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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, VII (search)
of Order, and Morris marches in a Socialist procession. Here lies the power of the Russian writers, of Victor Hugo. Probably no man who ever lived had an egotism more colossal than that of Hugo, yet he was large enough to subordinate even that egotism to the aims that absorbed him—to abhorrence of Napoleon the Little—to enthusiasm for the golden age of man. I like to think of him as I saw him at the Voltaire Centenary in 1876, pleading for Universal Peace amid the alternate hush and roar of thousands of excitable Parisians—his lion-like head erect, his strong hand uplifted, his voice still powerful at nearly eighty years. So vast was the crowd, so deserted the neighboring streets, that it all recalled the words put by Landor into the lips of Demosthenes: I have seen the day when the most august of cities had but one voice within her walls; and when the stranger on entering them stopped at the silence of the gateway, and said, Demosthenes is speaking in the assembly of the peop
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, XXIII (search)
ssion we can judge best by seeing in how few lines he can put vividly before us some theme which Tennyson or Browning afterward hammers out into a long poem. In English literature there seemed to be developing, in the time of Addison, something of that steady, even, felicitous power which makes French prose so remarkable; but it has passed, since his day, possibly from excess of vigor, into a prolonged series of experiments. Johnson experimentalized in one direction, Coleridge in another; Landor, Macaulay, Carlyle, Ruskin, in other directions still; and the net result is an uncertain type of style, which has almost always vigor and sometimes beauty, but is liable at any moment to relapse into Rider Haggard and a fiddlestick's end. It is hard for our modest American speech to hold its own, now that the potent influence of Emerson has passed away; but we are lost unless we keep resolutely in mind that prose style ought not to be merely a bludgeon or a boomerang, but should be a weapo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, XXVI (search)
e are now as obsolete, very likely, as the garments that we exchanged for them. No undergraduate would now take off my hands at half price, probably, the sets of Landor's Imaginary Conversations and Coleridge's Literary Remains, which it once seemed worth a month of threadbare elbows to possess. I lately called the attention of al return of reputation— as athletes get beyond the period of breathlessness, and come to their second wind. Yet this is constantly happening. Emerson, visiting Landor in 1847, wrote in his diary, He pestered me with Southey—but who is Southey? Now, Southey had tasted fame more promptly than his greater contemporaries, and like. Behold! in 1886 the Pall Mall Gazette, revising through the best critics Sir James Lubbock's Hundred Best Books, dethrones Byron, Shelley, Coleridge, Lamb, and Landor; omits them all, and reinstates the forgotten Southey once more. Is this the final award of fate? No: it is simply the inevitable swing of the pendulum. Sout
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book, Index (search)
64, 216. J. Jackson, Andrew, 110. Jackson, Helen, 68, 102. James, G. P. R., 94. James, Henry, 65, 66, 84, 114, 118, 184. Jefferson, Thomas, 4, 5, 11, 110, 155. Johnson, Samuel, 197. Joubert, Joseph, 26, 96, 194, 195. Jouffroy, T. S., 216. Junius, 190. K. Keats, John, 86, 103. Kipling, Rudyard, 15. Kock, Paul de, 56. Kotzebue, A. F. von, 90. Khayyam, Omar, 229. L. Lafontaine, A. 90. La Fontaine, J. de, 92. Lamartine, Alphonse, 182. Lamb, Charles, 217. Landor, W. S., 69, 197, 217. Lang, Andrew, 41, 199. Lanier, Sidney, 67. Lapham, Silas, 164, 184. Larousse, Pierre, 54. Lawton, W. C., 147. Leland, C. G., 151. Lincoln, Abraham, 4, 16, 67, 84, 155. Literary metropolis, A, 77. Literary pendulum, The, 213. Literary tonics, 62. Liveries, repressive, 75. London, the, of to-day, 80, 93. Longfellow, H. W., 29, 39, 66, 81, 93, 100, 155, 215. Longueville, Duchesse de, 91. Lowell, J. R., 19, 54, 59, 63, 66, 77, 96, 98, 100, 102, 114, 15