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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
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 4: the New York period (search)
who grew up on his poetry as a boy, just before Longfellow stepped into his tracks, can testify that the diet he afforded, though sparing, was uplifting, and, though it did not perhaps enrich the blood, elevated the ideal of a whole generation. He first set our American landscape to music, naming the birds and flowers by familiar names. He first described the beauty of the Painted Cup, for instance, without calling it Castilleia, and he sang the snowy blossoms of the Shad-Bush which even Whittier called the Aronia-- When the Aronia by the river Lighted up the swarming shad. Professor Woodberry finely says of the Puritans, Their very hymns had lost the sense of poetic form. They had in truth forgotten poetry; the perception of it as a noble and exquisite form of language had gone from them, nor did it come back until Bryant recaptured for the first time its grander lines at the same time that he gave landscape to the virgin horizons of the country. Harper's magazine, July, 1
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 5: the New England period — Preliminary (search)
These two great novels, moreover, were written from the point of view of the moralist rather than of the literary artist. Ramona is in all points of literary finish far superior to Uncle Tom's cabin, of which Mrs. Stowe herself used to say that she left her verbs and nominative cases to be brought together by her publishers. I well remember in the latter case the enthusiasm with which the story was read at the North, first appearing in chapters in the National era, then edited in part by Whittier; and that this feeling, beginning with those already convinced of the wrong of slavery, extended itself rapidly to others. The reception of Ramona was as decisively cordial, though on a scale less vast; it indeed reached foreign countries hardly at all. So purely in the spirit of a tract was Uncle Tom conceived that it is hard for those who do not remember the absorbing interest which its theme at that time possessed, to understand the enthusiasm with which it was received, both here an
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 6: the Cambridge group (search)
morable highway in America. Longfellow and Whittier. The American traveler in England who takeakes it the more interesting to remember that Whittier was born within five miles of the old Longfelgfellow had the habits of a man of the world, Whittier those of a recluse; Longfellow touched reformake him one of the most permanent. John Greenleaf Whittier. Whittier, like Garrison,--who firse from Holmes — tumbled about in libraries. Whittier had, on the other hand, the early training of of common life so absolutely in his hands as Whittier. Had anything been wanting in this respect, not rear or Harvard College teach. John Greenleaf Whittier was born in Haverhill, Mass., on Dec.ccess. Personally, my first interview with Whittier was in my student days, soon after my graduat with flame. It is only in this respect that Whittier resembles Burns. His character was as firm, le and healthy way of living. Longfellow and Whittier — who died Sept. 4, 1892 undeniably lacked th[13 more...]<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 7: the Concord group (search)
lf remember how limited a circle greeted the reprint in the enlarged edition of 1841. When Poe, about 1846, wrote patronizingly of Hawthorne, he added, It was never the fashion, until lately, to speak of him in any summary of our best authors. Whittier once told me that when he himself had obtained, with some difficulty, in 1847, the insertion of one of Hawthorne's sketches in the National era, the latter said quietly, There is not much market for my wares. It has always seemed to me the grea of time which sifts out genius is an uncertain quantity. In the Boston of that period it was fancied quite easy thus to sift it out — but it proved that while men were right in attributing this gift to Emerson, Longfellow, Holmes, Lowell, and Whittier, the critics were quite wrong in denying it to Thoreau, who was generally regarded as a mere reflection of Emerson. Mrs. Thoreau, the mother, thought with quite as much justice that it was Emerson who reflected her son; but the weight of opinio
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 10: forecast (search)
e 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 boat, however small, on which his fame may float down towards immortality, even if it never attains it. This is the case, for instance, with Longfellow's Hiawatha, Lowell's Commemoration Ode, Holmes's Chambered Nautilus, Whittier's Snow-bound, Mrs. Howe's Battle Hymn, Whitman's My Captain, Aldrich's Fredericksburg sonnet, Helen Jackson's Spinning, Thoreau's Smoke, Bayard Taylor's Song of the Camp, Emerson's Daughters of time, Burroughs's Serene I Fold my hands, Piatt's The morning Street, Mrs. Hooper's I slept and dreamed that life was beauty, Stedman's Thou art mine, Thou hast given thy word, Wasson's All's well, Brownlee Brown's Thalatta, Ellery Channing's To-morrow, Harriet Spofford's In a summer evening, Lanier'
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
te only (1871) ; As strong as a bird on Pinions free (1872) ; Specimen days, and collect (1883); November Boughs (1888) ; Sands at seventy (1888) ; and a collective edition entitled Complete poems and prose (1889). Died Mar. 26, 1892. Whittier, John Greenleaf Born in Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 17, 1807. The Quaker poet had slender means, and by shoe-making and a term of school teaching earned money to attend the Haverhill Academy for two terms. At the age nineteen he had contributed verse anonymously to the Free press, edited by W. L. Garrison, who encouraged the poet and became his life-long friend. Later, Whittier edited the American Manufacturer, the Haverhill Gazette, and the Hartford, Conn., New England weekly Review, also contributing to John Neal's magazine, The Yankee, and afterward editing the Pennsylvania Freeman. He at first contributed most of his literary work to the National era of Washington, D. C., an important anti-slavery paper, but after the establishment of t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, chapter 13 (search)
ott (London), 1887. S. T. Pickard's Life and letters of John Greenleaf Whittier, 2 vols., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1894. T. W. Higginson's Whittier, in English men of letters series, 1901. J. T. Morse's Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2 vols., Houghton, Mifflin &n & Co., are the authorized publishers of the works of Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau. The standard. W. E. Channing's Discourses, reviews, and Miscellanies. 1831. Whittier's Legends of New England. 1833. Poe's Ms. Found in a Bottle. 1849. George Ticknor's History of Spanish literature. 1849. Whittier's Voices of freedom. 1850. Hawthorne's Scarlet letter. 1850.sination of Lincoln. 1865. Lowell's Commemoration Ode. 1866. Whittier's Snow-bound. 1866. Howells's Venetian days. 1868. E. E. Hal85. Howells's Rise of Silas Lapham. 1891. Lowell died. 1892. Whittier and Whitman died. 1893. World's Fair at Chicago. 1894. Holme
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
iam, 187. Autocrat of the breakfast table, Holmes's, 157, 158. Bancroft, George, 87, 111, 117, 143. Barclay of Ury, Whittier's, 147. Barlow, Joel, 38. Battle of the Kegs, Hopkinson's, 55. Baudelaire, 208. Beauclerc, Lady, Diana, 168. ark Twain, 236, 245, 246-247. Marmion, Scott's, 37. Marshes of Glynn, Lanier's, 264. Massachusetts to Virginia, Whittier's, 152. Masson, David, 165. Mather, Cotton, 12, 15, 18-20, 269. Merry wives of Windsor, 1. .Metamonphoses, Ovid's, 90, 103. Sky Walk, Brown's, 70. Smith, Capt., John, 7. Smith, Joseph, 69. Smoke, Thoreau's, 264. Snow-bound, Whittier's, 264. Society of Friends, 146. Song of the broad-axe, Whitman's, 229. Southey, Robert, 258. Sparkling and BrigWhite, 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,