such times everyone liked him. But when he was drinking he was about one of the most disagreeable men I have ever met.
I am sorry for him, wrote C. F. Briggs to Lowell.
He has some good points, but taken altogether, he is badly made up.
Badly made up, no doubt, both in body and mind, but all respectable and prosperous Pharisee Poe did not make himself; or rather, that he could not make himself over.
Very few men can. Given Poe's temperament, and the problem is insoluble.
He wrote to Lowell in 1844: I have been too deeply conscious of the mutability and evanescence of temporal things to give any continuous effort to anything — to be consistent in anyest fashion, for Whitman's own prose and poetry relate the essentials of his biography.
He was born on Long Island, of New England and Dutch ancestry, in 1819.
Lowell, W. W. Story, and Charles A. Dana were born in that year, as was also George Eliot.
Whitman's father was a carpenter, who leaned to the Quakers.
There were many
6), Life by F. B. Sanborn (1917), also Thoreau, a critical study by Mark van Doren (1916). Note also Lindsay Swift, Brook Farm (1900), and The Dial, reprint by the Rowfant Club (1902).
Hawthorne, Works, 12 volumes (1882), Life by G. E. Woodberry (1902). Longfellow, Works, 11 volumes (1886), Life by Samuel Longfellow, 3 volumes (1891). Whittier, Works, 7 volumes (1892), Life by S. T. Pickard, 2 volumes (1894). Holmes, Works, 13 volumes (1892), Life by J. T. Morse, Jr. (1896). Lowell, Works, 11 volumes (1890), Life by Ferris Greenslet (1905), Letters edited by C. E. Norton, 2 volumes (1893). For the historians, note H. B. Adams, Life and writings of Jared Sparks, 2 volumes (1893). M. A. DeW.
Howe, Life and letters of George Bancroft, 2 volumes (1908), G. S. Hillard, Life, letters, and journals of George Ticknor, 2 volumes (1876), George Ticknor, Life of Prescott (1863), also Rollo Ogden, Life of Prescott (1904), G. W. Curtis, Correspondence of J. L. Motley, 2 volumes (1
Adams, Samuel, 73-74, 209
After the Burial, Lowell 172
Agassiz, Fiftieth birthday of, Longfellow 156
Aglar, the, Emerson 123
Ames, Fisher, 88
Among my books, Lowell 170
Andrew Rykman's Prayer, Whittier 161
Annabel Lee, gfellow 156
Bells, the, Poe 5-6,192
Biglow papers, the, Lowell 170, 172, 173
Black Cat, the, Poe 194
Blaine, J. G., qnism in New England, 18-19
Cambridge thirty years ago, Lowell 174
Captain Bonneville, Irving 91
Carlyle, Thomas, qhe, Clemens 237
Century magazine, 256 Changeling, the, Lowell, 172
Channing, Edward, 13
Channing, W. E., 112, 113, 243
Columbus, life of, Irving 91
Commemoration Ode, Lowell 170, 172
Common sense, Paine 75
Conquest of Granada, I 156
Exiles' Departure, Whittier 159
Fablefor critics, Lowell 170
Fall of the House of Usher, the, Poe 193
Longstreet, A. B., 245
Louisiana Purchase, 88
Lowell, J. R., in 1826, 90; attitude toward Transcendentalism, 143; l