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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 4: Enlistment for life (search)
was called by one of the secretaries, and affixed his name to the document. One after another passed up to the platform, signed, and retired in silence. All felt the deep responsibility of the occasion; the shadow and forecast of a lifelong struggle rested upon every countenance. Works, VII. 184-85. As Whittier has himself portrayed some of the leaders in this memorable historic gathering, there should be added this delineation of his own appearance and bearing, from the graphic pen of Lowell's friend, J. Miller McKim, to whom the younger poet inscribed his own vivid picture of the later antislavery reformers :-- He wore a dark frock coat, with standing collar, which, with his thin hair, dark and sometimes flashing eyes, and black whiskers, not large, but noticeable in those unhirsute days, gave him, to my then unpractised eye, quite as much of a military as a Quaker aspect. His broad, square forehead and well-cut features, aided by his incipient reputation as a poet, made
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 7: Whittier as a social reformer (search)
letter, probably written in 1848, but imperfectly dated, as his letters often were: Amesbury, 13th, 7th mo. My dear Higginson: Thy letter was clearly to the purpose and was read at the Levee, and will be published this week in the Villager: -Thou will see by the Villager of last week what we are doing about the Ten Hour Law. That must be a point in our elections this fall — I think we can carry it through the next legislature. I hope thou will be able to go to the Dist. Convention at Lowell tomorrow. Our del. is instructed to go for thee as one of the delegates to Pittsburg. Don't refuse. We shall be glad to see thee at any time. Ever thine, J. G. W. On application to the Hon. George W. Cate, he has refreshed my memory in regard to the details of the strike which led to this ten-hour agitation, and they are as follows:-- Your memory of Mr. Whittier's position in regard to strikes is correct. At the time of the Derby turnout, or strike, at Amesbary, which was man
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 12: Whittier the poet (search)
he bound volume. Even in his narratives of real experience there is nothing to be compared with Lowell's Moosehead Journal, or in general literary merit with his On a certain Condescension in Foreignany of his compeers, save only the almost equally reticent Emerson. In Longfellow's memoirs, in Lowell's letters, we see them discussing their purposes with friends, accepting suggestion and correctis simple, always free from that excess or over-elaborateness of metaphor to be seen sometimes in Lowell. On the other hand he does not equal Lowell in the occasional condensation of vigorous thought into great general maxims. Lowell's Verses suggested by the present Crisis followed not long after Whittier's Massachusetts to Virginia, and, being printed anonymously, was at first attributed to theer, but it touched universal principles less broadly, and is therefore now rarely quoted, while Lowell's Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne, is immortal on the lips of suc
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 13: closing years (search)
ooks somewhat in the same morbid and unhealthy direction, from which the mass of Whittier's writings is so wholly free. Whittier's later years were calm and prosperous. He held no public position after his early service in the Massachusetts Legislature, but during the period when the overseers of Harvard College were chosen by the legislature he once served, in 1858, as overseer, and alluded to this jocosely in a letter to Lowell, then editor of the Atlantic, as giving him authority over Lowell. He received the Harvard honorary degree of Master of Arts in 1860, and that of Doctor of Laws in 1866, at the hundredth anniversary of the college, when he was the only literary man so decorated among a number of men of science, a fact which attracted some notice. He was made a trustee of Brown University (Providence, R. I.) in 1869. He was chosen a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1863, and was borne upon its rolls for three years, but never accepted the office or even
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
is Kavanagh, mentioned, 151; quoted in England, 163; his Wreck of the Hesperus, mentioned, 163; his Sir Humphrey Gilbert, mentioned, 163; his The fire of Driftwood, mentioned, 163; Whittier's words on death of, 169, 170. Long Wharf, Boston, 60. Lowell, James Russell, 2, 28, 37, 54, 104, 141, 155, 159, 161, 173, 176, 182; his Moosehead Journal, mentioned, 151; his On a certain Condescension in Foreigners, mentioned, 151; his Verses suggested by the present Crisis, mentioned, 160. Lowell, Mass., 87. Loyal Legion, the, 176. M. Mabel Martin, 165. Macaulay, T. B., quoted, 7. McKim, J. Miller, describes Whittier, 54. Maine, 53. Martineau, Dr., James, 163. Massachusetts, 3, 41, 44, 45, 50, 83, 85, 94, 110. Massachusetts Colony, 84. Massachusetts Historical Society, 83, 86, 176. Mather, Cotton, his Magnalia, mentioned, 35. May, Rev. Samuel J., 52, 59-62; reads Declaration, 53; mobbed, 56,57. Mead, Edwin D., 163. Melrose Abbey, 174. memories, 147-149.