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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 669 45 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 314 6 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 216 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 157 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 152 122 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 102 14 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 98 4 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 71 1 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 60 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.) 52 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, VIII (search)
namored in his youth with a young lady who squinted a little, and it is said that he never through life could behold without the tenderest emotion a woman having a cast in her eye. If Descartes was permanently sentimental about orbs that were crooked, cannot others be so about streets that are straight? Still, in the long run, monotony is not satisfying; and the kind traveller hastens to conciliate local pride by granting some individuality to a few cities, such as New York, Washington, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston. It is very possible that a closer student of this particular point might find less monotony, even among towns, than he does. In Mr. Warner's late studies of American cities, for instance, we are struck, not with the sameness, but with the variety. Much depends upon the trained eye. A long railway trip across a level plain is monotonous to one who is looking for bold scenery; but it may not be monotonous to the agriculturist who is studying the crops, or to the botan
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, XV (search)
r faithful action. Mr. Warner has lately pointed out how not merely the external reputation of Chicago has been injured, but its whole intellectual life retarded, by the determined habit of the newsers of that city in treating all intellectual efforts coming from that quarter as a joke. When Chicago makes up her mind to take hold of culture, said one of the local humorists, she will just make rve to put culture a little farther off. But, as a matter of fact, culture is already there, in Chicago. There is probably no city in the Union which publishes books of a higher grade, in proportioncopies printed, one-quarter were for the American market, and that these were to be issued from Chicago. And yet so fixed is this habit of joking in the mind of our people that it will probably lastven's symphonies was almost as much of a joke to Boston editors as is the humming of culture in Chicago to-day; but there is fortunately a limit to human endurance in regard to certain particular wit