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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
ebts and lived within their means. Neither in Holmes nor Lowell nor in Longfellow was there anythinis own method. Lowell was never rich, nor was Holmes, but they lived within their means. Even Longfrom clouds than the whole intercourse between Holmes, Lowell, and Longfellow. To those outside the Lowell's Letters, II. pp. 26, 173. Compare Holmes's Life and letters, II. p. 108. but when she cs Life, by his brother, II. p. 429. As between Holmes and Lowell, those who think that mutual admiraould do well to read and digest the letters of Holmes to Lowell as published in the Life and lettersintercourse from the beginning, and how keenly Holmes recognized, for instance, the weak points not rt of the poem being Yankee in its effect, as Holmes says, with the dandelion and the Baltimore orithe man Lowell was ever penned than that which Holmes wrote in 1868: I cannot help, however, saying ed, if at all, only as the phoenix is bred. Holmes's Life and letters, II. p. 11. Such was th[1 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 5: Lowell (search)
craping trees. After dinner scraped more. After tea sit down to write my article for the S--[Anti-slavery standard]. Got half through a prose one, when, just as the church bells are ringing nine o'clock, the idea of a poem strikes me. Go to work on that at once. Finish it next morning all but the few last stanzas. In the afternoon (Friday) go to C--[Cambridge, i.e. the village] to get one thing and another for our whist club, which meets with me to-night. Play whist till 12. J. H. [John Holmes] (who is lame) spends the night with me. Next day finish and copy my verses. Got all done just in time to prevent the mail. After dinner drove J. home. Evening, read Swift, that hog of letters, who had wit enough to know the worth of pearls, though fonder of garbage and of rooting among ordure. [We soon come to the creation of the Town and Country Club.] Now it is Sunday morning and here I am with you. Since I wrote to you, the Town and country Club has been got up. Our first
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
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; early manhood, 82-84; medical practice and professorship, 84; lecturing, 85; influence of Emerson, 85-86; middle life, 86; success of The Autocrat, 86-87; as a talker, 88-90; literary opinions,