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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 22: Westminster Abbey (search)
true solution would appear to be that in monuments, as in all other forms of recognition, each nation should have its own right of selection, and that it should be recognized as a gratifying circumstance when these independent judgments happen to coincide. The following is the best London report of the services on this occasion:— On Saturday, March 2, 1884, at midday, the ceremony of unveiling a bust of Longfellow took place in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. It is the work of Mr. Thomas Brock, A. R. A., and was executed by desire of some five hundred admirers of the American poet. It stands on a bracket near the tomb of Chaucer, and between the memorials to Cowley and Dryden. Before the ceremony took place, a meeting of the subscribers was held in the Jerusalem Chamber. In the absence of Dean Bradley, owing to a death in his family, the Sub-Dean, Canon Prothero, was called to the chair. Mr. Bennoch having formally announced the order of proceeding, Dr. Bennett made a b
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
orth, 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, Mass., 146, 284. Brown, Charles Brockden, 132, 143. Brown, John, 271. Browning, Robert, 3, 6, 216, 218, 267; compared with Longfellow, 270; Longfellow a student of, 272, 273. Brownson, Orestes A., 125. Bruges, 161. Brunswick, Me., 18, 64, 69, 82, 100, 163. Bryant, William C., 8, 23, 60, 62, 64, 80, 112, 142, 265, 294; his early poems compared with Longfellow's, 24-26; moralizing of, 133, 134; indifferent to Longfellow, 145; his Selections from the American