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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 8: the Southern influence---Whitman (search)
class who appear at long intervals, who become known as poets, and yet who resolutely confine themselves to a few very simple stage properties, and substitute mere cadence for form. There was for many years an Ossianic period, when simple enthusiasts sat up at night and read until they were sleepy about the waving of the long grass on the blasted heath, and the passing of the armed warrior and the whitebosomed maiden. Ossian is not so much read now, but Napoleon Bonaparte admired him and Goethe studied him. Neither is Tupper now much cultivated; but I remember when his long rambling lines were copied by the page into many extract books, and that he too was welcomed as relieving mankind from the tiresome restraints of verse. It would be a great mistake, doubtless, to class Whitman with Ossian on the one side,--though he names him with Shakespeare among the writers whom he studied in youth,--or Tupper on the other; but it would be a still greater error to overlook the fact that the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 10: forecast (search)
d him and said it had a worldly appearance, Not more worldly, the curate replied, than a certain ball at Blenheim Palace at which the bishop had been present. The bishop explained that he was staying in the house, to be sure, but was never within three rooms of the dancing. Oh! If it comes to that, your lordship, said the curate, I never am within three fields of the hounds. Grant that nowhere in America have we yet got within those three fields,--we will not say of Shakespeare, but of Goethe, of Voltaire, even of Heine,--the hunt has at least been interesting, and we know not what to-morrow may bring forth. Matthew Arnold indignantly protested against regarding Emerson as another Plato, but thought that if he were to be classed with Marcus Aurelius or Epictetus, a better case might be made out; and certainly that is something, while we wait for the duplicate Plato to be born. Our new literature must express the spirit of the New World. We need some repression, no doubt, as th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
vels are Hannah Thurston (1863); John Godfrey's fortunes (1864); The story of Kennett (1866); Joseph and his friend (1870); and Beauty and the Beast, and tales of home (1872). His books of poetry, by which he is, perhaps, best known, include The poet's journal (1862); Poems (1865); The Masque of the Gods (1872); Lars: a pastoral of Norway (1873); Home-Pastorals (1875); The national Ode (1876); and Prince Deukalion: a lyrical Drama (1878). His most valuable work in verse was a translation of Goethe's Faust. Some of his miscellaneous writings were published after his death under the title Studies in German literature (1879); and Essays and notes (1880). Died in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 15, 1878. Thaxter, Celia [Laighton] Born in Portsmouth, N. H., June 29, 1836. Her father, Thomas B. Laighton, was keeper of the Isles of Shoals lighthouse, and here most of her life was passed. In 1851 she married Levi Lincoln Thaxter. Her works include Among the Isles of Shoals (1873); Poems (1871