hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 4 results in 2 document sections:

The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Tales and Sketches (search)
se venerable trees had hitherto bowed only to the presence of the storm, the beaver's tooth, and the axe of Time, working in the melancholy silence of natural decay. Before the dwellings of the white adventurers, the broad Merrimac rolled quietly onward the piled — up foliage of its shores, rich with the hues of a New England autumn. The first sharp frosts, the avant couriers of approaching winter, had fallen, and the whole wilderness was in blossom. It was like some vivid picture of Claude Lorraine, crowded with his sunsets and rainbows, a natural kaleidoscope of a thousand colors. The oak upon the hillside stood robed in summer's greenness, in strong contrast with the topaz-colored walnut. The hemlock brooded gloomily in the lowlands, forming, with its unbroken mass of shadow, a dark background for the light maple beside it, bright with its peculiar beauty. The solemn shadows of the pine rose high in the hazy atmosphere, checkered, here and there, with the pale yellow of the b
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 12: voices of the night (search)
Chapter 12: voices of the night There was never any want of promptness or of industry about Longfellow, though his time was apt to be at the mercy of friends or strangers. Hyperion appeared in the summer of 1839, and on September 12, 1839, he writes the title of his volume, Voices of the Night; five days later he writes, still referring to it:— First, I shall publish a collection of poems. Then,—History of English Poetry. Studies in the Manner of Claude Lorraine; a series of Sketches. Count Cagliostro; a novel. The Saga of Hakon Jarl; a poem. It is to be noticed that neither of these four projects, except it be the second, seems to imply that national character of which he dreamed when the paper in The North American Review was written. It is also to be noticed that, as often happens with early plans of authors, none of these works ever appeared, and perhaps not even the beginning was made. The title of The Saga shows that his mind was still engaged with