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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 161 1 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, V: the call to preach (search)
r the floor spreads a many hued carpet, put down by the fair hands of Mr. T. W. Higginson. . . . Parker is the only person I see—there are only one or two others of my class here, and no others I careays to be had in Brookline; and there was the same fascination in having long evening talks with Parker (now a law student) as in undergraduate days. Another diversion was attending mathematical ethe sermons for his wife to read, and she gave it her highest endorsement, pronouncing it a real Parker sermon! His clear enunciation and expressive way of reading the hymns also won praise. About txhausted and weary of soft speeches I got before night. All sorts of men from Dr. Parkman to Theo. Parker introduced themselves to me (some of them knew father)—and said all manner of things. . . . With Mr. Parker I had some excellent talk—he came out to hear me principally he said and was not disappointed—and he said some wise words of sympathy and encouragement. . . . The Reformers were deligh
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VI: in and out of the pulpit (search)
ncy used to forbid our showing any political preferences on public occasions, even on the popular side. The watchful mother, who had warned her son against Theodore Parker's radical sermons, thus wrote of his activity in politics:— And so you are fairly entered again on a political career—safe—because on the unpopular sided fancied his preaching days were over, he received in 1852 an invitation to take charge of a Free Church in Worcester, an organization which the influence of Theodore Parker had just brought into existence. This society was composed of radicals of all descriptions and as a whole was imbued with strong anti-slavery sentiments. Mro my own surprise, he wrote from Worcester in May, 1852, I find myself likely to assume the charge of a new Free Church in this city, on a plan resembling Mr. Parker's in Boston more nearly than any other. This is a very thriving and active place, materially, intellectually and morally; there is as much radicalism here as a<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VII: the free church (search)
and: but he could get more in other cities; in Providence $800 for three lectures! He is six feet four, at least, very sweet and manly, with a large head and bushy gray hair, almost white; looks 55. He has very little English hoarseness or awkward breadth of voice; a very good voice and enunciation; and no hauteur or coldness; was laboriously anxious to show me that he meant me no discourtesy by refusing our offer. He adds that Thackeray's greatest desire in this country was to see Theodore Parker. A saving quality through life was Mr. Higginson's keen sense of the ludicrous. He wrote to his Aunt Nancy:— Worcester, June 29, 1858. I spoke in Springfield on Sunday, to the Spiritualists so called. My name was paraded in the streets in the largest capitals I ever had as the Rev. T. W. H. the eminent clergyman, popular author (!!) and eloquent lecturer. Directly over it were the remains of a theatrical handbill in large letters The Fool of the family. Describing a
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VIII: Anthony Burns and the Underground railway (search)
es and huzzas . . . to the great terror and disturbance of divers citizens. A Boston newspaper, reporting this incident, said of the accused clergyman:— He is a man of talent, a great enthusiast, and though he stands within the pale of Unitarianism, he is regarded as a suspicious character, theoretically speaking. His appearance in Court excited no little sensation. Some months later, in December, he wrote to his mother:— I am to be tried before the U. S. Court with Theodore Parker and others. . . . I rather think therefore that the other process (before the State court) will be withdrawn. I don't think they will expect anything, on either charge—but of the two I prefer to be tried on charge of violating the Fugitive Slave Law than for riotous and routous behavior. As the time drew near, his mother dreaded the horrid trial, and fearing that her son would be shut up for a year, came herself to the rescue. My impulsive young mother, he wrote, came down for an <
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, IX: the Atlantic Essays (search)
year to a nearer acquaintance; for in 1855 the Worcester parson, accompanied by a few of his friends, made the ascent of Mount Katahdin. This letter to Mrs. Higginson was written from Bangor:— I am writing behind the bar; many men here— they come up and read our names in the book and wonder what brings so many here from Worcester. One says, Higginson. He's the great abolitionist from Worcester, he who had the fuss in the U. S. Court—is that Theo. Brown beneath? It ought to be Theodore Parker. And in the delight which this excursion gave him, he exclaimed:—I am very happy and feel ready to mount up with wings as eagles. Mr. Higginson wrote an account of this expedition for Putnam's Magazine, the article purporting to be written by a woman. The author amused himself by sending a copy to each member of the party, that they might guess its origin. We did have a charming time on the trip to Mount Katahdin, he wrote. The 30 miles by water on our return, shooting the r
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XI: John Brown and the call to arms (search)
e none to invest. At this juncture a certain Hugh Forbes, who had drilled John Brown and his men in guerrilla warfare, threatened to expose his plans unless unreasonable demands for money could be met. Thereupon, the majority of Brown's Boston advisers advocated postponing the whole affair until the next winter or spring. This proposed delay made Mr. Higginson very impatient, and he wrote to Brown, May 7, I utterly protest against any postponement. He also wrote in the same vein to Theodore Parker, saying, If I had the wherewithal, I would buy out the other stockholders and tell our veteran to go on. To Brown again, May 18, he wrote, I, for one am willing to leave the whole matter to you. . . . The sum raised by me was all I can possibly provide, but I have written to the others, strongly urging them not to give up the ship. When Mr. Higginson talked this matter over with Brown, meeting him in Boston again about June 1, the latter sympathized with this opposition to delay,
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
Fuller Ossoli, 100th birthday. It was held in the house of my birth, the parlors crowded. Perhaps it was my last public meeting. May 17. To Concord, Mass., to funeral of Judge Keyes [a classmate]. This excursion to Concord was violently opposed by his family, for he was obliged to go alone, his natural guardian being absent; but he was inexorable; delighted to escape from feminine control; and came back triumphant. May 26. At the notice of an hour or so prepared a talk on Theo. Parker for F. R.A. May 27. To Boston for lunch of Free Religious Association at which I spoke for the last time. Afterwards at Mrs. Howe's birthday reception. May 30. [Decoration Day.] To exercises in morning, marched with G. A.R. to chapel. June 10, 1910. Closing the care and labor of nearly two years [Genealogy]—my last literary work properly so called. I am now the sixth on the list of Harvard graduates. One of the reforms which interested Colonel Higginson in later
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
tlaws. 1889.) Maroons of Surinam. (In Atlantic Monthly, May.) Same. (In his Travellers and Outlaws. 1889.) Theodore Parker. (In Atlantic Monthly, Oct.) Def. II. Fayal and the Portuguese. (In Atlantic Monthly, Nov.) Def. VI. 1861 (Wions, by Mrs. Maria E. MacKaye, Paris, 1898. Plutarch's Morals. (In Radical, March.) Unpublished Letters from Theodore Parker. (In Radical, May.) Buddhist Path of Virtue. (In Radical, June.) Sappho. (In Atlantic Monthly, July.) Def. VOutlook, et al.) 1899 Contemporaries. Def. II. Contents: Ralph Waldo Emerson. Amos Bronson Alcott. Theodore Parker. John Greenleaf Whittier. Walt Whitman. Sidney Lanier. An Evening with Mrs. Hawthorne. Lydia Maria Chiroceedings of the Cambridge Historical Society, vol. II.) (Ed.) Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion. By Theodore Parker. Preface by Higginson. Articles and addresses. (In Christian Endeavor World, Cambridge Tribune, Boston Evening
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; influence of, 90, 115; and John Brown's plans, 191. Part of a Man's Life, 426; work on, 392. Pattison, Dr., Mark, 340; and Higginson, 337, 338. Peabody, Josephine Preston, Higginson writes poem to, 388, 389. Pedro, Dom, of Brazil, account of, 261, 262. Perkins, Stephen H., Higginson becomes tutor in family of, 45-54. Petrarch, Fifteen Sonnets of, 278, 425. Phillips, Wendell, 113, 132; impression of Higginson, 96; and Burns affai