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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

and then it was that Thanatopsis was written ; six years - later Dr Bryant came upon it by accident,recognized its greatness at a glance, and with out a word to his son took the manuscript to the offices of the recently established North American Review. Tradition says that the editor hurried away to show his colleagues the ` find,' and that one of them, Richard Henry Dana, declared there was some fraud in the matter, for no one in America could write such verse. The least appreciative reader of the poem could hardly help feeling the solemn majesty, the organ-tone rhythm, the wide sweep of noble thought. It went to every corner of the country ; and wherever it went it was welcomed as America's first great poem. Meanwhile its author was working conscientiously at his profession ; but fortunately he had spare hours for poetry, and it was about this time that he wrote his beautiful lines To a Water fowl. These two poems, with a few others, were published in a slender little volume in 1821.
Bryant was recognized as the first poet in the land, but neither his poems nor his law business brought him a sufficient income. In 1825 he took up journalism in New York, and four years later became editor of The Evening Post, a position he retained for nearly fifty years. He held his paper to a high literary standard, and during those years wrote a number of poems that American literature could ill afford to lose, besides translating the Iliad and the Odyssey in blank verse. During his long life other poets arose in the land. They wrote on many themes ; but Bryant never lost the place of honour and dignity that he had so fairly won. He is the father of American poetry.
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