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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
ress on, appendix. Brooks, James, 487. Brooks, Preston S., 487. Brown, B. Gratz, 428. Brown, John, 21, 153, 154. Brown, Joseph E., governor, 367. Brown's Ferry, 283, 284, 291. Brownson, Orestes, 453. Bruinsburg, 216. Bruno, 56. Bryan, William J., 490, 492. Bryant, William Cullen, 484. Buchanan, President, 148, 149, 152. Buckner, General, 188. Buell, General, 350. Buffalo, 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 27, 30. Bullard, Ann, 1. Bull Run, 166, 168, 171, 175, 178, 263. Burke, orthodox minister, 22. Burnside, General, 253, 254, 256, 257, 258, 269, 271, 272, 286, 287, 294, 310, 320, 324. Butler, General Benjamin F., 147, 322, 328-332, 334-336, 349, 352, 400, 461, 462, 465, 483, 484. Butterfield, General, 278. C. Caret, 94. Cadwallader, S., 232. Cairo, Illinois, 190-192, 194, 204, 213, 219, 240, 246, 247, 275, 276. Calhoun, John C., 98, 140, 152, 389. California, 120; Lower, 126. Calvin, 59. Cambridge, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 30, 56.
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 4: early married life, 1836-1840. (search)
e a hot meeting, if they have any at all. I wish father were at home to preach a sermon to his church, for many of its members do not frown on these things as they ought. Later: The meeting was held, and was headed by Morgan, Neville, Judge Burke, and I know not who else. Judge Burnet was present and consented to their acts. The mob madness is certainly upon this city when men of sense and standing will pass resolutions approving in so many words of things done contrary to law, as on Judge Burnet, for example. Meanwhile the turbulent spirits went beyond this and talked of revolution and of righting things without law that could not be righted by it. At the head of these were Morgan, Neville, Longworth, Joseph Graham, and Judge Burke. A meeting was convoked at Lower Market Street to decide whether they would permit the publishing of an abolition paper, and to this meeting all the most respectable citizens were by name summoned. There were four classes in the city then:
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 3: Journeys (search)
ins are fading into dreams. In 1855 the Higginsons sailed for Fayal for the benefit of Mrs. Higginson's health. Worcester, July . . .For companions on the voyage we may have Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dabney ... very pleasant people. There seem plenty of entertainments there — oranges, music, whaleships, Catholic priests, and a steep mountain. Pico half as high again as Mount Washington. Barque Azor., 650 miles from home, October 30 What's the name of the place? asks Mary of Captain Burke. Atlantic ocean, he promptly answers. . . ... In the middle of the first night (having been implored by Barbara not to worry me or anybody about any conceivable noise she might hear), she despairingly remarked, Four men have just fallen flat on the deck above my head ; and then plaintively, But you told me not to mind such things at which we both roared and then went to sleep. The third night was perfectly tremendous; the ship rolled enormously, all the lamps fell down or went out, a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 3: the Philadelphia period (search)
what later, the trenchant arguments of the radical Thomas Paine, and the brilliant sallies of the Whig humorist, Francis Hopkinson. The Letters from a farmer in Pennsylvania were written by Dickinson in 1767-1768, and first printed in a Philadelphia newspaper. Later they were published in book form, with an introduction by Franklin, and had an astonishing popularity, not only in America, but in England, Ireland, and France. They were highly praised by such foreign critics as Voltaire and Burke, and their author was idolized at home until, as the Revolution approached, the public grew impatient of his temperate policy. He wished for constitutional liberty; they demanded independence. Thereafter probably the most influential pieces of Revolutionary prose, outside of documents, were Paine's Common sense, Hopkinson's The Battle of the Kegs, and Franklin's Examination relative to the Repeal of the Stamp Act. The title is, in full, The examination of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, in th
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, Lydia Maria child. (search)
miliar to every one who reads our history; and others, on the contrary, will say that the character of the book is quite too tranquil for its title. I might mention many doubts and fears still more important; but I prefer silently to trust this humble volume to that futurity which no one can foresee and every one can read. The fears must soon have seemed useless, for the young novelist soon became almost a fashionable lion. She was an American Fanny Barney, with rather reduced copies of Burke and Johnson around her. Her personal qualities soon cemented some friendships, which lasted her life long, except where her later anti-slavery action interfered. She opened a private school in Watertown, which lasted from 1825 to 1828. She established, in 1827, the Juvenile Miscellany, that delightful pioneer among children's magazines in America; and it was continued for eight years. In October, 1828, she was married to David Lee Child, a lawyer of Boston. In those days it seemed to be
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, Alice and Phebe Cary. (search)
tten extensively, and Phebe occasionally, for ten years, before either had asked or been proffered any other consideration therefor than the privilege of being read and heard. This family of Carys claim kindred with Sir Robert Cary, a stout English knight, who, in the reign of Henry V., vanquished, after a long and bloody struggle, a haughty chevalier of Arragon, who challenged any Englishman of gentle blood to a passage-at-arms, which took place in Smithfield, London, as is chronicled in Burke's heraldry. Henry authorized the victor to bear the arms of his vanquished antagonist, and the crest is still worn by certain branches of the family. The genealogy is at best unverified, nor does it matter. From Walter Cary — a French Huguenot, compelled to flee his country, upon the revocation by Louis XIV. of the great Henry's Edict of Nantes,and who, with his wife and son, settled in England, where his son, likewise named Walter, was educated at Cambridge — the descent of the Ohio Ca
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, English men of letters. (search)
English men of letters. Edited by John Morley. Cloth. 12mo. Price, 40 cents, each Addison. By W. J. Courthope. Bacon. By R. W. Church. Bentley. By Prof. Jebb. Bunyan. By J. A. Froude. Burke. By John Morley. Burns. By Principal Shairp. Byron. By Prof. Nichol. Carlyle. By Prof. Nichol. Chaucer. By Prof. A. W. Ward. Coleridge. By H. D. Traill. Cowper. By Goldwin Smith. Defoe. By W. Minto. de Quincey. By Prof. Mason. Dickens. By A. W. Ward. Dryden. By G. Sainksbury. Fielding. By Austin Dobson. Gibbon. By J. Cotter Morison. Goldsmith.. By William Black. gray. By Edmund Gosse. Hume.. By T. H. Huxley. Johnson. By Leslie Stephen. Keats. By Sidney Colvin. Lamb. By Alfred Ainger. Landor. By Sidney Colvin. Locke. By Prof. Fowler. MacAULAYulay. By J. Cotter Morison. Milton. By Mark Pattison. Pope. By Leslie Stephen. SCOlTT. By R. H. Hutton. Skelley. By J. A. Symonds. Sheridan. By Mrs. Oliphant.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, English men of letters. (search)
attison, B. D. Goldsmith. By William Black. Cowper. By Goldwin Smith. Byron. By John Nichol. Shelley. By John Addington Symonds. Keats. By Sidney Colvin, M. A. Wordsworth. By F. W. H. Myers. Southey. By Edward Dowden. Landor. By Sidney Colvin, M. A. Lamb. By Alfred Ainger. Addison. By W. J. Courthope. Swift. By Leslie Stephen. Scott. By Richard H. Hutton. Burns. By Principal Shairp. Coleridge. By H. D. Traill. Hume. By T. H. Huxley, F. R.S. Locke. By Thomas Fowler. Burke. By John Morley. Fielding. By Austin Dobson. Thackeray. By Anthony Trollope. Dickens. By Adolphus William Ward. Gibbon. By J. Cotter Morison. Carlylze. By John Nichol. Macaulay. By J. Cotter Morison. Sidney. By J. A. Symonds. De Quincey. By David Masson. Sheridan. By Mrs. Oliphant. Pope. By Leslie Stephen. Johnson. By Leslie Stephen. Gray. By Edmund Gosse. Bacon. By R. W. Church. Bunyan. By J. A. Froude. Bentley. By R. C. Jebb. Published by the Macmillan Company
tly declaring that the simple maintenance of the old position and power is in reality growth and progress! This occasion, then, gives us our subject for to-day: The vitality of religion as tested by the changes and experiences of the past fifty years. What we want to bring into clearest light is the fact that religion and faith have during this half-century been on trial as perhaps never before since the morning of Christianity; that they have been tested and tried as by fire, and that Burke's penetrating reflection that man is a religious animal has been abundantly verified in the history of these five decades during which some of you have worshipped together as an organized church. During this time the political, intellectual, and religious events have been of such capital importance that the age stands alone and supreme in the annals of mankind. And every one of these events has deeply and profoundly affected faith and the spiritual life of man; every one of them has moved
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A letter to a young contributor. (search)
t appreciative audience for Carlyle, Tennyson, and the Brownings, can certainly trust its own literary instincts to create the new words it needs. To be sure, the inelegancies with which we are chiefly reproached are not distinctively American: Burke uses pretty considerable ; Miss Burney says, I trembled a few ; the English Bible says reckon, Locke has guess, and Southey realize, in the exact sense in which one sometimes hears them used colloquially here. Nevertheless, such improprieties ar is only because we are engaged in a contest of more vital principles, which may better embalm the men. Of all gifts, eloquence is the most short-lived. The most accomplished orator fades forgotten, and his laurels pass to some hoarse, inaudible Burke, accounted rather a bore during his lifetime, and possessed of a faculty of scattering, not convincing, the members of the House. After all, said the brilliant Choate, with melancholy foreboding, a book is the only immortality. So few men in a
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