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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
ith pillows. On Christmas Day he wrote to his friends at the Cambridge Public Library:— I am moving slowly along and have now held out to me the munificent offer of a raw egg, which seems a whole Christmas dinner after eight weeks of milk-cure! . . . Some people think I write better than formerly, in my horizontal attitude! On the cover of the diary for 1896, he wrote:— Now that I begin to know a little, I die. St. Augustine. And within the covers are these entries:— Jan. 6. For 10 weeks to-morrow I have had absolutely no nourishment but milk. . . . I have done a great deal of reading and writing on this and some talking. Jan. 13. Per contra, had to give up the hope of working on the history in bed. I cannot handle the wide sheets or heavy books. It is a great disappointment. Feb. 6. Wedding Day celebrated, not unprosaically, by an Easter lily and a cup of mutton broth. Delicious! beyond my dreams! It is almost worth three months of milk alone to<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
s Elliot Cabot: A Memorial. (In American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Proceedings.) Pph. (With Mrs. Margaret Higginson Barney.) [Papers.] (In Heath Readers.) (With Henry Walcott Boynton.) Reader's History of American Literature. Based upon a course of lectures, American Literature in the Nineteenth Century, given by Higginson at the Lowell Institute, Boston, 1903. They were reported in part in the Boston Evening Transcript under the following titles and dates: American Literature, Jan. 6; The Philadelphia Period, Jan. 9; Irving and Cooper, Jan. 13; Boston Takes the Lead, Jan. 16; Concord Litterateurs, Jan. 20; Influence of the South, Jan. 23; Writers from the West, Jan. 27; Our Literary Obstacles, Jan. 30. Personality of Emerson. (In Outlook, May 23.) Address. (In Centenary of the Birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord, May 25.) (Tr.) Fifteen Sonnets of Petrarch. The introduction is based essentially upon Sunshine and Petrarch (1867), which originally included most<