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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 3 (search)
leased, provided it appeared under the name of her brother Felix. Nobody knows, the recent biographers tell us, how many of his songs without words the sister contributed; but the moment she proposed to publish anything under her own name the whole household was aroused, and the shadow of the harem was invoked; it was improper, unwomanly, indelicate, for her to publish music-except to swell her brother's fame. Mademoiselle De Scudery, whose interminable novels delighted all good society in France and England two centuries and a half ago, printed most of her fifty volumes under the name of her brother. Charles De Scudery undoubtedly wrote part of the books, and he certainly may be said to have encouraged his sister in writing them, inasmuch as he used to lock her up in her room to keep her at it. But he never seems to have doubted as to his fraternal right to claim them all; and he once drew his sword on a personal friend for doubting his authorship of Le Grand Cyrus, a novel of nea
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, V. The swing of the social pendulum. (search)
leged Anglomania, therefore, is simply this: that the American habit of mind is essentially cosmopolitan, and goes to each nation for that which it finds best of its kind. As unerringly as it goes to Germany for its scientific instruction, or to France for its cools, so it goes to England for what is not so well to he found in France or Germany--the minor conveniences and facilities which belong to a highly trained leisure class. Itself newly developed, this American class turns to England forFrance or Germany--the minor conveniences and facilities which belong to a highly trained leisure class. Itself newly developed, this American class turns to England for a good standard of minor essentials, as horse equipments and coachmen's clothes. It borrows more than these; it borrows those accessaries of high-bred life which promote daily comfort and convenience, the organization of a large household, the routine of social life. In these directions England is very strong, though it may be doubted if this is the highest sphere; if it can be set against the dignity of the best Spanish or Italian manners, the keenness of French wit, and the depth and solidi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 11 (search)
t very wealth may buy them husbands who will break their hearts, and who would never have sought them had they been poor. Or the money itself disappears. One of the heirs of one of the largest estates bequeathed in Boston in the last generation — an estate equally and justly distributed-told me that there were already descendants of the testator who were in poverty and needed assistance. Yet how few of them probably were prepared for this! Madame de Genlis, the only intellectual woman in France who for a time rivalled Madame de Stael in fame, said that of all her attainments the one which she most prized was that, in case of hardship, she knew twenty different ways of making a living. Then, apart from poverty, think of other risks of life! The most petted girl may marry some frontier army officer, and find herself some day with her husband shot down at her side by Indian arrows, she being left alone with her children among savages far worse than the Arabs whom Mrs. Stone dreaded
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 17 (search)
who have been polished by the society of women. It was, to be sure, Fontenelle who said on another occasion that there were three things which he had always loved very much without knowing anything about them-music, poetry, and women; yet here he showed that he knew something of women, at least in their influence on men. As a member of the famous French Academy, the Forty immortals --on his election among whom he pleased himself with the thought that there were now only thirty-nine men in France who were wiser than himself-he had reason to recognize what women had done for French literature. The Academie itself, the chief literary association of the world, grew indirectly out of an association of women. When in 1600 the beautiful Catherine dea Pisani was married to the Marquis de Rambonillet, and changed the name of the great mansion which had borne her Italian mother's name to that of Hotel de Rambonillet, she there began a series of literary receptions which lasted half a centu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 19 (search)
ore to learn, in many ways, than to teach. The nations of Europe are the elder sons of Time; but the youngest-born are also sons. It was not mere imitation that gave us Morse's telegraph, or Bell's telephone, or Emerson's books, or Lowell's speeches, or the American trotting horse, or those illustrated magazines that are printed for two continents. I heard the most eminent of English electricians say, a few years ago, that he had learned more of the possible applications of electricity during his first fortnight in this country than in his whole life before. When I spoke to Mr. Darwin of the Peabody Museum at Yale College, he said, Huxley tells me that there is more to be learned from that museum than from all the museums of Europe. I do not urge a foolish insulation from England and Germany, Italy and France, but only to remember that what we need is not imitation, but growth; that a healthy growth implies a certain self-reliance; and that strength, like charity, begins at home.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 20 (search)
us give back to the East that benefit of culture which was formerly supposed to flow westward. Thus much for my authority; the passage in the letter that most strikes me is this; We have in school a lovely girl from the country. She is rustic, shy, lovely, and dainty. She reminds me of what Ruskin says somewhere, that perhaps the time will come when we shall say, He has beautiful manners; he is really quite rustic. I dare say that this writer may not know, for she may not have been in France just at that time, how a good deal of what Ruskin suggests as possible became actual during the last French Empire. A friend of mine who was in Paris during that period was repeating to an accomplished Frenchman a delicate witticism. Ha! said his hearer, that is admirable — that smacks of the provinces (cela sent les provinces). My friend expressed surprise at the remark, having always supposed that, to a Parisian, all that was provincial seemed dull or vulgar; but his companion explained
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 21 (search)
rifes among the Saxon heptarchy. Every step that in any way illustrates the slow passage of man to political self-government will have a continued and even a redoubled interest; but every strife to decide whether somebody's third cousin or fourth cousin should get the throne will have no further value but to point the moral-which will then have been abundantly established — as to the folly of trusting anybody with a throne at all. Mr. Barnum, it is said, is about to buy the crown jewels of France for his museum, which is undoubtedly the best use to make of them. A time will come, probably, when his successor will also engage the last survivors of royal families to travel with the Greatest Show on Earth, or will put them on little reservations like American Indians, or let them spend an innocent old age on quiet country farms, such as Dickens's showman planned for his giants after they had grown shaky in the knees. Recent discoveries in Egypt have shown that the person of a king may
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 26 (search)
roposition, Let's appoint Miss Blank --naming a well-known teacher of the centre district. Can she manage that school? asked some one. She can manage any school, was the brief and decisive response. Miss Blank was accordingly put in, and in a few weeks the very boys who had ejected her predecessor were searching the woods for ground-pine with which to deck her school-room. She had applied a finer force. And this finer force has the interest of being in a manner an American patent. In France and Germany, Mr. Matthew Arnold's reports tell us, the school-mistress is a rare phenomenon, and is never assigned to a school for both sexes, except for the very youngest children. In England, under the recent school laws, she is becoming more abundant; but even there, not long since, her social position was so humble that Miss Jean Ingelow, in her Studies for stories, seriously blames an ambitious young woman with not being content with her modest lot as teacher, but indulging dreams of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 35 (search)
t, until we reach the period of fruitage; and so it should be with human life. Madame de Gentlis, after a brilliant and stormy youth, reread, when seventy years old, all the classics of Louis XIV.'s time, in order to preserve her literary style; she died at eighty-four, and the edition of her works published just before her death comprised just eighty-four volumes-one for every year. It is half a century since her death, and it is said that at least twenty of her books are still popular in France. This is to make the fruitage of a life better than the flower, and so is such a beautiful old age as that of Lucretia Mott or Lydia Maria Child. It is the fashion to sneer at old women; the novelists neglect — them: Howells hardly recognizes their existence; Thackeray makes them worldly and wicked, like old Lady Kew, or a little oversentimental, like Madame de Florae; Aliss Edgeworth's Lady Davenant in Helen is perhaps the best example of the class. In pictorial art I know of no more im
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 42 (search)
provinces are hardly credited with independent opinions. To ask what the provinces think, said a celebrated Frenchman, is like asking what a man's legs think. The practice of subdividing small rural properties everywhere had tended, it was supposed, to anchor the French peasantry to the soil, and yet the latest observers point out that this tic is wholly ineffectual. In the first number of the Quarterly Journal of Economics its enlightened Paris correspondent, Arthur Mangin, says that in France the development of industrial labor and the great works undertaken by the State and by .cities have brought about a steady emigration of peasants to the cities, and a rise in agricultural wages, which in some regions is from 200 to 300 per cent. Quarterly Journal of Economics, p. 98. Even in Russia, the newspapers tell us, anxiety is felt at the tendency of the former serfs to abandon their lands, and congregate around larger employers of labor or else in cities. But the true solution o
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