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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 4 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
a bow and arrow, we stopped under the mulberry-tree which still stands at the entrance of the street, and he aimed at a beautiful crested cedar-bird which was feeding on the mulberries. By some extraordinary chance he hit it, and down came the pretty creature, fluttering and struggling in the air, with the cruel arrow through its breast. I do not know whether the actual sportsman suffered pangs of remorse, but I know that I did, and feel them yet. Afterwards I read with full sympathy Bettine Brentano's thoughts about the dead bird: God gives him wings, and I shoot him down; that chimes not in tune. I later learned from Thoreau to study birds through an opera-glass. It may appear strange that with this feeling about birds I seemed to have no such vivid feeling about fishes or insects. Perhaps it was because they are so much farther from the human, and touch the imagination less. I could then fish all day by the seashore and could collect insects without hesitation,--always bei
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
i's Decline and fall of the Roman empire; Lamennais' Paroles d'un Croyant and Livre du Peuple; Homer and Hesiod; Linnaeus's Correspondence; Emerson over and over. Fortunately I kept up outdoor life also and learned the point where books and nature meet; learned that Chaucer belongs to spring, German romance to summer nights, Amadis de Gaul and the Morte d'arthur to the Christmas time; and found that books of natural history, in Thoreau's phrase, furnish the cheerfulest winter reading. Bettine Brentano and Gunderodethe correspondence between the two maidens being just then translated by Margaret Fuller --also fascinated me; and I have seldom been happier than when I spent two summer days beside the Rhine, many years after, in visiting the very haunts where Bettine romanced, and the spot where Gunderode died. I tried to read all night occasionally, as Lowell told me he had sometimes done, and as a mathematical classmate of mine had done weekly, to my envy; but sleepiness and the mo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
gelow, 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, Brownlee, 169. Brown, C. B., 58. Brown, John, 155, 196-234, 240, 242, 243, 246, 327. Brown, Mrs., John, 227, 230. Brown, Madox, 289. Brown, Theophilus, 181. Browning, Robert, 66, 67, 202, 235, 272, 286. Brownson, Orestes, 97. Bryce, James, 97. Bull, Ole, 103. Burke, Edmund, 009, 356. Burleigh, C. C., 327. Burleigh, Char