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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 11 (search)
seemed strange to ask a page to find Mr. Browning for me, as if it were the easiest thing imaginable; and it reminded me of the time when the little daughter of a certain poetess quietly asked at the dinner-table, in my hearing, between two bites of an apple, Mamma, did I ever see Mr. Shakespeare? The page spoke to a rather short and strongly built man who sat in a window-seat, and who jumped up and grasped my hand so cordially that it might have suggested the remark of Madame Navarro (Mary Anderson) about him,--made, however, at a later day,--that he did not appear like a poet, but rather like one of our agreeable Southern gentlemen. He seemed a man of every day, or like the typical poet of his own How it Strikes a contemporary. In all this he was, as will be seen later, the very antipodes of Tennyson. He had a large head of German shape, broadening behind, with light and thin gray hair and whitish beard; he had blue eyes, and the most kindly heart. It seemed wholly appropriate
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
Index. Abbott, J. G., 128. Abolitionists, the, 139. About, Edmond, 313. Adam, 139, 800. Adams, C. F., 21, 52, 53, 137. Adams, Hannah, 6. Agassiz, Alexander, 283. Albion, the, 189. Alcott, A. B., 117, 147, 158, 169, 173, 175, 181, 191. Alexander the Great, 126. Alford, Henry, 110. Alger, W. R., 105. Allston, Washington, 45. American Reforms, largely of secular origin, 116. Anderson, Mary, 287. Andrew, J. A., 106, 243, 246, 247, 248. Andrews and Stoddard, 21. Andrews, Jane, 129. Andromeda, 89. Aper, a Roman orator, 361. Aristophanes, 301. Arnold, Matthew, 272, 282, 283. Aspinwall, Augustus, 125. Atchison, D. R., 213. Athletic exercises, influence of, 59. Atlantic Circle of Authors, the, 168, 187. Atlantic Club, the, 172, 176. Austin, Mrs., Sarah, 359. Autobiography, Obstacles to, x. Autolycus, in Winter's tale, quoted, 64. Avis, John, 234. Bachi, Pietro, 17, 55. Bacon, Sir, Francis, 58. Baker, Lovell, 164. Baldwin, J