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Because he based his philosophic position on the direct observation of nature and constructed his system of belief around it, Bryant would necessarily turn first to the material world for an understanding of the meaning of death.
Farming, then, becomes a process of balancing the aggressive forces of nature in ways useful to human beings. The Farmer resists his inclination to kill kingbirds until "they increased too much." Then, observing a combat between a ...
The man in the cage presents the Farmer with the opportunity for a series of reflections on the nature of man and on the nature of the universe. "Slavery," he opines, "cannot be as repugnant to human nature as we at first imagine ...
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American writers: a collection of literary biographiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This supplement, the latest addition to the well-known "American Writers'' series, includes 29 authors. All except Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century orator and writer, are 20th-century poets ... Read full review