fter all, of what quickness of wit may not this be said?
Time, practice, the habit of speaking in public meetings or presiding over them, these helped to array all her quickwittedness on the side of tact and courtesy.
Mrs. Howe was one of the earliest contributors to the Atlantic Monthly.
Her poem Hamlet at the Boston appeared in the second year of the magazine, in February, 1859, and her Trip to Cuba appeared in six successive numbers in that and the following volume.
Her poem The last Bird also appeared in one of these volumes, after which there was an interval of two and a half years during which her contributions were suspended.
Several more of her poems came out in volume VIII (1861), and the Battle hymn of the Republic in the number for February, 1862 (ix, 145). During the next two years there appeared six numbers of a striking series called Lyrics of the Street.
Most of these poems, with others, were included in a volume called Later Lyrics (1865). She had previously, ho
f Necessity before 12.
They stay there under excellent Masters, 6 Years, and then come to the University.
Whereas a smart clever boy with us, will learn out, even at Mr. Gould's, in 4 Years, and it was the boast of a very distinguished Man Named Bird [Samuel Bird, H. C., 1809], who was two Years before me at Cambridge, that he had fitted in 160 days. And I really think that I could, in six months teach a mature lad, who was willing to work hard, all the Latin and Greek requisite for admission.Samuel Bird, H. C., 1809], who was two Years before me at Cambridge, that he had fitted in 160 days. And I really think that I could, in six months teach a mature lad, who was willing to work hard, all the Latin and Greek requisite for admission.
This letter from Cogswell refers to George Bancroft, who was subsequently sent out by Harvard College, after his graduation in 1817, that he might be trained for the service of the institution.
Gottingen, May 4th, 1819.
It was truly generous and noble in the corporation to send out young Bancroft in the manner I understand they did; he will reward them for it. I thought very much of him, when I had him under my charge at Cambridge, and now he appears to me to promise a great deal more.