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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth (search)
his father's friend, whose son Frederic was his own playmate, the talk turned upon poetry. The host took up the morning's Gazette. Did you see the piece in to-day's paper? Very stiff. Remarkably stiff; moreover, it is all borrowed, every word of it. No defence was offered. It is recorded that there were tears on the young boy's pillow that night. The young Henry Longfellow went to various schools, as those of Mrs. Fellows and Mr. Carter, and the Portland Academy, then kept by Mr. Bezaleel Cushman, a Dartmouth College graduate. In 1821, he passed the entrance examinations of Bowdoin College, of which his father was a trustee. The college itself was but twenty years old, and Maine had only just become an independent State of the Union, so that there was a strong feeling of local pride in this young institution. Henry Longfellow's brother, Stephen, two years older than himself, passed the examinations with him, but perhaps it was on account of the younger brother's youth—he b
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 6: marriage and life at Brunswick (search)
ng the manuscript lectures delivered by him at Bowdoin College and still preserved there, to find them accompanied by pages of extracts, here and there, in her handwriting. It will therefore be interesting to make her acquaintance a little farther. Mary Storer Potter was the second daughter of the Hon. Barrett Potter and Anne (Storer) Potter of Portland, neighbors and friends of the Longfellow family. She had been for a time a schoolmate of Henry Longfellow at the private school of Bezaleel Cushman in Portland; and it is the family tradition that on the young professor's returning to his native city after his three years absence in Europe he saw her at church and was so struck with her appearance as to follow her home afterwards without venturing to accost her. On reaching his own house, however, he begged his sister to call with him at once at the Potter residence, and all the rest followed as in a novel. They were married September 14, 1831, she being then nineteen years of ag
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
le, 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, Albert, 142. Dana, Richard H., 80, 133. Dannemora, iron mines of, 97. Dante, 214, 230, 234; Longfellow translates, 207, 225. Dartmouth College, 17. Dawes, Rufus, 23. Delphi, 31. Dessau, Spanish Student performed in, 188. Devereux Farm, Marblehead, 201. Devonshire, 223. Dial, the, 125, 133, 145. Dickens, Charles, 170, 284. Diderot, Denis, 121. Digby, Kenelm H., on Longfellow, 142. Dobell, Sydney, 282. Dryden, John, 9, 249