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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 4: home life: my father (search)
s. This was Joseph Green Cogswell, founder and principal of Round Hill School, at which my three brothers had been among his pupils. The school, a famous one in its day, was now finally closed. Our new guest was an accomplished linguist, and possessed an admirable power of imparting knowledge. With his aid, I resumed the German studies which I had already begun, but in which I had made but little progress. Under his tuition, I soon found myself able to read with ease the masterpieces of Goethe and Schiller. Rev. Leonard Woods, son of a well-known pastor of that name, was a familiar guest at my father's house. He took some interest in my studies, and at length proposed that I should become a contributor to the Theological Review, of which he was editor at that time. I undertook to furnish a review of Lamartine's Jocelyn, which had recently appeared. When I had done my best with this, Dr. Cogswell went over the pages with me very carefully, pointing out defects of style and ar
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 5: my studies (search)
urned from Germany. In conversing with him, I acquired the use of colloquial German. Having, as I have said, the command of his fine library, I was soon deep in Goethe's Faust and Wilhelm Meister, reading also the works of Jean Paul, Matthias Claudius, and Herder. Thus was a new influence introduced into the life of one who h calculated to awaken strange discords in a mind ignorant of any greater wrong than the small sins of a well-ordered household. Although disapproving greatly of Goethe, my father took a certain pride in my literary accomplishments, and was much pleased, I think, at the commendation which followed some of my early efforts. One of these, a brief essay on the minor poems of Goethe and Schiller, was published in the New York Review, perhaps in 1848, and was spoken of in the North American of that time as a charming paper, said to have been written by a lady. I have already said that a vision of some important literary work which I should accomplish was p
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 8: first years in Boston (search)
tions, by disciples. Dr. Hedge published an English rendering of some of the masterpieces of German prose. Longfellow gave us lovely versions of many poets. John S. Dwight produced his ever precious volume of translations of the minor poems of Goethe and Schiller. Margaret Fuller translated Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe. Carlyle wrote his wonderful essays, inspired by the new thought, and adding to it daring novelty of his own. The whole is matter of history now, quite beyond the doGoethe. Carlyle wrote his wonderful essays, inspired by the new thought, and adding to it daring novelty of his own. The whole is matter of history now, quite beyond the domain of personal reminiscence. I have spoken of the transcendentalists and the abolitionists as if they had been quite distinct bodies of believers. Reflecting more deeply, I feel that both were features of the new movement. In the transcendentalists the enthusiasm of emancipated thought was paramount, while the abolitionists followed the vision of emancipated humanity. The lightning flash which illuminated the heaven of the poets and philosophers fell also on the fetters of the slave, an
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 10: a chapter about myself (search)
way of technical erudition. I have only drawn from history and philosophy some understanding of human life, some lessons in the value of thought for thought's sake, and, above all, a sense of the dignity of character above every other dignity. Goethe chose well for his motto the words:— Die Zeit ist mein Vormachtniss, mein Acker ist die Zeit. Time is my inheritance; time is my estate. But I may choose this for mine:— I have followed the great masters with my heart. The first writateaubriand's Atala and Rene, Racine's tragedies, Moliere's comedies; in Italian, Metastasio, Tasso, Alfieri's dramas and autobiography. Under dear Dr. Cogswell's tuition, I read Schiller's plays and prose writings with delight. In later years, Goethe, Herder, Jean Paul Richter, were added to my repertory. I read Dante with Felice Foresti, and such works of Sand and Balzac as were allowed within my reach. I had early acquired some knowledge of Latin, and in later life found great pleasure in
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 18: certain clubs (search)
ons, and a man of most delightful presence. He had come to Newport immediately after graduating at Harvard Divinity School, and here he remained, faithfully at work, until the close of his pastoral labors, a period of forty years. He was remarkably youthful in aspect, and retained to the last the bloom and bright smile of his boyhood. His sermons were full of thought and of human interest; but while bestowing much care upon them, he found time to give to the world a metrical translation of Goethe's Faust and an English version of the Titan of Jean Paul Richter. Professor Davidson's lecture on Aristotle touched so deeply the chords of thought as to impel some of us to pursue the topic further. Dear Charles Brooks invited an adjourned meeting of the club to be held in his library. At this several learned men were present. Professor Boyesen spoke to us of the study of Aristotle in Germany; Professor Botta of its treatment in the universities of Italy. The laity asked many questio
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
2-114. Duer, John, at the Dickens dinner, 26. Dwight, John S., translates Goethe and Schiller, 147; tries to teach Theodore Parker to sing, 162, 163; Henry Jame, visited by Mrs. Howe, 295, 296. Faucit, Helen, the actress, 104. Faust, Goethe's, condemned by Mr. Ward, 59. Felton, Prof. C. C., first known by the Ward fng, 105; in Cranch's caricature, 145; translates Eckermann's Conversations with Goethe, 147; life of, undertaken by Emerson, 158; criticizes Dr. Hedge's Phi Beta addr, 101. Godwin, Parke, admires Athanase Coquerel's sermon at Newport, 342. Goethe, his Faust and Wilhelm Meister, 59; Mrs. Howe's essay on his minor poems, 60; hs daughter, 52, 53; his portrait in the New York Bank of Commerce, 55; condemns Goethe's Faust, 59; displeased with his son Samuel's work, 69. Ward, Mrs. Samuel (J woman's congress, 385, 386. Wilderness, battle of, 265. Wilhelm Meister, Goethe's, discussed, 59. Wilkes, Rev., Eliza Tupper, takes part in the convention