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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 14 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 21: the Loftier strain: Christus (search)
ough to give full spirit to the scene. Turning now to The New England Tragedies, we find that as far back as 1839, before he had conceived of Christus, he had thought of a drama on Cotton Mather. Then a suggestion came to him in 1856 from his German friend, Emanuel Vitalis Scherb, of whom he writes on March 16, 1856: Scherb wants me to write a poem on the Puritans and the Quakers. A good subject for a tragedy. On March 25 and 26 we find him looking over books on the subject, especially Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers; on April 2 he writes a scene of the play; on May 1 and 2 he is pondering and writing notes, and says: It is delightful to revolve in one's mind a new conception. He also works upon it in a fragmentary way in July and in November, and remarks, in the midst of it, that he has lying on his table more than sixty requests for autographs. As a background to all of this lie the peculiar excitements of that stormy summer of 1856, when his friend Sumner was struck down
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
zac, Honore de, 177. Bancroft, George, 71, 112; his History of the United States, mentioned, 143. Bandmann, 241, 242. Barbauld, Mrs., Anna Letitia, 62, 63. Barlow, Joel, 23. Barnard, Mr., 91. Bartlett, Elizabeth. See Wadsworth, Elizabeth B. Bartlett family, the, 13. Beattie, James, 62. Beaugency, 48. Becker, Rudolph Z., 161. Belgium, 158, 170. Bennett, Dr., 250. Bennoch, Mr., 250. Bentham, Mr., 91. Berlin, 98. Bernadotte, King, 94. Berryer, Antoine Pierre, 47. Besse, 239. Bierstadt, Mr., 221. Bigelow, John, his Life of Bryant, cited, 146 note. Blackwood's Magazine, 194. Blair, Robert, 62. Booth, John W., 241. Boppard, 158, 170, 193. Boston, 1, 4, 19, 23, 45, 67, 69, 72,81, 86, 92, 100, 129, 132, 146, 148, 167, 168, 215, 242, 278, 284, 286, 292; siege of, 116; fugitive slave cases in, 206. Boston Herald, the, quoted, 184, 185. Boston Public Library, 139 note, 167 note. Boston Quarterly Review, the, 125, 126 note. Bosworth, Dr.,