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1864. Our Heroic Themes. 1865. Konigsmark: The Legend of the Hounds and Other Poems. 1869. The Book of the Dead: Poems. 1882. Sonnets: A Sequence on Profane Love, edited by Sculley Bradley. 1929. Other Plays and Poems. , 1856. Bibliography: in Bibliography of American Literature by Jacob Blanck, 1955. Reading List: Boker, Poet and Patriot by Sculley Bradley, 1927. In keeping with his aspiration to live the life of the poet, George Henry Boker's first publication, The Lesson of Life, was a book of verse.
Instead, his popular but comically melodramatic opera The Indian Princess (John Bray's music) introduced the frequently repeated Pocahontas figure to the stage. The stage for Barker addressed and shaped the partisan energies that preceded the War of 1812. Tears and Smiles, his clever sentimental comedy, marshalled early Yankee types, a patriotic sailor, fops, an Irishman. and mysterious European fugitives to question commercial artistocracy and praise domestic products in fashions, morals, and persons.
Lohof ALLEN, James Lane. American. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, 21 December 1849. A. A. 1887. Taught at a district school in Fort Springs, Kentucky, 18 72-7 3, and at a high school in Richmond, Missouri, 1873-74; teacher at his own school in Lexington, Missouri, 1875; Principal, Transylvania Academy, 1878-80; Professor of Latin, Bethany College, West Virginia, 188Q-83; opened and taught at a private school in Lexington, Kentucky, 1883-85; thereafter a full-time writer; settled in New York City, 1893; lived in Europe, 1894, 1900.
American Literature to 1900 by Lewis Leary (auth.)