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WITHOUT GOD AND WITHOUT HOPE

redemption. Christ is only one of many good examples of heroic suffering, and the poet can complacently put himself by Christ's side. What hope has he for the future? Only a vague instinct that yearns for another and a better life, side by side with a conscience that witnesses against him, and protests that all right to such a life has been forfeited by his sin. Without God and without hope" is the verdict of reason. It is the natural and necessary outcome of a godless philosophy and a godless life, the demonstration of the moral depths to which poetry can descend when liberty is divorced from law.

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GENERAL INDEX

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Brewing of Soma, The," 155.
"Broomstick Train, The," 363.
Brown, John, 123.
Brownell, 202.

Browning, 13, 28, 294, 300, 421.
Brownson, 280.

Bryant, William Cullen: poetry and
theology of, 1-48; ancestry of, 5;
birthplace and early discipline of,
6; educational influences surround-
ing, 7; lack of college training of,
8, 44; early poems of, 9; Words-
worth's influence upon, 11, 13;
perennial genius of, 12; wide
stretch of activity of, 13; the cory.
pheus of American poets, 14; ex-
changes the law for letters, 15;
editor of "The Evening Post," 16;
public services of, 17; physical
conditions of energy of, 18; re-
ligious belief and habits of, 19, 20;
a Christian poet, 21, 22, 31-36; hu-
man sin and divine justice and
love in poetry of, 23-27; humor of,
27, 28; a hymn-writer, 31-35, 252;
most significant religious poem of,
35; the Cross rarely in verses of,
36; love-songs of, 36, 37; view of
immortality held by, 37-43; filial
piety of, 41; limitations of, 43,
44; somberness of verses of, 44,
45; translator of Homer, 46, 47,
261; summary of character of, 48;
father of American poetry, 210;
first poet to influence Longfellow,
212; in contrast with Lowell, 267;
in "Fable for Critics," 279; visits
Whitman, 444.

Buckle, Henry Thomas, 3.
Buddha, 407.

Buddhists, 346.

"Building of the Ship, The," 244-
Bulwer, 204.

Bunyan, 324.

'Burial-place, The," 4.

Burns, Robert, 107, 152, 157, 284.

Burroughs, John, 444, 449.

Butler, 269.

Byron, 45, 203, 231, 269, 279.

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Carlisle, Speaker, 153.

Carlyle, 84, 87, 94, 95, 177, 280.
Carpenter, G. R., 425.

"Cathedral, The," 275, 294-300, 305.
Catullus, 202.

"Caxtons, The," 204.

"Celestial Love, The," 71, 92.
"Chambered Nautilus, The," 337,
346.

Channing, 101, 243.

"Chanting the Square Deific," 460.
Chaucer, 13, 263.
Christ: nativity of, 32; world-wide
supremacy of, 35; as an atoning
Saviour, 36, 59; as a present com.
panion, 45, 48; immanence of, 65;
final test of a poet's worth, 81; in
the thought of Emerson, 82; ab-
sorbs and transforms, 83; has glo-
rified nature and man, 89; and
immortality, 96, 187; within, 109;
within, one with the historic, 110;
in the thought of Whittier, 139-
145; absent from the vision of Poe,
193, 198; the final Judge, 202; in
the view of Longfellow, 223, 235-
239, 241, 242, 246, 261; in the
view of Lowell, 297-301, 304, 309,
312, 317; in the view of Holmes,
343-347; in the view of Lyman

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