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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 12 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.) 12 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
III. the period of the newness Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven. Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book XI. The above was the high-sounding name which was claimed for their own time by the youths and maidens who, under the guidance of Emerson, Parker, and others, took a share in the seething epoch sometimes called vaguely Transcendentalism. But as these chapters are to be mainly autobiographic, it is well to state with just what outfit I left college in 1841. I had a rather shallow reading knowledge of six languages, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, and Greek, and had been brought in contact with some of the best books in each of these tongues. I may here add that I picked up at a later period German, Portuguese, and Hebrew, with a little Swedish; and that I hope to live long enough to learn at least the alphabet in Russian. Then I had acquired enough of the higher mathematics to have a pupil or two in that branch; something of the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
, but when Darwin's great discoveries were yet to be achieved. In Worcester I did a great deal in the way of field observation, and organized, with Hale and others, the local Natural History Society, one branch of which, the botanical club, still bears my name. I also read many books on anthropology, and wrote for the Atlantic various essays on kindred themes, which were afterwards published in a volume as Out-door papers. The preparation for this work gave that enormity of pleasure, in Wordsworth's phrase, which only the habit of minute and written observation can convey; and I had many happy days, especially in the then unprofaned regions of Lake Quinsigamond. With all this revived the old love of athletic exercises: I was president of a gymnastic club, a skating club, and a cricket club, playing in several match games with the latter. I never actually belonged to a volunteer engine company, such as then existed everywhere,--it is a wonder that I did not,--but was elected an ho
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 11 (search)
erary cycle from that on which Emerson looked back in 1843. He then wrote that Europe had already lost ground; that it was not as in the golden days when the same town would show the traveler the noble heads of Scott, of Mackintosh, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Cuvier, and Humboldt. Yet I scarcely missed even these heads, nearly thirty years later than the time when he wrote, in the prospect of seeing Carlyle, Darwin, Tennyson, Browning, Tyndall, Huxley, Matthew Arnold, and Froude, with many minor yowledge which one sees in his poems; he pointed out, for instance, which ferns were American, and which had been attempted in this country, but had refused to grow. He talked freely about his own books, and it seemed to me that he must be like Wordsworth, as we find him in the descriptions of contemporaries,--a little too isolated in his daily life, and too much absorbed in the creations of his own fancy. Lord Houghton, his lifelong friend, said to me afterwards, Tennyson likes unmixed flatter
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 13 (search)
gain, during my service in the legislature, when some member had been sent there by his town, mainly to get one thing done,--a boundary changed or a local railway chartered,--he has come to me with an urgent request to make his speech for him; and I have tried to convince him of the universal truth that a single-speech man who has never before opened his lips, but who understands his question through and through, will be to other members a welcome relief from a voice they hear too often. Wordsworth says:--I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas I the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning. I have much oftener been saddened by the too great deference of men who were my superiors in everything but a diploma than I have been amazed by their jealousy or distrust. It is my firm conviction that there never was an honester body of men, on the whole, than the two Massachusetts legislatures with which I served in 1880 and 188 . If there has been
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
. Wendell, Barrett, 52. Wentworth, Amy, 8. Weyman, Stanley, 29. Whewell, William, 92, 101. Whipple, E. P., 170, 176. White, A. D. , 312. White, Blanco, 183. White, William, 126. White fugitive slaves, 146. Whitman, Walt, 230, 231, 289. Whittier, J. G., 8, 111, 128, 132, 133, 134, 135, 168, 171, 178, 179, 180, 185, 237. Whittier, Elizabeth, 133, 134. Wightman, Mayor, 244. Wilberforce, William, 327. Wilder, S. V. S., 10. Willis, Mr. 233. Willis, N. P., 95, 271. Wilson, Billy, 231. Wimpffen, General, 324 Wines, E. C., 310. Winkelried, Arnold, 154. Winnemucca, Sarah, 87. Winthrop, R. C., 53. Winthrop, Theodore, 107. Wise, H. A., 224, 225. Woman's Rights Movement, 120. Woman Suffrage, 121. Woodward, Rufus, 62. Wordsworth, William, 69, 194, 272, 294, 338. Wnght, H. C., 113. Wyman, J C., 176, 178. Xanthus, 112. Zaccone, M., 313. Zamacois, Eduardo, 295. Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S. A. Electrotyped and printed by H. O. Houghton and co.