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Four Americans

Roosevelt, Hawthorne, Emerson, Whitman

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Author: Henry A. Beers
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,247 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 716
Added to site: 2008.01.27
mnybks.net#: 19861
Genre: Biography
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And the bittern sound his drum, Booming from the sedgy shallow.

See even old Chaucer who knew a thing or two about birds, teste his 'Parlament of Foules,' admirably but strangely edited by Lounsbury, whose indifference to art was only surpassed by his hostility to nature. Says Chaucer:

And as a bytoure bumblith in the myre."

My friend canceled his note. It is, of course, now established that the bittern "booms"--not in the mud--but in the air.

Mr. Roosevelt was historian, biographer, essayist, and writer of narrative papers on hunting, outdoor life, and natural history, and in all these departments did solid, important work. His "Winning of the West" is little, if at all, inferior in historical interest to the similar writings of Parkman and John Fiske. His "History of the Naval War of 1812" is an astonishing performance for a young man of twenty-four, only two years out of college. For it required a careful sifting of evidence and weighing of authorities. The

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