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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
om becoming a clique and a mere mutual admiration society was its fortunate variety of personal temperaments. Emerson, Hawthorne, Whittier, Holmes, Longfellow, and Lowell, to name only the six most commonly selected as the representatives of this period, were really so dissimilar in many ways that they could not possibly duplicate one another,--indeed, could not always understand one another; and thus they were absolutely prevented from imposing on Boston anything like the yoke which Christopher North at one time imposed on Edinburgh. This was still more true of others just outside the circle,--Motley, Parkman, Thoreau,--and in this way the essential variety in unity was secured. Then there were other men, almost equally gifted, who touched the circle, or might have touched it but that they belonged to the class of which Emerson says, Of what use is genius if its focus be a little too short or a little too long? --Alcott, Ellery Channing, Weiss, Wasson, Brownlee Brown, each of who
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
mery, 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. Nordau, Max, 313. North, Christopher, 169. Northumberland, Duke of, 282. Norton, Andrews, 12. Norton, C. E., 39, 53, 336. O'Brien, Fitzjames, 42. O'Connor, W. D., 163. Oken, Lorenz, 194. on the outskirts of public life, 326-361. O'Shaughnessy, Arthur, 289. Ossoli, see Fuller. Owen, Richard, 194. Palfrey, J. G., 12, 000, 103. Palmer, Edward, 117. Papanti, Lorenzo, 37. Parker, F. E., 53, 62, 63, 64. Parker, Theodore, 69, 97, 98, 100, Zzzi, 112, 113, 1309, 144, 148, 1500, 155, 59, 161, 168, 170, 175, 18
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XII: the Black regiment (search)
h was a constant drawback. Camp life was brightened at this time by the arrival of the Quartermaster's baby, and later Colonel Higginson wrote a paper called The Baby of the Regiment which was printed in Our Young Folks, afterwards in Army Life, and included in Whittier's Child Life in Prose. The author wrote to his wife in February, 1864:— Our ladies are quite alarmed at a Department order inquiring as to the number of officers' wives in the regiment—it is feared they are to be sent North, which heaven forbid. If you could see our evening parlor you would think it very pleasant—the brightest fire and walls decked with holly and vines. They play whist a good deal, but the baby eats up the cards so fast, it is hard to keep a pack full. Pretty little thing—she lies in the hammock on the piazza with her little scarlet hood and cloak and little fat arms coming out through the meshes .. A little hen roosts there at night. . . . The baby cements everybody and goes from one pair
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
ou ever hear of yarrow? I could hardly help laughing and . . . told him every educated American knew every place mentioned in Scott, Burns or the Border Minstrelsy. July 2. Edinburgh. Had a delightful trip by coach to Roslin. Nobody can be disappointed in Roslin Chapel . . . . I longed for hours of peace there. July 3. Dined with the Massons—his talk about Edinburgh was very interesting. He came here to the University from Aberdeen and says that three of the professors, Wilson (Chr. North) Chalmers and Sir Wm. Hamilton were the three most striking men in appearance that he ever saw. Wilson's hair was yellow, Chalmers's white and Hamilton's very dark—Wilson was a giant, and his statue does not exaggerate his lion like port; Chalmers's face was large and heavy and seamed—he had but little book knowledge but wonderful originality and power. Hamilton had great hold upon young men collectively though not individually. When Dickens first came here, Wilson said of him How could <
; St. Louis slave market described, 182-89; regiment of freed, 216-51; discipline in, 217, 218, 226, 227; sayings of, 219, 220, 227, 230, 237, 245, 246; barbecue, 235: religious differences described, 244; description of, 246-48; Question of, in Newport, 253, 254; Higginson's address to, at Alabama, 366; at Boston, 366, 367. Newburyport, Mass., evening schools in, 95, 107; pro-slavery sentiment in, 103; resolutions concerning departure of Higginson from, 117. Newman, F. W., 334. North, Christopher, described, 339. Norton, Charles Eliot, and Higginson family, 6. Ogden, Robert, his educational trip, 364-66. Old Cambridge, 19, 386, 423. Oldport Days, 262, 412. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, Higginson writes about, 279; memorial meeting for, 397. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, 279, 307, 308, 416. Outdoor Papers, 217, 313, 409. Parker, Francis E., 33, 58; describes Higginson, 23; Higginson's letters to, 32, 37, 41. Parker, Theodore, 148; encourages Higginson, 83; infl
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 6: the Cambridge group (search)
nd Anns, and Elizas, Loving and lovely of yore? Look in the columns of old Advertisers,-- Married and dead by the score. Where the gray colts and the ten-year-old fillies, Saturday's triumph and joy? Gone, like our friend po/das w)ku\s Achilles, Homer's ferocious old boy. Yet, though the ebbing of Time's mighty river Leave our young blossoms to die, Let him roll smooth in his current forever, Till the last pebble is dry. I had read Noctes Ambrosiance of Blackwood's magazine, with Christopher North and all the rest of it, but now I felt that I too had at last been admitted to the nights and suppers of the gods. Holmes's singularly boyish appearance was at first against his success in the practice of medicine, and he probably had no very great liking for the incessant duties of the general practitioner. That he held his chair of Anatomy at Harvard for many years is sufficient proof of his usefulness in his chosen profession; though its principal value to the world may now seem
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
ra, 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, Boston, 16. Norton, Andrews, 10. Norton, Hon. Mrs., 123. O'Connor's child, Campbell's, 36. Ode to light, Schiller's, 280. Ode to sleep, Trumbull's, 40. ONorth, Lord, 60. North American Review, 132. North Church, Boston, 16. Norton, Andrews, 10. Norton, Hon. Mrs., 123. O'Connor's child, Campbell's, 36. Ode to light, Schiller's, 280. Ode to sleep, Trumbull's, 40. Odyssey, Bryant's, 104. Old Manse, 184. Old Sergeant, Willson's, 264. Oratory, printed, 41-45. Ormond, Brown's, 70. Orpheus C. Kerr, 243. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, 179, 180, 232. Outre-Mer, Longfellow's, 140. Ovid, 8. Paine, Thomas, 54, 55. Palfrey, John Gorham, 117. Paracelsus, Browning's, 262. Paradise lost, Milton's, 15. Parker, Theodore, 176, 178, 179, 233, 270. Parkman, Francis, 98, 118-121. Peter, 239. Parton, James, 119. Pater, Walter, 166. Pathfinder
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
ishments. These were all very agreeable persons, Mr. Ticknor pre-eminently so, and I can assure you ample justice was done to their merits here.—Memoirs of Mrs. Anne Grant, of Laggan. . . . . . Not a great deal of society came to her house, and what there was did not much interest me. I met there Owen of Lanark, who talked me out of all patience with his localities and universalities; Wilson, of The Isle of Palms, a pretending young man, but with a great deal of talent John Wilson, Christopher North, whose chief acknowledged production at this time was the Isle of Palms, a poem.; Hogg, the poet, vulgar as his name, and a perpetual contradiction, in his conversation, to the exquisite delicacy of his Kilmeny. . . . . Mrs. Fletcher is the most powerful lady in conversation in Edinburgh, and has a Whig coterie of her own, as Mrs. Grant has a Tory one. She is the lady in Edinburgh by way of eminence, and her conversation is more sought than that of anybody there. An interesting
han the ancients. The Romans delighted in gladiatorial shows, in which three or four might be killed in an evening. They were a hard-hearted people. We have been mollified and humanized by the gentle influence of Christianity, and abominate gladiatorial shows, and bull- baitings, and even cockfighting. Yet delight in murder on a grand scale, travel five hundred miles to see a battle come off, and are sadly disappointed if several thousand are not killed. We firmly believe that Christopher North was right when he said, "There is a great deal of human nature in man;" and it will stick to him so long as he occupies his present clayey tenement. We, ourselves, plead no exemption from this common infirmity of humanity. Confident as we are that our armies will fight whenever the proper time and opportunity arrives, yet, when we go down street of evenings, and hear neither of a battle nor a skirmish, we always return home dissatisfied and sulky. "Congenial horrors" have become our
Yankee heirlooms. A just pride in the past is an incentive to virtue both in a family and a State. We are not speaking of the pride of noble descent, for that is a weakness which nations of the middle classes have no temptation to. When George the Fourth visited Edinburg in 1822, he was so struck with the quiet and respectful deportment of the Scottish multitude that he said, "This is a nation of gentlemen." Glorious old Christopher North, a great admirer of the King, spake as follows upon this observation: "His Majesty knows better than to satirize us. We are not a nation of gentlemen, thank Heaven; but the greater part of our population is vulgar, intelligent, high-cheeked, raw-boned, and religious." And yet no people have more pride, and more reason for pride, in the past than the Scotch. Pride in a virtuous and heroic ancestry, in the sturdy independence and incorruptible integrity which characterizes the humblest condition of humanity in that land; pride which finds a ton