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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life 6 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 4 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910 3 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 16: literary life in Cambridge (search)
rom Longfellow's pen has that peculiar value to a biographer which comes from a distinct, unequivocal, low water mark in the intellectual product with which he has to deal. This book, Kavanagh, had the curious fate of bringing great disappointment to most of his friends and admirers, and yet of being praised by the two among his contemporaries personally most successful in fiction, Hawthorne and Howells. Now that the New England village life has proved such rich material in the hands of Mary Wilkins, Sarah Jewett, and Rowland Robinson, it is difficult to revert to Kavanagh (1849) without feeling that it is from beginning to end a piece of purely academic literature without a type of character, or an incident—one might almost say without a single phrase—that gives quite the flavor of real life. Neither the joys nor the griefs really reach the reader's heart for one moment. All the characters use essentially the same dialect, and every sentence is duly supplied with its anecdote or
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
., Barrett, 142; his Literary History of America, cited, 142 note. Wesselhoeft, Dr., Robert, 161. West Point, N. Y., 18. Westminster Abbey, service of commemoration for Longfellow at, 248-257. Weston, Miss Anne W., 167. Weston Mss., cited, 167 note. White Mountains, 51, 132. Whitman, Walt, 6, 10, 276. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1, 6, 68, 134, 168, 258, 265, 267, 285, 294; thanks Longfellow for his antislavery poems, 167; his literary position, 259; relations with Longfellow, 271. Wijk, Mr., 101-103. Wijk, Mrs., 102, 103. Wilcox, Carlos, 145. Wilde, Oscar, 292. Wilkins, Mary, 198. Willis, Nathaniel P., 8, 19, 89, 90, 247. Windsor Castle, 221. Winter, William, on Longfellow's unpublished poems, 276. Winthrop, R. C., 222. Wiseman, Cardinal, on Longfellow, 281. Worcester, Joseph E., 121. Worcester, Noah, 63, 64. Worcester, Mass., 118 note. Wordsworth, William, 7-10, 80, 266. York Cathedral, 224. Yorkshire County, Eng., 11. Zedlitz, Joseph C., 161.