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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 6: marriage and life at Brunswick (search)
ter measures from Campbell, Moore, and Burns. The sombre muse undoubtedly predominated, but on the whole the book was not so bad an elementary preparation for the training of a poet's wife. It is a touching accidental coincidence that one of the poems most emphatically marked is one of the few American poems in these volumes, Bryant's Death of the Flowers, especially the last verse, which describes a woman who died in her youthful beauty. To these are added books of maturer counsel, as Miss Bowdler's Poems and Essays, then reprinted from the sixteenth English edition, but now forgotten, and Mrs. Barbauld's Legacy for Young Ladies, discussing beauty, fashion, botany, the uses of history, and especially including a somewhat elaborate essay on female studies, on which, perhaps, Judge Potter founded his prohibition of the classics. Mrs. Barbauld lays down the rule that the learned languages, the Greek especially, require a great deal more time than a young woman can conveniently spare
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
tadt, 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., 111. Bowdler, Miss, Hannah, 62. Bowdoin, Mrs., gives fund to Bowdoin College, 45. Bowdoin College, 17, 18, 23, 60, 61, 73; Longfellow graduates from, 37; becomes professor of modern languages at, 56; Longfellow's salary at, 64. Boxer (British brig), 14. Bradbury, James W., 19; in debate with Longfellow, 21. Bradley, Dean, 249. Brattle Street, or Tory Row, Cambridge, 117, 289. Brattleboro, Vt., 161. Brewster, Elder, 13. British Museum, 5. Brittany, 158. Brock, Thomas, 249. Brookline, Ma