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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 86 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 82 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 44 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 42 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.) 38 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 38 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 36 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 32 0 Browse Search
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XXXVIII. the Potomac—Ball's Bluff—Dranesville. Scott a failure Gen. McClellan called to Washington brings order out of Chaos great increase of our army no advance Ball's Bluff Drauesville--all quiet the Hutchinsons expelled Whittier's Lyric. the disaster at Bull Run, and the amazing imbecility betrayed in allowing several of the regiments there routed to continue their panic-stricken, disorderly flight over the bridges into Washington, whence many soldiers, and even offiirection of Maj.-Gen. McClellan, the permit given to the Hutchinson Family to sing in the camps, and their pass to cross the Potomac, are revoked, and they will not be allowed to sing to the troops. As the then freshly uttered stanzas of John G. Whittier, which thus caused the peremptory, ignominious suppression and expulsion of the Hutchinsons, are of themselves a memorable and stirring portion of the history of our time, they may fitly — as they will most worthily — close this volume: E
stroyed, 526; boundary between West and Old Virginia, 527. Wheeling, Va, meeting and Convention at, 518. Wheeling Intelligencer, The, citation from, 522. Whitney, Eli, 53; early life, etc., 58-9; goes to Georgia, 60; invents the Cotton-Gin, 61; letter to Fulton, 65; his death. 66. White, J. W., letter from T. A. Andrews to, 367. White, Lieut.-Col., at Carnifex Ferry, 525. White, Major frank J., 591-2. Whitfield, John W., 237; 240; 241; sacks and burns Osawatomie, 245. Whittier, John G., poem by, 630. Wigfall, Lewis T., of Texas, 373; 448. Wilcox, Col., wounded at Bull Run, 545. Wild Cat, Ky., Rebels defeated at, 615-16. Wilkes, Capt., seizes Mason and Slidell, 606-7. Wilkesbarre, Pa., fugitive-slave case at, 216. Williams, Euphemia, the case of, 216. Williams, Col. John S., at Piketon, Ky., 616. Wilmot, David, of Pa., 189; 319. Wilson, Senator, of Mass., 309; 571-2. Wilson's Zouaves, at Santa Rosa Island, 602. Wilson's Creek, batt
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
by slave-owners. On Jan. 1, 1831, Garrison began publishing The liberator, in Boston; the New England Anti-Slavery Society was formed Jan. 1, 1832; in 1833 Garrison visited England, and secured from Wilberforce, Zachary Macaulay, Daniel O'Connell, and other English abolitionists, a condemnation of the colonizationists. In December, 1833, the American Anti-Slavery Society was organized, in Philadelphia, by an abolition convention of which Beriah Green was president and Lewis Tappan and John G. Whittier secretaries. From this time the question became of national importance. Able and earnest men, such as Weld, May, and Phillips, journeyed through the Northern States as the agents of the National Society, founding State branches and everywhere lecturing on abolition, and were often met by mob violence. In Connecticut, in 1833, Miss Prudence Crandall, of Canterbury, opened her school for negro girls. The Legislature, by act of May 24, 1833, forbade the establishment of such schools, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Centennial Exhibition, (search)
he President of the United States (General Grant), in the presence of fully 100,000 people, appeared upon the great platform erected for the occasion, accompanied by his wife, when the Grand Centennial March, composed by Richard Wagner, the great German musical composer, was performed by the orchestra of Theodore Thomas. Then Bishop Simpson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, uttered a prayer, and was followed by a thousand voices chanting an impressive Centennial hymn, composed by John Greenleaf Whittier, accompanied by a grand organ and the whole orchestra. When the chanting was ended the chairman of the Centennial Board of Finance formally presented the building to the United States Centennial Commission. After a cantata, composed by Sidney Lanier, of Georgia, was sung, General Hawley, president of the Commission, presented the exhibition to the President of the United States, after which the latter made a brief response. The American flag was then unfurled over the Main Buildi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pastorius, Francis Daniel -1681 (search)
Pastorius, Francis Daniel -1681 Author of A Particular Geographical Description of the Lately Discovered Province of Pennsylvania situated on the Frontiers of this Western World, America. Published in Frankfort and Leipzig in 1700; translated from the original German by Lewis H. Weiss. John G. Whittier, in an introductory note to his poem, The Pennsylvania Pilgrim, wrote: The beginning of German emigration to America may be traced to the personal influence of William Penn, who in 1677 visited the Continent, and made the acquaintance of an intelligent and highly cultivated circle of Pietists, or Mystics, who, reviving in the seventeenth century the spiritual faith and worship of Tauler and the Friends of God in the fourteenth, gathered about the pastor Spener, and the young and beautiful Eleonora Johanna von Merlau. In this circle originated the Frankfort Land Company, which bought of William Penn, the governor of Pennsylvania, a tract of land near the new city of Philad
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prisoners for debt. (search)
of the creditor's demand. Robert Morris, whose financial ability was the main dependence of the colonies in carrying on the war for independence, was a prisoner for debt in his old age. Red Jacket, the Seneca chief, once saw a man put in jail in Batavia, N. Y., for debt. His remark— He no catch beaver there! —fully illustrated the unwisdom of such laws; for surely a man in prison cannot earn money to pay a debt. Public attention was thoroughly aroused to the cruelties of the law when John G. Whittier wrote his stirring poem, The prisoner for debt, in which he thus alluded to Colonel Barton: What hath the gray-haired prisoner done? Hath murder stained his hands with gore? Ah, no! his crime's a fouler one— God made the old man poor. For this he shares a felon's cell, The fittest earthly type of hell! For this, the boon for which he poured His young blood on the invader's sword, And counted light the fearful cost— His blood-gained liberty is lost! Down with the law that bin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ed......Oct. 8, 1833 Great display of shooting-stars......morning of Nov. 13, 1833 Twenty-third Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 2, 1833 American Anti-slavery Society organized at Philadelphia; Beriah Green president, and John G. Whittier one of the secretaries......Dec. 6, 1833 Mr. Clay offers a resolution, Dec. 10, inquiring of the President whether a paper read to heads of departments under date of Sept. 18, 1833, relative to the deposits of the public money, was genuion, Staten Island......Aug. 31, 1892 President Harrison orders twenty days quarantine of all immigrant vessels from cholera-infected ports......Sept. 1, 1892 President Harrison's letter of acceptance published......Sept. 5, 1892 John Greenleaf Whittier, poet, born 1807, dies at Hampton Falls, N. H.......Sept. 7, 1892 Ex-Senator Francis Kernan, born 1816, dies at Utica, N. Y.......Sept. 7, 1892 Lieutenant Peary and party arrive at St. John's, Newfoundland, on the steamer Kite, s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
on of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union opens at Boston......Nov. 10, 1891 Governor's salary raised from $5,000 to $8,000......March 24, 1892 City of Quincy celebrates its centennial......July 4, 1892 Ex-Gov. Henry J. Gardner dies at Milton......July 22, 1892 Lizzie Borden arrested at Fall River charged with the murder (Aug. 4) of her father and stepmother......Aug. 11, 1892 Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Gloucester opens......Aug. 23, 1892 J. G. Whittier dies at Hampton Falls, N. H., Sept. 7; buried at Amesbury......Sept. 10, 1892 Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Woburn begins......Oct. 2, 1892 Gen. Benj. F. Butler, born 1818, dies at Washington, D. C., Jan. 11, buried at Lowell......Jan. 16, 1893 Phillips Brooks, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, dies at his home, Boston......Jan. 23, 1893 Great fire in Boston; loss, $5,000,000......March 10, 1893 Tremont Temple destroyed by fire......Ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
e late Benjamin Thompson, of Durham, and passes a secret or Australian ballot act at its session......Jan. 7–April 11, 1891 Ex-Gov. Samuel W. Hale dies at Brooklyn, aged sixty-eight......Oct. 16, 1891 Monument to Matthew Thornton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Merrimac......May 27, 1892 Statue of John P. Hale, donated by his son-in-law, W. E. Chandler, unveiled in the State-house yard, Concord......Aug. 31, 1892 John Greenleaf Whittier, born 1807, dies at Hampton Falls......Sept. 7, 1892 Vote for governor: John B. Smith, Republican, 43,676; Luther F. McKinney, Democrat, 41,501; Edgar L. Carr, Prohibition, 1,563; scattering, 320......November, 1892 Insane asylum at Dover burned; forty-five lives lost......Feb. 9, 1893 Monument to Maj.-Gen. John Sullivan, erected by legislative authority, dedicated at Durham......Sept. 27, 1894 Vote for governor: Charles A. Busiel, Republican. 46,491; Henry O. Kent, Dem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington's inauguration, Centennial of (search)
evening the Centennial Ball was given in the Metropolitan Opera-house. On April 30 a special service of thanksgiving was held in St. Paul's Chapel, being conducted in the same manner as that held in the same place on the day of Washington's inauguration 100 years before. Literary exercises then took place at the corner of Wall and Nassau streets, the scene of the first inauguration ceremonies. These exercises consisted of an invocation by the Rev. Dr. Richard S. Storrs, a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, an oration by Chauncey M. Depew, and an address by President Harrison. The remainder of the day was given to a grand military parade, ending with a free open-air concert of vocal and instrumental music and a general illumination of the city. On May 1 a great industrial and civic parade, under command of Maj.-Gen. Daniel Butterfield as chief marshal, took place, and was witnessed by 500,000 spectators. The celebration was conducted with complete success throughout, and not only r
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