virginia Comedians, The. Novel. 1854. John



270 who's the author?

E. Cooke. It gives a picture of society at
Williamsburg, the old capital of Yirgiiiia.

Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles, The
General History of. 1624. John Smith.

Virginia of Virginia. Short story. 1888, in Harper's
Monthly Magazine for January. Amelie Rives
(Chanler) Troubetzkoy.

Virtuoso's Collection, A. One of the selections of
" Mosses from an Old Manse," q.v. Nathaniel
Hawthorne.

Vision of Columbus, The. Poem. 1787. Joel Barlow.

Vision of Cortez. Poem. 1829. W. G. Simms.

Vision of Echard, The. Poem. 1878. J. G.Whittier.

Vision of Sir Launfal. Poem. December, 1818.
J. R. Lowell. First line : " Over his keys the mus-
ing organist."

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

Visit from St. Nicholas, A. A well-known Christmas
poem. Written 1822, and published anony-
mously in the Troy Sentinel, Dec. 23, 1823, with-
out the author's knowledge. Clement Clarke
Moore. First line : '■'■'Twas the night before Christ-
mas, luhen all through the house."

Visit to India, China, and Japan, A. Travels. 1855.
Bayard Taylor.

Voice of Autumn, The. Poem. 1851, in Graham's
Magazine for January. W. C. Bryant.

Voice of Rama, The. Poem. 1824. George W.
Doane.

Voice of the Grass, The. Poem. Sarah (Roberts)
Boyle.

Voice, The. Poem. About 1866. Forceythe Willson.

Voiceless, The. Poem, 1858. O. W. Holmes.

Voices of Freedom. Poems. 1849. J. G. Whittier.

Voices of the Night. Poems. 1839. Henry Wads-
worth Longfellow. These comprise the follow-



who's the author? 271

ing poems, most of which appeared originally
in the New York Knickerbocker: " Hymn to the
Night"; "A Psalm of Life"; "The Reaper and
the Flowers " ; " The Light of Stars " ; " Foot-
steps of Angels"; "Flowers"; "The Beleaguered
City"; "Midnight Mass for the Dying Year."

Voltaire, Life of. Biography. 1881. James Parton.

Voluntaries. Poem. \^Q?>,m the Atlantic Monthly
for October. Ralph Waldo Emerson. First
line: ^^ Low and mournful he the strain.''

Volunteer Soldier of America, The. 1888, Chicago.
John A. Logan.

Volunteers, The. Farce. 1793, Philadelphia.
Susanna H. Rowson. Founded on the whisky
rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

Voyage to Boston. Poem. 1774, at New York.
Philip Freneau.

Voyage to the Fortunate Isles. Poem. 1874. Sarah
M. B. Piatt.

Voyages of the Companions of Columbus. Histori-
cal papers, 1831. Washington Irving.

Wabash. Poem. 1877, Lippincott's Magazine for

February. Maurice Thompson.
Wagoner of the Alleghanies, The. Poem. 1862,

Philadelphia. T. B. Read.
Waif of the Plains, A. Novels and tales. 1890.

F. Bret Harte.
Waiting for the Verdict. Novel. 1867, New York.

Rebecca H. Davis.
Wake Thee, O Zion, Thy Mourning is Ended.

Hymn. 1862. Ray Palmer.
Wakefield. One of the selections of " Twice-Told

Tales," q.v. Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Wake-Robin. Essays on nature. 1871. John

Burroughs.
Waldeinsamkeit. Poem. October, 1858, in the



272 who's the author?

Atlantic Monthly. R. W. Emerson. First line:

" / do not count the hours I spend."
Walden. Account of a two years' experience of

solitude on the shore of Walden Pond. 1854.

II. D. Thoreau.
Walden. Poem. R. W. Emerson. The thoughts

in this little poem he afterward expanded into

the poem, " My Garden," q.v.
Walk at Sunset, A. Poem. 1821, in Dana's Idle

Man. W. C. Brvant.
Walker of the Snow, The. Poem. 1859, in the

Atlantic Monthly for May. C. D. Shanly.
Wanderer, The. Poem, colloquial. 1872. '^WiUiam

Ellery Channing (1818-).
Wandering Recollections of a Somewhat Busy Life.

Autobiography. 1870. John Neal.
Waning Moon, The. Poem. 1814, in Graham's

Magazine for July. W. C. Brvant.
Wanted — A Man. Civil War poem. E. C. Sted-

man. First line : " Back from the trebly crim-
soned field."
Wants of Man, The. Poem. About 1848. John

Quincy Adams. Written on being informed

by General Ogle that several young ladies had

asked for his autograph.
War and AVashington. Ballad of the Revolu-
tion. Jonathan Mitchell Sewall. First line :

" Vain Britons, boast no longer with proud

indignity."
Warden of the Cinque Ports, The. Poem. 1853,

in Putnam's Magazine for January. H. W.

Longfellow. Written October, 1852. The War-

*den referred to was the Duke of Wellington,

who died Sept. 13. First line : " A mist was

driving down the British Channel."
Warp and Woof. Poems. 1870. S. A. W. Duf-

field.



who's the author? 273

Warren, Life and Times of Joseph. Biography.

18ti5. Richard Frothingham.
Warren's Address to the American Soldiers. Poem.

About 18i0. John Pierpont. First line :

" Stand I the grounfVs your oivn, my braves ! "
Washers of the Shroud. Poem. 1861, in the

Atlantic Monthly for November. J. R. Lowell.
Washington, Life and Writings of George. Biog-
raphy. 1834-1838. Jared Sparks.
Washington, Life of. Biography. 1801. David

Ramsay.
Washington, Life of. Biography. 1800. Mason

Locke Weems.
Washington, Life of. Biography. 1855-1857.

Washington Irving. Vol. I. appeared 1855,

Vols. II. and III., 1856, IV., 1857.
Washington, Life of. Biography. 1801. John

Marshall.
Washington, Life of. Biography. 1835. James

K. Paulding.
Washington, Life of. Biography. 1834, Charles-
ton. This was written in Latin. William

Lance.
Washington Square. Story of New York life.

1880, in Harper's Magazine, and simultaneously

in the Cornhill Magazine. Henry James.
Watch and Ward. Novelette. 1871. Henry James.
Watch Fires of '76, The. Historical stories and

sketches. 1895. S. A. Drake.
Watch of Boon Island, The. Poem. 1872, in the

Atlantic Monthly for March. Celia Thaxter.
Watcher, The. Song, very popular. Sarah Josepha

(Buell) Hale. First line : " The night was dark

and fearful.'"
Watching. Poem. About 1852. Emily Chubbuck

Judson (Fanny Forester). First line: ^^ Sleep,

love, sleep ! "



274 who's the author?

Watchmaker's Wife, and Other Stories, The.
1893. F. R. Stockton. This collection con-
tains also "Asaph," "My Terminal JNloraine,"
"The Philosophy of Relative Existences,''
"The Knife that Killed Po Hancy," "The
Christmas Shadrach," and "Reverend Ezekiel
Crump."

Waterfowl, To a. See " To a Waterfowl."

Water- Witch, The. Novel, sea tale. 1830. J. Feni-
more Cooper.

Waters of Marah, The. Poem. 1824. George W.
Doane.

Watty and Meg. Poem, narrative. 1792. Alex-
ander Wilson.

" 'Way down South where grows the cotton." See
"Dixie (Northern)."

" 'Way down upon de Swannee ribber." See " Old
Folks at Home."

Ways of the Hour. Novel. 1850. J. F. Cooper.

" We are coming, Father Abraham." First line of
the famous Civil War ballad, " Three Hundred
Thousand More," q.v. J. S. Gibbons.

We Girls. Juvenile. 1870. Adeline D. T. Whitney.

We Were Boys Together. Poem. About 1846.
George P. Morris.

Wealth. One of the selections of " Conduct of Life,"
q.v. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Wealth and Worth. Tale, juvenile. 1840. Epes
Sargent.

Wearing of the Gray, The : Being Personal Portraits,
Scenes, and Adventures of the War. 1867.
John E. Cooke.

Weaver, The. Poem. First appeared in the New
York Mirror of March 22, 1845. Emily Chub-
buck Judson (Fanny Forester).

Webster, Life of Daniel. Biography. 1883. H.
C. Lodge.



who's the author? 275

"Webster's Spelling Book. See " Grammatical In-
stitute of the English Language."

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

Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers, A.
Nature sketches. 1849. H. D. Thoreau.

Weekly Inspector, The. Periodical. Established
1805 by T. G. Fessenden. It lived two years.

Weekly Rehearsal, The. Periodical. Established
1731. This later became the Boston Evening
Post, which continued until 1775.

"Weeping, sad and lonely." First line of the
chorus of " When this Cruel War is Over," q.v.
Charles C. Sawyer. This was the original title
of this famous M'ar ballad.

Well- Worn Roads of Spain, Holland, and Italy :
Travelled by a Painter in search of the Pic-
turesque. 1887. F. Hopkinson Smith.

Wensley: A Story without a Moral. 1854. Ed-
mund Quincy.

Wept of Wish-ton-Wish, The. Novel. 1829. J.
Fenimore Cooper.

West Wind, The. Poem. 1821, in Dana's Idle Man.
W. C. Bryant.

Westminster Abbey. One of the selections of the
" Sketch-Book," q.v. Washington Irving.

Westover Manuscripts, The. Journals. 1841.
William Byrd. They were written 1728-1736.

West-ward Ho ! A story of Virginia and Kentucky.
1832. J. K. Paulding.

Wet Days at Edgewood. Sketches. 1865. D. G.
Mitchell (Ik Marvel).

What Can She Do ? Novel. 1873. E. P. Roe.

What Cheer : or Roger Williams in Exile. Poem,
in nine cantos. 1832. Job Durfee.

What I Know About Farming, Series of articles
on practical agriculture. 1871. Horace Greeley.



276 who's the author?

What is that, Mother ? Poem. 1829, in The Token.
George Washington Doane. First line : " What
is that,^ Mother?" — '' The lark, my child"

" What is the little one thinking abont ? "
Cradle Song from " Bitter Sweet." J. G.
Holland.

What Might Have Been Expected. Story. 1874.
F. R. Stockton.

What the Bnllet Sang. Poem. Abont 1871. F.
Bret Harte.

What the Chimney Sang. Poem. About 1874.
F. Bret Harte.

What the Engines Said. Poem. 1869. _ F. Bret
Harte. This was written on the opening of the
Pacific Railroad.

What the Wolf Really Said to Little Red Riding-
Hood. Poem. 1871-1874. F. Bret Harte.

What's to Be Done? or The Will and the Way.
Juvenile. 1841. Epes Sargent.

When Downward to the Darksome Tomb. Hymn.
1842. Ray Palmer.

When Dreams Come True : A Story of Emotional
Life. Novel. 1895. E. E. Saltus.

When Johnnie Comes Marching Home Again. Bal-
lad of the Civil War. Written 1863. Patrick
S. Gilmore (Louis Lambert).

When Knighthood Was in Flower. Histori-
cal romance. 1898. Charles Major (Edwin
Caskoden).

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed. Poem.
About 1865. Walt Whitman.

When Other Friends Are 'Round Thee. Song.
1846. George P. Morris.

When the Sultan goes to Ispahan. Poem. About
1859. T. B. Aldrich.

When This Cruel War is Over. Ballad of the Civil
War. Charles C. Sawyer. First line : " Dear-



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est love, do you remember." Its original title was
" Weeping, Sad and Lonely."

Where Shall the Baby's Dimple Be. Poem. About
1873. J. G. Holland.

Where the Battle Was Fought. Novel. 1884.
JNlary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Crad-
dock). This refers to the battle of Murfrees-
boro, which was fought December 31, 1862-
January 2, 1863, near the author's home.

Whig Almanac, The. Established 1838, by Horace
Greeley. It afterwards became the Tribune
Almanac.

While the Dance Goes On. Popular song. 1897.
Charles K. Harris.

Whip-poor-will, The. Poem. 1853. George Pope Mor-
ris. First line : " Why dost thou come at set of sun?"

Whippoorwill, The. Poem. About 1855. W. W.
Fosdick.

White Heron, The. Short story. 1886. Sarah
Orne Jewett.

White Jacket: or The World in a Man-of-War.
A story of adventure. 1850. Herman JNIelville.

White Old Maid, The. One of the selections of
'' Twice-Told Tales," q.v. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

White Rose, The. Poem of the Civil War. Joseph
O'Connor. First line : " It is a ivithered rose."

White Slave, The. Novel. 1852, new enlarged
edition. Richard Hildreth. Originally it ap-
peared as The Slave: or A Memoir of Archy
Moore, 1836.

White Slave, The. Play. After 1880. Bartley
Campbell.

White Umbrella in Mexico, A. Sketches. 1889.
F. Hopkinson Smith.

Whitman, Walt: A Study. Biographical and
critical estimate. 1897. John Burrouglis.

Who Knows? Poem. 1874-1886. Nora Perry.



278 who's the author?

"Who that has mmgled in the fray." Poem.

1824. George W. Doane.
Who Will Care for Mother Now ? Song, very popu-
lar during the Civil War. Charles C. Sawyer.

First line : " Whrj am I so weak and weary ? "
Why This Longing? Poem. 1835-1860. Harriet

(Winslow) Sew all.
Wide Swath. Poems. 1882. B. P. Shillaber (Mrs.

Partington).
Wide, Wide World, The. Novel, very popular.

1850. Susan Warner. It appeared under

the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell.
Widow, The. One of the selections of " Bracebridge

Hall," q.v. Washington Irving.
Widow Bedott Papers. Humorous sketches. 1855,

New York. Frances Miriam Whitcher. First

appeared in NeaVs Gazette.
Widow Guthrie. Novel. 1890. R. M. Johnston.
Widow of Nain, The. Poem. About 1827. N. P.

Willis. First line : " The Roman sentinel stood

helm'd and tall."
Widowed Heart, The. Poem. Albert Pike. First

line: '■^Thou art lost to me forever ! — / have lost

thee, had ore."
Widow^s Marriage, The. Play. 1856. G.H.Boker.
Wieland : or The Transformation. Novel. 1798.

Charles Brockden Brown. A wild story, full of

ghastly incident.
Wigwam and Cabin : or Tales of the South. 1845-

1846. W. G. Simms.
Wild Honeysuckle, Lines to a. Poem. About 1795.

Philip Freneau. First line : "FfaV Jioiver, that

dost so comely cp'ow."
Wild Roses of Cape Ann. Poem. 1880. Lucy

Larcora.
Wilderness Hunter, The : An Account of the Big

Game of the United States, and Its Chase with



who's the author? 279

Horse, Hound, and Rifle. 1893. Theodore

Roosevelt.
Will Nobody Marry Me? Song, comic. 1842, in

Graham's Magazine. G. P. Morris.
Willie We have missed You. Song. 1845-1847.

S. C. Foster.
Willis, Life of N. P. Biography. 1885, Boston.

H. A. Beers.
Willows, The. Poem. 1871-1874. F.BretHarte.
Wind and Stream, The. Poem. 1857, in the

Atlantic Monthly for December. W. C. Bryant.
Wind Flower, The. Poem. About 1839. Jones

Very. First line : " Thou lookest up with meek,

confiding eye.'"
Wind of Destiny. Novel. 1886. A. S. Hardy.
Winds, The. Poem. 1839, in the Knickerbocker

Magazine. W. C. Bryant.
Wing and Wing. Novel, sea tale. 1842. J.F.Cooper.
Winged W^orshippers, The. Poem. About 1841.

Charles Sprague. This poem v^^as written about

two swallows that flew into the Chauncey Place

Church, during service. First line : " Gay, guilt-
less pair J'
Winning His Way. Story. 1865. C. C. Coffin.
Winning of the West, The. Historical narrative.

1889. Theodore Roosevelt.
Winter in the West. Sketches of adventure. 1835,

New York. C. F. Hoffman.
Winter Piece. Poem. 1821, in Dana's Idle Man.

W. C. Bryant.
Winter. Selections from the Journal of Henry

David Thoreau by H. G. O. Blake, editor. 1887.
Winter Song. Charles T. Brooks.
Winter Sunshine. Essays upon nature. 1875.

fJohn Burroughs.
Winter Woods. Poem. 1870, Atlantic Monthly.

George Cooper.



280 who's the author?

Witch of Prague, The. Romance. 1891. F. M.
Crawford.

Witches Whelp, The. Poem. About 1851. R. H.
Stoddard.

With all Her Faults, I love Her Still. Song. Mon-
roe H. Rosenfeld.

With Fate Against Him. Novel. 1870. Amanda
M. Douglas.

With the Immortals. Novel. 1888. F. M. Craw-
ford.

With the Procession. Novel. 1895. H. B. Fuller.

With Trumpet and Drum. Poems about children.
1892. Eugene Field.

Within the Gate. Poem. 1881. J. G. Whittier.

Witnesses, The. Poem. Written 1842. H. W.
Longfellow.

Wives. Comedy, adapted from the French of
Moliere. Produced at Daly's Theatre, New York
City, Oct. 18, 1879. Bronson Howard.

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

Wives of the Dead, The. One of the selections of
" The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales."
Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Wolfert's Roost. 1855. Washington Irving. This
series of papers originally appeared in the Knick-
erbocker Magazine. 1839-1840.

Woman Hater, The. Play. Produced 1885. Da-
vid Demarest Lloyd.

Woman in Armor. Story. 1875. Mary Hartwell
Gather wood.

Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Essay. 1844.
A plea for Woman's Rights. ' Sarah Margaret
Fuller Ossoli. This essay was expanded from
an article published in the Dial, July, 1843, en-
titled "The Great Lawsuit — Man versus Men;
Woman versus Women."



who's the author? 281

Woman of the War, A. Poem of the Civil War.
Rossiter Johnson. First line : " Through the som-
bre arch of that gateway toiuer." The poem is
founded on a true story. Margaret A. Peterson,
a nurse of St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, N. Y.,
who died Sept. 1, 1864, is its heroine.

Woman Who Dared, The. Poem. 1869. Epes
Sargent.

Woman's Letters from Washington, A. See " Ten
Years in Washington."

Woman's Reason, A. Novel. 1883. W. D. How-
ells. It originally appeared in the Century Mag-
azine.

Women Must Weep. Novel. 1892. Edgar Fawcett.

Wonder Book, The. Tales, juvenile. 1851. Na-
thaniel Hawthorne.

Wonder- Working Providence of Zion's Saviour in
New England. A history of New England from
1628 to 1652. Published 1654, in London. Re-
printed in the Second Series, Mass. Hist. Soc.
Collections. Edward Johnson.

Wonderful One-Hoss Shay, The. See "Deacon's
IMasterpiece."

Wonderful Sack, The. Poem. About 1869. J. T.
Trowbridge.

Wonderful Spring of San Joaquin, The. Poem.
About 1871. F. Bret Harte.

Wonders of the Invisible World. Treatise. 1692.
Cotton ]\Iather.

Wood-Blooms. Poems. 1888. J. V. Cheney.

Wood Sprite, The. Poem. 1885, in the Century
Magazine. Roger Riordan.

Wooden Booksellers. Poem, satirical. About 1823.
T. G. Fessenden.

Woodman, Spare that Tree. Poem. 1830. George
Pope Morris. First line : " Woodman, spare that
tree ! "



282 who's the author?

Woodman, The. Poem. 1849. William EUery

Channing (1818-).
Woodnotes. Two noted poems by Ralph Waldo

Emerson. The first appeared in the Dial,

October, 1840 ; the second, in the Dial, October,

1811.
Woods in Winter. Poem. Written 1824. H. W.

Longfellow. First line : " When luinter icinds

are piercing chill.''
Words and Their Uses. Criticism. 1870. R. G.

White.
Words for the Hour. 1856. Julia Ward Ho^ve.
•■ Work, for the night is coming." Hymn. 1854.

Sidney Dyer.
Works and Days. Essay. 1870. R. W. Emerson.

See " Society and Solitude."
World, The. Poem. About 1839. Jones Very.
World of Chance, The. Novel. 1892, in Harper's

Magazine, March-November. W. D. Howells.
World-Soul, The. Poem. 1840-1847. R. W.

Emerson.
Worship. One of the selections of " Conduct of

Life," 7-1'. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Wreath of Wild Flowers from New England, A.

Poems. 1839. Frances S. Osgood.
Wreck of the Hesperus, The. Poem. First appeared

in Park Benjamin's periodical, The New World.

Written Dec. 29, 1839. H. W. Longfellow.

First line : " It was the schooner Hesperus."
Wreck of the Pocahontas, The. Poem. 1868, in

the Atlantic Monthly for April. Celia Thaxter.
Wreck, The. Poem. About 1823. J. G. Percival.
Wyandotte : or The Hutted Knoll. Novel. 1843.

J. F. Cooper. A story of the settlement of an

English family in the vicinity of Otsego Lake

about the time of the opening of the Revolution.
Wyndham Towers. Poem. 1889. T. B. Aldrich.



who's the author? 283

" "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod." See " Dutch
Lullaby."

Ximena. Poems. 1844. Bayard Taylor.

Yamoyden : A Tale of the Wars of King Philip.
Poem, in six cantos. 1820. J. W. Eastburn
and R. C. Sands.

Yankee at King Arthur's Court. See " Connecticut
Yankee at King Arthur's Court."

Yankee Doodle. Song. First appeared in America
about 1785, having been brought into the camps
of the American army by Richard Shuckburgh
or Shakburg, a surgeon of the British army.
The air has been traced back, it is said, to Charles
the First's time, of England. The song (not the
air) came into vogue originally with the title
" The Yankee's Return from Camp." First line :
" Father^ and I loent doicn to can^p."

Yankee from the West. Novel. 1898. Opie Read.

Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform
Papers. Sketches. 1866. H. D. Thoreau.

Yankee in London. Comedy. 1809. Roy all Tyler.

Year's Life, A. A collection of poems. 1841. J.
R. Lowell.

Yellow Violet, The. Poem. Written at Cumming-
ton, Mass. Published 1821. W. C. Bryant.

Yemassee, The: A Romance of South Carolina.
1835. W. G. Simms. This is generally con-
sidered his best work.

Yesterdays with Authors. Personal recollections
of famous writers. 1872. J. T. Fields.

Yield Not to Temptation. Hymn. Written 1868,
and published in the National Sunday School
Teachers' Marjazine. Horatio R. Palmer.

Youma: The Story of a West Indian Slave. 1898.
Lafcadio Hearn.



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Young America. Poem. 1864, in the New York
Ledger for January. Fitz-Greene Halleck.

Young America Abroad. Series of popular juve-
niles. W. T. Adams.

Young American, The. Lecture read before the
Mercantile Library Association, Boston, Feb. 7,
18iL R. W. Emerson.

Young Girl's Wooing, A. Novel. 1884, New
York. E. P. Roe.

Young Goodman Brown. One of the selections of
" Mosses from an Old Manse," q.v. Nathaniel
Hawthorne.

Young Mrs. Winthrop. Play, produced 1882.
Bronson Howard.

Youth's Companion, The. Periodical. Estab-
lished 1827.

Zadoo Pine and Other Stories. 1891. H. C.Bunner.

Zenobia: or The Fall of Palmyra. This popular
historical novel originally appeared m the KnicJc-
erhocker Magazine, 1836, with the title " Letters
of Lucius M. Piso from Palmyra to his friend
Marcus Curtius at Rome." These " Letters " were
then published in two volumes, 1837, New York,
and were later republished as " Zenobia," 1868.
William Ware.

Zeph : A Posthumous Story. 1885. Helen (Hunt)
Jackson.

Zig-Zag Journeys. Series of juveniles. 1876-1890.
Hezekiah Butterworth.

Zizendorf. Poem. 1836. Lydia Huntley Sigourney.

Zophiel: or The Bride of Seven. Poem. First
canto, 1825 ; completed, 1833. Maria (Gowen)


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