Transatlantic Romanticism, now at COVE

edited by Chris Newman, Joel Pace, and Chris Koenig-Woodyard

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706–1790), including headnote

"Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One"
"Information to Those Who Would Remove to America"
"Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America"

SAMSON OCCOM (1723–1792), including headnote

from Occom’s Account of Himself Written Sept. 17, 1768

FRANCES BROOKE (c. 1724–1789), including headnote

from The History of Emily Montague

EDMUND BURKE (1729–1797), including headnote

from A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
from "Speech of Edmund Burke, Esquire, on Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation with the Coloniesfrom"
Reflections on the Revolution in France

OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1730–1774), including headnote

from "The Deserted Village"


Oliver Goldsmith (1794–1861), from "The Rising Village"
Timothy Dwight (1752–1817), from Greenfield Hill

MICHEL GUILLAUME JEAN DE CRÈVECOEUR (1735–1813), including headnote

from Letters from an American Farmer

THOMAS PAINE (1737–1809), including headnote

from Common Sense
from The Rights of Man

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743–1826), including headnote

from Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence)
from Notes on the State of Virginia


Revolutionary Republicanism


from "The Townshend Acts"

JAMES MADISON (1751–1836), including headnote

The Federalist. Number 10

ISAAC HUNT (1751–1809), including headnote

The Political Family

JOEL BARLOW (1754–1812), including headnote

from The Columbiad


"The Female Patriots. Address’d to the Daughters of Liberty in America, 1768"

WILLIAM GODWIN (1756–1836), including headnote

from "Letters of Advice to a Young American"

ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD (1743–1825), including headnote

"Epistle to William Wilberforce"
"The Rights of Woman"
"Eighteen Hundred and Eleven"
"The Hill of Science, a Vision."
"The Female Choice. A Tale."

OLAUDAH EQUIANO (c. 1745–1797), including headnote

from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

PHILIP MORIN FRENEAU (1752–1832), including headnote

"On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country"
"Literary Importation"
"The Wild Honey Suckle"
"The Indian Burying Ground"
"On Mr. Paine’s Rights of Man"
"On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature"
"On the Uniformity and Perfection of Nature"
"On the Religion of Nature"

PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753–1784), including headnote

"Liberty and Peace"
"Thoughts on the Works of Providence"
"On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770."
"On Being Brought from Africa to America"
"On Imagination"
"To S.M. A Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works"
"To His Excellency General Washington"
"To a Lady on Her Coming to North America with Her Son, for the Recovery of Her Health"
"A Farewell to America. To Mrs. S.W."
"Letter to Rev. Samson Occom, New London, Connecticut"


Slavery and Abolition

HANNAH MORE (1745–1833), including headnote

"Slavery, A Poem"


from Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

DAVID WALKER (1785–1830), including headnote

from An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World

WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON (1805–1879), including headnote

"To the Public"

FANNY KEMBLE (1809–1893)

from Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838–1839

BENJAMIN DREW (1812–1903), including headnote

from A North Side View of Slavery; The Refugee, or, The Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

WILLIAM BLAKE (1757–1827), including headnote

"The Ecchoing Green"
"The Little Black Boy"
"The Sick Rose"
"The Lamb"
"The Tyger"
"The Chimney Sweeper"
"The Chimney Sweeper"
"America: A Prophecy"
"Visions of the Daughters of Albion"

ROBERT BURNS (1759–1796), including headnote

"Poor Mailie’s Elegy"
"To a Mouse"
"To a Louse"
"Afton Water"
"Comin’ Thro’ the Rye" [1]
"Comin’ Thro’ the Rye" [2]
"Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled"
"A Red, Red Rose"
"Auld Lang Syne"


Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867), from "Burns: To a Rose, Brought from Near Alloway Kirk, in Ayrshire, in t he Autumn of 1822"

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (1759–1797), including headnote

from A Vindication of the Rights of Men
from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
"On Poetry and Our Relish for the Beauties of Nature"

SUSANNA ROWSON (1762–1824), including headnote

from Charlotte: A Tale of Truth

JOANNA BAILLIE (1762–1851), including headnote

from Plays on the Passions
"A Mother to Her Waking Infant"
"A Child to His Sick Grandfather"
"Song: Woo’d and Married and A’"


Women’s Rights

JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY (1751–1820), including headnote

"On the Equality of the Sexes"

CHARLOTTE DACRE (1772–1825), including headnote

"The Female Philosopher"

SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797–1883), including headnote

"Speech at the American Equal Rights Association, May 9–10, 1867"

SOPHIA RIPLEY (1803–1861), including headnote


ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815–1902), including headnote

"Declaration of Sentiments"


MARY ROBINSON (1758–1800), including headnote

from Sappho and Phaon: In a Series of Legitimate Sonnets
"The Negro Girl"
"To the Poet Coleridge"
"The Poor, Singing Dame"

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770–1850), including headnote

"Goody Blake and Harry Gill"
"The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman"
"Lines Written in Early Spring"
"The Thorn"
"Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey"
from Preface to Lyrical Ballads
"There was a Boy"
"Ruth: Or the Influences of Nature"
"To Toussaint L’Ouverture"
"To Thomas Clarkson"
"The world is too much with us"
"Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802"
"I griev’d for Buonaparte"
"She was a Phantom of Delight"
"I wandered lonely as a cloud"
"My heart leaps up"
"Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood"
"The Solitary Reaper"
"Gold and Silver Fishes, in a Vase"


Wordsworth in Britain and America

LEIGH HUNT (1784–1859), including headnote

from "The Feast of the Poets"

ROBERT HUTCHINSON ROSE (1776–1842), including headnote

"A Humble Imitation of Some Stanzas, written by W. Wordsworth, in Germany, on One of the Coldest Days of the Century"

ELIZABETH PALMER PEABODY (1804–1894), including headnote

"Letter to Wordsworth"

ROBERT BROWNING (1812–1889), including headnote

"The Lost Leader"

WILLIAM PARSONS ATKINSON (1820–1890), including headnote

"Letter to Wordsworth"

HENRY REED (1808–1854), including headnote

from Lectures on the British Poets


SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771–1832), including headnote

"Jock of Hazeldean"
"The Dreary Change"
"Proud Maisie"
"Lucy Ashton’s Song"

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772–1834), including headnote

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
"This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison"
"The Dungeon"
"Kubla Khan: or, A Vision in a Dream"
"The Eolian Harp"
"The Foster-Mother’s Tale"
"Dejection: An Ode"
from Biographia Literaria or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions


Frederic Henry Hedge (1805–1890), from "Coleridge"

ROBERT SOUTHEY (1774–1843), including headnote

from Madoc

WILLIAM HAZLITT (1778–1830), including headnote

"On Gusto"
"On the Love of the Country"

THOMAS MOORE (1779–1852), including headnote

"A Canadian Boat Song"
"A Ballad. The Lake of the Dismal Swamp."
"Ballad Stanzas"

WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING (1780–1842), including headnote

from "Likeness to God"
from Self-Culture


Religion and Revivalism

JOHN WESLEY (1703–1791), including headnote

"The Almost Christian"

JOSEPH PRIESTLEY (1733–1804), including headnote

from An Address to Protestant Dissenters

JOHN MARRANT (1755–1791), including headnote

from A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black, (Now Going to Preach the Gospel in Nova-Scotia) Born in New York, in North-America

FRANCES TROLLOPE (1780–1863), including headnote

from Domestic Manners of the Americans

ANDREWS NORTON (1786–1853), including headnote

from Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity

AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT (1799–1888), including headnote

from Record of Conversation on the Gospels Held in Mr. Alcott’s School

CHARLES KING NEWCOMB (1820–1894), including headnote

"The Two Dolons"

WASHINGTON IRVING (1783–1859), including headnote

"Rip Van Winkle"
"English Writers on America"

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON (1788–1824), including headnote

"She Walks in Beauty"
from English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage


Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867), from "Fanny"

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER (1789–1851), including headnote

from The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna

CATHARINE MARIA SEDGWICK (1789–1867), including headnote

from Hope Leslie: or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

LYDIA HOWARD HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY (1791–1865), including headnote

"The Indian’s Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers"
"Science and Religion"
"Felicia Hemans"
"Grassmere and Rydal Water"

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792–1822), including headnote

"Mont Blanc"
"Hymn to Intellectual Beauty"
"Sonnet: England in 1819"
The Mask of Anarchy
"Ode to the West Wind"
"To Wordsworth"
from "A Defence of Poetry"


Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892), "The Death of Shelley"

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS (1793–1835), including headnote

"England’s Dead"
"Song of Emigration"
"Burial of an Emigrant’s Child in the Forests"
"The Indian with His Dead Child"
"The American Forest Girl"

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1794–1878), including headnote

"To a Waterfowl"
"A Forest Hymn"
"To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe"
"The Prairies"

THOMAS CARLYLE (1795–1881), including headnote

"Signs of the Times"

TRANSATLANTIC EXCHANGES: Utopianism and Socialism

WILLIAM COBBETT (1763–1835), including headnote

from Rural Rides

ROBERT OWEN (1771–1858), including headnote

from The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race

GEORGE RIPLEY (1802–1880), including headnote

"Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson"

ORESTES BROWNSON (1803–1876), including headnote

from "The Laboring Classes"

ELIZABETH PALMER PEABODY (1804–1894) , including headnote

from "A Glimpse of Christ’s Idea of Society"

KARL MARX (1818–1883) AND FREDERICK ENGELS (1820–1895), including headnote

from The Communist Manifesto


JOHN KEATS (1795–1821), including headnote

"On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer"
"To Autumn"
"Eve of St. Agnes"
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"
"Ode to a Nightingale"
"To George and Thomas Keats" [“Negative Capability”]
"To Richard Woodhouse" [The “Egotistical Sublime”]
"To George and Georgiana Keats" [The “Vale of Soul-Making”]

THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON (1796–1865), including headnote

from The Clockmaker

MARY SHELLEY (1797–1851), including headnote

"The Mortal Immortal"

WILLIAM APESS (1798–1839), including headnote

"An Indian’s Looking-Glass for the White Man"

HARRIET MARTINEAU (1802–1876), including headnote

from Society in America

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803–1882), including headnote

"The American Scholar"


Sharpe’s London Journal, "Emerson’s Representative Men"

JOSEPH HOWE (1804–1873), including headnote

from Acadia

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804–1864), including headnote

"My Kinsman, Major Molineux"
"The Birth-mark"
"P’s Correspondence"

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807–1882), including headnote

"A Psalm of Life"
"The Village Blacksmith"
"Burial of the Minnisink"
"To the Driving Cloud"
"The Slave’s Dream"
"The Arsenal at Springfield"

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807–1892), including headnote

"Massachusetts to Virginia"
"The Hunters of Men"
"The Fishermen"
"The Lumbermen"

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809–1849), including headnote

"Sonnet—to Science"
"The Raven"
"Ulalume—a Ballad"
"Annabel Lee"
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
"The Man of the Crowd"

MARGARET FULLER (1810–1850), including headnote

"The Great Lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women."
"Things and Thoughts in Europe, No. XVIII"
from Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

HARRIET JACOBS (1813–1897), including headnote

from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817–1862), including headnote

"Sic Vita"
"The Inward Morning"
"In the busy streets, domains of trade"
"Any fool can make a rule"
"Wait not till slaves pronounce the word"
"Ive seen ye, sisters, on the mountain-side"
"I am the little Irish boy"
"I have seen some frozenfaced Connecticut"
"Resistance to Civil Government"

TRANSATLANTIC EXCHANGES: Civilization and Nature

ANDREW JACKSON (1767–1845), including headnote

"Message of the President of the United States"

JOHN CLARE (1793–1864), including headnote

"The Mores"

GEORGE PERKINS MARSH (1801–1882), including headnote

from Man and Nature; or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action

SUSANNA MOODIE (1803–1885), including headnote

from Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada

SUSAN FENIMORE COOPER (1813–1894), including headnote

"Otsego Leaves. Birds Then and Now"

CHARLES SANGSTER (1822–1893), including headnote

from The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay


FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1818–1895), including headnote

"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro"
"The Heroic Slave"
"Letter to the Editor of the Times"


The Times, Letters to the Editor

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819–1891), including headnote

"Bartleby, the Scrivener"

WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892), including headnote

"Song of Myself"

FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER (1825–1911), including headnote

"The Slave Mother"
"Learning to Read"
"Free Labor"
"An Appeal to My Country Women"

THOMAS D’ARCY MCGEE (1825–1868), including headnote

The Mental Outfit of the New Dominion

EMILY DICKINSON (1830–1886), including headnote

84: "Her breast is fit for pearls"
216: "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" [1]
216: "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" [2]
249: "Wild nights—Wild nights!"
280: "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"
303: "The Soul selects her own Society—"
341: "After great pain, a formal feeling comes"
435: "Much Madness is divinest Sense—"
441: "This is my letter to the World"
443: "I tie my Hat—I crease my Shawl—"
465: "I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—"
518: "Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night"
569: "I reckon—When I count at all—"
613: "They shut me up in prose—"
668: "'Nature' is what we see—"
709: "Publication—is the Auction"
712: "Because I could not stop for Death—"
754: "My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—"
790: "Nature—the Gentlest Mother is"
970: "Color—Caste—Denomination—"
986: "A narrow Fellow in the Grass"
1129:"Tell all the truth but tell  itslant—"
1249: "The Stars are old, that stood for me—"
1545: "The Bible is an antique Volume—"
1593: "There came a Wind like a Bugle—"

A SHEAF OF POEMS Canadian Poets of Confederation

CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS (1860–1943), including headnote

"The Tantramar Revisited""The Skater"

from "Ave!" (An Ode for the Shelley Centenary)

BLISS CARMAN (1861–1929), including headnote

"By the Aurelian Wall"
"Low Tide on Grand Pré"
"A More Ancient Mariner"

ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN (1861–1899), including headnote

"The City at the End of Things"
"The Frogs"
"The Railway Station"
"Voices of Earth"

DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT (1862–1947), including headnote

"The Onondaga Madonna"
"Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon"
"Ode for the Keats Centenary"