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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 1: Longfellow as a classic (search)
were selected by a board of one hundred judges carefully chosen from men of all occupations and distributed over every State in the Union; and these balloted for the first hundred occupants of the Hall of Fame. Only thirty-nine names obtained a majority of votes, these being taken, of course, from men of all pursuits; and among these Longfellow ranked tenth, having eighty-five votes, and being preceded only by Washington, Lincoln, Webster, Franklin, Grant, Marshall, Jefferson, Emerson, and Fulton. Besides Emerson and Longfellow, only two literary men were included, these being Irving with eighty-four votes and Hawthorne with seventy-three. It is a well-known fact that when the temporary leader in any particular branch of literature or science passes away, there is often visible a slight reaction, perhaps in the interest of supposed justice, when people try to convince themselves that his fame has already diminished. Such reactions have notably occurred, for instance, in the cas
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
4, 240, 241. Fields, Mrs. James T., 191. Florence, Italy, 223. Florian, John P. C. de, 121. Footsteps of Angels, 112. Foreign Quarterly Review, the, mentioned, 168. Forster, John, 168, 241. Frazer, Mr., 89. France, 48, 55, 98, 155, 158, 252, 259. Franklin, Benjamin, 6. Freiligrath, Ferdinand, 161, 193, 271; on Hiawatha, 209; Longfellow writes about Dante translations to, 225, 226. Freneau, Philip, 23. Frugal Housewife, the, 121. Fuller, Margaret. See Ossoli. Fulton, Robert, 6. Furness, Rev. W. H., 192. Furness Abbey, 219. Garrison, William L., 285; his Liberator, mentioned, 163,166; his Memoirs, cited, 167 note. Gazette, United States Literary, the, 23-26, 29 note, 41; Longfellow contributes to, 27. Georgia (State), 143. Germany, 8, 50-52, 65, 71, 98, 125, 142, 156, 170, 199. Gervinus, George G., 112. Gladstone, William E., 221. Gloucester, Mass., 264. Goddard, William, 97. Goethe, John Wolfgang von, 64, 92, 112, 234, 289; his Werther,