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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 436 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 315 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 58 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 46 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 40 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life 26 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 12 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 10 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 1: childhood (search)
e he had studied in New England history,--none better,--but what real awe did it impose on him who had learned at his mother's knee to seek the wilderness with William Penn or to ride through the howling mobs with Barclay of Ury? The Quaker tradition, after all, had a Brahminism of its own which Beacon Street in Boston could not was a rhymed catalogue of the books in the family library — a list which begins as follows: The Bible towering o'er all the rest, Of all other books the best. William Penn's laborious writing And a book 'gainst Christians fighting. A book concerning John's Baptism, Elias Smith's Universalism. How Captain Riley and his crew Were on Sahara's desert threw. How Rollins, to obtain the cash, Wrote a dull history of trash. The lives of Franklin and of Penn, Of Fox and Scott, all worthy men. The life of Burroughs, too, I've read, As big a rogue as e'er was made. And Tufts, too, though I will be civil, Worse than an incarnate devil. Now the lives of Geor
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 2: school days and early ventures (search)
would do credit to riper years, is a youth of only sixteen years, who we think bids fair to prove another Bernard Barton, of whose persuasion he is. His poetry bears the stamp of true poetic genius, which, if carefully cultivated, will rank him among the bards of his country. Other poems — or versified contributions — bore such a wide range of titles as The Vale of the Merrimack, The death of Alexander, The voice of time, The Burial of the Princess Charlotte of Wales, To the Memory of William Penn, The Shipwreck, Paulowna Memory, and the like; but it is impossible now to find in these the traces of genius which Garrison saw, or thought he saw; nor has their author preserved any of the above, except the first two, even in the appendix to his Riverside edition. Later, when Garrison edited The Journal of the Times at Bennington, Vt., he printed in it four poems by Whittier, and wrote of him, Our friend Whittier seems determined to elicit our best panegyrics, and not ours only, but
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 10: the religious side (search)
heir doctrines exerted in bursting the coil that the lumbering superstitions of the past had wrapped about the human mind at the time of their arising — though so much built upon now by their ease-loving followers, might be justly and strikingly brought into view; and this would be the part for the world-those amongst men, who consider Quakerism but another name for narrowmindedness and bigotry, and the doctrine of human rights, as understood and advocated by our noble pioneer, the far-seeing Penn, and others, but treason. The character of our women too, their beautiful faith, devotedness, and fortitude, which come, not of the sect, but by nature, would most fittingly adorn the annals of Quakerism. Thee would not approve the monthly meeting cant, or have anything of our ludicrous quaintness, wouldst thou? but rather lay the foundation for a pure and correct taste, than minister to one, [old] and vitiated. I have never seen the Wordsworth sonnets alluded to, but will look at t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
. Norton, Professor C. E., 178. O. Oak Knoll, Danvers, 97, 180. Ohio, 108. Osgood, Dr., 81. Otway, Thomas, 24. P. Paine, Thomas, 57. Palfrey, J. G., 44. Palmer, Mrs., Alice Freeman, 91. Parkman, Francis, 93. Parliament of Religions, meets at Chicago, 162. Patmore, Coventry, 159. Paul, Jean. See Richter. Peabody, George, erects Memorial Church, 89; criticism of Memorial, 90. Peasley, Joseph, 5. Pedro II., Dom, his acquaintance with Whittier, 100, 101. Penn, William, 3, 119. Pennsylvania, 51, 52, 77. Pennsylvania Antislavery Society, 63. Pennsylvania Freeman, the, mentioned, 62, 65. Pennsylvania Hall, 115; burning of, 63, 64. Phelps, Amos A., 81. Phelps, William L., 137. Philadelphia, Penn., 6, 49-52, 62, 74, 77, 115, 121, 122, 139, 172, 181; burning of hall and church in, 63-65. Philadelphia Society, 76. Philanthropist, the, mentioned, 32, 33. Pickard, Samuel T., 4, 39, 40, 159, 165; his Whittier, quoted, 32, 33, 37, 38, 41, 42