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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 0 Browse Search
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divide its censure between Lincoln and his wife. Mary Todd, who afterwards became the wife of Mr. Lincoln, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, December 13, 1818. My mother, related Mrs. Lincoln to me in 1865, died when I was still young. I was educated by Madame Mantelli, a lady who lived opposite Mr. Clay's, and who was an accomplished French scholar. Our conversation at school was carried on entirely in French--in fact we were allowed to speak nothing else. I finished my education at Mrs. Ward's Academy, an institution to which many people from the North sent their daughters. In 1837 I visited Springfield, Illinois, remaining three months. I returned to Kentucky, remaining till 1839, when I again set out for Illinois, which State finally became my home. The paternal grandfather of Mary Todd, General Levi Todd. was born in 1756, was educated in Virginia, and studied law in the office of General Lewis of the State. He emigrated to Kentucky, was a lieutenant in the campaigns
d delegations, says one of Mr. Lincoln's biographers, from all quarters pressed in upon him in a manner that might have killed a man of less robust constitution. The hotels of Springfield were filled with gentlemen who came with light baggage and heavy schemes. The party had never been in office. A clean sweep of the ins was expected, and all the outs were patriotically anxious to take the vacant places. It was a party that had never fed; and it was vigorously hungry. Mr. Lincoln and Artemus Ward saw a great deal of fun in it; and in all human probability it was the fun alone that enabled Mr. Lincoln to bear it. His own election of course disposed of any claims Illinois might have had to any further representation in the cabinet, but it afforded Mr. Lincoln no relief from the argumentative interviews and pressing claims of the endless list of ambitious statesmen in the thirty-two other states, who swarmed into Springfield from every point of the compass. He told each one of t
tion, therefore, under this new political charter, was an event of deep interest. They wished to set an example of wise selection, disinterested patriotism, and fraternal unanimity, which might serve for an example to all future times. They did so. They selected intelligent statesmen, true patriots, and professing Christians. The first election took place Sept. 4, 1780; and, in Medford, the votes stood thus:-- For Governor. John Hancock30 James Bowdoin20 For Lieutenant-Governor. Artemus Ward30 Benjamin Lincoln9 John Hancock3 James Bowdoin2 Thomas Cushing1 Benjamin Grenleaf1 For Senators and Councillors. Col. Cummings23 Stephen Hall, 3d13 William Baldwin11 Josiah Stone34 Nathaniel Gorham24 James Dix25 Eleazer Brooks24 Abraham Fuller12 Oliver Prescott3 Samuel Thatcher2 Thomas Brooks1 Samuel Curtis2 Benjamin Hall1 Here we find two candidates for each office; thus parties, inseparable from a state of free inquiry and equal rights, revealed themselves at on
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 9 (search)
IX. on one's relationship to one's mother. Those who recall the days when Artemus Ward gave lectures may remember Low he glided from behind the curtain noiselessly, dressed in solemn black, looking like a juvenile undertaker, and proceeded without a smile to crack the gravest jokes over the head of his young pianist. This tuneful youth, he explained, was paid five dollars a week and his washing, and he was thoroughly domestic in his style of playing, having even composed those touching melodies of home life, Is it raining, mother dear, in South Boston? and Mother, you are one of my parents! Now, if there ever was anything that might be called a self-evident proposition, it is this last, and yet it is certain that from Greek days to the present time the din of discussion has raged around it, and it has been habitually denied by large sections of the human race. Indeed, it is very probable that practices now prevailing among the most enlightened nations-as, for instance, the t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 37 (search)
eggs in one basket, as the saying is-these things are not so hard to learn. If those who yearn for a tempting speculation could once comprehend that when you lend a man $1000 at exorbitant interest, he can easily pay you that interest for a year or two out of your own money, if he can then be allowed to abscond or go into bankruptcy with the rest of it, then it would not be so easy to allure women into worthless Women's banks. The folly is not confined to women, as the victims of Grant and Ward proved; but probably those sufferers were more experienced, and therefore less the subjects of pity. In our public schools girls are, on the whole, the best mathematicians. They know the difference between principal and interest in the arithmetic-book, and can rattle off the problem on the blackboard very quickly. What they need is, whether they are supporting themselves or not, to be encouraged to keep their own accounts, and for that purpose to have a definite allowance, and to have, i
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
Gisborne, Thomas, 4. Gladstone, W. E., 136. Godwin, M. W., 232. Godwin, William, 178. Goethe, J. W. von, quoted, 36, 179, 291. Gosse, E. H., quoted, 193. Gough, J. B., 309. Gower, Lord, Ronald, 138. graces, the S11Y, 306. Grant and Ward, 191. Grant, General U. S., 20, 127, 303. Griswold, R. W., 289. Gymnastics, elevation of, 64. H. Hair, the uses of, 2. Hale, E. E., 206. Hale, H. E., his theory of language. 181. Hale, Lucretia, 40. Harem, Shadow of the, 12. Hictoria, Queen, 21,175. victory of the weak, the, 296. Virtue of man and woman the same, 3. visiting the sick, on, 227. voices, 166. Voices, American and English, 167. Voltaire, F. M. A., 87. W. Wales, Prince of, 23. Ward, Artemus, described, 43. Warner, C. D., quoted, 217. Washington, George, 296. Wasted, the fear of its being, 232. Watson, E. H., 183. Watson, George, 183. weak, victory of the, 296. Wellesley College, 100. Wellington, the Duke of, quot
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 9: the Western influence (search)
the quality of the American joke. Artemus War. So far as pure humor is concerned, there has never been a distinct boundary line between England and America. Nor can we say that what is called American humor belongs distinctively to the West. The early humorists were mostly of Eastern origin, though bred and emancipated in the Westthus Artemus Ward was from Maine, Josh Billings from Massachusetts, and Orpheus C. Kerr and Eli Perkins from New York. The prince among these jokers was Artemus Ward, who as a lecturer glided noiselessly upon the stage as if dressed for Hamlet, and looked as surprised as Hamlet if the audience laughed. The stage was dark, and the performance was interrupted by himself at intervals, to look for an imaginary pianist and singer who never came, but who became as real to the audience as Jefferson's imaginary dog Schneider in Rip Van Winkle, for whom he was always vainly whistling. This unseen singer, we were told, would thrill every heart with his song,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, chapter 13 (search)
dfield (New York), 1853. W. G. Simms's Novels, 18 vols., Redfield (New York), 1884-1886. H. B. Timrod's Poems, 1860. P. H. Hayne's Poems, D. Lothrop & Co., 1882. Sidney Lanier's Poems, Charles Scribner, 1884. Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass, 1855. Walt Whitman's Complete prose works, 1898. Chapter 9: the Western influence (A) This period is too recent to possess authorities. There is an excellent chapter in Wendell's Literary history. (B) C. F. Browne's (Artemus Ward) Complete works, Dillingham & Co., 1898. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. are the American publishers of Bret Harte's Complete works. Chronological table: events in American and English history and literature. English 1603-1625. James I. 1608. Milton born. 1610-1614. Chapman's Homer. 1611. The King James Bible. 1616. Shakespeare died. 1623. The Shakespeare Folio. 1625-1649. Charles I. 1625. Bacon's Esays. 1626. Bacon died. 1632. Milton's L'allegro andIl Pen
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
228. Twain, Mark, 236, 245, 246, 247. Twice-told tales, Hawthorne's, 184, 190. Tyler, Moses Coit, 14, 38, 57. Uncle Tom's cabin, Mrs. Stowe's, 126, 127, 128, 241. Unitarianism, 110, 154. Vanished, Emily Dickinson's, 264. Van Wart, Henry, 89. Verplanck, Gulian C., 81. Vining, Miss, 80. Vision of Sir Launfal, Lowell's, 164. Voices of the night, Longfellow's, 142. Walden, Thoreau's, 191. Wallace, Horace Binney, 72. Wallace, Lew, 129. Walpole, Horace, 45, 49. Ward, Artemus, 243. Warner, Charles Dudley, 88, 124. Warville, Brissot de, 52. Washington, 51, 63, 94, 117, 221. Wasson, David A., 264. Waverley novels, Scott's, 93, 274. Webster, Daniel, 43, 110, 111, 112-114. Webster, Hannah, 92. Webster, John, 258. Webster, Noah, 82. Week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers, Thoreau's, 191, 195. Welby, Mrs. Amelia B., 210. Wellington, Duke of, 123. Wendell, Barrett, 18, 109, 161. Wheeler, Charles Stearns, 261. When Lilacs last in the Doorya
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 18: Prescott and Motley (search)
rer, Mark Twain, and as a writer of easy, fertile monologue he anticipated Josh Billings, and Artemus Ward, two of his most famous successors. For the present discussion there remain three men who,illings (1818-85); David Ross Locke, Petroleum V. Nasby (1833-88); and Charles Farrar Browne, Artemus Ward (834-67). The first of these, a child of Massachusetts, wandered out to Ohio and finally surneyman printer, reporter, and editor in an Ohio town only a few miles west of Cleveland and Artemus Ward, whom indeed Locke began by imitating. In 1861 he began a series of letters in his paper oveeen opposed to the policy of equal justice. Of all the humorists mentioned in this chapter Artemus Ward alone was known beyond the seas. He was born in Maine, travelled as a wandering printer in tler. To this paper he began to contribute articles purporting to describe the experiences of Artemus Ward, an itinerant showman. He began to lecture in 1861 and had an unprecedented success on the p
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