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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
self, at least for once in its life, with the party of revolt. It will seem incredible in future years that young people were sometimes forbidden to read the Autocrat of the breakfast table, as being a work of irreligious tendency; yet its author's criticisms on the then established faith of New England were from the point of view of human sympathy and not of technical theology. He did not wish, in his own words, to suggest perplexities in order to bother Bridget, the wild Irish girl, or Joyce Heth, the centenarian, or any other intellectual non-combatant ; but he simply wished to base religion upon justice and common humanity. The sentence which seemed most profane, If a created being has no rights which his Creator is bound to respect, there is an end to all moral relations between them, would now alarm few thinking persons. The crippled souls of the world were those who roused all his sympathy most promptly. As for the external side, he was all his life a regular church-goer on
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
179. Glover, Rev., Joseph, 5. Glover, Widow, 6. Godwin, Parke, 35, 67. Goethe, J. W., 63, 116. Goldsmith, Oliver, 11, 95. Goodale, Prof. G. L., 12. Granville, Lord, 192. Green, Samuel, 6. Greenwood, Isaac, 13. Griswold, R. W., 35, 160. Hale, Rev. Dr. E. E., 156. Hancock, John, 20. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 34, 112, 113, 119, 135, 170. Hayes, Pres. R. B., 181. Hedge, Rev. Dr. F. H., 17, 25, 26, 54, 57, 59, 60, 63, 113. Hedge, J. D., 23, 24. Hedge, Prof., Levi, 14, 22, 23. Heth, Joyce, 97. Higginson, S. T., 153. Higginson, T. W., 70, 76, 81, 179, 180, 182, 183. Hildreth, Richard, 67. Hillard, G. S., 123, 128. Hoar, E. R., 34. Holmes, Rev., Abiel, 15, 75. Holmes, John, 15, 30, 166. Holmes, Mrs., Mary Jane, 98. Holmes, O. W., 11, 15, 21, 23, 24, 26, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 53, 58, 59, 63, 68, 69, 70; theory of biography, 75; letter about engagement of his parents, 75; his letter in reply, 76; childhood, 77-81; letter of thanks for a reminiscence of his father, 81; e
e lot of the venerable sinner, the late Lieutenant General of the U. S. forces. It was not enough that the "Grand Army" which he had raised and disciplined with such labor and care should be routed and demoralized; that the thunderbolt he imagined himself hurling from high Olympus should prove a mere flash in the pan; that Gen. McClellan, not half his age, should be placed in chief command; that the North should detect him as an impostor and humbug, every way worthy to take a place beside Joyce Heth, the Woolly Horse, and the Mermaid in Barnum's Museum, but; to crown all, old Wool, whom he hates worse than he ever did the devil, is resuscitated placed in command at Old Point, and actually captured several sand-banks in North Carolina. It is only a little while ago that Scott, aged 75, ordered Wool, also 75, to retire from New York to Troy, on account of his great age and infirmities. The Lieutenant General, who is excessively vindictive and malignant, chuckled hugely over the manner