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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 5: Lowell (search)
s a curious fact that while the delineation of Parker in the Fable for critics is perhaps the best ever given, yet he and Lowell never quite sympathized. What I called noble frankness in Parker's series of obituary sermons, was based upon the generaes was an understatement of those in which Parker had at least dabbled. On the other hand, Parker always maintained that Lowell was not thoroughly in earnest and had no enemies, which seemed to me equally one-sided with Lowell's criticisms upon himself. I had always supposed that the two appointments of Lowell as foreign minister proceeded from the influence of his classmate and fellowtownsman, Charles Devens, who was a member of President Hayes's cabinet; but General Devens himself assured ng after, that the original suggestion came from the President himself and grew out of his liking for the Biglow papers. Lowell wrote me on June 16, 1877, after his appointment: I am much obliged to you for your congratulation, though I myself am ve
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
Elmwood, 151-153; as a boy, 154; college life, 155-158; influence of Maria White, 159; picture of daily life, 160-172; popularity, 172-173; imaginary magazine, 174; traits of character, 175; letter about Temperance Convention, 176; death of his wife, 176-177; editor Atlantic Monthly, 178-180; foreign minister, 181-182; his nephews, 183-184; compared with Holmes, 185-186; fertility of mind, 187-188; prose writings, 189-190; popularity in London, 191-192; later life, 193-195; death, 196. Lowell, Mrs. J. R. (Maria White), 159, 162, 176. Lowell, Percival, 94. Lowell, Rev. R. T. S., 16. Lowell, Miss, Sally, 125. Macaulay, T. B., 88. Mackenzie, Lieut. A. S., 117. Mather, Cotton, 4, 7. Mather, Pres., Increase, 7. Mather, Rev., Richard, 7. Milton, John, 90, 189. Mitchell, Dr., Weir, 82. Moore, Thomas, 91. Morse, J. T., Jr., 92, 100. Morton, Thomas, 29. Motley, J. L., 63, 68, 71, 83, 191. Newell, W. W., 150. Norton, Andrews, 14, 44, 48, 49. Norton, Prof. C. E., 16, 28, 3