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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, XXIV (search)
tor describes Tennyson's second Locksley Hall as being different from his first. The influence is less favorable when we find one of the most local and illiterate of American colloquialisms reappearing in the Pall Mall Gazette, where it says: Even Mr. Sala is better known, we expect, for his half-dozen books, etc. But the most repellent things one sees in English books, in the way of language, are the coarsenesses for which no American is responsible, as when in the graceful writings of Juliana Ewing the reader comes upon the words stinking or nigger. This last offensive word is also invariably used by Froude in Oceana. Granting that taste and decorum are less important than logic and precision, it seems as if even these last qualities must have become a little impaired when we read in the Saturday Review such curious lapses as this: At home we have only the infinitely little, the speeches of infinitesimal members of Parliament. . . . In America matters yet more minute occupy the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, Index (search)
228. Edwards, Jonathan, 155. Eggleston, Edward, 11. Equation of fame, the, 88. Eliot, Charles, 174. Eliot, George, 200. Elliot, Sir, Frederick, 78, 167. Emerson, R. W., 7, 15, 27, 36, 39, 42, 46, 49, 54, 63, 66, 71,92, 100, 114, 123, 124, 126, 155, 173, 175, 191, 195, 197, 208, 217, 221. English criticism on America, 24. English society, influence of, on literature, 204, 205. Europe, the shadow of, 27. Evolution, the, of an American, 221. Everett, Edward, 51, 155. Ewing, Juliana, 203. F. Faber, F. W., 94. Fame, the equation of, 88. Farmers, American, 75. Felton, C. C., 90, 174. Fields, J. T., 51. Firdousi, 186. Fiske, Willard, 172,185. Fitzgerald, P. H., 229. Fontenelle, Bernard de, 86. Fuller, M. F., see Ossoli. Fuller, Thomas, 93. Franklin, Benjamin, 5, 63,155. Francis, Philip, 190. Frederick II., 83. Freeman, E. A., 168. Froude, J. A., 116, 158, 203. G. Garfield, J. A., 111. Garrison, W. L., 49, 62. George IV., 111. G