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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 10 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 6 0 Browse Search
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 1: Longfellow as a classic (search)
poems in all, each with a full-page illustration, generally by Scottish artists. Of these selections, six are taken from Longfellow, five each from Wordsworth and Thomson, and three each from Shakespeare, Burns, and Moore. Of other American poets Bryant and Willis alone appear, each with one contribution. Another such book is Words from the Poets; selected for the use of parochial schools and libraries. To this the leading contributors are Wordsworth (twenty-one), Longfellow (eighteen), Cowper (eleven), and Tennyson (nine), the whole number of contributors being forty-three. Such statistics could be easily multiplied; indeed, it will be readily admitted that no American poet can be compared to Longfellow in the place occupied by his poems in the English market. Readily admitting that this is not the sole or highest standard, it must at least be recognized as one of the side tests by which that standard may be determined. Some occasional expressions of distrust as to Longfello
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth (search)
ommonly been attributed to his mother, who was fond of poetry and music, and a lover of nature in all its aspects; one who would sit by a window during a thunderstorm, as her youngest son has testified, enjoying the excitement of its splendors. She loved the retirement of a country life, and found in it, in her own language, a wonderful effect in tranquillizing the spirit and calming every unpleasant emotion. She played the spinet until her daughter's piano replaced it, and apparently read Cowper, Hannah More, and Ossian with her children. She sent them early to school, after the fashion of those days; this experience evidently beginning for Henry Longfellow at three years of age, when he went with a brother of five to a private school where he learned his letters. After several experiments, he was transferred, at the tolerably early age of six, to the Portland Academy. At this age, his teacher, Mr. Carter, wrote of him, Master Henry Longfellow is one of the best boys we have in s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
91; his Ancient Mariner, mentioned, 149. Coleridge, Sara, 141. Colman, Samuel, Longfellow's letter to, 139, 140. Cologne, 8. Columbian Muse, the, a collection of poems, 23. Como, Lake of, 223. Concord, Mass., 133, 271. Condry, Capt., 102. Congress, U. S., 11, 13. Connecticut, 90. Conolly, Rev. H. L., 194,195. Constantinople, 3. Cooper, James F., 80, 133. Copenhagen, 93, 98, 100, 103, 105, 106. Corby Castle, 219. Corneille, Pierre, 65. Cowley, Abraham, 249. Cowper, William, 9, 15. Craigenputtock, 90. Craigie, Mrs., 147; Longfellow's description of, 118-120. Craigie, Andrew, 117, 118, 122. Craigie House, 116-123,272,279,281, 283,291; resembles Mt. Vernon in situation, 116; various occupants of, 121; Longfellow's letter about elms for, 122, 123. Crebillon, Prosper J., 121. Cross of Snow, the, 211, 212. Crowninshield, Clara, 83, 92, 95, 106, 110. Croydon, Eng., 88. Cushing, Miss, 61. Cushman, Bezaleel, 17, 60. Cutler, Mr., 140. Cuyp, Alb