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Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To Francis G. Shaw. (search)
To Francis G. Shaw. Northampton, 1840. I did hope mightily to see you, and I wanted to have you hear John Dwight preach. John's is a mild, transparent, amber light, found In einem andern Sonnen lichte, In einer glucklichen Natur. Shame on me for quoting German so pompously, when these are almost the only lines I know. You have seen the illustrations of John Bunyan, the literary part prepared by Bernard Barton? Oh, it is a lovely book! The memory of it haunts me like a sweet dream. You looked at it in church one day; and I pointed to you the picture of the river of life, where the light was so supernaturally transparent, and soft, and warm; like the sun shining through crystal walls upon golden floors. Well, that picture is like some of John Dwight's sermons. Blessings on him! He has ministered to my soul in seasons of great need. I think that was all he was sent here for, and that the parish are paying for a missionary to me. Who are the rest of the world, that God
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 2: school days and early ventures (search)
and sympathised with me. He sent also another poem, entitled The Deity, an amplification of the eleventh and twelfth verses of the nineteenth chapter of First Kings. This was also written in 1825, and was published in the Free Press of June 22, 1826. See Whittier's Works, IV. 334. Mr. Garrison introduced it as follows:-- The author of the following graphic sketch, which would do credit to riper years, is a youth of only sixteen years, who we think bids fair to prove another Bernard Barton, of whose persuasion he is. His poetry bears the stamp of true poetic genius, which, if carefully cultivated, will rank him among the bards of his country. Other poems — or versified contributions — bore such a wide range of titles as The Vale of the Merrimack, The death of Alexander, The voice of time, The Burial of the Princess Charlotte of Wales, To the Memory of William Penn, The Shipwreck, Paulowna Memory, and the like; but it is impossible now to find in these the traces of gen
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 13: closing years (search)
en we know by Scott's own confession that his description of Melrose Abbey by moonlight, --one of the most widely quoted descriptions ever written,--was not written in presence of that beautiful spectacle, but quite the contrary? He wrote to Bernard Barton:-- I was surprised into confessing what I might have as well kept to myself, that I had been guilty of sending persons a bat-hunting to see the ruins of Melrose by moonlight, which I never saw myself. The fact is rather curious, for as ccasion. However, it so happens that I never did, and must (unless I get cold on purpose) be contented with supposing that these ruins look very like other Gothic buildings which I have seen by the wan light of the moon. Letters and poems of Bernard Barton, by his daughter, p. 147. This was carried so far by Whittier that during all his visits to the White Mountains, he never could be tempted to go to Quebec, but said, I know all about it, by books and pictures, as if I had seen it. Yet ho
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
, 20, 140. Asquam House, 169. Athenaeum Gallery, 135. Atlantic Club, 89, 104. Atlantic Monthly, cited, 50; mentioned, 143, 176, 177; quoted, 153, 154. Aubignd, da, J. H. M., 166. Augustine, Saint, 116. Austin, Ann, 84. B. Bachiler, Rev., Stephen, 5, 6. Bacon, Francis, 38, 179; quoted, 150. Baltimore, Md., 48, 79. Bancroft, George, 100, 181. Banks, Gen. N. P., 47. Barbadoes, 85. Barclay of Ury, 56. Barefoot boy, the, quoted, 14-16. Barnard, F. A. P., 35. Barton, Bernard, 25; the Letters and poems of, quoted, 174. Batchelder, Charles E., 6 n. Batchelder family, 19, 156. Bates, Charlotte Fiske (Madame Roger), Whittier's letter to, 128-130. Beacon Street, Boston, 3. Bearcamp River, 143. Bell, Mr., 181. Bellingham, Dep. Gov., treatment of Quakers, 84. Benezet, Anthony, 49, 51. Bennington, Vt., 25, 73. Blaine, James G., 181. Border Ruffians, 78. Boston, Mass., 1, 3, 19, 25, 26, 32, 34, 46, 50, 51, 57, 60, 62, 74-78, 81, 85, 88, 91,
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Tales and Sketches (search)
n the excitement of motion is produced in a particular organ, that organ does not vibrate with the impression made upon it, but communicates it to another part on which a similar impression was formerly made. Nicolai states that he made his illusion a source of philosophical amusement. The spectres which haunted him came in the day time as well as the night, and frequently when he was surrounded by his friends; the ideal images mingling with the real ones, and visible only to himself. Bernard Barton, the celebrated Quaker poet, describes an illusion of this nature in a manner peculiarly striking:— I only knew thee as thou wert, A being not of earth! I marvelled much they could not see Thou comest from above: And often to myself I said, How can they thus approach the dead? But though all these, with fondness warm, Said welcome o'er and o'er, Still that expressive shade or form Was silent, as before! And yet its stillness never brought To them one hesitating thought. I reco
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
lliam Ellery Channing, he expressed his very great surprise that they were so little known. He had himself just read the book for the first time, and I shall never forget how his countenance lighted up as he pronounced it beyond comparison the sweetest and purest autobiography in the language. He wished to see it placed within the reach of all classes of readers; it was not a light to be hidden under the bushel of a sect. Charles Lamb, probably from his friends, the Clarksons, or from Bernard Barton, became acquainted with it, and on more than one occasion, in his letters and Essays of Elia, refers to it with warm commendation. Edward Irving pronounced it a godsend. Some idea of the lively interest which the fine literary circle gathered around the hearth of Lamb felt in the beautiful simplicity of Woolman's pages may be had from the Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson, one of their number, himself a man of wide and varied culture, the intimate friend of Goethe, Wordsworth, and Coleridg