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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 3 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 24 (search)
Among these obstacles was to be included, no doubt, the San Francisco newspapers, which were constantly showered among us from the Pacific shores with all the details of the enormous debts which Bret Harte had left behind him, and which he never in his life, so far as I could hear, made a serious effort to discharge. Through some distrust either of my friendship or of my resources, he never by any chance even offered, I believe, to borrow a dollar of me; but our more generous companion, George Waring, was not so fortunate. Another person, of nobler type, appears but imperfectly in my letters, namely, Miss Charlotte Cushman. I find, to be sure, the following penetrating touches from a companion who had always that quality, and who says of Miss Cushman, in her diary: She is very large, looks like an elderly man, with gray hair and very red cheeks — full of action and gesture-acts a dog just as well as a man or woman. She seems large-hearted, kind, and very bright and quick — look
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 3: Newport 1879-1882; aet. 60-63 (search)
my aide; we both marched up the aisle in Oxford caps and gowns. I opened the proceedings by an address in Latin, Greek, and English; and when I turned to Colonel Higginson and called him fili mihi dilectissime, he wickedly replied with three bows of such comic gravity that I almost gave way to unbecoming laughter. Not long before this he had published a paper on the Greek goddesses. I therefore assigned as his theme the problem, How to sacrifice an Irish bull to a Greek goddess. Colonel George Waring, the well-known engineer, being at that time in charge of a valuable farm in the neighborhood, was invited to discuss Social small potatoes: how to enlarge their eyes. An essay on rhinoscopy was given by Fanny Fern, the which I, chalk in hand, illustrated on the blackboard by the following equation:-- Nose+nose+nose =proboscis. Nose-nose-nose = snub. A class was called upon for recitations from Mother Goose in seven different languages. At the head of this Professor Goo
15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 37-39; II, 304, 320. Ward, Samuel, I, 16-18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29, 33-42, 46-52, 58-64, 68, 243, 272, 289, 351; II, 9, 16, 78, 89, 108, 235, 251, 319, 373. Ward, Samuel, I, 17, 30, 42, 46, 48, 51, 56-58, 62, 64, 65, 72, 77, 78, 143, 147, 153, 154, 219, 242; II, 7, 55, 60, 66, 67, 71, 72, 74, 78, 93-96, 125, 267, 287, 304, 369, 375, 411, 413. Letters to, 69, 70, 78, 81, 83, 84, 86. Ward, Thomas, I, 4. Ward, W. G., I, 238, 242. Ward, Mrs. W. G., I, 238. Waring, George, II, 48. Warner, C. D., II, 107, 198. Warner, H. P., I, 265. Warren, Mrs., Fiske, I, 288. Warren, William, II, 97. Warwick, R. I., I, 9, 16. Washington, II, 134. Washington, D. C., I, 186, 187, 189, 192, 200, 206, 238, 240, 246, 258, 259, 366; II, 131. Washington, Booker, II, 233, 261. Washington, George, I, 4-6, 12, 13, 111, 189; II, 143, 389. Washington Heights, I, 111. Wasson, Mr., I, 285, 290. Waters, Mrs., II, 179. Watts, Theodore, II, 171.