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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 44 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 2: school days and early ventures (search)
rumbling noises that proceed from a carbonate concealed in the rocks; this suggesting the Great Carbuncle of Hawthorne. All these themes, it will be noticed, are American and local, and hence desirable as selections; but the talent of the author was not precociously mature, like that of Hawthorne, nor did he continue in the same direction. Yet so far as the selection of the themes went, his work was a contribution to the rising school of native literature. Aubrey de Vere once wrote to Tennyson that Sara Coleridge, daughter of the poet, had said to him that However inferior the bulk of a young man's poetry may be to that of the poet when mature, it generally possesses some passages with a special freshness of their own, and an inexplicable charm to be found in them alone. It is just this quality which seems wanting in the earliest poems of Whittier. As we may observe in his youthful action a certain element of ordinary self-seeking and merely personal ambition which utterly vani
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 11: early loves and love poetry (search)
The next example of Whittier's range of love poetry is to be found in that exquisite romance of New England life and landscape, known as My Playmate, of which Tennyson said justly to Mrs. Maria S. Porter, It is a perfect poem; in some of his descriptions of scenery and wild flowers, he would rank with Wordsworth. It interpretshose bereft and solitary years. Did Whittier plan those effects deliberately? Probably not, but they are there; and the most exquisite combination of sounds in Tennyson or in Mrs. Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese, can only equal them. Even to Whittier, they came only in a favoured hour; and in the more continuous test of blank verse, he fails, like every modern poet since Keats, save Tennyson, alone. Amy Wentworth is also one of his very best, and has the same delicate precision of sound to the ear and in the use of proper names; the house in Jaffrey Street, with its staircase and its ivy; with Elliot's green bowers and the sweet-brier, bloomi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 12: Whittier the poet (search)
is poet and was carried even farther, while his efforts were more continuous in execution and higher in tone. On the other hand, he drew from Milton his long prose sentences and his tendency to the florid rather than the terse. His conversation was terse enough, but not his written style. He said to Mrs. Fields: Milton's prose has long been my favourite reading. My whole life has felt the influence of his writings. Fields's Whittier, p. 41. He once wrote to Fields that Allingham, after Tennyson, was his favourite among modern British poets. I do not remember him as quoting Browning or speaking of him. This may, however, have been an accident. One of the very ablest of New England critics, a man hindered only by prolonged ill-health from taking a conspicuous leadership, David Atwood Wasson, himself the author of that noble poem with its seventeenth-century flavour, All's well, wrote in 1864 in the Atlantic Monthly what is doubtless the profoundest study of Whittier's temperame
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
's poem Memo ries, 137, 138. Snow-bound, quoted, 6,8-13. Southampton, England, 4. South Carolina, 60, 115. Stanton, Henry B., 77. Stedman, Edmund C., 185; his opinion of Whittier, 154-157. Sterne, Laurence, 37, 103, 179. Stetson, Mr., 59. Stoddard, R. H., 178. Story, W. W., 178. Stowe, Dr. C. E., 104. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 104; acquaintance with Whittier, 112. Sumner, Charles, 44, 46, 47, 102, 103; elected to U. S. Senate, 45. Swift, Jonathan, 94, 103. T. Tennyson, Alfred, 36, 142, 152; on Whittier's My Playmate, 141. Thaxter, Mrs., Celia, Whittier at home of, 127, 128, 179. Thayer, Abijah W., 27, 42, 88; tries to publish Whittier's poems, 29; Whittier's letter to, 32, 33; supports Whittier, 41. Thayer, Professor James B., 88. Thomas, Judge, 137, 138. Thompson, George, 62, 65; comes to America, 57; encounter with mobs, 58-61; writes about adventures, 61. Thoreau, Henry D., 173. Thurston, David, 53. Torre Pellice, Piemont, Italy, 167.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, English men of letters. (search)
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