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ight arrival and an inhospitable reception. glories of the eternal city. Naples and Vesuvius. Venice. Holy week in Rome. return to England. letter from Harriet Martineau on Dred. a word from Mr. Prescott on Dred. farewell to Lady Byron. After leaving Paris Mrs. Stowe and her sister, Mrs. Perkins, traveled leisurely taving established her daughters in a Protestant boarding-school in Paris, Mrs. Stowe proceeded to London. While there she received the following letter from Harriet Martineau:-- Ambleside, June 1. Dear Mrs. Stowe,--I have been at my wits' end to learn how to reach you, as your note bore no direction but London. Arnolds, Croppf you come you will write our names in it, and this will make it a valuable legacy to a nephew or niece. Believe me gratefully and affectionately yours, Harriet Martineau. In London Mrs. Stowe also received the following letter from Prescott, the historian, which after long wandering had finally rested quietly at her Engl
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 14: the minister's wooing, 1857-1859. (search)
, that the secret of Mrs. Stowe's power lay in that same genius by which the great successes in creative literature have always been achieved,--the genius that instinctively goes right to the organic elements of human nature, whether under a white skin or a black, and which disregards as trivial the conventional and factitious notions which make so large a part both of our thinking and feeling. Works of imagination written with an aim to immediate impression are commonly ephemeral, like Miss Martineau's Tales, and Elliott's Corn-law Rhymes; but the creative faculty of Mrs. Stowe, like that of Cervantes in Don Quixote and of Fielding in Joseph Andrews, overpowered the narrow specialty of her design, and expanded a local and temporary theme with the cosmopolitanism of genius. It is a proverb that There is a great deal of human nature in men, but it is equally and sadly true that there is amazingly little of it in books. Fielding is the only English novelist who deals with life in
sgow, 273; Duchess of Sutherland's copy, 276; Low's sales of, 278, 279; London times, on, 278; English reviews on, severe, 279; Revue des Deux Mondes on, 290; Miss Martineau on, 309; Prescott on, 311; Lowell on, 334; now Nina Gordon, publication of, 490. Dudevant, Madame. See Sand, George. Dufferin, Lord and Lady, their lovelife in, relieved from domestic care, 474; longings for home at, 492; freedmen's happy life in South, 506. Mann, Horace, makes a plea for slaves, 159. Martineau, Harriet, letter to H. B. S. from, 208. May, Georgiana, school and life-long friend of H. B. S., 31, 32; Mrs. Sykes, 132; her ill-health and farewell to H. B. 28. Thanksgiving Day in Washington, freed slaves celebrate, 387. Times, London, on Uncle Tom's Cabin, 168; on Mrs. Stowe's new dress, 237; on Dred, 278; Miss Martineau's criticism on, 310. Titcomb, John, aids H. B. S. in moving, 137. Tourgee, Judge A. W., his speech at seventieth birthday, 505. Trevelyan, Lord and L