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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
g; but the old New England graveyards, especially in college towns, impressed on the boyish mind not only the dignity of virtue, but of knowledge; of this world's honors and grandeurs perhaps, but never of its financial treasures. I can find only one epitaph in the Cambridge churchyard which mentions that the person commemorated was a man of wealth; and that is on the grave of a non-collegiate man, whose inscription is in English. But we noticed that at the end of the tombstone of the Rev. Samuel Appleton, after all the sonorous Latin the climax came in those superb words from the English Vulgate: They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament. And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. I have dwelt upon this churchyard because it is perfectly certain that every Cambridge boy in 1830 drew from it as distinct a sense of an historic past and of the dignity of letters as any English boy receives when he glances downward, while waiting
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
Index Abbott, Jacob, 183. Adams, C. F., 113. Adams, Pres. J. Q., 13, 181. Addison, Joseph, 53. Agassiz, Prof., Louis, 17, 188. Alcott, A. B., 55, 62, 63, 104, 167. Aldrich, T. B., 69, 70. Allston, Washington, 14, 15. Appleton, Nathan, 130. Appleton, Rev., Samuel, 10. Appleton, T. G., 63, 88, 89. Apthorp, W. F., 70. Arnold, Matthew, 148. Astor, Mrs. J. J., 93. Austin, Mrs., Sarah, 140. Bachi, Pietro, 17. Baldwin, Mrs. Loammi (Nancy Williams), 75. Balzac, Honore de, 142. Bancroft, George, 14, 44, 116. Bancroft, John, 183. Bartlett, Robert, 55, 62. Beck, Charles, 17. Belcher, Andrew, 19. Bell, Dr. L. V., 113. Biglow, Mrs., house of, 5. Boardman, Andrew, 9. Bowen, Prof., Francis, 44, 46, 47, 53, 174. Brattle, Gen., William, 150. Bremer, Fredrika, 147. Briggs, C. F., 160, 172, 175, 195. Brown, John, 177. Brown, Dr., Thomas, 59. Browne, Sir, Thomas, 186. Browning, Robert, 132, 195, 196. Bryant, W. C., 35. Burns, Anthony, 177. Burroughs, Stephen, 3