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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 10: Craigie House (search)
reference to the poet in the original catalogue, except that it includes Outre-Mer, No. 1, doubtless the same copy which he saw lying on the sideboard. Mr. J. E. Worcester, the lexicographer, shared the house with Longfellow, as did for a time Miss Sally Lowell, an aunt of the poet. Mr. Worcester bought it for himself, and ultimately sold it to Mr. Nathan Appleton, father of the second Mrs. Longfellow, to whom he presented it. Part of the ten magnificent elms of which Longfellow wrote in 1839 have disappeared. The ground has been improved by the low-fenced terrace which he added, and the grounds opposite, given by the poet's children to the Longfellow Memorial Association, have been graded into a small public park descending nearly to the river. Within the house all remains much the same, Longfellow's library never having been scattered, although his manuscripts and proof-sheets, which he preserved and caused to be bound in their successive stages in the most orderly manner, ha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 12: voices of the night (search)
Chapter 12: voices of the night There was never any want of promptness or of industry about Longfellow, though his time was apt to be at the mercy of friends or strangers. Hyperion appeared in the summer of 1839, and on September 12, 1839, he writes the title of his volume, Voices of the Night; five days later he writes, still referring to it:— First, I shall publish a collection of poems. Then,—History of English Poetry. Studies in the Manner of Claude Lorraine; a series of Skethese two rhetorical extremes there was needed a voice for simplicity. Undoubtedly Bryant had an influence in the same direction of simplicity. But Bryant seemed at first curiously indifferent to Longfellow. Voices of the Night was published in 1839, and there appeared two years after, in 1841, a volume entitled Selections from the American Poets, edited by Bryant, in which he gave eleven pages each to Percival and Carlos Wilcox, nine to Pierpont, eight to himself, and only four to Longfellow
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 13: third visit to Europe (search)
f Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. He was designated in the catalogue as Smith Professor of the French and Spanish languages and literature and Professor of Belles Lettres, whatever this last phrase may have been construed as including. He had also the supervision of his subordinates, the examination of written exercises, and the attendance upon faculty meetings; and it certainly is no cause for wonder that the following letters should have passed between him and the college authorities. [1839]. Gentlemen,—I respectfully beg leave to call your attention once more to the subject of my duties as Smith Professor in the University. You will recollect that when I entered upon my labors in the Department of Modern Languages, the special duties, which devolved upon me as Head of that Department, and Professor of Belles Lettres, were agreed upon by a Committee of the Corporation and myself. Native teachers having always been employed to instruct in the elements and pronunciation of th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 15: Academic life in Cambridge (search)
orm initiated by his predecessor, George Ticknor. He had inherited from this predecessor a sort of pioneer-ship in position relative to the elective system just on trial as an experiment in college. There exists an impression in some quarters that this system came in for the first time under President Walker about 1853; but it had been, as a matter of fact, tried much earlier,—twenty years, at least,—in the Modern Language Department under Ticknor, and had been extended much more widely in 1839 under President Quincy. The facts are well known to me, as I was in college at that period and enjoyed the beneficent effects of the change, since it placed the whole college, in some degree, for a time at least, on a university basis. The change took the form, first, of a discontinuance of mathematics as a required study after the first year, and then the wider application of the elective system in history, natural history, and the classics, this greater liberty being enjoyed, though with
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 20: Dante (search)
ed copy of Dante which he used in the class room. They were three in number, all from the Purgatorio and entitled by him respectively, The Celestial Pilot, The Terrestrial Paradise, and Beatrice. They were first published in Voices of the Night (1839), and twenty-eight years had passed before the later versions appeared. Those twenty-eight years had undoubtedly enhanced in width and depth Mr. Longfellow's knowledge of the Italian language; their labors and sorrows had matured the strength ofnce, a passage from Purgatorio, canto XXX. lines 22 and 23. They are thus in the original— Io vidi gia nel cominciar del giorno La parte oriental tutta rosata, E l'altro ciel di bel sereno adorno. The following is Longfellow's translation of 1839, made by the man of thirty-two— Oft have I seen, at the approach of day, The orient sky all stained with roseate hues, And the other heaven with light serene adorned. The following is the later version, made by the man of sixty, after ampl
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 21: the Loftier strain: Christus (search)
ene is to be found where the author ventured in the original edition (1851) to introduce a young girl at the midnight gaudiolum or carnival of the monks, she being apparently disguised as a monk, like Lucifer himself. This whole passage or series of passages was left out in the later editions, whether because it was considered too daring by his critics or perhaps not quite daring enough to give full spirit to the scene. Turning now to The New England Tragedies, we find that as far back as 1839, before he had conceived of Christus, he had thought of a drama on Cotton Mather. Then a suggestion came to him in 1856 from his German friend, Emanuel Vitalis Scherb, of whom he writes on March 16, 1856: Scherb wants me to write a poem on the Puritans and the Quakers. A good subject for a tragedy. On March 25 and 26 we find him looking over books on the subject, especially Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers; on April 2 he writes a scene of the play; on May 1 and 2 he is pondering and writ
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Appendix II: Bibliography (search)
nslation from the Spanish. Boston. Spanish Language and Literature. North Am. Rev., 36. 316. April. Old English Romances. North Am. Rev., 37. 374. October. 1835. Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage beyond the Sea. 2 vols. New York. 1837. The Great Metropolis. North Am. Rev., 44. 461. April. Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales. North Am. Rev., 45. 59. July. Tegner's Frithiofs Saga. North Am. Rev., 45. 149. July. 1838. Anglo-Saxon Literature. North Am. Rev. 47. 90. July. 1839. Hyperion; a Romance. 2 vols. New York. Voices of the Night. Cambridge. 1840. The French Language in England. North Am. Rev., 51. 285. October. 1841. Ballads and other Poems. Cambridge. 1842. Poems on Slavery. Cambridge. 1843. The Spanish Student. A Play in Three Acts. Cambridge. 1845. [Editor.] The Waif: a Collection of Poems. Cambridge. With Proem by the Editor. [Editor.] The Poets and Poetry of Europe. Philadelphia. Poems. Illustrated. Phi