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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, X. Charles Eliot Norton (search)
variety and thorough preliminary preparation of Norton's mind, a student must take one of the early volumes of the Atlantic Monthly and see how largely he was relied upon for literary notices. If we examine, for instance, the fifth volume (1860), we find in the first number a paper on Clough's Plutarch's Lives, comprising ten pages of small print in double columns. There then follow in the same volume papers on Hodson's Twelve years of a Soldier's life in India, on Friends in council, on Brooks's Sermons, on Trollope's West Indies and the Spanish main, on Captain John Brown, on Vernon's Dante, and one on Model Lodging-houses in Boston. When we remember that his Notes of travel and study in Italy was also published in Boston that same year, being reviewed by some one in a notice of two pages in this same volume of the Atlantic, we may well ask who ever did more of genuine literary work in the same amount of time. This was, of course, before he became Professor in the college (1874
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 21 (search)
CCC L XXXI Hora Quinta Postmeridiana Qua * par * est * dignitate * habebuntur Oratores hoc ordine dicturi sunt, praeter eos qui ualetudine uel alia causa impediti excusantur. I. Disquisitio Latina. De Germanorum lingua et litteris. Carolus Timotheus Brooks. II. Disquisitio Theologica. How to sacrifice an Irish Bull to a Greek Goddess. Thomas Wentworth Higginson. III. Dissertatio Rustica. Social small potatoes; and how to enlarge their eyes. Georgius Edvardus Waring. IV. Thesiem perductis, gradus honorarii Praesidis auspiciis augustissimis rite conferentur. Mercurii Typis I remember how I myself distrusted this particular project, which was wholly hers. When she began to plan out the parts in advance,--the Rev. Mr. Brooks, the foremost of German translators, with his Teutonic themes; the agricultural Waring with his potatoes ; Harte on Pacific women; Parton with his New York aldermen, and I myself with two recent papers mingled in one,--I ventured to remons