Who is William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Born in Massachusetts, he started his career as a lawyer but showed an interest in poetry early in his life. He soon relocated to New York and took up work as an editor at various newspapers. He became one of the most significant poets in early literary America and has been grouped among the fireside poets for his accessible, popular poetry.


Youth and education

Bryant was born on November 3, 1794, in a log cabin near Cummington, Massachusetts; the home of his birth is today marked with a plaque. He was the second son of Peter Bryant (b. Aug. 12, 1767, d. Mar. 20, 1820), a doctor and later ...
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William Cullen Bryant Poems

  • The Battle-field.
    Once this soft turf, this rivulet's sands,
    Were trampled by a hurrying crowd,
    And fiery hearts and armed hands
    Encountered in the battle cloud. ...
  • An Evening Revery. - From An Unfinished Poem.
    The summer day is closed, the sun is set:
    Well they have done their office, those bright hours,
    The latest of whose train goes softly out
    In the red West. The green blade of the ground ...
  • Earth.
    A midnight black with clouds is in the sky;
    I seem to feel, upon my limbs, the weight
    Of its vast brooding shadow. All in vain
    Turns the tired eye in search of form; no star ...
  • A Presentiment.
    "Oh father, let us hence, for hark,
    A fearful murmur shakes the air.
    The clouds are coming swift and dark:
    What horrid shapes they wear! ...
  • The Return Of Youth.
    My friend, thou sorrowest for thy golden prime,
    For thy fair youthful years too swift of flight;
    Thou musest, with wet eyes, upon the time
    Of cheerful hopes that filled the world with light, ...
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Earth 169 Light 149 Long 144 I Love You 135 Love 135 Life 133 Bright 129 Away 123 Heart 116 Green 115

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Dchoskin: difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster children into strength and athletic proportion. -william cullen bryant
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Bloomhunmai: nimrit deserves trophy weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep. - william cullen bryant..
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