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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartford conventions. (search)
here he established himself in early life as a merchant. He was a State Senator, but would seldom consent to an election to office. Samuel Sumner Wilde was a lawyer, and was raised to a seat on the bench of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. Hodijah Baylies was an officer in the Continental army, in which he served efficiently. He was for many years judge of probate in his county, and was distinguished for sound understanding, fine talents, and unimpeachable integrity. Stephen Longfellow, Jr., was a lawyer of eminence in Portland, Me., where he stood at the head of his profession. He was a Representative in Congress. Chauncey Goodrich was an eminent lawyer, and for many years a member of the legislature of Connecticut, in each of its branches. He was also a member of each House of Congress, and lieutenantgovernor of Connecticut. His reputation was very exalted as a pure statesman and useful citizen. John Treadwell was in public stations in Connecticut a greater
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hiawatha, (search)
hawks that they should be the first nation, because they were warlike and mighty, and should be called the Great tree ; the Oneidas were made the second nation, because they were wise in council, and received the name of the Everlasting Stone ; the Onondagas were the third nation, because they were gifted in speech and mighty in war, and they were named the Great Mountain ; the Cayugas were the fourth nation, for they were cunning hunters, and they received the name of the Dark forest ; and the Senecas were the fifth nation, for they dwelt in the open country, and were skilful in the cultivation of corn and beans and making cabins. To these he gave the name of Open country. These five nations formed a league like that of the Amphyctions of Greece, and became almost invulnerable. Hiawatha was regarded as the incarnation of wisdom, and was sent to earth by the Great Spirit to teach savages how to live better lives. The story of his life is told by Longfellow, in his Song of Hiawatha.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland, Josiah Gilbert 1819-1881 (search)
ary to become great men is to try for it, and each one supposes it possible for him to become governor of the State, or President of the Union. The idea of being educated to fill a humble office in life is hardly thought of, and every bumpkin who has a memory sufficient for the words repeats the stanza: Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sand of time. There is a fine ring to this familiar quatrain of Mr. Longfellow, but it is nothing more than a musical cheat. It sounds like truth, but it is a lie. The lives of great men all remind us that they have made their own memory sublime, but they do not assure us at all that we can leave footprints like theirs behind us. If you do not believe it, go to the cemetery yonder. There they lie— 10,000 upturned faces—10,000 breathless bosoms. There was a time when fire flashed in those vacant orbits, and warm ambitions pulsed in those bosoms. Dreams of fame a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Longfellow, Stephen 1775-1849 (search)
Longfellow, Stephen 1775-1849 Lawyer; born in Gorham, Me., June 23, 1775; father of Henry W. Longfellow; graduated at Harvard, and was admitted to the bar in 1801. In 1814 he was a delegate to the Hartford Convention, and was a member of Congress from 1823 to 1825. In 1834 he was president of the Maine Historical Society. He died in Portland, Me., Aug. 2, 1849.
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 9: organization: New-England Anti-slavery Society.—Thoughts on colonization.—1832. (search)
Monday evening was our Law-Club meeting, and I had the great satisfaction of hearing Judge Mellen, our Chief Justice, say he had read your Thoughts, was a thorough convert to your views, and was ready to do all in his power to promote them. Mr. Longfellow was present also, and with equal warmth and clearness expressed himself also in favor of your views. This is getting the two first men in the State for talents and influence in benevolent effort. I have no doubt they will head the list of those who will subscribe to form here an anti-slavery society. Mr. Greenleaf, also, will cordially come in, and I need not say he is one of the first [men] in the State, for his character is known. The reference here is to the Hon. Stephen Longfellow, father of the poet, who had been a delegate to the Hartford Convention, and a Representative from Maine in the 18th Congress (1823-25); and to Simon Greenleaf, the eminent jurist, shortly to be law professor at the Harvard School, and eventually t
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
ied two days then; and one of those days, there being no one in the coach with us, Mr. Perkins filled wholly with an account of the Revolution in St. Domingo, where he then lived, and from which he barely escaped with his life. I have seldom been so much interested and entertained. We arrived at Hartford on Saturday afternoon. The Convention, as I have said, was in session. The members from Massachusetts—Mr. George Cabot, Mr. William Prescott, Mr. H. G. Otis, Mr. Timothy Bigelow, Mr. Stephen Longfellow, Mr. Wilde, and Mr. Waldo—had taken a house, and lived by themselves. We called on them immediately. Mr. Otis alone was at home, detained, by a committee, from the morning session where the other gentlemen were. Mr. Otis was an intimate friend of Mr. Perkins, and he invited us both to take two rooms in their house that were unoccupied, an offer that we accepted at once. It was a most agreeable opportunity for seeing some of the most distinguished statesmen of New England. Th
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
world seemed to him separated from this by only a very thin veil,—yet he did not waver from the performance of his present work. He saw that change of scene might become necessary, and, probably in preparation for this, he brought to accomplishment that which had been already for some time among his purposes. Boston, January 5, 1835. my dear Charles,—Besides wishing you a happy New Year, I have a word to say about myself. I have substantially resigned my place at Cambridge, and Longfellow is substantially appointed to fill it. I say substantially, because he is to pass a year or more in Germany and the North of Europe, and I am to continue in the place till he returns, which will be in a year from next Commencement or thereabouts. This is an arrangement I have had at heart a good while, but could not well accomplish earlier, partly because my department, being a new one, was not brought, until lately, into a good condition to leave, and partly because I was unwilling to s
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
, 421. Liverpool, visits, 49, 297, 298, 402-404. Livingston, Edward, 123, 350, 351, 380, 381, 382. Livingston, Judge, 39. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Maturin, 386. Livingston, Mrs., Edward, 350, 351, 381, 382. Llangollen, visits, 51, 52. Lloyd, Professor, 405. Lockhart, Mrs. J. G., 407. Lohrmann, W. G., 459, 482. London, visits, 51, 54-68, 251, 263-267, 289-298, 406-418, 445-449. London, Tower of, 446, 447. Long, George, Professor, 348. Longfellow, Henry W., 399. Longfellow, Stephen, 14. Loretto, visits, 167. Louvois, Marchioness de, 253. Lovell, Mrs., 286. Lowe, Rev. Mr., 440, 441, 446. Lowell, John, 339, 356, 360. Lowenstein-Wertheim, Princess, 487, 489. Lund, 177. Luittichau, Madame Ida de, 476, 481, 482, 483, 485, 491. Luttichau, M. de, 476 and note, 491. Luxmoore, the Misses, 432 note. Lyman, Mrs., Theodore, 10. Lynch, John, 389 note. Lyndhurst, Lord, Chancellor, 443. M Macbeth, Henderson's reading of, 55, 56. Mackenzie
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
, I. 886. Livingston, Mrs., Edward, I. 350, 351, 381, 382, II. 488. Llangollen, visits, I. 51, 52. Lloyd, Professor, I. 405. Lockhart, John G., II. 147, 179, 189. Lockhart, Mrs. J. G., I. 407. Lohrmann, W. G., I. 459, 482. London, Tower of, I 446, 447. London, visits, I. 51, 54-68, 251, 263-267, 289-298, 406-418. 445-449, II. 144-155, 175-183, 311, 812, 321-327, 357-376, 378-387. Long, Professor, George, I. 348. Longfellow, Henry W., I. 399, II. 196, 204, 479. Longfellow, Stephen, I. 14. Loretto, visits, I. 167. Lough, John Graham, II. 152. Louis Philippe, King of the French, II. 16, 19, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 135. Louvois, Marchioness de, I. 253. Lovell, Mrs., I. 286, II. 166. Lovering, Professor J., II. 310. Lowe, Rev Mr., I. 440, 441, 445. Lowe, Right Hon Robert, II. 380. Lowell, John, I. 389, 356, 360 Lowenstein—Wertheim, Princess, I. 487, 489 Lubbock, Sir, John, II. 179. Lucca, visits, II. 94, 95 Ludolf, Count, I
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 2: birth, childhood, and youth (search)
English records as Langfellay, while the name of Wadsworth sometimes appears as Wordsworth, suggesting a possible connection with another poet. His father, Stephen Longfellow, was a graduate of Harvard College in 1794, being a classmate of the Rev. Dr. W. E. Channing and the Hon. Joseph Story. He became afterward a prominent lawub, so called. The poet was eminently well descended, both on the father's and mother's side, according to the simple provincial standard of those days. Stephen Longfellow and his young wife lived for a time in a brick house built by General Wadsworth in Portland, and still known as the Longfellow house; but it was during a temporary residence of the family at the house of Samuel Stephenson, whose wife was a sister of Stephen Longfellow, that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born. He was the second son, and was named for an uncle, Henry Wadsworth, a young naval lieutenant, who was killed in 1804 by the explosion of a fire-ship, before the walls of Trip
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