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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 38 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 24 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 14 2 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 12 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 10 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 6 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 5 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 2: school days and early ventures (search)
hemes and the power to discover them. In The Rattlesnake hunter the theme is an old man who devotes his life, among the mountains of Vermont, to the extirpation of rattlesnakes, one of which has killed his wife. The Unquiet sleeper is based on the tradition of an old man in a New Hampshire village who died suddenly near his home, and whose cries were heard at night from the grave; the author claiming to have known people who had actually heard them. The spectre ship is from a tradition in Mather's Magnalia. The Midnight attack is a narrative of adventure with the Indians on the Kennebec River in 1722, on the part of Captain Harmon and thirty forest rangers. The human sacrifice records the escape of a young white girl from Indians, who are terrified by rumbling noises that proceed from a carbonate concealed in the rocks; this suggesting the Great Carbuncle of Hawthorne. All these themes, it will be noticed, are American and local, and hence desirable as selections; but the talent
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
176, 182; his Moosehead Journal, mentioned, 151; his On a certain Condescension in Foreigners, mentioned, 151; his Verses suggested by the present Crisis, mentioned, 160. Lowell, Mass., 87. Loyal Legion, the, 176. M. Mabel Martin, 165. Macaulay, T. B., quoted, 7. McKim, J. Miller, describes Whittier, 54. Maine, 53. Martineau, Dr., James, 163. Massachusetts, 3, 41, 44, 45, 50, 83, 85, 94, 110. Massachusetts Colony, 84. Massachusetts Historical Society, 83, 86, 176. Mather, Cotton, his Magnalia, mentioned, 35. May, Rev. Samuel J., 52, 59-62; reads Declaration, 53; mobbed, 56,57. Mead, Edwin D., 163. Melrose Abbey, 174. memories, 147-149. Merrill, John, 42. Merrimac River, 4; valley of, 53, 155. Milton, John, 139, 152; G. W. Childs gives window as memorial of, 181; Whittier writes inscription for memorial window, 182; Dr. Farrar's letter about, 183. Minot, George, 30. Minot, Harriet. See Pitman. Minot, Hon., Stephen, 29. Montaigne, Michel d