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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 6 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
his children's books are The Ting-a-ling stories (1870); Roundabout Rambles (1872) ; What might have been expected (1874); Tales out of School (1872) ; A Jolly Fellowship (1880) ; The Floating Prince (1881) ; The story of Viteau (1884); and Personally conducted (1889). His novels and short stories include Rudder Grange (1879); the Lady or the Tiger? and other stories (1884) ; The late Mrs. Null (1886); The Casting away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine (1886); The Hundredth man (1887) ; The Christmas wreck, and other tales (1887); The bee man of Orn and other fanciful tales (1887); The Dusantes (1888); Amos Kilbright, with other stories (1888); The great War Syndicate (1889); The stories of the three Burglars (1890) ; and The Merry Chanter (1890). Died in Washington, D. C., April 20, 1902. Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth [Beecher]. Born in Litchfield, Conn., June 14, 1811. She was the daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher, and in 1836 married Rev. Calvin E. Stowe, having been educated at Har
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
e fits of melancholy and sadness which even the happiest are wont to have in the world have not once troubled me. Not even the memory of my ingratitude towards our good God makes me unhappy, for all sadness is banished by joy, beholding what a Redeemer my sins have gained for me, and knowing, too, that there is more joy in heaven before the angels of God over one sinner doing penance, than over ninety-and-nine who need no penance. The following is an extract of a letter written during Christmas week:— If I reject the luxuries of the world, it is not, I trust, like Diogenes, with greater pride than that with which the world makes use of them, but because I feel that they are not for me, though, perhaps, very well in their place. We celebrate this week the birthday of Him who, born in a stable, died upon a cross, and as he has left us no other model than himself, his poverty is as much a matter of imitation as his other virtues. Ought we then, who are named after him, Chris
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Poems Subjective and Reminiscent (search)
doing good. In vain shall waves of incense drift The vaulted nave around, In vain the minster turret lift Its brazen weights of sound. The heart must ring Thy Christmas bells, Thy inward altars raise; Its faith and hope Thy canticles, And its obedience praise! 1866. The meeting. The two speakers in the meeting referred sat Silent, in his accustomed place, With God's sweet peace upon his face. ‘Why sitt'st thou thus?’ his brethren cried. “It is the blessed Christmas-tide; The Christmas lights are all aglow, The sacred lilies bud and blow. Above our heads the joy-bells ring, Without the happy children sing, And all God's creatures hail the mord's exceeding grace, Release from form and time and place. I listen, from no mortal tongue, To hear the song the angels sung; And wait within myself to know The Christmas lilies bud and blow. The outward symbols disappear From him whose inward sight is clear; And small must be the choice of days To him who fills them all with pr<