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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter
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Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs The literary epochs of New England may be said to have been three: the first issue of the North American Review (1815), that of the Dial (1840), and that of the Atlantic Monthly (1857). During
iterature except in a little book so excellently done that it should prove a classic,--A summer Cruise on the Coast of New England.
One of the controlling influences in the North American, and in all the Cambridge life of that period, was a man w post mediam noctem visus quum somnia vera, and forbade the perversion. ... Is everything so sterile and pygmy here in New England, that we must all, writers and readers, be forever replenishing ourselves with the mighty wonders of the Old World?
1891): It was the project of a young enthusiast [Mr. Underwood himself], who desired to enlist the leading authors of New England in the crusade against slavery, and it had been the subject of conferences at intervals with Lowell, Longfellow, and M