|To rescue from oblivion the efforts of native genius.|
Specimens of American Poetry
With Critical and Biographical Notices In Three Volumes
Edited by Samuel Kettell
These 454 selections from 188 authors form the first major verse anthology in the United States. Kettell, who knew many of the poets, pens personal and sometimes withering biographical essays to achieve a comprehensive rather than solely pantheonic collection.
BOSTON: S. G. GOODRICH & Co., 1829
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2010
|Index to Authors|