Wednesday, April 7, 2010

William Cullen Bryant surfaces again!

found him today in the book I just checked out from the Mercer County Library in Princeton, MO. Four Hundred Years Of History Through Our Cemeteries And Burial Grounds The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom, photographs by Reid S. Yalom

page 1:
(talking about Indian Burial Mounds....)
...and they were still visible in 1832 when the poet William Cullen Bryant eloquently exclaimed, "Are they here-the dead of other days?...Let the might mounds...answer."

page44:
(a new philisophy of death imported from England & Europe & adapted to The New World by American clergymen & writers.)
"foremost among them was William Cullen Bryant...1817 poem...Thanatopsis offered a vision of mankind more attuned to nature's teachings...man was a creature of the earth...even if he died alone, he would join with others who died before....

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