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1794-1806: Birth, Parentage, and Early Days-'The Rivulet,'
1806-1811: The Boy Poet and Student Days-'The Embargo,'
1811-1820: 'Thanatopsis '—Plainfield and Great Barrington
-'Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood'-'Green River'
-'To a Waterfowl'-'Oh Fairest of the Rural Maids,'
1821-1825: Great Barrington-His Marriage-'The Ages'—
Publishes a Volume-Indian Poems-The Yellow Violet'
-'Monument Mountain '—'A Forest Hymn '—'Autumn
Woods'-'June '-Abandons Law,
1825-1830: Literary Associates and Society in New York-
Magazine Editing-"The Death of the Flowers '-Takes
1826-1878: His Editorial Career,
1827-1832: Literary Work-Poems Published in New York
and London-Volume Favourably Received-'The Poet'
-'A Winter Piece '-'Summer Wind'-'Song'-'The
African Chief '-'The Evening Wind'-Translations,
1834-1857: Bryant's First Four Visits to the Old World, and
his Travels in America-'The Future Life'-Delivers
Addresses on Cole and Cooper-Cedarmere and his Home-
1857-1866: Again Visits Europe-His Baptism at Naples-His
Wife's Illness and Recovery-'The Life that is '—'The
Third of November '-Addresses-Cummington-Seven-
tieth Birth-day Presentation-'The Death of Lincoln'—
Death of his Wife,
1867-1876: Last Visit to Europe-His Homeric Translations,
with Specimens-Speech at Williams College-Mexico-
Orations-Eightieth Birth-day-Vase Presentation—
1876: Library of Poetry and Song-Selection of Poems from
the Illustrated Edition of 1876-'The Antiquity of Free-
dom'-'The Burial of Love'-'The May Sun'—'The
Planting of the Apple Tree '-'The Wind and Stream '-
'Robert of Lincoln'-'The Death of Slavery '—'The
Flood of Years'-Characteristics of Bryant's Poetry-
His Christian Hymns-Exquisite Art-Reputation Safe
-His Reading of Nature,
1876-1878: Youth in Old Age-Careful Habits-Wide Sym-
pathies-Independent Spirit-The Fine Arts-Letter to
Williams College-Firm Faith-Ode to Washington—
Science and Religion-Edits Shakspere,
1878: Speech in Central Park at Inauguration of Mazzini's
Bust-Sad Accident to Bryant-His Illness—Death—
Funeral-Critical Estimates of Bryant,
SELECTIONS FROM BRYANT'S POEMS.
Those distinguished by an asterisk (*) are quoted in full.
The Embargo, or Sketches of the Times, By a Youth of Thirteen, 33
*Song-Soon as the Glazed and Gleaming Snow,
Oh Fairest of the Rural Maids,
Specimen of his Translation from Book VIII. of the Iliad,
do. from Book V. of the Odyssey,
*The Supremacy of Christ-O North, with all thy Vales of Green, 226
Whate'er He bids, Observe and Do,
*Ode for Washington's Birth-day, February 22, 1878,