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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.) 112 0 Browse Search
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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 50 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 24 4 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 12 0 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, I: Inheritance (search)
gate at every footpath's end; Above each gate he hung a lantern o'er To which each pair of learned feet might tend. He planted elms, but then there came a frown, And stern economy soon cast a blight. The frugal college took the lanterns down, But left the trees to flourish as they might. It was probably during the family's stay in Bolton that their acquaintance was made with Wentworth's future nurse, Rowena Houghton, who left the Higginson service to become the wife of Dexter Pratt, Longfellow's village blacksmith. From the Bolton farmhouse came the old leather fire-bucket which Colonel Higginson purchased and hung in his Cambridge home. It had been painted white, but the removal of the paint brought to light the name Stephen Higginson, Jr., and near the top of the bucket the phrase, In suis non fallitur. 1841. The house which the college built for Stephen Higginson on Kirkland Street, Cambridge, then called Professors' Row, still stands; and here, on one of the shortest d
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, III: the boy student (search)
minute account of this journey the young traveller even gives the number of his berth on the Norwich boat. At New York he was pleased to see Mr. Higginson's arrival announced in a newspaper; and while at the Astor House, he wrote thus to Parker at Cambridge: As I must . . . miss the class election, I write to give you my proxy and charge you not by any means to let the Bird of Paradise be chosen Poet! From Philadelphia, he wrote to his mother:— I was at the hotel there with H. W. Longfellow, Esq. . . . He introduced me to the great Charles Sumner who was with him, for which I was duly grateful. At Baltimore, he saw for the first time a sign, Negroes bought and sold, and noticed the difference in appearance between the gloomy dulllook-ing Baltimore negroes and a lively colored waiter whom he had made friends with at the New York hotel, and added, Slaves and a freeman is the difference, I suppose. While in Virginia, Wentworth received this letter from his mother, with it
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, IV: the young pedagogue (search)
of successful authorship. He quotes from a friend's letter: Ma wishes me to enquire with more remarks than I have room for who wrote the Madonna and Child. It is much admired and copied here and is said to be by some one of the name of Higginson. The young poet adds, It's quite exciting, is n't it? Some months later, Rev. Samuel Johnson, then a divinity student, said in reference to these verses, Then you did write that beautiful thing. Going to the Craigie house one day he saw Mrs. H. W. Longfellow, who said more things about the Madonna, and looked things unutterable out of her unfathomable eyes; and when Mr. Longfellow included the poem in his volume called The Estray, the youth's cup was full. In Brookline, the young man had plenty of leisure for his favorite pursuits, for he wrote:— I have taken up reading very strong,—am much interested in Carlyle's Miscellanies and have quite a fancy for German—have begun to dabble a little in the study of it—next winter I shall
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, V: the call to preach (search)
have been Mr. Samuel Longfellow, brother of the poet, who was one year in advance of Wentworth. About this friend he said, He is a beautiful soul, though there is a certain shadow of reserve about him. He spoke of his sister Mrs. Fanny [Mrs. H. W. Longfellow]. I got a charming idea of the household goddess. She was just Wordsworth's phantom of delight, he said. While living in Divinity Hall Higginson formed a romantic attachment for a brilliant youth named Hurlbut, who was also a theologicaing when I shut Ecclesiastical History in despair (which I have often re-opened with pleasure) and rushed into the woods to read Browning's Paracelsus! . . . The Browning gospel is flourishing —my Bells and Pomegranates are half with Mr. L. [H. W. Longfellow] and half with——the former is very ardent and has agreed to try and get Ticknor & Co. to republish them, which I before attempted. Again:— I have been writing more in these two months (or six weeks) than in the previous five years
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIV: return to Cambridge (search)
et was eight years old, we spent the summer at East Gloucester. Here Colonel Higginson bought a fisherman's dory and taught the little girl to row. These notes are taken from his diary of that summer (1889):— July 6. P. M. . . . to Gloucester and bought things for boat, and then rowed over—enjoying it as much as thirty years ago at Pigeon Cove. July 13. Dr. Rogers here, our first meeting for some ten years; enjoyed seeing him, but felt something of that secret pain described in Longfellow's Driftwood Fire. . . . P. M. rowed to Gloucester and back against wind and sea . . . the best pull I have had for years. July 28. Rowed to Gloucester and Ten Pound Island—finding the descendants of Francis Higginson's sweet single rose. In October Margaret went home before her father, and he thus described a day without her:— The day seemed a concentrated solitude and partial death without Margaret and every little starfish and sea urchin she scattered seemed a part of her
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
ll of defence around him in the fact of his own insignificance. To go among a people who know neither you nor your kin is like going about invisible, those who see you take no account of you, you are simply one stranger more, unimportant as a fly. When I look back on my life in Paris, I seem to have carried about with me a moving wall of seclusion, which is now exchanged for the glare of publicity. The following year, after his second marriage, Colonel Higginson received, through Professor Longfellow, this letter from members of Mr. Conway's parish, accompanied by fifty dollars:— London, April 13, 1879. Some few of us who retain a grateful recollection of your presence amongst us last summer were glad of the opportunity your marriage afforded us to approach you with some slight offering of our regard, feeling quite sure that you would interpret aright the significance of the act. Whatever form the memento may take I trust, my dear Sir, it will ever speak to you of the
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
ld Cambridge. Contents: I. Old Cambridge. II. Old Cambridge in Three Literary Epochs. III. Holmes. IV. Longfellow. V. Lowell. Where Liberty is Not, there is My Country. (Anti-Imperialist Leaflet, no. 19.) Reprinted from Harpere, April-June.) Articles. (In Boston Evening Transcript, Independent, Outlook, et al.) 1902 [Life of] Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (In American Men of Letters.) [Life of] John Greenleaf Whittier. (In English Men of Letters.) Horace EHigginson. Massasoit. (In Massasoit Memorial.) Pph. Julia Ward Howe. (In Outlook, Jan. 26.) The Early Days of Longfellow. (In Book News Monthly, Feb.) The Youth of Longfellow. (In Independent, Feb. 21.) Literature (1857-1907). (In ALongfellow. (In Independent, Feb. 21.) Literature (1857-1907). (In Atlantic Monthly, Nov.) John Greenleaf Whittier. (In Independent, Dec. 19.) Literature at Off Tide. (With others.) (In Literature or Life, in Outlook, Nov. 23.) Address at Longfellow Memorial Meeting. (In Proceedings of Cambridge Historical
llips speaks at, 201; Emerson speaks at, 201. Appleton Anne, marries Capt. Storrow, 3. See also Storrow, Anne Appleton. Appleton, Fanny, 26. See also Mrs. H. W. Longfellow. April Days, 157, 408. Army Life in a Black Regiment, 227, 230, 237, 363, 411, 423; at work on, 282. Arnim, Bettina von, Higginson reads, 343-46. , on colored troops, 229. Livermore, Mrs. Mary A., in London, 340. Livingstone, David, 341, 342. Long, Governor John D., and Higginson, 296, 299. Longfellow, Henry W., 26,37,50; visit from, 295. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 386, 424. Longfellow, Mrs., Henry Wadsworth, 50; Higginson's impression of, 72. LongfellLongfellow, Mrs., Henry Wadsworth, 50; Higginson's impression of, 72. Longfellow, Samuel, and T. W. Higginson, 71, 72, 78, 90, 114; Thalatta, 111, 159. Lowell, James Russell, 156; first impression of, 14, 15; literary earnings of, 66; Swinburne on, 336. Lowell, Maria White, Higginson's impressions of, 66. 67. Lowell Institute, Higginson lectures before on American Orators and Oratory, 389; on Americ