James Brander Matthews was born in New York in 1852. He was an American author and educator. Matthews was the first American Professor of dramatic literature. Matthews went to Columbia Law School and later taught literature at Columbia. Matthews has collected the best of American patriotic poems. Included are BOSTON, Ralph Waldo Emerson, PAUL REVERE'S RIDE, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON, Sidney Lanier, HYMN, Ralph Waldo Emerson, TICONDEROGA, V. B. Wilson, GRANDMOTHER'S STORY OF BUNKER HILL BATTLE, Oliver Wendell Holmes, WARREN'S ADDRESS, John Pierpont, THE OLD CONTINENTALS, Guy Humphrey McMaster, NATHAN HALE, Francis Miles Finch, THE LITTLE BLACK-EYED REBEL, Will Carleton, MOLLY MAGUIRE AT MONMOUTH, William Collins, SONG OF MARION'S MEN, William Cullen Bryant, TO THE MEMORY OF THE AMERICANS WHO FELL AT EUTAW, Philip Freneau, GEORGE WASHINGTON, James Russell Lowell, PERRY'S VICTORY ON LAKE ERIE, James Gates Percival, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, Francis Scott Key, THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, Thomas Dunn English, THE AMERICAN FLAG, Joseph Rodman Drake, OLD IRONSIDES, Oliver Wendell Holmes, MONTEREY, Charles Fenno Hoff man, THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD, Theodore O'Hara, HOW OLD BROWN TOOK HARPER'S FERRY, Edmund Clarence Stedman, APOCALYPSE, Richard Realf, THE PICKET GUARD, Ethel Lynn Beers, THE WASHERS OF THE SHROUD, James Russell Lowell, BATTLE-HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, Julia Ward Howe, and many more.