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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
nce on the literary tendencies of Cambridge, and his two volumes of lectures still surprise the reader by their good sense and judgment. Levi Hedge, about the same time (18 10), became Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, and he furnished what was for many years the standard American textbook on the former subject. A few years more brought to Cambridge (between 1811 and 1822) a group of men at that time unequalled in this country as regarded general cultivation and the literary spirit,--Andrews Norton, Edward Everett, Joseph Green Cogswell, George Ticknor, Washington Allston, Jared Sparks, Edward T. Channing, Richard H. Dana, and George Bancroft. Most of them were connected with the University, the rest were resident in Cambridge, but all had their distinct influence on the atmosphere in which the Cambridge authors grew. Professor Edward T. Channing especially-grand-uncle of the present Professor of similar name — probably trained as many conspicuous authors as all other American in
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs (search)
on the Coast of New England. One of the controlling influences in the North American, and in all the Cambridge life of that period, was a man whose prominence is now merged in that of a yet more accomplished and eminent son. This was Professor Andrews Norton, admirably described by George Ripley, -the founder of Brook Farm,--who had nevertheless had with him a controversy so vehement that it would have annihilated the mutual appreciation of lesser men. Ripley's characterization is as follows:-- Mr. Norton may be said to have formed a connecting link between the past and the future in American literary cultivation. He appeared at the moment when the scholastic attainments since the period of the Revolution were about to ripen into a more generous development. In early life he was far in advance of most of his contemporaries in sound and exact learning, and in what was then deemed an excessive freedom of speculation. He was connected with Harvard, first as tutor, then as lib
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
don, 191-192; later life, 193-195; death, 196. Lowell, Mrs. J. R. (Maria White), 159, 162, 176. Lowell, Percival, 94. Lowell, Rev. R. T. S., 16. Lowell, Miss, Sally, 125. Macaulay, T. B., 88. Mackenzie, Lieut. A. S., 117. Mather, Cotton, 4, 7. Mather, Pres., Increase, 7. Mather, Rev., Richard, 7. Milton, John, 90, 189. Mitchell, Dr., Weir, 82. Moore, Thomas, 91. Morse, J. T., Jr., 92, 100. Morton, Thomas, 29. Motley, J. L., 63, 68, 71, 83, 191. Newell, W. W., 150. Norton, Andrews, 14, 44, 48, 49. Norton, Prof. C. E., 16, 28, 37,44, 148, 160, 172. Nuttall, Thomas, 13. Oakes, Pres., Urian, 7. Oliver, Mrs., 151. Oliver, Lieut. Gov., 153. Oliver, Lieut., Thomas, 150, 151, 152. Page, W. H., 69. Palfrey, Rev. J. G., 16, 44, 50. Palfrey, Miss Sarah H., 16. Parker, Rev., Theodore, 53, 58, 62, 63, 67, 104, 179, 180, 181. Parsons, Charles, 77. Parsons, T. W., 67. Paul, Jean, (see Richter). Peirce, Benjamin, 16. Peirce, Prof., Benjamin, 143. Peirce, C
y of Cambridgeport, of The Emancipator; while Rev. Thomas Whittemore of this town was editor of The Universalist Magazine and of The Trumpet. But the list of Cambridge men who have been prominently known as journalists and editors and writers for magazines strings out to a portentous length. Among many others there are Francis Ellingwood Abbott, Rev. Edward Abbott, Professor Charles F. Dunbar, Mr. Joseph Henry Allen, Francis Foxcroft, Professors Francis Bowen, Charles Eliot Norton, and Andrews Norton, Rev. William Ware, William Brewster, William D. Howells, Samuel H. Scudder, Horace E. Scudder, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who so gracefully links the younger and older generation of Cambridge writers. Yet with all this roll of Cambridge men famous in this sphere of work it remained for an obscure stranger to make the first venture in local journalism in our city. From 1842 until 1845 the residents of Old Cambridge were earnestly striving, both in town meeting and in the legisla
nts as experience may suggest. Besides the names already mentioned, we find among the early members, as we run down the list for the first thirty years: J. Mellen, Esq., A. Craigie, Esq., James Munroe, Sidney Willard, William Hilliard, Esq., Thomas Lee, Esq., Samuel Child, Jr., Charles Folsom, Esq., Hon. Joseph Story, Stephen Higginson, Esq., Dr. F. J. Higginson, Rev. Thomas W. Coit, Jonas Wyeth, Jr., John G. Palfrey, William Newell, Nehemiah Adams, R. H. Dana, Ebenezer Francis, Jr., Andrews Norton, Alexander H. Ramsay, Richard M. Hodges, William Saunders, J. B. Dana, C. C. Little, Simon Greenleaf, J. E. Worcester, John A. Albro, C. C. Felton, Charles Beck, Morrill Wyman, James Walker, E. S. Dixwell, Converse Francis, William T. Richardson, H. W. Longfellow, Edward Everett, Asa Gray, Francis Bowen, Joseph Lovering, John Ware, John Holmes, Estes Howe, William Greenough, Robert Carter, E. N. Horsford, Charles E. Norton. Dr. Holmes remained president until his death in 1837, when J
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
Boston as well as Cambridge. My earliest documentary evidence of existence on this planet is a note to my father, in Edward Everett's exquisite handwriting, inquiring after the health of the babe, and saying that Mrs. Everett was putting up some tamarinds to accompany the note. The precise object of the tamarinds I have never clearly understood, but it is pleasant to think that I was, at the age of seven months, assisted toward maturity by this benefaction from a man so eminent. Professor Andrews Norton and George Ticknor habitually gave their own writings; and I remember Dr. J. G. Palfrey's bringing to the house a new book, Hawthorne's Twice-told tales, and reading aloud A Rill from the town Pump. Once, and once only, Washington Irving came there, while visiting a nephew who had married my cousin. Margaret Fuller, a plain, precocious, overgrown girl, but already credited with unusual talents, used to visit my elder sister, and would sometimes sit on a footstool at my mother's fe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 4 (search)
does, and this is undoubtedly saying a good deal. This ready self-subordination to these kings of to-morrow may come, in my own case, from the fact that I am, more than any one else now living in Cambridge, except perhaps John Holmes and Professor Norton, a child of the college; and the latter is my junior, and was once in my eyes one of these very boys. All three of us were, so to speak, born in the college, bred to it, and interested from earliest recollection in its men. Never having beehen producing,that it was he who trained Emerson, C. F. Adams, Hedge, A. P. Peabody, Felton, Hillard, Winthrop, Holmes, Sumner, Motley, Phillips, Bowen, Lovering, Torrey, Dana, Lowell, Thoreau, Hale, Thomas Hill, Child, Fitzedward Hall, Lane, and Norton,--it will be seen that the classic portion of our literature came largely into existence under him. He fulfilled the aspiration attributed to Increase Mather when he wished to become president of Harvard College: to mould not merely the teaching,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
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, 184, 189, 217, 221, 327. Parkman, Francis, 69, 183. Par
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 4 (search)
e may well say with Rufus Choate, After all, a book is the only immortality. And surely the reader is impressed with the way in which a woman's genius, even if not of the very highest order, may retain its hold after her death, on seeing the late statements of Mr. Routledge, the great publisher of cheap books in England, as to the continued demand for Mrs. Hemans's poetry. In the last generation the pure and melodious muse of this lady had great reputation; her American editor was Professor Andrews Norton, father of the present Professor Charles Eliot Norton, and one of the most cultivated critics of his day; and it appears from the late memoirs of Garrison that her verses were long the favorite food of that strong and heroic mind. Yet it has been the custom to speak of her popularity as a thing of the past. Now arrives Mr. Routledge, and gives the figures as to his sales of the different poets in a single calendar year. First comes Longfellow, with the extraordinary sale of 6000
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
er, Max, 26. Murfree, M. N., 225, 259, 263. musical woman, The Missing, 249. N. Napoleon. See Bonaparte. Napoleon, Louis, 101. Napoleons, dynasty of the, 98. Nausikaa, 8, 11. Nervousness of men, the, 238. New theory of language, the, 181. Newcome, Ethel, 55. Newell, W. W., 13. Newport, R. I., life at, 71, 98. Nicknames in college, 275. Nightingale, Florence, 19. Nithisdale, Countess of, 56. Normandy, a scene in, 201. Northcote, Sir, Stafford, 136. Norton, Andrews, 18. Norton, C. E., 18. novels: men's and women's, 156. Nursery, a model, 264. O. Odyssey, Palmer's, 248. Opie, Amelia, 157. Orestes, 44. Organizing mind, the, 146. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, quoted, 211, 232. Outside of the shelter, 7. P. Paganini, Nicolo, 238. Palma, Jacopo (Vecchio), 307. Palmer, Professor G. H., 248. Parnell, C. S., 272. Parochialism, 222. Patience quoted, 51. Peabody Museum of American Archaeology, 287. Perdita, 102, 10
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