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Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2

KENTUCKY IN AMERICAN LETTERS

OTHER WORKS BY MR. TOWNSEND

_Richard Hickman Menefee._ 1907 _Kentuckians in History and Literature._ 1907 _The Life of James Francis Leonard._ 1909 _Kentucky: Mother of Governors._ 1910 _Lore of the Meadowland._ 1911

KENTUCKY IN AMERICAN LETTERS

1784-1912

BY

JOHN WILSON TOWNSEND

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

JAMES LANE ALLEN

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. II

THE TORCH PRESS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA NINETEEN THIRTEEN

_Of this edition one thousand sets have been printed, of which this is number_ 241

COPYRIGHT 1913 BY THE TORCH PRESS PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 1913

[Illustration]

To Mary Katherine Bullitt and Samuel Judson Roberts and to their memories

CONTENTS

JAMES N. BASKETT 1 "I 'OVES 'OO BEST, 'TAUSE 'OO BEAT 'EM ALL" 2

JAMES LANE ALLEN 4 KING SOLOMON OF KENTUCKY: AN ADDRESS 9 THE LAST CHRISTMAS TREE 13

NANCY HUSTON BANKS 17 ANVIL ROCK 18 THE OLD FASHIONED FIDDLERS 19

WILLIAM B. SMITH 20 A SOUTHERN VIEW OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM 22 THE MERMAN AND THE SERAPH 24

ANDERSON C. QUISENBERRY 27 THE DEATH OF CRITTENDEN 27

ROBERT BURNS WILSON 29 LOVINGLY TO ELIZABETH, MY MOTHER 32 WHEN EVENING COMETH ON 32

DANIEL HENRY HOLMES 36 BELL HORSES 39 MY LADY'S GARDEN 40 LITTLE BLUE BETTY 42 THE OLD WOMAN UNDER THE HILL 44 MARGERY DAW 45

WILLIAM H. WOODS 47 SYCAMORES 48

ANDREW W. KELLEY 49 THE OLD SCISSORS' SOLILOQUY 50 LATE NEWS 52

YOUNG E. ALLISON 53 ON BOARD THE DERELICT 54

HESTER HIGBEE GEPPERT 57 THE GARDENER AND THE GIRL 58

HENRY C. WOOD 60 THE WEAVER 61

WILLIAM E. CONNELLEY 63 KANSAS HISTORY 65


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