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By Charles A. Siringo

After a nomadic adolescence, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the famous Texas livestock king, Shanghai Pierce, and commenced a lifestyles that embraced the entire labor, pleasure, and experience readers this day go together with the cowboy period. He "rid the Chisholm trail," using 2,500 heads of livestock from Austin to Kansas; knew Tascosanow a old monumentwhen it was once domestic to raucous saloons, pink gentle districts, and a good percentage of violence; and led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the child and his gang.
First released in 1885, Siringo's chronicle of his existence as a itchy-footed boy, cowhand, diversity detective, and adventurer used to be one the 1st classics concerning the outdated West and helped to romanticize the West and its fable of the yankee cowboy. Will Rogers declared, "That was once the Cowboy's Bible while i used to be becoming up."

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The problem involved in finding The Day of Doom a work of Calvinist humor arises with especial force in the poem’s treatment of unbaptized babies, who are—in terms of theological consistency—also destined for eternal hellfire. ” He adds that “[a]ny good Calvinist would have found it hard to think of their CALVINIST HUMOR AND THE AMERICAN PURITANS 37 [the condemned infants’] situation as better than that which Wigglesworth gives them in ‘the easiest room in Hell’” (viii). Here Murdock is referring to the passage in the poem in which Wigglesworth softens the harsh inevitability of eternal punishment by having God say to the infants: “But unto you I shall allow / the easiest room in Hell” (# 8, ll.

Rowlandson’s account. However, according to Wigglesworth, things will not always remain that way: “Calm was the season, and carnal reason / thought so ’twould last for ay” (#, ll. 3–4). 9 This is what the poem says: “The Saints behold with courage bold, / and thankful wonderment, / To see all those that were their foes / thus sent to punishment” (#9, ll. –4). This “thankful wonderment” very closely resembles the attitude of someone who sees hostile Indians perishing of plague or an obnoxious Indian ending up on the scaffold in Boston.

All the activities of life by its curious hold on the mind of man” (ix). This is not necessarily unmixed praise of the poet and his poem. Roy Harvey Pearce, for example, calls it “the most notorious of Puritan poems” (20), and Moses Coit Tyler argues in a balanced analysis that “[t]his great poem . . with entire unconsciousness, attributed to the divine Being a CALVINIST HUMOR AND THE AMERICAN PURITANS 35 character the most execrable and loathsome to be met with, perhaps, in any literature, Christian or pagan .

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