What Don Learned
A Mouse in Henry Livingston's House

When you're looking for literary influences, you can't just do computer comparisons to find information. You also have to know your English writing down to your bones. There, again, Don Foster was perfectly suited to do this type of investigation. He could read Henry's piece on eskimos and know that the source of that piece was Mallet.

Don's access to private databases to which his English department at Vassar had subscriptions allowed him to do searches for songs and poems to help him identify influences on Henry as, for example, O'Keefe, whose song Amo Amas appears in Henry's music manuscript book.

Chapter 5:   0,   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16

Slideshow Index,
Introduction,   Ch1: Mouse,   Ch2: Sarah,   Ch3: After Sarah,   Ch4: Locust Grove,   Ch5: Know,  
Ch6: Dunder,   Ch7: War,   Ch8: Unexpected,   Ch9: Economy,   Ch10: Dutch,  
Ch11: Politics,   Ch12: Religion,   Ch13: Work,   Ch14: Myths,   Ch15: Happy Xmas,   Epilog


Slideshow Index

All Henry Livingston's Poetry,     All Clement Moore's Poetry     Historical Articles About Authorship

Many Ways to Read Henry Livingston's Poetry

Arguments,   Smoking Gun?,   Reindeer Names,   First Publication,   Early Variants  
Timeline Summary,   Witness Letters,   Quest to Prove Authorship,   Scholars,   Fiction  

   Book,   Slideshow,   Xmas,   Writing,   The Man,   Work,   Illos,   Music,   Genealogy,   Bios,   History,   Games  

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