The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XV. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature; Early National Literature, Part I.
§ 18. James Kirke Paulding
The other minor poets about Bryant lived in or near New York. James Kirke Paulding, humorist and proseman of no mean reputation, and collaborator with Bryant in prose stories, deserves mention here as an early representative of a conscious movement to make poetry out of American materials, convinced that