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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 48 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.) 40 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 26 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 22 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men 8 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 26 (search)
s perhaps no figure, not even the mail — carrier, so ubiquitous, or on the whole so uniform. Local organizations may vary; a State may be divided into townships or into counties, into boroughs or into hundreds; the little communities may be governed by mayors or by selectmen — it makes no difference; the teacher is the same. Originally a Northern institution, she is becoming naturalized in the Southern States; first recognized along the Atlantic coast, she has spread to the Pacific; and Bret Harte has described her again and again in the wild mining towns, always emphasizing her immaculate starched skirts and her equally spotless demeanor. And wherever she goes, she stands for the entrance, during the last fifty years, of a finer force into our civilization. It fell to the writer's lot, on his very earliest entrance on the work of the school-committee man, to encounter a sort of object-lesson in this finer force. There was an out-of-town school, in a farming district, where the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 30 (search)
idence that Holmes and Whittier, as they grow older, are growing almost as tolerant. If the best literary endorsement thus goes for very little, what can the second-best be worth? Moreover, the editor is constantly looking out for new names; he hungers and thirsts after the genius of the future. Just as the great trotting horses of the turf fare often those which the keen eye of a jockey has rescued from a dray or a coal-cart, so it is the editor's dream to detect a coming Mark Twain or Bret Harte in some nameless young aspirant. Past celebrities, he knows very well, go rapidly off the stage; what he wants is a fresh one. The difficulty is to know his rising genius when still harnessed to the coal-cart; and here he must trust only himself and take his own risks. Now as to entering the profession of literature. My correspondent who writes the above letter knows that, if she has a son or a brother who wishes success as a physician or a watch-maker, he must take time to train hi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 44 (search)
t the slightest reference to the part of our country from which they came. Why should it be otherwise when we are at home again? But in fact the mutual criticism of Eastern and Western, Northern and Southern, is often very much like that between Englishmen and Americans; it is not fraternal, but critical, almost satirical--a little more than kin and less than kind. In England the very compliments given to an American are apt to sting. If he does not speak through his nose or talk like Bret Harte's heroes, he is regarded as exceptional. You an American!-I give you my word of honor I never should have suspected it. These words, which he is equally liable to hear from his host, his tailor, and the waiting-maid at his inn, are more annoying than any personal censure, and make him long for a moment to tilt his chair, to put his feet on the table, to do anything that shall free him from being thus complimented at the expense of his race. And yet this class of remarks may be constan
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
stone, W. E., 136. Godwin, M. W., 232. Godwin, William, 178. Goethe, J. W. von, quoted, 36, 179, 291. Gosse, E. H., quoted, 193. Gough, J. B., 309. Gower, Lord, Ronald, 138. graces, the S11Y, 306. Grant and Ward, 191. Grant, General U. S., 20, 127, 303. Griswold, R. W., 289. Gymnastics, elevation of, 64. H. Hair, the uses of, 2. Hale, E. E., 206. Hale, H. E., his theory of language. 181. Hale, Lucretia, 40. Harem, Shadow of the, 12. Harland, Marion, 13. Harte, Bret, 132, 153, 224. Harvard University, 88, 275, 287. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, quoted, 105. Hayley, William, 113. Hayne, P. H., quoted, 223. Hemans, F. D., 18, 19. hills, A return to the, 301. Histoire Litteraire des Femmes Francaises, 252. Holmes, Dr. O. W., quoted, 51. Also 96, 153, 203. home, American love of, 281. home, the Creator of the, 28. Homer, 8, 203. Homes, occasional permanence of, in America, 283. Hood, Thomas, 19. Horse-chestnuts, the value of, 29