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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
eight o'clock, I used to leave the door of my little bedroom ajar, in order that I might go to sleep to music. Greater still were the joy and triumph when Miss Helen Davis, who was the musical queen of our Cambridge world, came and filled the house with her magnificent voice, singing in the dramatic style then in vogue the highwho, when once away from the piano, was simply a hearty, good-natured woman, without a trace of inspiration! She was the sister of Lieutenant (afterwards Admiral) Davis, and his fine naval achievements at Port Royal and Memphis seemed only to put into squadron-strophes the magnificent triumphs of her song. I still recall the enchard, one moonlit summer night, the fine old glee To Greece we give our Shining blades, sung as a serenade under my sister's window, by a quartette consisting of Miss Davis and her brother, of Miss Harriet Mills, who afterwards became his wife, and of William Story. I had never before heard the song, and it made me feel, in Keats'
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
ph, 10. Curtin, Governor, 246. Curtis, Burrill, 78, 83, 85. Curtis, G. W., 78, 83, 84, 98. Curtis, Mary (Story), 22. Cushing, Caleb, 127. Cutter, Calvin, ‘97. Cuvier, Baron G. C. L. D. de, 251, 272. Dana, C. A., 83, 84, xoI. Dana, R. H., 21, 53, 136, 137, 161. Dante degli Alighieri, 76, soI, 289. D'Arc, Jeanne, 301, 309. D'Arlon, 29. Darmesteter, Madame, 289. Darwin, Charles, 194, 272, 283, 284, 285, 286, 292, 296. Darwin, Mrs., Charles, 284. Davis, C. H., 19. Davis, Helen, 18. Davis, Margaret, 37. Demosthenes, 298. De Quincey, Thomas, 102. Deschanel, Emile, 301, 303. Devens, Charles, 48, 74, 141, 247. Devens, Mary, 74. De Vere, Aubrey, 272. Dial, The, 114. Dicey, Albert, 97. Dickens, Charles, 187, 234. Discharged convict, reform of, 191. Dix, Dorothea L., 264. Dobson, Susanna, S5. Dombey, Paul, 187. Douglas, S. A., 239. Douglass, Frederick, 127, 173, 327. Downes, Commodore, 242. Doy, Doctor, 233. Drew Thomas, z56, 163. Du Ma