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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XI: John Brown and the call to arms (search)
r. Higginson wrote in his journal:— Last year at this time I was worn and restless with inability to do anything for John Brown. Not that I grudged him his happy death—but it seemed terrible to yield him to Virginia. The effort to rescue Stevens and Hazlett—undertaken on my sole responsibility—restored my self-respect. It did not fail like the Burns rescue through the timidity of others—but simply through the impracticability of the thing. I would not have accepted any one's assuranceought might be the last I should ever write to you, when I had sent for Montgomery and seven men from Kansas, because I could find nobody in New England, and we lay in wait a fortnight in Harrisburg hoping vainly to penetrate Virginia and rescue Stevens and Hazlett—I remember then telling you how I had always held to a Mohammedan proverb that no prophet is called of God till he has reached the age of 40—and to-day I am only 39, so I don't think my time has come yet to do the thing I was
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
e. (In Atlantic Monthly, Sept.) Same. (In his Short Studies of American Authors.) Mr. Hamerton on Literature in a Republic. (In Harvard Monthly, Dec.) Articles. (In Critic, Independent, Good Cheer, Harper's Bazar, Nation.) 1887 Hints on Writing and Speech-making. Women and Men. Reprinted from Harper's Bazar. For Self-Respect and Self-Protection: Speech at the Annual Meeting of the American Woman Suffrage Association, Phila., Nov. 1. Pph. and leaflet. Preface. (In Stevens. Around the World on a Bicycle.) Speeches, letters, etc., 1853-87. (In Stanton and others, eds. History of Woman Suffrage. 4 vols.) Unsolved Problems in Woman Suffrage. (In Forum, Jan.) Reprinted later as a pamphlet. Mr. Hamerton on Literature in a Republic. (In Harvard Monthly, Jan.) Hayne, Paul Hamilton. (In Chautauquan, Jan.) Lanier, Sidney. (In Chautauquan, April.) A Missent Letter. (In Strawbridge and Clothier's Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2. Summer no.) Same. (I
proves of their postponement, 191-93; aids Brown, 193, 194; hopes to rescue Brown, 194; visits Brown's home, 194, 195; kidnapping plan. 195, 196; warned, 196, 197; plan to rescue Brown'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 tactics, 205; anxious to have a share in war, 207-09; resigns froto prison, 198. Spenser, Herbert, account of, 335, 336. Spofford, Harriet Prescott. See Prescott, Harriet. Spooner, Lysander, kidnapping project, 195, 196. Stanley, Dean, described, 325. Stanley, Henry M., account of, 341, 342. Stevens, A. D. , 199, 200; project to rescue, 196-98; Higginson's letter to, 198, 199. Stewart, Capt., of Kansas, 151. Stone, Lucy, described, 97; Higginson's friendship with, 134-36; marries Henry Blackwell, 137. Storrow, Anne (Aunt Nancy), ac