Lyra Americana; or, Verses of praise and faith from American poets
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Lyra Americana; or, Verses of praise and faith from American poets

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Americana ;Cjira OR, VERSES OF PRAISE AND FAITH, AMERICAN POETS. SELECTED AND ARRANGED REV. GEORGE T. M.A.RIDER, NEW TORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY, and443 445 Broad-way. 1865. to Act of in theENTERED, according Congress, year 1864, by D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern of New York. PREFACE. A THOUGHTFUL of our American survey not at the thesuggests, outset,Poetry only very brief thecovered of our litera-period by history ture at the same it discloses and; but, time, affirms both the and of individuality nationality our literature : as American andthat, thinking have little to do the Oldwith World,living very our in its is not anso, literature, development, off-shoot of nor an exoticstock,any European acclimated and wonted to our life but; is,young a and of thatitself, logical legitimate outgrowth little to the Old World and its liter- life, owing ature anditsbeyond well-ripened many-blooded language. our touches the Mother Historically, lineage at a time of intellectualCountry degeneracy. Preface.iv of the worthies had downThe days great gone of and thein a conventionalism, spon-twilight the old Art hadand creative force of taneity to the debased of thefeeble, spiritgiven way new.

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Americana ;Cjira
OR,
VERSES OF PRAISE AND FAITH,
AMERICAN POETS.
SELECTED AND ARRANGED
REV. GEORGE T. M.A.RIDER,
NEW TORK:
D. APPLETON & COMPANY,
and443 445 Broad-way.
1865.to Act of in theENTERED, according Congress, year 1864, by
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States
for the Southern of New York.