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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 14: European travel. (1846-1847.) (search)
y of the lot of a woman with whom all men were dying in love, except her two last husbands; and with the first, a poor sickly child, she had no happiness. A woman the object of desire to so many, yet never suffered to become the parent of more than two children, and from those separated in so brief a space after birth, and never permitted to take the least comfort in them afterwards. Picture of Montrose charmed my eye. Some noble Vandykes. A full length of George by Wilkie. Hateful old John Knox, with a wife like himself. Came up the Canongate. Were ever people so villainously dirty? Ms. Note-Book. There is a passage somewhat similar, but not nearly so well stated, reprinted from the Tribune, in At Home and Abroad, p. 149. During her tour in Scotland it is interesting to see how lightly she passes by the night when she was lost on Ben Lomond, of which so full an account is given in her Memoirs: Memoirs, II. 178; also, At Home and Abroad, p 153.-- [September, 1846.]
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 9: organization: New-England Anti-slavery Society.—Thoughts on colonization.—1832. (search)
number of the obstacles which towered in our path, I am surprised to observe the impression we have made upon the nation. Our coadjutors in England are fighting most manfully, with spiritual weapons, against sin and cruelty. I have just received from them a large bundle of anti-slavery pamphlets, tracts, circulars, &c., the perusal of which is almost too much for my poor nerves. The British abolitionists waste no ammunition—every shot tells—they write in earnest—they call, as did old John Knox, a fig a fig, and a spade a spade. When I see what they are doing, and read what they write, I blush to think of my own past apathy, and mourn in view of my poverty of thought and language. To Robert Purvis, December 10, 1832: This is my twenty-eighth birthday! See ante, p. 57. I am startled at the Ms. hurricane speed of time. My life seems to me to have been a blank. The older I grow, the less do I seem to accomplish. Days and weeks vanish like flashes of light upon a so<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Puritan minister. (search)
is strange how few years are required to make a usage seem ancestral, or to revive it after long neglect. Who now remembers that our progenitors for more than a century disused religious services on both these solemn occasions? Magistrates alone could perform the marriage ceremony; though it was thought to be carrying the monopoly quite too far, when Governor Bellingham, in 1641, officiated at his own. Prayer was absolutely forbidden at funerals, as was done also by Calvin at Geneva, by John Knox in Scotland, by the English Puritans in the Westminster Assembly, and by the French Huguenots. The bell might ring, the friends might walk, two and two, to the grave; but there must be no prayer uttered. The secret was, that the traditions of the English and Romish Churches must be systematically set aside. Doctor, said King James to a Puritan divine, do you go barefoot because the Papists wear shoes and stockings? Even the origin of the frequent New England habit of. eating salt fish
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Sappho. (search)
she has shared the fortunes of others of her sex, endowed like her with God's richest gifts of intellect and heart, who have been the victims of remorseless calumny for asserting the prerogatives of genius, and daring to compete with men in the struggle for fame and glory. Indeed, I know of no writer since Welcker who has seriously attempted to impugn his conclusions, except Colonel Mure, an Edinburgh advocate, whose onslaught upon Sappho is so vehement that Felton compares it to that of John Knox on Mary Stuart, and finds in it proof of a constitutional hostility between Scotch Presbyterians and handsome women. But Mure's scholarship is not high, when tried by the German standard, whatever it may be according to the English or American. His book is also somewhat vitiated in this respect by being obviously written under a theory, namely, that love, as a theme for poetry, is a rather low and debasing thing; that the subordinate part it plays in Homer is one reason why Homer is gr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
Long, R. J. Riggins, G. W. Shillingslaw, E. S. Sligh, H. M. W. Glymph, E. D. Fry, W. M. Wicker, G. H. Stokes. Co. E. Sergeant J. A. Sanders, M. S. Lindsay, J. M. Kirkpatrick, J. A. Brandon, H. H. Grant, Private J. M. Grant, W. T. Grant, J. G. Hethrington, W. A. Isom, R. McConnell, Corporal Wm. Brown, J. S. Alexander, Private W. E. Bratton, W. W. Carson, J. T. Coin, T. J. Coin, Private Benj. Moore, D. Pearson, M. Rawls, W. Rawls, R. B. Thomas. Co. F. Sergeant John Knox, S. J. Havey, Corporal M. L. Thomason, R. B. Glenn, Private J. R. Barber, J. M. Barnett, N. B. Campbell, W. B. Davison, J. C. Farris, J. U. Gardner, J. A. Gordon, E. A. Gettys, Wm. Hardin, Private D. J. Homey, R. B. Harvy, W. A. Jeffries, E. R. Johnson, D. McSwain, J. H. Neely, C. M. Parrott, W. E. Sutton, E. C. Sutton, J. L. Stuart, Robt. Shaw, W. B. Whitaker, J. B. Robison. Co. G. Sergeant John Ramsay, Private Z. Dooes, D. M. Hance, W. C. Hullendes, D
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
d everywhere the reputation of a shrewd and thriving community. They were the first in New England to cultivate the potato, which their neighbors for a long time regarded as a pernicious root, altogether unfit for a Christian stomach. Every lover of that invaluable esculent has reason to remember with gratitude the settlers of Londonderry. Their moral acclimation in Ireland had not been without its effect upon their character. Side by side with a Presbyterianism as austere as that of John Knox had grown up something of the wild Milesian humor, love of convivial excitement and merry-making. Their long prayers and fierce zeal in behalf of orthodox tenets only served, in the eyes of their Puritan neighbors, to make more glaring still the scandal of their marked social irregularities. It became a common saying in the region round about that the Derry Presbyterians would never give up a pint of doctrine or a pint of rum. Their second minister was an old scarred fighter, who had si
which gave liberties to Pennsylvania, and extended them to Chap. XIX.} Delaware; the crimes of the dynasty banished to our country men of learning, virtue, and fortitude. Thus did despotism render benefits to freedom. The wisdom of God, as John Knox had predicted, compelled the very malice of Satan, and such as were drowned in sin, to serve to his glory and the profit of his elect. Four hundred and seventy-four years after the barons at Runnymede had extorted Magna Charta from their legatimer, the homilies of the Anglican church, recognized legitimacy without reserve, and opposing the Roman pretension to a power of dispensing from Chap. XIX.} allegiance, taught passive obedience. The right of resistance—familiar to Calvin and Knox, to the early Puritans and the Presbyterians, not of itself a democratic doctrine, but rather the most cherished principle of feudal liberty, familiar to the nobles of every monarchy in Europe—was the next conquest in the progress of popular freed
July. the choicest troops, thoroughly trained, and profusely supplied with the materials of war; and as he had the dominion of the water, he was able; as from a centre, to bend them against any one point in the straggling line of their besiegers. Washington found the American army dispersed in a semicircle, from the west end of Dorchester to Maiden, a distance of nine miles. At Roxbury, where Thomas commanded two regiments of Connecticut and nine of Massachusetts, a strong work, planned by Knox and Waters, crowned the hill, and with the brokenness of the rocky ground, secured that pass. The main street was defended by a breastwork, in front of which sharpened and well-pointed trees, placed with the top towards Boston, prevented the approach of light horse. A breastwork also crossed the road to Dorchester. The men of Rhode Island were partly on Winter Hill, partly at Sewall's Farm, near the south bank of the Charles. The centre of the army was with Ward at Cambridge, its lines re
the revolution. This discovery of danger from secret foes, made no change in the conduct of the commander in chief; he placed his trust in the protection of an CHAP. Lxviii} 1776. June. all-wise and beneficent Being; and knew no fear. The new provincial congress of New Jersey, which came fresh from the people with ample powers, and organized itself in the evening of the eleventh of June, was opened with prayer by John Witherspoon, an eloquent Scottish minister of the same faith with John Knox; a man of great ability, learning, and liberality, ready to dash into pieces all images of false gods. Born near Edinburgh, trained up at its university, in 1768 he removed to Princeton, to become the successor of Jonathan Edwards, Davies, and Finley, as president of its college. A combatant of scepticism and the narrow philosophy of the materialists, he was deputed by Somerset county to take part in applying his noble theories to the construction of a civil government. The body of wh
his horse to a chaparral bush for the sick soldier to ride, when he should be able. Col. Davis went from there to the camp on foot, a distance of five miles. The sick man lived, got well, was at the battle of Buena Vista, and is now Captain of a company which is ready to fight in defence of the Confederate States, when its services are needed. The Lieutenant, who was unable to get the sick man into camp before 10 o'clock at night, is now a Lieutenant in a volunteer company of Southern troops at Harpar's Ferry, or near there. by an efficient corps of ladies where valuable services are constantly rendered, is receiving a large share of the sick and wounded from Manassas into its large, cleanly, and comfortable rooms. The neat and comfortable hospital at Spring field Temperance Hall, in the same neighborhood, which enjoys the excellent attentions of Dr. John Knox, and the most abundant ministrations of a number of ladies and gentlemen, is also filling up from the same source.
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