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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 2 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
ery much interested in all the arrangements. A magnificent banquet was laid in a room adjoining the reception-room of the Masonic Temple. The main hall was used for the reception and had been decorated profusely with flags of all nations, palms, flowers, and colored globes for the gas-burners, as electricity was not known in those days. The President and Mrs. Grant, all the members of the cabinet, and everybody entitled to be present on state occasions came to welcome this interesting Oriental delegation. Many were disappointed that the ladies of the Japanese party were not present, but at that time they were not permitted by their own people to mingle in society as they do to-day. A commodious house in Georgetown had been secured for their accommodation, where every luxury was provided. The little yellow men of the East, however, were the keenest observers of everything and lost no time in asking questions and gaining such information as they had been authorized to secure. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Protection. (search)
he total amount was imported. In 1888, with a population estimated at 63,000,000, the aggregate amount paid for carpets was nearly $60,000,000, and of this large sum less than $1,000,000 was paid for foreign carpets and about half a million for Oriental rugs. Does any free-trader in England believe that the United States, without a protective tariff, could have attained such control of its own carpet manufacture and trade? It will not be unnoticed, in this connection, that under a protective Gladstone was premier of England, public bids were asked to carry the Anglo-Indian mails. A French line offered a lower bid than any English line, but the English government disregarded the French bid and gave the contract to the Peninsular and Oriental line, owned by a well-known English company. Still later, the German Lloyd Company contracted to carry the Anglo-American mails cheaper than any English line offered, and the German company actually began to perform the duty. But Englishmen di
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
tation to the United States......Dec. 11, 1869 Act removing legal and political disabilities from large classes of persons in the Southern States......Dec. 14, 1869 Edwin M. Stanton, born 1814, dies at Washington, D. C.......Dec. 24, 1869 Telegraph operators' strike throughout the country......Jan. 4, 1870 Statue of Nathanael Greene, placed in the old hall of House of Representatives by Rhode Island, accepted by resolution of Congress......Jan. 20, 1870 British Peninsular and Oriental steamship Bombay collides with and sinks the United States corvette Oneida, about 20 miles from Yokohama, Japan; 112 lives lost......Jan. 23, 1870 Prince Arthur, of Great Britain, reaches New York, Jan. 21, and is presented to President Grant......Jan. 24, 1870 Virginia readmitted by act approved Jan. 26, and government transferred to civil authorities by General Canby......Jan. 27, 1870 George Peabody buried at Peabody (South Danvers), Mass......Feb. 8, 1870 Congress authorizes
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 28: Philadelphia. (search)
urts; it is of more importance to see how the average classes of mankind are housed. In no place, either in America or out of it, have I seen such solid work-such means of purity and comfort — in the ordinary private houses, as in Philadelphia. There seem to be no sheds, no hovels, no impurities. In almost every house I find a bathroom. Let no reader think the presence of a bathroom in a house a little thing. It is a sign. A bath means cleanliness, and cleanliness means health. In Oriental countries we see the baths of sultans and pashas; basins of marble, in the midst of shady trees, with jets of flashing water; luxuries for the rich, not necessaries for the poor. Here we have baths for everyone who likes to pay for water; and I read in the Water Company's report that more than forty thousand heads of families in Philadelphia pay that company a water-rate for household baths. That record is a greater honour to the city-as implying many other things, the thousand virtues th
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 1: travellers and observers, 1763-1846 (search)
kansas River, exploring the hunting-grounds of the stealthy Pawnees, witnessing the pursuit of the buffalo, and sharing the spoils of bee-hunters. The result was A Tour on the Prairies (1835), which represents but a part of the journey. It is, he says, a simple narrative of every-day occurrences ; but it describes the motley life of the border with fidelity-Osage Indians, stern and simple in garb and aspect, with fine Roman countenances, and broad deep chests ; gaily dressed Creeks, quite Oriental in appearance; and a sprinkling of trappers, hunters, half-breeds, creoles, negroes of every hue, and all that other rabble rout of nondescript beings that keep about the frontiers, between civilized and savage life, as those equivocal birds, the bats, hover about the confines of light and darkness. Irving's next task was to write the history of John Jacob Astor's development and consolidation of the fur-trade in the North-west (after the Lewis and Clark expedition), in Astoria, or Anecdot
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 6: the Cambridge group (search)
n a haunt for two classes of patrons, Harvard students and abolitionists. When I was nearly through my modest repast, a man near me exclaimed impetuously, There is Whittier! I had lately become an ardent reader of his poems, and looking eagerly in the direction indicated, I saw a man just rising from table,--looking thirtyfive years old or thereabouts,--slender, erect, in the straight-cut Quaker coat, a man with rich olive complexion, black hair and eyebrows, brilliant eyes, and a certain Oriental look. I felt that then or never was the time to make his acquaintance, and rising from my seat I shyly made my way across the room to him, and said, when I had reached him, I should like to shake hands with the author of Massachusetts to Virginia. As I made the remark, he turned with a startled look upon me. Thy name, friend, he briefly said. I gave it, and then and there began a lasting friendship. If Whittier's bent was toward the active service of his fellow men rather than toward
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ft by our fathers at the formation of our national government,—in the absolute control of the States, the appointed guardians of personal liberty. Repeal this enactment; let its terrors no longer rage through the land. Mindful of the lowly whom it pursues; mindful of the good men perplexed by its requirements,—in the name of charity, in the name of the Constitution, repeal this enactment, totally and without delay. There is the example of Washington,—follow it. There, also, are words of Oriental piety, most touching and full of warning, which speak to all mankind, and now especially to us: Beware of the groans of wounded souls, since the inward sore will at length break out! Oppress not to the utmost a single heart; for a solitary sigh has power to overturn a whole world. The speech occupied three hours and three quarters, and there was no interruption or disturbance of any kind. Though it was unexpected, the galleries and chambers filled soon after he began. The passages in<
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
s, odes, dramatic lyrics, lyrical dramas, translations, poems in German, poems in every mood and every metre, poems consciously or unconsciously imitative of a host of poets (he had a remarkable but ill-controlled verbal memory), poems on themes Oriental, Greek, Norse, American from coast to coast, poems classical, sentimental, romantic, realistic, poems of love, of nature, of art. In most of this work he was acceptable to his age; in very little is he acceptable to a later time. His poetry, agrd Everett thereupon became the first incumbent. Pickering's Greek and English Lexicon (1826)—a translation of Schrevelius projected and partly executed in 1814—just misses being the earliest of all the Greek-English lexicons. Acquainted with Oriental languages, including Chinese and a number of African and Pacific dialects, Pickering was one of the founders and was the first president of the American Oriental Society. He was deeply versed as well in the American Indian languages, and his tr<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Fayal and the Portuguese. (search)
nd the spread eagle within me flapped his pinions. Then I asked myself, What if the woman were black? and the eagle immediately closed his wings, and flapped no more. But I may add, that afterwards, attending dances among the peasants, I was surprised to see my graceful swains in humble life smoking and spitting in the presence of white-robed belles, in a manner not to be witnessed on our farthest western borders. The position of woman in Portuguese countries brings one nearer to that Oriental type from which modern society has been gradually diverging. Woman is secluded, so far as each household can afford it, and this is the key to the Oriental system. Seclusion is aristocracy, and if it cannot be made complete, the family must do the best they can. Thus, in the lowest classes, one daughter is often decreed by the parents to be brought up like a lady, and for this every sacrifice is to be made. Her robust sisters go barefooted to the wells for water, they go miles unprotect
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), VI. Jamaica Plain. (search)
a change from the almost vestal quiet of Aunt Mary's life, to all this open-windowed, openeyed screaming of poltroon, nefarious plan, entire depravity, &c. &c. July, 1842. Boston.—I have been entertaining the girls here with my old experiences at Groton. They have been very fresh in my mind this week. Had I but been as wise in such matters then as now, how easy and fair I might have made the whole! Too late, too late to live, but not too late to think! And as that maxim of the wise Oriental teaches, the Acts of this life shall be the Fate of the next. I would have my friends tender of me, not because I am frail, but because I am capable of strength;—patient, because they see in me a principle that must, at last, harmonize all the exuberance of my character. I did not well understand what you felt, but I am willing to admit that what you said of my over-great impetuosity is just. You will, perhaps, feel it more and more. It may at times hide my better self. When it does
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