xford, also, Colonel Higginson saw Freeman, the historian, Rawlinson, Montague Bernard, the late High Joint, and Miss Thackeray, the novelist, by far the most original and interesting woman I have seen in England.
She pressed on me a letter to Tennyson and I expect to go to see him.
This visit to the poet at the Isle of Wight is minutely described in Cheerful Yesterdays, and from the letters only this extract is taken:—
Presently I heard a clamping step and in walked rather heavily and me my tea with a spoon!
and managed to have the arrangement changed, and an unprofessional neighbor substituted.
Both she and the son spoke strongly of the practical character of Browning and said he was always ready to help every one, while Tennyson lived more in the clouds; but they testified to the unbroken friendship between the poets.
In July we were back in England, dipping into Wales and exploring the Lake region.
From Grasmere Colonel Higginson wrote:—
My wife and I drove
his namesake, 5.
Story, Judge, 35, 116.
Story, W. W., the sculptor, 355.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, nr, 159.
Stowell, Martin, party led by, 168.
Sumner, Charles, 38, 166, 238; described, 96, 97; buys and frees negro family, 153.
Sunshine and Petrarch, 276-78, 410.
Swanwich, Anna, 334.
Swinburne, A. C., on Lowell, 336; Higginson visits, 359, 360.
Sympathy of Religions, 164, 328, 411.
Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic, 386, 422.
Taylor, Helen, 340.
Tennyson, Alfred, 357; account of, 326.
Thackeray, Miss, and Higginson, 326.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, Higginson describes, 128, 129.
Thalatta, 159, 405.
Thaxter, Celia (Leighton), account of, 109.
Thaxter, Levi, 45, 57; friendship for Higginson, 23; and Isles of Shoals, 108, 109; the Higginsons on, 109.
Thayer, Abbot, at Dublin, 373.
Things I Miss, The, a poem, account of, 273.
Thoreau, Henry D., 129, 139; account of, 98.
Todd, Mabel Loomis, edits poems of Emily Dickinson,