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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 4: literature as a pursuit (search)
read with a dictionary; and there were twelve more not wholly unknown to him. I have somewhere seen or heard the observation that as many languages as a person acquires, so many times is he a man. Life, i. 57, 58. It was undoubtedly an important fact to the young poet to be brought thus early in contact with Sir William Jones and his twenty-eight languages. It is the experience of all that the gift of learning a variety of tongues is something which peculiarly belongs to youth. In Southern Europe, in Russia, in the East, it is a common thing to encounter mere children who with next to no schooling will prattle readily in three or four languages with equal inaccuracy but with equal ease; while a much older person may acquire them by laborious study and yet never feel at home. One can hardly doubt Longfellow's natural readiness in that direction; he was always being complimented, at any Rate—though this may not count for much— upon his aptness in pronouncing foreign tongues, and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 5: first visit to Europe (search)
whose daring mind conceived the fearful vengeance of the Sicilian Vespers. We did not yet know Niccolini; but his grand verses had already begun their work of regeneration in the Italian heart. Virgil's tomb was not far off. The spot consecrated by Sannazaro's ashes was near us. And over all, with a thrill like that of solemn music, fell the splendor of the Italian sunset. Scudder's Men and Letters, 28, 29. As an illustration of this obvious fact that Longfellow, during this first European visit, while nominally training himself for purely educational work, was fitting himself also for a literary career, we find from his letter to his father, May 15, 1829, that while hearing lectures in German and studying faithfully that language, he was, as he says, writing a book, a kind of Sketch-Book of scenes in France, Spain, and Italy. We shall presently encounter this book under the name of Outre-Mer. He connects his two aims by saying in the same letter, One must write and write
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 11: Hyperion and the reaction from it (search)
me, as related by William of Malmesbury. Truly, from such a Fortunatus's pocket and wishing-cap, a talebearer may furnish forth a sufficiency of perylous adventures right espouventables, briefly compyled and pyteous for to here. We must always remember that Longfellow came forward at a time when cultivated Americans were wasting a great deal of superfluous sympathy on themselves. It was the general impression that the soil was barren, that the past offered no material and they must be European or die. Yet Longfellow's few predecessors had already made themselves heard by disregarding this tradition and taking what they found on the spot. Charles Brockden Brown, although his style was exotic and Godwinish, yet found his themes among American Indians and in the scenes of the yellow fever in Philadelphia. It was not Irving who invested the Hudson with romance, but the Hudson that inspired Irving. When in 1786, Mrs. Josiah Quincy, then a young girl, sailed upon that river in a sl
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 12: voices of the night (search)
lone. Professor Wendell's criticisms on Longfellow, in many respects admirable, do not seem to me quite to recognize this truth, nor yet the companion fact that while Poe took captive the cultivated but morbid taste of the French public, it was Longfellow who called forth more translators in all nations than all other Americans put together. If, as Professor Wendell thinks, the foundation of Longfellow's fame was the fact that he introduced our innocent American public to the splendors of European civilization, Literary History of America, p. 384. how is it that his poems won and held such a popularity among those who already had these splendors at their door? It is also to be remembered that he was, if this were all, in some degree preceded by Bryant, who had opened the doors of Spanish romance to young Americans even before Longfellow led them to Germany and Italy. Yet a common ground of criticism on Longfellow's early poems lay in the very simplicity which made them, then and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 16: literary life in Cambridge (search)
hing which would now seem strange. But the editor's frank explanation of the fact, where he says with these I am not acquainted, disarms criticism. This explanation implies that he was personally acquainted with the six Gothic languages of Northern Europe—Anglo-Saxon, Icelandish, Danish, Swedish, German, and Dutch—and the four Latin languages of the South of Europe— French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. The mere work of compiling so large a volume in double columns of these ten languagen place it to the credit of Longfellow that he had already won for himself some sort of literary standing in the presence of one Frenchman. At the time of this complaint, it may be noticed that Mr. S. L. Clemens was a boy of fifteen. The usual European criticism at the present day is not that America produces so few humorists, but that she brings forth so many. The work which came next from Longfellow's pen has that peculiar value to a biographer which comes from a distinct, unequivocal, lo<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 23: Longfellow as a poet (search)
ble in its tone. It would be idle to say that this alone constitutes, for an American, the basis of fame; for the high imaginative powers of Poe, with his especial gift of melody, though absolutely without national flavor, have achieved for him European fame, at least in France, this being due, however, mainly to his prose rather than to his poetry, and perhaps also the result, more largely than we recognize, of the assiduous discipleship of a single Frenchman, just as Carlyle's influence in Amr comprehended at the end of his career than he can be analyzed at its beginning; and of men possessed of the poetic temperament, this is eminently true. We now know that at the very time when Hyperion and the Voices of the Night seemed largely European in their atmosphere, the author himself, in his diaries, was expressing that longing for American subjects which afterwards predominated in his career. Though the citizen among us best known in Europe, most sought after by foreign visitors, he
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Appendix III: translations of Mr. Longfellows works (search)
Appendix III: translations of Mr. Longfellows works The following catalogue of translations of Mr. Longfellow's works is based, of course, upon that prepared by Mr. Samuel Longfellow for the memoir of his brother. This is here, however, revised, corrected, and much enlarged, partly by the addition of later versions and partly by others gathered from European bibliographies and publishers' lists; this work being aided by the learned guidance of Professor Wiener of Harvard University. Even with this enlargement the list is doubtless quite incomplete; so widely scattered are these translations among the periodicals and even the schoolbooks of different nations, and so much time and labor would be required to furnish an absolutely complete exhibit. German Longfellow's Gedichte. Übersetzt von Carl Bottger. Dessau: 1856. Balladen und Lieder von H. W. Longfellow. Deutsch von A. R. Nielo. Munster: 1857. Longfellow's Gedichte. Von Friedrich Marx. Hamburg und Leipzig: 1868
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
72; school-mate of Longfellow, 60; becomes Longfellow's wife, 60; description of, 61; her books, 62-64; begins housekeeping, 66; her letter about the Round Hill School, 81, 82; her letter about Longfellow's Outre-Mer, 83; her letters about their European trip, 88-106; her illness and death, 107-111; H. W. Longfellow's letter about, 113-115; her journals destroyed, 170. Longfellow, Rev., Samuel, 71, 91, 92, 106; his memoir of his brother, cited, 30 note, 85 note, 99 note, 189 note, 191 note, 1Longfellow's letter to, 98, 99. Longfellow, Judge, Stephen, appearance of, 13. Longfellow, William, 12. Longfellow, Zilpah (Wadsworth), 11, 87, 99; description of, 15; Longfellow writes to, 46, 47; Mary S. P. Longfellow's letter to, about European trip, 88-97; H. W. L.'s letter to, 97, 98. Longfellow family, 60. Longfellow Memorial Association, 121. Louis the Sixteenth, 47. Lover's Seat, the, cited, 143 note. Lowell, John A., 182. Lowell, James R., 1, 6, 57, 59, 82, 146, 1