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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.) 7 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 3 (search)
to the frog who would a-wooing go : Pray, Mistress Mouse, are you within? -- Heigho! says Rowley. Oh yes, kind sir; I'm sitting to spin -- With a Rowley, Powley, etc. But as no amount of spinning saved that excellent matron from the terrible cat, so Harriet Martineau and other literary women might be as good housekeepers as they pleased without clearing themselves from reproach. Indeed, it is rather pathetic to notice how the pioneer women authors in America, such as Mrs. Child and Miss Leslie, endeavored to disarm public judgment by printing some Frugal Housewife or Seventy-five Receipts before showing their heads as writers. Even now the practice is not discontinued, and Marion Harland, with all her wide popularity, has to wind up with a practical work on Breakfast, dinner, and Supper to demonstrate that, though an author, she still has the virtues of her sex; We have not yet — outgrown that profound remark of Fredrika Bremer that a woman may do almost anything she pleases
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
nalism and literature, 288. Jupiter, 45. K. Kant, Emmanuel, 90. Kapiolani, Queen, 107. Keats, John, 19. Kennedy, W. P., 223. Kent, Miss, 40. Kerenhappuch, 275. L. Ladd, Professor G. T., 90. Lamb, Charles, quoted, 83, 302. Lander, Jean M., 20. Language, the New theory of, 181. Languages, variety of, 182. Lanier, Sidney, quoted, 296. Leclerc, M., 87. Lecturers, English, 96. Leighton, Caroline C., quoted, 283. Leopold, Prince, 106. Leroi, Madame, 87. Leslie, Eliza, 13. letters, women's, 110. Libraries, public, 282. Lincoln, Abraham, 20, 218, 309. Lioness more formidable than lion, 59, 145. Literary centre unimportant, 225. literary style, women's influence on, 85. Livermore, Mary A., 20. Lochinvar, the young, 55. Longfellow, H. W., 19, 203, 308. Lotze, Hermann, quoted, 90. Louis XIV., 179. Lowell, J. R., quoted, 171, 212, 291. Also 95, 97, 99. Lucas, Mrs., John, 287. Lyon, Mary, 21. Lytton, Lord, 193. M. Ma
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.), Chapter 7: books for children (search)
d two were men, who wrote for both sexes but rather for boys. Unlike the men, the women had already attained much contemporary fame. Mrs. Sarah J. Hale and Miss Eliza Leslie were popular magazinists and editors; Mrs. Sigourney was called the American Mrs. Hemans and read in every home; critics disputed whether our most important e Mrs. Hale's with the exception of one nursery rhyme. The merit in the others' popular work failed to compensate for their old-fashioned style in a later day. Miss Leslie brightly narrated simple incidents unusually free from sanctimoniousness. Miss Sedgwick was less direct and simple, but her books are still extant. Their ample entertainment to the present day. However stilted the work of these decades may now appear, it had unprecedented humanity and naturalness; and the children of Miss Leslie, Miss Sedgwick, and Mrs. Child at their worst were never the puppets of the sensible Miss Edgeworth, and at their best had charm. Lucy Larcom's tribute to Mrs.
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.), Index (search)
Edward, 408 Leaves of Grass, 258, 264 n., 265, 267, 270, 271, 272 Leaves from Margaret Smith's journal in the province of Massachusetts Bay, 52 Lee, R. E., 281, 290, 306, 308, 316 Lee, 308 Lee to the Rear, 308 Legend of Monte del Diablo, 378 Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 401 Legends and lyrics, 311 Legends of New England, in prose and verse, 45 Lehigh University, 393 Leicester, Earl of, 140 Leigh, Frances Butler, 314 Leland, Charles Godfrey, 167 Lenore, 67 Leslie, Eliza, 398, 399 Letter to B——(Poe), 63 Letters of Major Jack Downing, 151 Lewis, Mrs., 66 Lewis Carroll. See Dodgson, C. L. Liberator, 189 Liberty Bell, by friends of freedom, the, 174 Library of American biography, the, 117 Library of Southern literature, the, 304 Life and correspondence of Joseph Reed, 118 Life and Adventures of Dr. Didimus Duckworth, A. N. Q. to which is added the History of a Steam Doctor, The, 152 Life and Adventures, Songs, services and speech<