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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 2 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter army life and camp drill (search)
nxiously make sure of the Regulations or the Tactics or the colonel for everything. The best of them discover, with me, how annoying it is to be scrupulous and punctilious where others take it easy. Still, the stricter officers command most weight in the end. .The two captains who satisfy me are Wheeler of Grafton and . . . Kimball of Oxford--... the latter a very handsome young medical student, the former a noble-looking six-foot Saxon, sound and simple-hearted in his manhood, one of Tom Hughes's type of men; son of a rich machinist here in Worcester, himself a Harvard graduate, who after travelling in Europe settled down as a farmer in Grafton, with a private school like Miles's; he is the man among them all who will do to tie to, as they say out West. My lieutenants are the best of the lot and all is harmony among us three; then there are some nice attractive boys among the others, with a mixture of older men, respectable country sheriffs and such, good, though not graceful, a
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
Received proof of A Typical American, by Madame Blanc; a London translation into English sent me for revision. I regard this as the greatest honor of my life, in a literary way—--to be treated so fully in the Revue des Deux Mondes by so able and so distinguished a woman and then to have it fully translated and published in London. Of course it gratified me, even if sometimes overstated and undeserved, gratified more than such pleasant personal tributes as those of Justin McCarthy, Tom Hughes, and others in their books of reminiscences. In February of the same year, he writes:— It was curious after my seven months absence [in Europe] when I wrote nothing for print, to come back and find the same continuous impulse of hard work in my study. April 3, 1902. Evening. E. E. Hale Festival— a fine meeting, thoroughly worked up and in a good cause; but I should not wish to have any injudicious friends try the same thing for me, even on a smaller scale, for my birthday. <
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The two young offenders. (search)
ce for an instant, he said, If thy face often looks so, I should n't like to have thee for a neighbor. The passengers exchanged smiles at this rebuke, and the lady frowned still more deeply. One of the jury in the Darg case was a son of Abraham, rather conspicuous for his prejudice against colored people. Some time after the proceedings were dropped, Friend Hopper happened to meet him, and entered into conversation on the subject. The Jew was very bitter against that rascally thief, Tom Hughes. It does not become thee to be so very severe, said Friend Hopper; for thy ancestors were slaves in Egypt, and went off with the gold and silver jewels they borrowed of their masters. One day he met several of the Society of Friends, whom he had not seen for some time. Among them was an Orthodox Friend, who was rather stiff in his manners. The others shook hands with Isaac; but when he approached the Orthodox, he merely held out his finger. Why dost thou offer me thy finger? said