John McKeen, in his rusty dress,
His loosened collar, and swarthy throat;
His face unshaven, and none the less,
His hearty laugh and his wholesomeness,
And the wea...
With nearly a million copies in circulation, Capt. James Riley's narrative of his two months in captivity in the Sahara Desert, first published in 1817, was one of the best-selling books of the ninete...
American poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916), often called the "People's Laureate" or the "Hoosier Poet," established a reputation for dialect poetry designed for recitation and easy reading.James W...