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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 2 0 Browse Search
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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 10: death of Mrs. Garrison.—final visit to England.—1876, 1877. (search)
ncement of her sudden death the very night after she had written to him. His two days in that neighborhood were July 3-5. spent at Clifton with Miss Mary A. Estlin, The daughter of his old friend, Dr. J. B. Estlin, and one of the most steadfast of the English supporters of the American abolitionists. Miss Estlin had visited the United States in 1868, in company with Richard D. Webb and his daughter. who was unwearied in her attentions to him and his companion. With her they visited Tintern Abbey and the lovely valley July 5. of the Wye, which they saw under peculiarly favorable conditions of weather and sky. At Evesham, where they spent a night under the hospitable roof of Mr. Herbert July 5. New, they had a glimpse of the quiet rural scenery along the Avon, and from Leamington they drove to Warwick July 6, 1877. and Kenilworth Castles, which Mr. Garrison had never before found time to visit. In Birmingham he again bore testimony in behalf of Mrs. Butler's movement to a p
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Wordsworth. (search)
It would be instructive to know what were Wordsworth's studies during his winter in Goslar. De Quincey's statement is mere conjecture. It may be guessed fairly enough that he would seek an entrance to the German language by the easy path of the ballad, a course likely to confirm him in his theories as to the language of poetry. The Spinosism with which he has been not unjustly charged was certainly not due to any German influence, for it appears unmistakably in the Lines composed at Tintern Abbey in July, 1798. It is more likely to have been derived from his talks with Coleridge in 1797. A very improbable story of Coleridge's in the Biographia Literania represents the two friends as having incurred a suspicion of treasonable dealings with the French enemy by their constant references to a certain Spy Nosey. The story at least seems to show how they pronounced the name, which was exactly in accordance with the usage of the last generation in New England. When Emerson visited