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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
his knee, and wave his playful finger above the little clutching hands, saying joyously, This boy is a little philosopher; he philosophizes about everything. To Worcester came also Alcott and Thoreau, from time to time; the former to give those mystic monologues which he called conversations, and which were liable to be disturbed and even checked when any other participant offered anything but meek interrogatories. Thoreau came to take walks in the woods, or perhaps to Wachusett, with Harrison Blake, his later editor, and with Theophilus Brown, the freshest and most original mind in Worcester, by vocation a tailor, and sending out more sparkles of wit and humor over his measuring-tape and scissors than any one else could extract from Rabelais or Montaigne. Sometimes I joined the party, and found Thoreau a dry humorist, and also a good walker; while Alcott, although he too walked, usually steered for a convenient log in the edge of the first grove, and, seating himself there, conve
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
, C. A., 175. Batchelder, Mr., 154, 155, 156, 157. Batchelder, Mrs. F. L., 4. Bearse, Andrew, 144, 148, 165. Beatrice, 76. Beck, Charles, 54. Bede, Adam, 219. Beethoven, Ludwig von, 8S, 95. Belot, Adolphe, 313. Belton, W. S., 138. Bem, Joseph, 86. Bemis, George, 175. Besant, Sir, Walter, 273. Bewick, John, 15. Bigelow, Luther, 251. Billings, Josh, 284. Bird, F. ., 237. birth of A literature, the, 167-195. Bishop, W. H., 312, 314. Blackstone, Sir, William, 88. Blake, Harrison, 181. Blanc, Charles, 322. Blanc, Louis, 304, 305, 309, 316, 317, 318, 320, 321, 322. Boarding-schools, Dangers of, 22. Boccaccio, Giovanni, 77. Borel, General, 307. Boswell, James, 15. Bowditch, H. I., 176. Bowditch, Nathaniel, 50. Bowen, Francis, 53, 54. Boyesen, H. H., 314. Bremer, Fredrika, 011. Brentano, Bettine, 25, 92, 93. Briggs, the Misses, 119. Bright, John, 327. Brook Farm, 83, 84, 120. Brookline, Mass., summer life in, 81. Brown, Annie, 227. Brown, Br