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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
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.) 3 1 Browse Search
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of, that stalking disease might single him out in the camp, that he might fall unnoticed when on lonely picket service, that in the wild tumult of the cannonading or the panting rush of the bayonet charge he might be forgotten by his comrades. Mrs. Ward voiced the desire of all true women, both North and South. Though the hero in Blue or in Gray was not to fill the pages of history with deathless deeds, these women believed that at least he would find an honored grave and rise to a higher bliOf departed battle-hours May not leave for us their searching Message from those distant hours. Sisters, daughters, mothers, think you, Would your heroes now or then, Dying, kiss your pictured faces, Wishing they'd been better men? Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward. The wintry blast goes wailing by Like a vision evoked by Gordon McCabe's verse rises this encampment of the Forty-fourth New York on the Virginia plains. The snow that covers the foreground suggests of itself the faint smoke t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 10: Favorites of a day (search)
of the money, but cares little for the criticism, since he rarely sees it. What is hard for authors, foreign or native, to understand is that fame is apt to be most transitory where it is readiest, and that they should make hay while the sun shines. A year ago the bookseller's monthly returns, as seen in The Bookman and elsewhere, gave the leadership in the sales of every American city to English or Scotch books; now one sees the recent American tales by Hopkinson Smith or Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, for example, leading in every town. There is no deep national principle involved-only a casual change, like that which takes athletic prizes for a few years from one college and gives them to another. Novels and even whole schools of fiction emerge and disappear like the flash or darkening of a revolving light in a light-house; you must use the glimpse while you have it. The highways of literature are spread over, says Holmes, with the shells of dead novels, each of which h
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 7: books for children (search)
ll previous prigs appear reticent and recreant. With Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney (1824-1906) the latest phase of the impulse, though not escaping sentimentality and self-righteousness, steered a middle course. Her many popular books, notably Faith Gartney's girlhood (1863), continue to be widely read and possess an endearing quality which her predecessors forfeited by their obviousness. Hardly Sunday School books and yet chiefly the product of the same strong religious purpose are Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward's even more naturalistic infantiles and juveniles. They show the girl prig on the decided decline. The early writers of Sunday School literature, who alone were doing native work, are nameless now; but the decade 1830-40 brought forward our first group of juvenile authors, who, though they all assisted in supplying the Sunday School trade, wrote also for children much that was not intended to meet it specifically. Five were women, who wrote for girls; and two were men, who
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.), Index (search)
316 Virginians of the Valley, the, 299, 303 306 Vision of Sir Launfal, the, 251 Visit from Saint Nicholas, 241, 408 Voices of freedom, 46 Voltaire, 126, 128, 230 Voices of the night, 34 Vondel, 225 Voyage of the good ship Union, 303 Wadsworth family, the, 32 Waif, the, 35 Wait for the wagon, 298 Waiting for news, 286 Wakefield, 24 Walden, or life in the woods, 12, 14 Wallace, A. R., 222 Wanted—A Man, 276, 280 War, 45 Ward, General, 225 Ward, Elizabeth S. P., 280, 388, 398, 401 Ward, Nathaniel, 149 Ware, Rev., Henry, 208, 397 Ware family, the, 197 Warfield, Mrs., 305 War-Lyrics, 278 War lyrics and Songs of the South, 299 Warner, Susan, 398 War poetry of the South, 300 Warren, James, 105 Warren, Mercy, Otis, 104, 105 Washington, Booker T., 323-325, 326, 351 Washington, George, 116, 117, 118, 181, 182, 260 Wasp, the, 387 Watts, Isaac, 401 Way down upon the Suwanee River, 353 Way to Arcady, the, 243 W
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 9: Whittier at home (search)
d manifestations. They wooed the courteous ghosts together; but he said, Much as I have wooed them, they never appear to me. Mrs. Stowe is more fortunate — the spirits sometimes come at her bidding, but never at mine — and what wonder? It would be a foolish spirit that did not prefer her company to that of an old man like me. They would repeat, says Mrs. Claflin, the most marvellous stories of ghostly improbabilities, apparently for the time being believing every word. With Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, who had written on the possible employments of another life, he would discuss that theme with a relish, but would add, Elizabeth, thee would not be happy in heaven unless thee could go missionary to the other place, now and then. Quakers, if genuine, usually have rather a predilection for fighters. Garibaldi was one of Whittier's heroes, so was General Gordon, so was young Colonel Shaw; and so was John Bright, who fought with words only. Whittier wrote at his death to Mr
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
remont House, Boston, 59. Trumbull, Governor, John, 51. Tuckerman, Henry T., 109. Tufts, Henry, 18, 103. Tyson, Elisha, 49. U. Underwood, Francis H., his Whittier, quoted, 29-32,58-61. United States, 100; Supreme Bench of, 181. United States Senate, 44; Sumner elected to, 45. V. Van Buren, Martin, 68. Vaudois Teacher, the, 166-168. Ventura, Father, 88. Vere, Aubrey de, 36. Vermont, 35. Villager, the, 87. Virginia, 157. W. Waldensian Synod, 166. Ward, Mrs. E. S. P., acquaintance with Whittier, 112. Wardwell, Lydia, 85. Warner, C. D., 178. Washburn, E. A., 97. Washington, D. C., 26, 48, 99, 171. Wasson, David A., his opinion of Whittier, 153, 154. Webster, Daniel, 6, 58, 156. Webster, Ezekiel, 58. Weld, Theodore, D., 115. Wendell, Ann E., 171; Whittier's letter to, 81, 172. Wendell, Professor, Barrett, his Literary History of America, quoted, 96. West Amesbury, Mass., 45. Wheelwright, Rev., John, 84. White Mountains, the, 1