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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment 3 3 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 3 1 Browse Search
Sergeant Oats, Prison Life in Dixie: giving a short history of the inhuman and barbarous treatment of our soldiers by rebel authorities 1 1 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 1 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 1 1 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIV: return to Cambridge (search)
nt a long-delayed visit which he has described in the volume called Carlyle's Laugh. He wrote in his diary after her death:— To Amherst to the funeral of that rare and strange creature Emily Dickinson. .. . E. D.'s face a wondrous restoration of youth—she is 54 and looked 30, not a gray hair or wrinkle, and perfect peace on the beautiful brow. There was a little bunch of violets at the neck and one pink cypripedium; the sister, Vinnie, put in two heliotropes by her hand to take to Judge Lord [an old family friend]. I read a poem by Emily Bronte. How large a portion of the people who have most interested me have passed away. But the sad entries in his journal were infrequent and presently he recorded:— One of these days on which, as Emerson says, every hour brings book or starlight scroll. At breakfast got letters from England, one from W. Sharp about sonnets of mine for his book of American sonnets—another from——asking about my literary methods for his pupils.
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
t and his cheeks looked as if he had puffed so much at the bugle that they were all round and swelled and he could not get them back again. When we went away from Baltimore to Gettysburg there was a great good-natured old woman, jet black, who bade us all good-bye at the station. She had a large round face and no teeth and a common towel, very clean, pinned round her head and under her chin; and when we came back there she was, all ready to receive us, and saying, Got back all safe? Bress de Lord! And when we got into our carriages again, a lot of little black boys and girls ran along beside us, shouting whenever the bugler played. After this visit he noted in the journal: Began anew on history with fresh interest for visiting localities. The summer of 1890 was spent in Dublin, New Hampshire, which became henceforth a permanent summer home. The little daughter wrote her aunt in Brattleboro:— Papa wishes you to know that the castle in the air has a place on earth. He h