Jan. 5, 1903.
The lecture was considered a great success.
All standing room occupied and almost everybody stayed through.
I found reading to be far easier than speaking without notes (as I have done so long) and almost as effective; it seemed like beginning a new career and my voice served me well. Of the third course, in 1905, he wrote:—
First Lowell lecture (Wordsworth-shire). A great success—an unexpectedly fine voice.
Second Lowell lecture.
Carlyle, Ruskin, Froude, Hunt.
Fifth Lowell lecture.
Dickens, Thackeray and reading Tennyson's poems.
Last Lowell lecture.
Considered very successful and was pronounced by John Lowell the best he ever heard in that hall.
In May, 1903, he spoke at the Concord Emerson celebration:—
Meeting good and my address successful.
After it, Senator Hoar turned to me and said, grasping my hand, What I have to say is pewter and tinsel compared to that.
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Introduction. (In Sinclair.
The Aftermath of Slavery.)
(In Atlantic Monthly, Jan.）
The Close of the Victorian Epoch.
(In Atlantic Monthly, March.)
English Literature in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century: lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute, Boston, 1905.
Not published, but reported in part in the Boston Evening Transcript under the following titles and dates: A Few English Poets, March I; Carlyle, Froude, Ruskin, March 8; Darwin's Domesticity, March 15; Landor and his Class, March 22; Recent English Letters, March 29; Browning and Tennyson, April 5.
Letters of Mark.
(In Atlantic Monthly, April.)
Wordsworthshire. (In Atlantic Monthly, July.)
William James Rolfe.
(In Outlook, July 22.)
Literature as a Pursuit; An Address before the Harvard Ethical Society, Cambridge, Mass. (In Critic, Aug.）
History in Easy Lessons.
(In Atlantic Monthly, Sept.）
The Cowardice of Culture.