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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
which he called conversations, and which were liable to be disturbed and even checked when any other participant offered anything but meek interrogatories. Thoreau came to take walks in the woods, or perhaps to Wachusett, with Harrison Blake, his later editor, and with Theophilus Brown, the freshest and most original mind in Worcester, by vocation a tailor, and sending out more sparkles of wit and humor over his measuring-tape and scissors than any one else could extract from Rabelais or Montaigne. Sometimes I joined the party, and found Thoreau a dry humorist, and also a good walker; while Alcott, although he too walked, usually steered for a convenient log in the edge of the first grove, and, seating himself there, conversed once more. It may be that there are men now as quaint and original as were easily accessible in those days; but if so, I wish some one would favor me with a letter of introduction. It was perhaps an advantage to me, and certainly a great convenience, tha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
Pedro, 22. Mann, Horace, 142. Marcou M., 321. Marshall, John, 15. Martin, John, 210. Martineau, Harriet, 126. Mary, Queen, 35. Mason, Charles, 54. Maternus, a Roman poet, 361. Mather, Cotton, 4. Mather, Increase, 53. May, S. J., 327. May, Samuel 146, 147. Meikeljohn, J. M. D., 015. Melusina, 42. Mercutio, in Romeo and Juliet, quoted, 263. Mill, J. S., 101, 121, 122. Millais, J. E. t 332. Miller, Joaquin, 289. Mills, Harriet, 19. Minot, Francis, 62. Montaigne, Michael de, 181. Montgomery, James, 143, 207, 208, 215, 231, 232, 233, 234, 246. Moore, Miles, 213, 214. Moore, Thomas, 304. Morris, William, 289. Morse, Jedediah, 6. Morse, Royal, 700. Motley, J. L., 53, 74, 169. Mott, Lucretia, 327. Moulton, Louise Chandler, 289. Mucklewrath Habakkuk, 219. Munroe, G. I., 156. Music, Influence of, on a child, 18. Nemesis of Public Speaking, The, 355. Newton, Mr., 280. Newton, Sir, Isaac, 92. Nicolay, J. G., 219. Niebuhr, B. G., 171. Nor