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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter
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Chapter 4: Longfellow Unlike Holmes and Lowell, Longfellow was not born in a college town; but
well says,--and although both the room where Longfellow lodged at Brunswick and that in which he tau herishes with affection its few memorials of Longfellow, yet I found none of these more noticeable o ned upon young American students in Europe.
Longfellow journeyed in Spain with Lieutenant Alexander
This, I said to myself, is fame.
But to Longfellow's modest and social nature, personal compani harmlessly aside from the smooth surface of Longfellow's more even temperament.
Socially, also, under the associations they have gained from Longfellow's prose or verse, and such travellers find g musical critic of Boston, used to say that Longfellow's influence on the standard of music in that g a certain Professor J. H. Ingraham of whom Longfellow justly says, I think he may say that he writ , and wrote twenty a year.
As time went on, Longfellow's poems were financially more profitable tha [44 more...]
Chapter 5: Lowell of the three authors most widely associated with old Cambridge, only Holmes and Lowell were born there, although its associations became a second nature to Longfellow, who was born in Maine, while that region was still a part of Massachusetts. Lowell felt, even more thoroughly than Holmes, the influence of his Cambridge surroundings, because Holmes went to Europe for his medical training (1833) at the age of twenty-three and never afterward lived in his native town, th
, Judge Joseph Lee, Captain George Ruggles (afterward Thomas Fayerweather), and Lieutenant Thomas Oliver.
Of their homes, the Lechmere House was that occupied by Madame Riedesel; the John Vassall House was the Craigie House, afterward owned by Longfellow, and now occupied by his eldest daughter; the Oliver House was owned by Lowell, and is now occupied by his grandchildren; the Brattle House was occupied at one time by Margaret Fuller; the Ruggles House was owned by William Wells, when Lowell w