The Poems of Philip Freneau

The Poems of Philip Freneau The present edition of the poetical works of Philip Freneau was begun at the advice of the late lamented Moses Coit Tyler In his opinion there were few fields in American history that needed exploring

  • Title: The Poems of Philip Freneau
  • Author: Philip Freneau
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  • The present edition of the poetical works of Philip Freneau was begun at the advice of the late lamented Moses Coit Tyler In his opinion there were few fields in American history that needed exploring , and few that would require on the part of the explorer of the Columbus spirit It would be almost impossible for a poet to pass completely into the shadow thThe present edition of the poetical works of Philip Freneau was begun at the advice of the late lamented Moses Coit Tyler In his opinion there were few fields in American history that needed exploring , and few that would require on the part of the explorer of the Columbus spirit It would be almost impossible for a poet to pass completely into the shadow than has Freneau during the century since his activities closed His poems are, almost all of them in their earliest editions, exceedingly rare and costly and only to be read by those who can have access to the largest libraries, his letters and papers have almost entirely disappeared, and his biography in almost every book of reference has been so distorted by misstatement and omission as to be really grotesque This neglect has resulted not from lack of real worth in the man, but from prejudices born during one of the most bitter and stormy eras of partisan politics that America has ever known What Sidney Smith said of Scotland at this period was true here The principles of the French Revolution were fully afloat and it is impossible to conceive a violent and agitated state of society Freneau was a victim of this intense era New England rejected him with scorn and all admirers of Washington echoed his epithet, that rascal Freneau Thus it has become the tradition to belittle his work, to vilify his character, and to sum up his whole career, as a prominent New Englander has recently done, by alluding to him as a creature of the opposition.

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    1. Philip Freneau

      Philip Morin Freneau was an American poet, nationalist also known as Federalist , polemicist, sea captain and newspaper editor sometimes called the Poet of the American Revolution.

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    1. This was fun for the sheer unbelievable idealism of that guy. Of course, presented from the elitist perspective of a Protestant colonist but it could have been worse.


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