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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 32 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 24 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 20 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 16 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 16 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 14 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 1: Longfellow as a classic (search)
not many years ago, A stranger can hardly have an idea of how familiar many of our working people, especially women, are with Longfellow. Thousands can repeat some of his poems who have never read a line of Tennyson and probably never heard of Browning. This passage I take from an admirable recent sketch by Professor Edwin A. Grosvenor of Amherst College, one of the most cosmopolitan of Americans, who spent seven years as professor of history at Robert College, Constantinople. He goes on to thors under this severe and inexorable test. The entries or items appearing in the interleaved catalogue under the name of Tennyson, for instance, up to September, 1901, were 487; under Longfellow, 357; then follow, among English-writing poets, Browning (179), Emerson (158), Arnold (140), Holmes (135), Morris (117), Lowell (114), Whittier (104), Poe (103), Swinburne (99), Whitman (64). The nearest approach to a similar test of appreciation in the poet's own country is to be found in the balloti
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 18: birds of passage (search)
of a Wayside Inn, through the urgency of Charles Sumner. It is the common fate of those poets who live to old age, that their critics, or at least their contemporary critics, are apt to find their later work less valuable than their earlier. Browning, Tennyson, and Swinburne, to mention no others, have had to meet this fate, and Longfellow did not escape it. Whether it is that the fame of the earlier work goes on accumulating while the later has not yet been tested by time, or that contemporded as altogether successful literary undertakings. It is obvious that historic periods differ wholly in this respect; and all we can say is that while quite mediocre poets were good dramatists in the Elizabethan period, yet good poets have usually failed as dramatists in later days. Longfellow's efforts on this very ground were not less successful, on the whole, than those of Tennyson and Swinburne; nor does even Browning, tried by the test of the actual stage, furnish a complete exception.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 23: Longfellow as a poet (search)
own judgment, and did not make them, as Whittier and even Browning often did, in deference to the judgment of dull or incompke ships upon the sea. But it is a vast step from this to Browning's mountain picture Toward it tilting cloudlets prest Like Persian ships to Salamis. In Browning everything is vigorous and individualized. We see the ships, we know the nationaongfellow for Tennyson, just as they forsake Tennyson for Browning. As to action, the tonic of life, so far as he had it, reater than himself. He was one of the first students of Browning in America, when the latter was known chiefly by his Bellone must say who reads it. He is an extraordinary genius, Browning, with dramatic power of the first order. Paracelsus he d, with some justice, as very lofty, but very diffuse. Of Browning's Christmas Eve he later writes, A wonderful man is BrownBrowning, but too obscure, and later makes a similar remark on The Ring and the Book. Of Tennyson he writes, as to The Princess,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
r, 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, 64al affairs, 260; dislikes English criticism of our literature, 263, 264; manner in which his poems came to him, 264,265; his alterations, 266, 267; compared with Browning, 270; relations with Whittier and Emerson, 271, 272; on Browning, 272, 273; on Tennyson, 273; his table-talk, 273-275; unpublished poems, 276; descriptions of, 2Browning, 272, 273; on Tennyson, 273; his table-talk, 273-275; unpublished poems, 276; descriptions of, 278, 279; his works popular, 280; Cardinal Wiseman on, 281; resembles Turgenieff, 282; home life, 282-285; member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Spanish Academy, 288; removal of spreading chestnut-tree and armchair made, 289, 290; his speech at Cambridge anniversary, 290, 291; his study, 291, 292; as a man, 292, 293; sickne