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James Russell Lowell, Among my books 246 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 54 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 36 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 0 Browse Search
Col. J. J. Dickison, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.2, Florida (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 27 3 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 24 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 18 0 Browse Search
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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 14 0 Browse Search
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James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Dante. (search)
t without the city walls, one's feet may press the same stairs that Milton climbed to visit Galileo. To an American there is something supremslation of the Orlando Furioso. till the time of Spenser, who, like Milton fifty years later, shows that he had read his works closely. Thencpared with Dante's, at once real and supernatural; and the Deity of Milton is a Calvinistic Zeus, while nothing in all poetry approaches the iimself less than he is. (Convito, Tr. I. c. 11.) As in the prose of Milton, whose striking likeness to Dante in certain prominent features of t stay by us as those of his model had done by him. Spenser was, as Milton called him, a sage and serious poet; he would be the last to take otion of the man with the truth, I conceived myself to be now, says Milton, not as mine own person, but as a member incorporate into that truthem abides in what they do. The book such a man makes is indeed, as Milton called it, the precious lifeblood of a master spirit. Theirs is a
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Spenser (search)
more light-armed and modern than the prose of Milton fifty years later. For us Occidentals he has self and Virgil. He called Chaucer master, as Milton was afterwards to call him. And, even while hend reminds one of the long-breathed periods of Milton. Drummond of Hawthornden tells us, he [Ben Jof his style. He was letting his wings grow, as Milton said, and foreboding the Faery Queen:— Li been unusual, but in the first half of them. Milton contrives a break (a kind of heave, as it wereplural form. But he was, with the exception of Milton and possibly Gray, the most learned of our poe highest vocation of all, that of teacher, and Milton calls him our sage and serious poet, whom I dats, the most truly sensuous, using the word as Milton probably meant it when he said that poetry sho that last verse. And here is a passage which Milton had read and remembered:— And is there cariter of English verse. I need say nothing of Milton, nor of professed disciples like Browne, the t[1 more...]<
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Wordsworth. (search)
that at an early age he could repeat large portions of Shakespeare, Milton, and Spenser. I think this more than doubtful, for I find no tranfluence upon the life. He speaks of reading Chaucer, Spenser, and Milton while at Cambridge, Prelude, Book III. He studied Italian also best likeness of him, in De Quincey's judgment, is the portrait of Milton prefixed to Richardson's notes on Paradise Lost. He was active in and reserved force which alone among later poets recall the tune of Milton, and to which Wordsworth never attained. Indeed, Wordsworth's blanunifying breath of their common epic impulse. It was an organ that Milton mastered, mighty in compass, capable equally of the trumpet's ardornging masons building roofs of gold. This, he said, was a line that Milton never would have written. Keats thought, on the other hand, that tend to foster in constitutions less vigorous than Wordsworth's what Milton would call a fugitive and cloistered virtue at a dear expense of ma
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Milton. (search)
Milton. The Life of John Milton: narrated in Connection with the Political, Ecclesiastical, a For example, does Hall profess to have traced Milton from the University to a suburb sink of Londonacredness has hitherto invested the figure of Milton, and our image of him has dwelt securely in idoes not clearly see. Most readers of a life of Milton may be presumed to have some knowledge of the rease the number of pages devoted specially to Milton, and thus lessen the apparent disproportion be one may think of its bearing upon the life of Milton. The chapters devoted to Scottish affairs are I find that Sir Thomas Browne had said before Milton, that Adam was the wisest of all men since, I s the word wanting in the two others, and that Milton wrote, or meant to write,— Burnt after theice, and flows away in waves of sunshine. But Milton never let himself go for a moment. As other pments are the prose of Bunyan and the verse of Milton. It is a high inspiration to be the neighbor [87 more...]
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Keats. (search)
eminiscence of Chatterton, with whose genius and fate he had an intense sympathy, it may be from an inward foreboding of the shortness of his own career. I never saw the poet Keats but once, but he then read some lines from (I think) the Bristowe tragedy with an enthusiasm of admiration such as could be felt only by a poet, and which true poetry only could have excited.—J. H. C., in Notes & Queries, 4th s. x. 157. Before long we find him studying Chaucer, then Shakespeare, and afterward Milton. But Chapman's translations had a more abiding influence on his style both for good and evil. That he read wisely, his comments on the Paradise Lost are enough to prove. He now also commenced poet himself, but does not appear to have neglected the study of his profession. He was a youth of energy and purpose, and though he no doubt penned many a stanza when he should have been anatomizing, and walked the hospitals accompanied by the early gods, nevertheless passed a very creditable exami