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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, I. Introductory. (search)
ment of Alexandria by name, who introduced to the world in his discourses the phrase men and women, or women and men, for he uses both forms. The truth is that Clement was a very learned Greek philosopher, who had gone through a conversion. Tie dearly loved the Greek mythology, in which women take a part so conspicuous; and though he felt bound to preach against that mythology all the time, he could not help dwelling on its picturesque details. To him every woman was a sort of reformed Artemis or Aphrodite, always tempted to relapse into her sins. The vanities of dress especially horrified him, though it surely was not in any undue profusion or variety of costume that the beautiful Greek goddesses chiefly erred. Had he lived in these times, and written for Harper's Bazaar, he would doubtless have entered his protest on every page against the new fashions on the page opposite. But his merit was that he bore his testimony, whether wise or unwise, for the benefit of both sexes al
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
John, 114. Aeschylus, 44. Agassiz, Louis, 96. Alcinous, 9, 11. Alice in Wonderland quoted, 132; In the looking-glass, 192. Allen, Ethan, quoted, 303. Allen, Grant, quoted, 212. Alumni, Society of Collegiate, 232, 235. American love of home, 281. Ampere, J. J., 248. Andersen, H. C., 265. Andrew, J. A., 38. Anglomania, 22. Aphrodite, 2. Apollo, Phoebus, 44, 47. Appleton, T. G., 22. Arab festivals, 226. Arnold, Matthew, quoted, 130. Also 133, 140, 248. Artemis, 2. Aryan race, traditions of the, 46. Astell, Mary, quoted, 89. Athena, 45. Audrey, 102. Auerbach, Berthold, quoted, 14. aunts, maiden, 38. Austen, Jane, quoted, 113. Also 156, 157, 160, 194. Authorship, difficulties of, 151, 202. B. Babies, exacting demands of, 41. Badeau, General, Adam, quoted, 103, 128. Bancroft, H. H., 225. Barnum, P. T., 108. Barton, Clara, 20. Baeudelaire, Charles, 302. Baxter, Richard, 34. Beach, S. N., quoted, 143. Beaco
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Greek goddesses. (search)
ore familiar but more deceptive Latin namesby Artemis or Diana, Athena or Minerva, Aphrodite or Vene. But it is a brief and simple epoch that Artemis represents. After early girlhood comes the mat the head of all the goddesses. Beside her Artemis is undeveloped, while all the rest have passey seen naked, unlike every other goddess save Artemis. Yet Praxiteles represented her veiled at Coddened by the thought of her fall, as much as Artemis when she loves Endymion. This is Homer when round it. In her yet childish freedom she was Artemis; in maiden meditation, fancy free, she was Ae fragrant and lofty chamber came Helen, like Artemis of the golden distaff. For her Adrasta immedption from a votive offering in the temple of Artemis, where brides were wont to offer their childiTimarete, before her marriage, has offered to Artemis her tambourine, and her .precious ball, and hy Church such an advance beyond the temple of Artemis? At any rate, the final result of Greek wo[6 more...]
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 9: no. 13
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1866. Mr. Booth's manager asked her to write a play for the young tragedian. She gladly consented; Booth himself came to see her; she found him modest, intelligent, and above all genuine,--the man as worthy of admiration as the artist. In all the range of classic fiction, to which her mind naturally turned, no character seemed to fit him so well as that of Hippolytus; his austere beauty, his reserve and shyness, all seemed to her the personification of the hunter-prince, beloved of Artemis, and she chose this theme for her play. The writing of Hippolytus was accomplished under difficulties. She says of it:-- I had at this time and for many years afterward a superstition about a north light. My eyes had given me some trouble, and I felt obliged to follow my literary work under circumstances most favorable for their use. The exposure of our little farmhouse [at Lawton's Valley] was south and west, and its only north light was derived from a window at the top of the att
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), chapter 2 (search)
cle of companions would meet now in one house, and now in another, of these pleasant towns. There was A——, a dark-haired, black-eyed beauty, with clear olive complexion, through which the rich blood flowed. She was bright, beauteous, and cold as a gem,—with clear perceptions of character within a narrow limit,—enjoying society, and always surrounded with admirers, of whose feelings she seemed quite unconscious. While they were just ready to die of unrequited love, she stood untouched as Artemis, scarcely aware of the deadly arrows which had flown from her silver bow. I remember that Margaret said, that Tennyson's little poem of the skipping-rope must have been written for her,—where the lover expressing his admiration of the fairy-like motion and the light grace of the lady, is told— Get off, or else my skipping-rope Will hit you in the eye. Then there was B——, the reverse of all this,—tender, susceptible, with soft blue eyes, and mouth of trembling sensibility.