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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 200 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 192 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.) 40 0 Browse Search
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Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 24 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 19 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 6 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 4: the New York period (search)
aculty of giving life and force to dim historic figures, which gained the praise of such men as Prescott and Bancroft and Motley. Washington, for example, had begun to loom vaguely and impersonally in the national memory, a mere great man, when Irvin regard to the prospects of American letters. After spending the greater part of his mature life in Europe, he wrote to Motley as his conclusion: You are properly sensible of the high calling of the American press, that rising tribunal before which the history of all nations is to be revised and rewritten and the judgment of past ages to be corrected or confirmed. Motley's Correspondence, i. 203. This was written on July 17, 1857, before the Civil War, and this was the opinion of a man the greater part of whose working life, like Motley's, had been passed in Europe; and who had thus a right to hazard a guess as to which tribunal was likely to be the tribunal of the future. Some popular novels. As marked in its triumph over Europ
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 5: the New England period — Preliminary (search)
himself, and often entered in his letter book something quite different from what he had originally written and sent out, which was in fact falsifying the whole correspondence. Then followed George Bancroft, with a style in that day thought eloquent, but now felt to be overstrained and inflated; William H. Prescott, with attractive but colorless style and rather superficial interpretation; Ticknor, dull and accurate; Hildreth, extremely dry; Palfrey, more graceful, but one-sided; John Lothrop Motley, laborious, but delightful; and Francis Parkman, more original in his work and probably more permanent in his fame than any of these. History and literature. But it must be remembered, as the drawback to historical writing, that very little work of that kind can, from the nature of things, be immortal. Just as the most solid building of marble or granite crumbles, while the invisible and wandering air around it remains unchanged for ages, so a narrative of great events is likel
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 6: the Cambridge group (search)
anting in dignity. Especially criticised was one passage in which he gallantly enumerated the probable names of the various young ladies in the gallery, mentioning, for instance, A hundred Marys, and that only one Whose smile awaits me when my song is done. These statistics of admiration were not thought altogether suitable to an academic poem, and the claim itself with regard to the young lady may have proved a little premature, inasmuch as she subsequently married Holmes's friend Motley, the historian. At the Phi Beta Kappa dinner which followed, he appeared under circumstances which gave his humor free play. Presently there was a cry for Dr. Holmes, and a little man was drawn forward not unwillingly and compelled to stand in a chair where he could be seen and sing his song; and he sang in a voice high and thin, yet well modulated, this touching lay:-- Where, oh where are the visions of morning, Fresh as the dews of our prime? Gone, like tenants that flit without war
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
in many keys (1862); Soundings from the Atlantic, essays (1863); Mechanism in thought and morals (1871); Songs of many seasons (1875); The schoolboy (1878); John Lothrop Motley, a memoir (1878); The iron gate, and other poems (1880); Pages from an old volume of life (1883); Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1884); Our hundred days in Eu(1710); but is best known by his Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical history of New England (1702). Died in Boston, Mass., Feb. 13, 1728. Motley, John Lothrop Born in Dorchester, Mass., April 15, 1814. Graduating at Harvard in 1831, he studied at Gottingen, and occupied several public positions abroad. He pu death of John of Barneveld, advocate of Holland, with a view of the primary Causes and Movements of the thirty years War (1874). The correspondence of John Lothrop Motley, D. C. L. (1889) was edited by G. W. Curtis. Died at Kingston-Russell house, near Dorchester, Eng., May 29, 1877. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller Born in Cambri
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
165. Mather, Cotton, 12, 15, 18-20, 269. Merry wives of Windsor, 1. .Metamonphoses, Ovid's, Sandys's translation of, 8, 9. Midnight Mass for the dying year, Longfellow's, 210. Milton, 15, 35, 165, 277. Mitchell, Rev., John, 269. Mitchell, Dr., S. Weir, 155. Mocking bird, Hayne's, 204. Montagu, Lady, Mary, 13. Monthly magazine and American Review, 70. Morris, G. P., 105. Morris, William, 220. Mosses from an old Manse, Hawthorne's, 185. Mother Goose, 220, 224. Motley, John Lothrop, 87, 91, 118, 156. Moulton, Mrs., Louise Chandler, 264. My Captain, Whitman's, 230. Nails Fastened, etc., Mather's, 17. Nation, 106. National era, 128, 190. New England Galaxy, 188. New England magazine, 158. New York evening post, 101. New Yorker, Greeley's, 95. New York Literati, Poe's, 209. New York Mirror, 105. Notes a mbrosianse, 157. Norris, Frank, 254, 256. North, Christopher, 157, 164. North, Lord, 60. North American Review, 132. North Church, Bost