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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 6 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
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, conversed once more. It may be that there are me
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
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, Charles, 118. Burlingame, Anson, 175. Burney, Fanny, 15. Burns, Anthony, 131, 157, 159, 162, 165, 166. Burns, Robert, 276. Butler, B. F., 337, 342. Butman A. ., 162, 163, 164, L65. Byron, George Gordon, Lord, 15, 23. Cabot, Edward, 9. Cabot, George, 10. Cabot, J. E., 105. Cambridge boyhood, A., 1-37.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter army life and camp drill (search)
essed with the necessity of behaving like seventy. He wrote about Ellsworth... in the Atlantic, and is staying with General Saxton. ... It was entertaining to see the ex-actress's eye for effect — a tablecloth here, a scarlet-lined coat there, Miss Brown's curls in an available vista, and blackberries and black sentinels in the background. About four came the band, the officers, the young ladies, General Saxton without his livelier half, Mr. Hay laboring not to appear new-mown. It went off beths and was taken to see the organ, then in process of building. Crossing a narrow board, narrower than himself, the human Board fell in and went crashing down among the harmonies — till he reached a stop, I suppose. At any rate, he was thoroughly lamed and the Board limped out of town on two sticks. Theophilus Brown's toast (Paine and Plunkett being Democratic candidates for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor)--Paine, Plunkett, and Pendletonthree real Peas-men. May the rebels shell them
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
2; editorship of, 111, 112; criticized, 112-14. Austin, William, 334. B Baltimore, Md., men killed at, 155. Barnum, P. T., 80, 81. Beecher, Henry Ward, description of, 45-48; compared with Parker, 46, 47, 53. Bigelow, Luther, 171, 175. Blackwell, Antoinette Brown, 111. Blackwell, Henry B., 60-63. Boston Authors' Club, 233. Bowens, the, of Baltimore, 165. Bradford, George P., 259, 260. Brook Farm, 14. Brown, Brownlee, 49. Brown, John, 77; family of, 84-88. Brown, Theophilus, 223. Brownings, the, in Venice, 30, 31, 315, 316; sketch of, 65, 66. Brownlow, Parson, 168, 169. Brush, George De Forest, 330. Bryce, James, at Newport, 229; at Oxford, 291, 2921. at Cambridge, 322. Buchanan, James, 77 Bull, Ole, 2, 11. Burleigh, Charles, 60-63. Burns, Anthony, case of, 68, 81. Butler, Gen. B. F., 156-58, 260. Butman affair, 66, 68, 69. C Cambridge, Mass., early society in; 1-3; two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of, 321. Canada, descriptio
attempt to secure counsel for, 193, 194; John Brown Collection of Letters, 194; proposed rescue of, 194; A Visit to John Brown's Household, 194, 195, 408; revenge for, 195, 196; farewell and death, 196; Higginson on affair of, 199, 200. Brown, Theophilus, and T. W. Higginson, 118. Browning, Miss (sister of poet), account of, 355, 356. Browning, Robert (the poet), 80; Higginson meets, 334, 335; account of, 356, 357. Browning, Robert (son of poet), described, 356. Bryce, James, anrd celebration for, 390. Epictetus, 263, 329, 365, 369, 409. Faneuil Hall. meetings at, 144. Farragut, Admiral, 260, 261. Fayal and the Portuguese, 164, 408. Fields, James T., 229, 275, 280; letter to, 277. Forbes, Hugh, threatens Brown's plans, 191, 200. Francis, Dr., 78. Free Religious Association, 398; Higginson's address at, 164; his activity in, 268; similar English organization, 336, 337. Free Soil Party, 89-91, 115. Frothingham, O. B., 78; on Higginson's style,