Linton- Life in the Collections
William Cullen Bryant / W.J. Linton
39) The Flood of Years. (Various editions)
Flood of years, the final work of the aged poet, written in 1876, was a kind of complement to his debut feature Thanatopsis and illustrated in the same mode. It was published separately in 1877 and in combined versions together with Thanatopsis in 1877, in 1878, the year of Bryant’s death, and in 1879. The collection has also an undated edition that combines both poems together with a third one by Bryant, Among the Trees, which was illustrated by J. J. McEntee in 1874.