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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 160 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 1: Longfellow as a classic (search)
breach in that well-known group of poets which adorned Boston and its vicinity so long. The first to go was also the most widely famous. Emerson reached greater depths of thought; Whittier touched the problems of the nation's life more deeply; Holmes came personally more before the public; Lowell was more brilliant and varied; but, taking the English-speaking world at large, it was Longfellow whose fame overshadowed all the others; he was also better known and more translated upon the contine The entries or items appearing in the interleaved catalogue under the name of Tennyson, for instance, up to September, 1901, were 487; under Longfellow, 357; then follow, among English-writing poets, Browning (179), Emerson (158), Arnold (140), Holmes (135), Morris (117), Lowell (114), Whittier (104), Poe (103), Swinburne (99), Whitman (64). The nearest approach to a similar test of appreciation in the poet's own country is to be found in the balloting for the new Hall of Fame, established by
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 5: first visit to Europe (search)
record of proceedings from the college:— In the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College, Sept. 1st, 1829: Mr. Henry W. Longfellow having declined to accept the office of instructor in modern languages. Voted, that we now proceed to the choice of a professor of modern languages. And Mr. H. W. Longfellow was chosen. Thus briefly was the matter settled, and he was launched upon his life's career at the age of twenty-two. Of those who made up his circle of friends in later years, Holmes had just graduated from Harvard, Sumner was a Senior there, and Lowell was a schoolboy in Cambridge. Few American colleges had at that time special professors of modern languages, though George Ticknor had set a standard for them all. Longfellow had to prepare his own text-books—to translate L'Homond's Grammar, to edit an excellent little volume of French Proverbes Dramatiques, and a small Spanish Reader, Novelas Españolas. He was also enlisted in a few matters outside, and drew up the out
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 7: the corner stone laid (search)
however, that the critic of to-day can hardly see in these youthful pages any promise of the Longfellow of the future. The opening chapter, describing the author as a country schoolmaster, who plays with his boys in the afternoon, is only a bit of Irving diluted,—the later papers, A Walk in Normandy, The Village of Auteuil, etc., carrying the thing somewhat farther, but always in the same rather thin vein. Their quality of crudeness was altogether characteristic of the period, and although Holmes and Whittier tried their 'prentice hands with the best intentions in the same number of the New England Magazine, they could not raise its level. We see in these compositions, as in the Annuals of that day, that although Hawthorne had begun with his style already formed, yet that of Longfellow was still immature. This remark does not, indeed, apply to a version of a French drinking song, New England Magazine, II. 188. which exhibits something of his later knack at such renderings. There
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 12: voices of the night (search)
him. It is indeed doubtful if any Harvard professor of to-day could record in his note-books an equally continuous course of mild festivities. There are weeks when he never spends an evening at home. He often describes himself as gloomy, but the gloom is never long visible. He constantly walks in and out of Boston, or drives to Brookline or Jamaica Plain; and whist and little suppers are never long omitted. Lowell was not as yet promoted to his friendship because of youth, nor had he and Holmes then been especially brought together, but Prescott, Sumner, Felton, and others constantly appear. He draws the line at a fancy ball, declining to costume himself for that purpose; and he writes that he never dances, but in other respects spends his evenings after his own inclination. Two years later, however, he mentions his purpose of going to a subscription ball for the purpose of dancing with elderly ladies, who are, he thinks, much more grateful for slight attentions than younger one
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 16: literary life in Cambridge (search)
eline rendered into English pentameter verse, and thus satisfied himself that it was far less effective for his purpose than the measure finally adopted. There is no doubt that the reading public at large has confirmed the opinion of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes when he says, Of the longer poems of our chief singer, I should not hesitate to select Evangeline as the masterpiece, and I think the general verdict of opinion would confirm my choice. From the first line of the poem, from its first wller of fragrance, than they And as heavy with shadows and night-dews, Hung the heart of the maiden. The calm and magical moonlight Seemed to inundate her soul. It is curious to notice that Chasles makes the same criticism on Evangeline that Holmes made on Lowell's Vision of Sir Launfal; namely, that there is in it a mixture of the artificial and the natural. The result is, we may infer, that on the whole one still thinks of it as a work of art and does not—as, for instance, with Tolstoi's
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 23: Longfellow as a poet (search)
the Book. Of Tennyson he writes, as to The Princess, calling it a gentle satire, in the easiest and most flowing blank verse, with two delicious unrhymed songs, and many exquisite passages. I went to bed after it, with delightful music ringing in my ears; yet half disappointed in the poem, though not knowing why. There is a discordant note somewhere. One very uncertain test of a man of genius is his table-talk. Surrounded by a group of men who were such masters of this gift as Lowell, Holmes, and T. G. Appleton, Longfellow might well be excused from developing it to the highest extent, and he also being rather a silent man, as he says of himself, escaped thereby the tendency to monologue, which was sometimes a subject of complaint in regard to the other three. Longfellow's reticence and self-control saved him from all such perils; but it must be admitted, on the other hand, that when his brother collects a dozen pages of his table-talk at the end of his memoirs, or when one re
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 24: Longfellow as a man (search)
Saturday Club; and at their entertainments Longfellow was usually present, as were also, in the course of time, Emerson, Holmes, Lowell, Agassiz, Whittier, and many visitors from near and far. Hawthorne was rarely seen on such occasions, and Thoreauldiery of dissent. It would be a mistake to assume that on these occasions Longfellow was a recipient only. Of course Holmes and Lowell, the most naturally talkative of the party, would usually have the lion's share of the conversation; but Longfs worst enemy by giving his warm indorsement to the latest comer, whatever his disqualifications as to style or skill. Holmes said of him in a letter to Motley in 1873:— I find a singular charm in the society of Longfellow,—a soft voice, a sweeong his predecessors, Irving had lived chiefly in Europe, and Bryant in a newspaper office. Among his immediate friends, Holmes stood for exact science, Lowell and Whittier for reform, Sumner for statesmanship, Emerson for spiritual and mystic value
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
98, 209, 272, 285, 294; his Twice-Told Tales, mentioned, 72, 130; on Voices of the Night, 141; married, 162; suggests Evangeline to Longfellow, 194,195; on Kavanagh, 199. Healy, George P. A., 223. Heard, Tom, 131. Heath, Mr., Book of Beauty, mentioned, 121. Heidelberg, 111, 113, 128. Herwegh, Georg, 161. Hiawatha, 187, 221, 258; commenced, 208; newspapers on, 209. Hillard, George S., 168, 284. Hilliard, Gray & Co., 69. Hingham, Mass., 61. Hirm, Me., 12. Holm, Saxe, 122. Holmes, Dr., Oliver Wendell, 1, 6, 57, 68, 146, 197, 273, 285, 294; on Evangeline, 194; on Longfellow, 287. Home Circle, the, quoted, 279. Homer, 5, 235. Hook, Theodore, 10. Horace, 19, 45. Howe, Dr. Samuel G., 284. Howe family, 214. Howells, William D., 126, 198; on Kavanagh, 200. Hudson River, 132, 248. Hughes, Mr., 96. Hugo, Victor, 3, 5, Humphreys, David, 23. Hunt, Helen, 122. Huron, Lake, 209. Hyperion, 55, 112, 113, 127, 134, 137-139, 171, 175, 260, 288; new litera