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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VI: in and out of the pulpit (search)
um life of the town, he was like some one from another star; and incidentally she speaks of his great personal beauty. This last impression was confirmed by Wendell Phillips, who, while listening to a lecture by Higginson, said to his companion, Is it not glorious to be handsome! Among other things it fell to the lot of the clMayo Ellis, strongly objected. Apropos of these speeches, Mr. Higginson's sister-in-law, Miss Barbara Channing, wrote:— I went to see Anne Phillips [Mrs. Wendell Phillips], who is enthusiastic about W. [Wentworth] —she said her hopes of Sims' rescue rested upon him, and if he had not been followed in his splendid speech at teld the audience spellbound; it was more remarkable for what it kept back and hinted at than what it said; there was a fire in the eye that made him tremble. W. Phillips said that Dr. Howe said we were on the eve of a revolution with that speech—nothing but Ellis's speech saved us. Yet it was very short and I was conscious of<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VII: the free church (search)
great Baldwin apple. . . . I had in one hand, wrote Mr. Higginson, a box of strawberries, a large box, and 2 pasteboard boxes, and in the other an umbrella. He said, You are as badly off as I was in Boston t'other day, when I met Wendell Phillips. I saw a great red lobster on a stall—a thing I had n't seen since I was a boy (as if he had ever ceased to be), but in N. Y. they are not sold boiled. So I bought it and carried it with me to the Railroad Station, but presently I saw a mu was so big the claw would n't hold it and it dropped, and then I held it by the other claw and that broke too and it dropped again and as I had just succeeded in picking it all up, two lobsters, two claws and all, I looked up—and there was Wendell Phillips and two ladies! He says he repays himself for overwork during the rest of the year, by six weeks of total inaction in the summer—no man is saved, he says, except by his inconsistencies. I told him he had laid up a large assurance of salv<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VIII: Anthony Burns and the Underground railway (search)
s often called upon in his later years to tell the details of this exciting episode. After the escape of Burns, a fugitive slave from Virginia, he had been, according to an old record, in the employ of a clothing dealer on Brattle Street, Boston. He wrote a letter to his brother in Virginia by the way of Canada, but as all letters to slaves were opened by their masters, his retreat was discovered. He was then arrested and imprisoned in an upper room of the court-house. A letter from Wendell Phillips notified Mr. Higginson of another kidnapping case, saying, you'll come of course, and signed, in no hope. A placard was issued headed, A Man Kidnapped, calling a meeting in Faneuil Hall and asking, Shall he be plunged into the hell of Virginia slavery by a Massachusetts judge of probate? Of this great meeting Mr. Higginson was one of the vice-presidents, and one of the few daring men who made the attack on the court-house with the hope of rescuing Burns. The scheme for the rescue
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, X: a ride through Kansas (search)
g progress. I was tired of reading of Leonidas; I wanted to see him. I was tired of reading of Lafayette; I wanted to see him. I saw in Kansas the history of the past, clothed in living flesh before me. In January, 1857, a call was issued for a State Disunion Convention to consider the expediency of a separation between free and slave States, and Mr. Higginson's name led the signatures. This meeting was followed the next July by a call for a National Convention which was signed by Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Higginson, and 6400 others. This proposed convention, however, was never held. Some of his reasons for belief in disunion, Mr. Higginson expressed in a letter to Harriet Prescott, January, 1861:— I cannot agree with you and Mr. Seward about the Union, because I think that the Free States without the Slave will instantly command an influence, moral and material, which is denied us now. You know that even now the credit of Massachusetts Stocks is far hi
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XI: John Brown and the call to arms (search)
of the old conflict in Boston between the Pro-Slavery men and the Antis. Wendell Phillips spoke once a month on Sunday at Music Hall and it was necessary to guard ty men armed and organized, under my direction, to protect the platform and Wendell Phillips. Part were Germans and part English; this was done prior to the Sunday meht perhaps just then have been done—but rising above it by sheer dignity. Wendell Phillips never was so buoyant and charming as through it all. Many have always had is voice, in saying it, would not tremble. Apropos of the duty of guarding Phillips, the Worcester clergyman again wrote to his mother, January, 1861:— I spown because it was feared that there would be trouble at the Music Hall as Wendell Phillips was to speak . . . and the Mayor refused to have any Police. The previousIn February, Mr. Higginson spent another Sunday in Boston, to help protect Wendell Phillips, and wrote that a thousand people or so waited on Winter Street to see him
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIV: return to Cambridge (search)
like one of us; and the diary commented, This identifying with the simple village life is what I like best about it all. To go back to Cambridge; it was in February, 1884, that the occupations of one week were thus enumerated:— During the last week I have had the laborious and careful closing days of my Life of Madame Ossoli ; have spoken four evenings (out of five successive evenings) on four different subjects, two of them new, and have had the great excitement and absorption of Phillips's death and funeral, with two papers to write on him—one ( Evening Post ) very elaborate, besides one speech about him and revising the report. All this has made more work than I hope ever to be entangled in again. I have had the immediate prospect too of two more chapters in Harper, and a revision of my Young Folks' History, these being demanded at once. He adds:— I finished and sent the last of my Harper papers and also corrected the last proof of my Ossoli book. Thus ends the m<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
youth with the radiant brow. The escort to the church was furnished by the Thomas Wentworth Higginson Post. The Loyal Legion conducted the military part of the service and the casket was borne up the aisle, to the sound of muffled drums, by young Negro soldiers. His verses, Waiting for the Bugle, and his hymn, To Thine Eternal Arms, O God, were sung, the large gathering of friends, which included all classes of the community, joining in the latter. Aldrich's Monody on the Death of Wendell Phillips, beginning,— One by one they go Into the unknown dark, was read, this being a poem for which Colonel Higginson had deeply cared. His ashes were deposited in the Cambridge Cemetery by the side of the little grave where he had strewn flowers on Decoration Day for thirty years. Of this spot, overlooking the Charles River Valley and commanding a view of the city of his birth, he had written:— Shadows come and shadows go O'er the meadows wide; Twice each day, to and fro, Steals the riv
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
s to the Voters of the Third Congressional District of Massachusetts. Pph. Birthday in Fairyland. Pph. Same. (In Phillips. Laurel Leaves for Little Folks, 1903.) The Tongue: Two Practical Sermons. Pph. (With C. Cushing and F. L. Dimmik notices and articles. (In Nation.) 1884 [Life of] Margaret Fuller Ossoli. (In American Men of Letters.) Wendell Phillips. Pph. Def. II. Reprinted from the Nation, Feb. 7, 1884. Young Men's Party. Pph. Reprinted from the New York EJohn Holmes. Thaddeus William Harris. A Visit to John Brown's Household in 1859. William Lloyd Garrison. Wendell Phillips. Charles Sumner. Dr. Howe's Anti-Slavery Career. Ulysses Simpson Grant. The Eccentricities of Reformers.inted from Harper's Bazar, Aug. 12, 1899. (With William Taggard Piper.) Cambridge Public Library Report Pph. Wendell Phillips. (In Encyclopedia Britannica.) My Literary Neighbors. (In Outlook, Feb. 4.) His Brother's Brother [John
, Gov. John A., 203, 210; and Higginson's plan, 204, 205. Anti-Slavery Society, Mass., Higginson speaks at, 180, 181; Phillips speaks at, 201; Emerson speaks at, 201. Appleton Anne, marries Capt. Storrow, 3. See also Storrow, Anne Appleton. s companions, 196-98; goes to Pennsylvania, 197; writes to Stevens, 198, 199; on the John Brown affair, 199, 200; guards Phillips at Anti-Slavery meetings, 201-03; scheme for safety of Washington, 203-05; goes to Harrisburg, 204; studies military tac 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 affair, 142; favors disunion, 181; Anti-Slavery speeches at Music Hall, 201-03. Phillips, Mrs., Wendell, on Sims case, 112. Porter, Admiral, 260, 261. Pratt, Dexter, Longfellow's village blacksmith, 8. Prescott, Harriet, letters of Higginson to, 53, 122,130,157,181; describes Higginson, 95, 96; recei