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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.


Vol. IV: Literature of the Republic, Part I., 1788–1820

Lord Byron. 1788–1824. Epigram: The Commonwealth
Alexis de Tocqueville. 1805–1859. Oratory of a Republic
William Bartram. 1739–1823. In the Home of the Alligator
Puc-Puggy and His Notes on the Rattlesnake
Elias Boudinot. 1740–1821. Origin of a Famous Hereditary Order
Timothy Pickering. 1745–1829. Advice to a College Graduate
The Directory and the United States
Nathanael Emmons. 1745–1840. The Evil Jeroboam
A Good Tragedy the Best Model for a Sermon
Mason Locke Weems. 1759–1825. The Ingenious Weems Relates Some Pleasing Anecdotes
Ben Franklin and Pomposo Keimer
Red Jacket. c. 1756–1830. The Indians Must Worship the Great Spirit in Their Own Way
James Thacher. 1754–1844. The Execution of John André
Glimpses of Revolutionary Days
A Cruel Deed
Joel Barlow. 1754–1812. The Hasty Pudding
A Judicial Estimate of the Character and Genius of Thomas Paine
John Marshall. 1755–1835. Expediency of Direct Taxation
Troubles of the First Administration
Man, Soldier, and Statesman
Hannah Adams. 1755–1831. Nathan Hale and John André
A Literary Woman in the Last Century
Henry Lee III. 1756–1818. The Father of His Country
The Episode of Champe
John Trumbull. 1756–1843. The Memorable Precept of an Indian Chief
An Experience at Mr. Jefferson’s Dinner-Table
Royall Tyler. 1757–1826. The First American Comedy Regularly Produced
Independence Day
The Rival Doctors
English and New-English, Eighty Years Ago
The Bookworm
James Wilkinson. 1757–1825. The Capture of Charles Lee
Alexander Hamilton. 1757–1804. Financial Condition and Prospects of the United States
The Federal Constitution
Encroachments of France
Defects of the Confederation
The Office of President
Advantages of the Constitution
Anonymous A Pair of Eclogues: The Country School
    The Country Meeting
Alexander Garden. 1757–1829. Southern Women in the Revolution
Robert Dinsmoor. 1757–1836. The Sparrow
Fisher Ames. 1758–1808. The Character and Talents of Washington
Alexander Hamilton
The Dangers of American Liberty
Noah Worcester. 1758–1837. The Abolition of War
Noah Webster. 1758–1843. Woman’s Education in the Last Century
English Corruption of the American Language
George Richards Minot. 1758–1802. The Grievances Which Led to “Shays’s Rebellion
Elkanah Watson. 1758–1842. The Great Fire at Charleston
Tom Paine in France
Patience Wright and Doctor Franklin
Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton. 1759–1846. To Aaron Burr, under Trial for High Treason
Hannah Webster Foster. 1759–1840. A Proposal of the Last Century
Mathew Carey. 1760–1839. The Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793
A Case in Congress in 1818
Richard Alsop. 1761–1815. To the Shade of Washington
Albert Gallatin. 1761–1849. The Debt of the United States
The Currency and Banking System
Tabitha Tenney. 1762–1837. Doña Quixota
Susanna Rowson. 1762–1824. To Time
The Death of Charlotte Temple
Abiel Holmes. 1763–1837. President Stiles
The Siege of Mexico
James Kent. 1763–1847. Thoughts on the Nation
Christianity the Promoter of International Law
William Pinkney. 1764–1822. Slavery and a Republican Form of Government Not Incongruous
Samuel Latham Mitchill. 1764–1831. A History of St. Tammany
Elegy on a Shell—the Nautilus
St. John Honeywood. 1763–1798. Darby and Joan
Harrison Gray Otis. 1765–1848. The Character of Hamilton
Anonymous Sleighing Song
Abigail Adams Smith. 1765–1813. Parisian Society before the Revolution
A Little Patriot and Her Papa
John Sylvester John Gardiner. 1765–1830. Our Illogical Distrust of England
How Women May Best Commend Themselves
Robert Goodloe Harper. 1765–1825. Federalist Maxims
Samuel Low. b. 1765. To a Spider
William Dunlap. 1766–1839. Marriage à la Mode
Closing Scene of the First American Tragedy Regularly Produced
Mr. Cooke Gives Mr. Treat Paine the Snub Direct
Mr. Cooke’s Propensity to Sarcasm
Burning of the Richmond Theatre
Alexander Wilson. 1766–1813. The Baltimore Bird
The Character and Manners of Master Blue Jay
The Little Widower
My Landlady’s Nose
William Irving. 1766–1821. The Days of Grogram Grandames
John Quincy Adams. 1767–1848. Extracts from His Diary
The Death of Children
Liberty and Eloquence
Deliberative Oratory
To Sally
The Mission of America
Our Forefathers
Injustice to the Indian
The Lip and the Heart
The Crime of Slavery
James Asheton Bayard. 1767–1815. Plea for an Independent Judiciary
Thaddeus Mason Harris. 1768–1842. The Little Orator
Joseph Dennie. 1768–1812. Silent American Society
The Imported French Philosophy
Anonymous To the Gods
Tecumseh. 1768–1813. Speech to General Proctor, Shortly before the Battle
David Everett. 1770–1813. Lines Spoken by a Boy of Seven Years
DeWitt Clinton. 1769–1828. Eloquence of the Six Nations
A Plea for Peace and Loyalty
Joseph Hopkinson. 1770–1842. Hail Columbia
Tristam Burges. 1770–1853. A Prophecy
A Rebuke to John Randolph
Charles Brockden Brown. 1771–1810. Wieland’s Defence
The Strange Adventure of Edgar Huntly
Thomas Green Fessenden. 1771–1837. The Country Lovers
Hosea Ballou. 1771–1852. Lucifer and the Origin of Sin
The Influence of Persecution
Elihu Hubbard Smith. 1771–1798. At the Press of Laurentius
William Ray. 1771–1827. The Frigate “Philadelphia” Captured by the Turks
William Martin Johnson. 1771?–1797. On Snow-flakes Melting on His Lady’s Breast
Josiah Quincy. 1772–1864. The Struggle for Patronage
Southern Rule in the North
The Witchcraft Excitement and the Mathers
William Cliffton. 1772–1799. To Sleep
Song: ‘Boy, shut to the door, and bid trouble begone
Archibald Alexander. 1772–1851. The Necessity of Divine Revelation
The Bible
William Wirt. 1772–1834. An Old Virginia Preacher
A Country Boy’s First Trial
A Natural Orator
The Statesman and the Dandy
The Deaths of Adams and Jefferson
Burr and Blennerhassett
The Lawyer’s “Twelve Good Rules
Margaretta V. Faugeres. 1771–1801. To the Moon
Eliphalet Nott. 1773–1866. The Lesson of a National Tragedy
William Biglow. 1773–1844. Receipt to Make a Magazine
John Randolph. 1773–1833. The Slaves after the Revolution
England and Napoleon
An Epistle to a School-Boy
Robert Treat Paine, Jr. 1773–1811. Adams and Liberty
Eulogy on Washington
Epilogue to “The Clergyman’s Daughter
William Sullivan. 1774–1839. American Society in the Constitutional Period
President Washington’s Receptions
William Munford. 1775–1825. The Triumph of Hector
Lyman Beecher. 1775–1863. The New England Fathers
The Awakening
The Young Divine’s First Home
John Henry Hobart. 1775–1830. America and England
Philander Chase. 1775–1852. A Strange Scene
An Incident at Gambier
John Blair Linn. 1777–1804. In Praise of Laurelled Women
Henry Clay. 1777–1852. For the Humane Treatment of Captive Indians
The Grecian Struggle for Independence
A Graphic Political Contrast
The Attitude of South Carolina
Vindication of his Policy and Ambition
His Position with Respect to Slavery and Abolition
John Shaw. 1778–1809. Song: ‘Who has robbed the ocean cave
William Austin. 1778–1841. Peter Rugg, the Missing Man
Clement Clarke Moore. 1779–1863. A Visit from St. Nicholas
John Fanning Watson. 1779–1860. Old New York
Rembrandt Peale. 1778–1860. Music
James Kirke Paulding. 1778–1860. A Point of Etiquette
A Strange Bird in Nieuw-Amsterdam
Catalina’s Escape
The Old Man’s Carousal
Francis Scott Key. 1779–1843. The Star-Spangled Banner
Joseph Tinker Buckingham. 1779–1861. An Editor of the Last Century
Joseph Story. 1779–1845. The Lawyer
A Picture of Slave-dealing Days
The Task of American Statesmen
The Woman’s Mind
The Story of an Indian Brave
Advice to a Young Lawyer
Washington Allston. 1779–1843. The Picture of Satan and his Thrall
On the Study of Form in the Works of Raphael and Michael Angelo
Aphorisms Written on the Walls of His Studio
America to Great Britain
On the Late S. T. Coleridge
Ninian Pinkney. 1776–1825. A Fête Champêtre at Montreuil
Benjamin Allen. 1789–1829. Prayer
Timothy Flint. 1780–1840. The Escape of Berrian and Martha
Henry James Finn. 1787–1840. The Frog Catcher
The Curse of the Competent; or, The Lay of the Last Genius
Robert Young Hayne. 1791–1839. The South Carolina Doctrine
Daniel Webster. 1782–1852. Personal Reminiscences
Portrait of a Great Lawyer
Jefferson at Eighty-one
Lines on the Death of His Son Charles
The Shaft at Bunker Hill
Apostrophe to the Veterans of 1775
Imaginary Speech of John Adams
Murder Will out
Hamilton, the Financier
Reply to Mr. Hayne’s Strictures on New England
Peaceable Secession an Impossibility
To John Randolph, In Rejoinder to a Challenge
To George Ticknor, After Reading a Life or Byron
To Mrs. Paige, On the Joy and Glory of the Morn
To the Rev. Mr. Furness, Explaining His Attitude in Regard to the Slavery Question
To Mrs. Paige, In Praise of an Inimitable Dish
To President Fillmore, From the Broad Acres of Marshfield
To John Taylor, To Eschew Politics and Speed the Plough
John Caldwell Calhoun. 1782–1850. State Sovereignty Expounded by Its Greatest Champion
Preservation of the Union
Noted Sayings Part I
Levi Frisbie. 1783–1822. The Dream
Joseph Stevens Buckminster. 1784–1812. The Future Life
Eliza Southgate Bowne. 1783–1809. Winter Episodes in Maine
A New England Bride in New York
The Banquet in Honor of Rufus King
William Tudor. 1779–1830. Bostonians and Their Manners
Richard Dabney. 1787?–1825. Youth and Age