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The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1865., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 6 0 Browse Search
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert 6 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 4 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 4 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 4 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Standard and popular Library books, selected from the catalogue of Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (search)
Uncle Tom's Cabin. Popular Edition. 12mo, $2.00. The Minister's Wooing. 12mo, $1.50. The May-flower, and other Sketches. 12mo, $1.50. Nina Gordon. 12mo, $1.50. Oldtown Folks. 12mo, $1.50. Sam Lawson's Fireside Stories. Illustrated. $1.50. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 100 Illustrations. 12mo, full gilt, $3.50. Bayard Taylor. Poetical Works. Household Edition. 12mo, $2.00. Dramatic Works. Crown 8vo, $2.25. The Echo Club, and other Literary Diversions. $1.25. Alfred Tennyson. Poems. Household Ed. Portrait and 60 illustrations. $2.00. Illustrated Crown Edition. 48 illustrations. 2 vols. $5.00. Library Edition. Portrait and 60 illustrations. $4.00. Red-Line Edition Portrait and 16 illustrations. $2.50. Diamond Edition. $1.00. Shawmut Edition. Illustrated. Crown 8vo, $1.50. Idylls of the King. Complete. Illustrated. $1.50. Celia Thaxter. Among the Isles of Shoals. $1.25. Poems. $1.50. Drift-Weed. Poems. $1.50. Henry D. Thoreau. Walden
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 4 (search)
temporary and the former a lifelong source of influence. We were both lovers of Longfellow, also, and used to sit at the open window every New Year's Eve and read aloud his Midnight Mass to the dying year. Thaxter was an enthusiastic naturalist, which was another bond of union, and he bequeathed this taste to his youngest son, now an assistant professor of botany in Harvard University. To Thaxter I owe, finally, the great privilege of borrowing from Maria White the first thin volumes of Tennyson's poems, which seemed to us, as was once said of Keats, to double the value of words; and we both became, a few years later, subscribers to the original yellow-covered issue of Browning's Bells and Pomegranates. Thaxter's personal modesty and reticence, and the later fame of his poet-wife, Celia, have obscured him to the world; but he was one of the most loyal and high-minded of men. At my graduation I was four months short of eighteen, and my purpose was to teach for a few years, and t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 11 (search)
e, in the prospect of seeing Carlyle, Darwin, Tennyson, Browning, Tyndall, Huxley, Matthew Arnold, a as will be seen later, the very antipodes of Tennyson. He had a large head of German shape, broadethe man might not. I had brought no letter to Tennyson, and indeed my friend James T. Fields had volein. I even found myself recalling a tale of Tennyson and his wife, who were sitting beneath a tre, his lifelong friend, said to me afterwards, Tennyson likes unmixed flattery. This I should not ve a habit of all authors, and it was only that Tennyson spoke out, like a child, what others might haound; and I shall never forget the scene when Tennyson bent over the pillow, with his sombre Italianaid servants had stood as a model; another of Tennyson's Eleanore, for which Mrs. Stillman (Miss Sparee large photographs of Darwin, Carlyle, and Tennyson himself,the last of these being one which he of him. I have always felt glad to have seen Tennyson not merely in contact with a stranger like my[2 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, X. Literary Paris twenty years ago (search)
ay to describe him than by saying that he united the fine benignant head of Longfellow with the figure of Thackeray; not that Tourgueneff was as tall as the English novelist, but he had as distinctly the effect of height, and afterwards, when he, Leland, and I stood together, we were undoubtedly the tallest men in the room. But the especial characteristic of Tourgueneff was a winning sweetness of manner, which surpassed even Longfellow's, and impressed one as being kind nature's, to adopt Tennyson's distinction, and not merely those next to best manners which the poet attributes to the great. Tourgueneff greeted us heartily as Americans,--Mr. Bishop also forming one of the group,--and spoke warmly of those of our compatriots whom he had known, as Emma Lazarus and Professor Boyesen. He seemed much gratified when I told him that the types of reformers in his latest book, Virgin Soil, -which may be read to more advantage in its French form as Terres Vierges, --appeared to me univers
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
y, Paul, 187. Douglas, S. A., 239. Douglass, Frederick, 127, 173, 327. Downes, Commodore, 242. Doy, Doctor, 233. Drew Thomas, z56, 163. Du Maurier, George, 289. Durant, H. F., 63, 88. Dwight, John, 18. Edgeworth, Maria, 15. Eleanore, Tennyson's, 296. Elizabeth, Queen, 7. Ellis, A. J., 284. Ellis, C. M., 142. Emerson, R. W., 23, 36, 53, 67, 69, 77, 87, 91, 92, 95, 000, III, 115, 118, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 176, 180, 182, 185, 190, 204, 244, 272, 279, 297, 327, 331, 332, 3Swinburne, A. C., 289. Swiveller, Dick, 30. Tacitus, C. C., 360. Tadema, Alma, 289. Talandier, M., 304, 305, 306, 309, 300. Taney, R. B., 238. Tappan, S. F., 204, 215. Taylor, Bayard, 0108, 293. Taylor, Henry, 29. Taylor, Tom, 312. Tennyson, Alfred, 67, 272, 287, 291, 292, 294, 295, 296, 314. Thackeray, W. M., 187, 313. Thaxter, Celia, 67. Thaxter, L. L., 66, 67, 76, 94. Thaxter, Roland, 67. Thaxter family, the, 75. Thayer and Eldridge, 230. Therese, Madame, 320. Thomas, C.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 15 (search)
harming manners. How shall such manners be obtained? Art and habit and the mere desire to please may do something, but not supply the place of a defective foundation. Nobody has ever summed up the different types of good manners so well as Tennyson: Kind nature is the best: those manners next That fit us like a nature second-hand; Which are indeed the manners of the great. It is curious how Americans in Europe vibrate between their French and English predilections, feeling the attrthe hostess must amuse one another, leaving her wholly free to attend to her strangers --mes étrangers, she called them --who, precisely because they were such, needed all the special attention that could be given them. This was surely to unite Tennyson's two types of manners — the artificial and the natural — in one. But if no manners are enough which have not the foundation of true and simple feeling, neither is it safe to rely on that alone. The traditions and habits of society are to a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 24 (search)
of the sacredness of our nature, and should no more be broken than the main shaft of a steam — engine. You shudder when your boy cries, I will! in the adjoining room, in that defiant tone which is a storm-signal to the parents' car. The fault is not, however, in the words; spoken in the right place and right tone, they represent the highest moral condition of which man is capable, since resignation itself is not a virtue so noble as is a concentrated and heroic purpose. How superbly does Tennyson state. the dignity of those words when he paints the marriage in The Gardener's daughter! Autumn brought an hour For Eustace, when I heard his deep I will Breathed, like the covenant of a God, to hold From thence through all the worlds. There is one thing that I dread more for my little Maiden than to hear her say I will, namely, that she should lose the power of saying it. A broken, impaired, will-less nature — a life filled with memory's gravestones, where noble aspirations have
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 27 (search)
ked the House of Lords, and had once seriously consulted counsel as to the practicability of resigning his peerage and returning to the louse of Commons. When we add to this the general regret felt, not only in America, but in England, when Alfred Tennyson, the poet, became Baron Tennyson d'eyncourt, it certainly seems as if the English peerage were but a house of cards-showy, brilliant, with at least four distinct court suits, but insecure and liable to fall. Another recent event illustratBaron Tennyson d'eyncourt, it certainly seems as if the English peerage were but a house of cards-showy, brilliant, with at least four distinct court suits, but insecure and liable to fall. Another recent event illustrates clearly, to Americans at least, this baseless and now meaningless institution, which nevertheless so dazzles many. The claims to the Lauderdale peerage, in regard to which several of our own lawyers have been summoned to testify, rests wholly on the question whether the heir to a certain English title was legally married in New York at the close of the last century to a woman who had borne him several children without marriage. If the final union was legal, it legalized these children; and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 49 (search)
udents of the intellectual history of woman, a very simple affair. Such students are usually brought to the conviction that the difference between the sexes in point of intellect is not a question of comparative quantity or quality, but simply of time. It is a matter of acceleration and retardation. In all arts, for certain reasons not hard to discover, the eminence of women is a later historical development than that of men. It is one of those precious things discovered late, --of which Tennyson writes; and this tardiness would certainly be provoking had it not come to pass, under the doctrine of evolution, that the latest things are apt to be recognized as the most precious throughout all nature. Up to the time of George Sand or George Eliot it had not seemed possible that a woman could be a great novelist, or up to the time of Elizabeth Barrett Browning that she could be a great poet, or up to the time of Rosa Bonheur a great painter, or up to the days of Mrs. Siddons and Rache
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 60 (search)
our minds with the noblest and most eminent persons we have known. With most of the very distinguished men, of Anglo-Saxon race at least, whom I have chanced to meet, there was associated in some combination the element of personal modesty. It was exceedingly conspicuous in the two thinkers who have between them influenced more American minds than any others in our own age — I mean Darwin and Emerson. It has been noticeable in contemporary poets — Whittier and Longfellow among ourselves, Tennyson and Browning in England. It may be said that these are instances drawn from persons of studious tastes and retired habits, by whom the shy graces of character are more easily retained than by those who mingle with the world. Yet it would be as easy to cite illustrations from those whose dealing with men was largest. Grant found it easier to command a vast army, and Lincoln to rule a whole nation, than to overcome a certain innate modesty and even shyness of nature, from which the one
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