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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 58 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
tle of Lexington, and a bullet mark in the porch still recalls that period. The only member of the church who took the colonial side was appointed commissary general to the forces; the rest fleeing to General Gage in Boston. All these things were traditional among Cambridge boys; we knew the spot where the troops had been drawn up, opposite Dr. Holmes's Old Manse, while President Langdon offered prayer, ere he dismissed them to their march toward Bunker Hill. We all knew the spot where Washington took command of the army; and the house (the Craigie House) where he dwelt. We played the battle of Bunker Hill on the grass-grown redoubts built during the siege of Boston. Only one of these is left, the three-gun battery known as. Fort Washington, but there was a finer one on Putnam Avenue, where greenhouses now stand. More elaborate than any were those around the ruins of the convent on Mount Benedict in Somerville; they encircled the hill and could accommodate a regiment of schoolbo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 2: old Cambridge in three literary epochs (search)
Is not the history of this people transcendent in the chronicles of the world for pure, homogeneous sublimity and beauty and richness? Go down some ages of ages from this day, compress the years from the landing of the Pilgrims to the death of Washington into the same span as the first two centuries of Athens now fill in our memories. Will men then come hither from all regions of the globe — will the tomb of Washington, the rock of the Puritans, then become classic to the world? will these spWashington, the rock of the Puritans, then become classic to the world? will these spots and relics here give them inspiration, the theme, the image of the poet and orator and sculptor, and be the ground of splendid mythologies? . . . We do not express the men and the miracles of our history in our social action, and correspondingly, ay, and by consequence, we do not outwrite them in poetry or art. We are looking abroad and back after a literature. Let us come and live, and know in living a high philosophy and faith; so shall we find now, here, the elements, and in our own good
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
of students who had taken their degrees before the Revolutionary War. Among them was the name of John Tracy, beneath which some one, possibly a rival in scholarship or love, had written stultus by way of brief verdict. We knew that in this house the battle of Bunker Hill was planned, and we knew that on yonder green the American soldiers had halted for prayers from the college president ere they marched to the field. Looking across the common, then unfenced, we saw the tree beneath which Washington had taken command of the Continental Army, and not far off was the old churchyard, and Dr. Holmes had made that plot of ground classic to us by poems which we knew by heart. We pondered over those long inscriptions where, as Holmes himself has said, The dead presidents stretched their weary bones under epitaphs stretched out at as full length as their subjects. We chose out the very stone he describes in the poem, The empty urn of pride as he calls it — the tomb of the Vassall family be
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 4: Longfellow (search)
pendent boughs and have since perished of sheer old age. Longfellow however greatly improved the appearance of the grounds by the low-fenced terrace which is so appropriate that one finds it hard not to carry that appendage back to the time of Washington. Craigie House has played a much larger part in Cambridge tradition than the houses which were also the birthplaces of Holmes and Lowell. Those who have spent summers in Cambridge within the last ten years must know well-such is certainly my own experiencethat twice as many strangers inquired the way to Craigie House as to Elmwood and the gambrel-roofed house put together; and though this might be partly due to associations with Washington, yet I am confident that these made but a small portion of the whole interest in the abode. I have seldom felt so keenly the real worth of popular fame as when one summer day, in passing Craigie House, I found a young man of somewhat rustic appearance and sunburned look eagerly questioning two
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
rge, 14, 27, 117, 121, 122, 191. Tracy, John, 78. Trowbridge, J. T., 65. Tuckerman, H. T., 172. Tudor, William, 44. Tufts, Henry, 30. Underwood, F. H., 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 87. Vane, Harry, 19. Vassall family, 22, 79, 148. Vassall, Mrs., John, 151. Vassall, Col., Henry, 150. Vassall, Col., John, 150, 151. Vassall, Mrs., Penelope, 150, 151. Voltaire, F. M. A. de, 124. Walker, S. C., 113. Ware family, 15. Ware, Rev., Henry, 157. Ware, John, 157. Ware, William, 50. Washington, George, 56. Wasson, Rev. D. A., 104. Weiss, Rev., John, 104. Welde, Rev., Thomas, 7. Wells, William, 150. Wendell, Miss, Sally, 75. Wheeler, C. S., 140. Whipple, E. P., 35. Whittier, J. G., 67, 70, 107, 136. Wigglesworth, Rev., Edward, 8. Wild, Jonathan, 165. Wilkinson, Prof. W. C., 189. Willis, N. P., 33, 173. Wilson, Rev., John, 19. Winthrop, Hannah, 19. Winthrop, Gov., John, 3, 4, 19. Winthrop, Prof., John, 13. Woodberry, Prof. G. E., 70. Worcester, Dr. J. E., 51. Young,