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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
ond place in more races than any other horse in America. Yet it is to be remembered that there is a compensation in all these matters: the most laborious historian is pretty sure to be superseded within thirty years as it has already been prophesied that even Parkman will be-by the mere accumulation of new material; while the more discursive writer may perchance happen on some felicitous statement that shall rival in immortality-Fletcher of Saltoun's one sentence, or the single sonnet of Blanco White. In 1859 the Atlantic monthly passed into the hands of Ticknor & Fields, the junior publisher becoming finally its editor. It was a change of much importance to all its contributors, and greatly affected my own literary life. Lowell had been, of course, an appreciative and a sympathetic editor, yet sometimes dilatory and exasperating. Thus, a paper of mine on Theodore Parker, which should have appeared directly after the death of its subject, was delayed for five months by being ac
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
25. Ware, Henry, 138. Ware, Thornton, 29. Ware family, the, 180. Washington, George, 16. Wasson, D. A., 112, 169. Watkins, W. I., 217. Watson, Marston, 78. Webb, Seth, 157. Webster, Daniel, 82, 136, 297. Webster, J. W., 27. Weiss, John, 103, 169. Weld, S. M., 78. Weller, Sam, 334. Wells, W. H., 129. Wells, William, 19, 20, 2x. Wendell, Barrett, 52. Wentworth, Amy, 8. Weyman, Stanley, 29. Whewell, William, 92, 101. Whipple, E. P., 170, 176. White, A. D. , 312. White, Blanco, 183. White, William, 126. White fugitive slaves, 146. Whitman, Walt, 230, 231, 289. Whittier, J. G., 8, 111, 128, 132, 133, 134, 135, 168, 171, 178, 179, 180, 185, 237. Whittier, Elizabeth, 133, 134. Wightman, Mayor, 244. Wilberforce, William, 327. Wilder, S. V. S., 10. Willis, Mr. 233. Willis, N. P., 95, 271. Wilson, Billy, 231. Wimpffen, General, 324 Wines, E. C., 310. Winkelried, Arnold, 154. Winnemucca, Sarah, 87. Winthrop, R. C., 53. Winthrop, Theodore, 107. Wis
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 10: forecast (search)
a sale of nearly three hundred thousand copies in two years; his Living world and The story of man were sold to the number of nearly two hundred and fifty thousand each, and were endorsed by Gladstone and Bismarck. This was only fifteen years ago, for in 1888 he received for copyright $33,000 and in 1889 $50,000; yet one rarely finds any book of reference or library catalogue that contains his name. Is it not better to be unknown in one's lifetime, and yet live forever by one poem, like Blanco White with his sonnet called Life and light, or by one saying, like Fletcher of Saltoun, with his I care not who makes the laws of a people, so I can make its ballads, than to achieve such evanescent splendors as this? One thing the larger public is likely to do. It is a fortunate fact that popular judgment, even at the time, is apt to fix upon some one poem by each poet, for instance, and connect the author with that poem inseparably thenceforward. Fate appears to assign to each some one b
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
52, and was published in book form in 1852 ; A key to uncle Tom's cabin, Presenting the original facts and documents upon which the story is founded, together with Corroborative statements Verifying the truth of the work (1853) ; a peep into uncle Tom's cabin, for children (1853); Sunny memories of foreign lands (1854); Dred: a tale of the great Dismal Swamp (1856); The Minister's Wooing (1859); Old town Folks (1869); Lady Byron Vindicated, a history of the Byron controversy (1869); Pink and White tyranny (1871); Religious poems (1865); Men of our times (1868); Footsteps of the masters (1876); Poganuc people (1878); and a Dog's Mission (1881). Died in Hartford, Conn., July 1, 1896. Taylor, Bayard Born in Kennett Square, Chester Co., Penn., Jan. 11, 1825. He received a high-school education and contributed poems to local papers, bringing out his first volume, Ximena, and other poems, in 1844. Some of his publications are Views Afoot, or Europe seen with Knapsack and staff (1846
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
126. Letters from Silesia, J. Q. Adams's, 66. Lettersfrom under a Bridge, Willis's, 261. Lewis, Estelle Anne, 210. Lewis and Clark, 239. Lexington, Battle of, 41, 59. Library of American biography, Sparks's, 71. Life and light, White's, 263. Life of Columbus, Irving's, 87, 119. Lincoln, Earl of, 10. Literary magazine and American Register, 70. Little boy Blue, Field's, 264. Little Giffen, Ticknor's, 216. Living world, Buel's, 263. London monthly Review, 69.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 Dooryard Bloomed, Whitman's, 232. Whipple, Edwin Percy, 124, 125. White, Blanco, 263. White, Maria, 161. Whitman, Walt, 220, 221, 223, 227-234, 264. Whittier, Elizabeth, 240. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 128, 136, 137, 145-153, 197, 264. Whittier, Thomas, 147. Wieland, Brown's, 70. Wigglesworth, Michael, 14, 20. W
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, XI (search)
his all upon a small volume of poems, among which there may be one, conceived in some happy hour, that shall live. After the few great reputations there is perhaps no better anchorage in the vast sea of fame than a single sonnet like that of Blanco White. Since, at the best, one's reputation is to be determined by one's high-water mark, why not be content with that alone? If all but the one best work must surely be forgotten, why should the rest be called into existence? Let it perish with to be next to fine doing, the top thing in the universe; and we must not forget that Wolfe, before Quebec, pronounced fine writing to be the greater thing of the two. The crowning instances of high-water marks are in those poems which, like Blanco White's sonnet, alone bear the writer's name down to posterity. How completely the truculent Poe fancied that he had extinguished for all time the poetry of my gifted and wayward kinsman, Ellery Channing; and yet it is not at all certain that the o