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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life 16 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 16 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 14 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 12, 1864., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 12 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 12 0 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 12 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 10 0 Browse Search
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jefferson, Joseph 1829- (search)
be condemned to see such a poor play. Ah, give me a comedy of Ethelridge, and let us have no more of this dull, vague Shakespeare. It was not, therefore, that there were no good plays, but that the vicious public wanted bad ones, and while rakes and unprincipled gallants and vile women were the heroes and heroines of the stage, the plays of Shakespeare had been written for a hundred years. Such lovely creatures as Rosalind, Desdemona, Beatrice, Ophelia, Imogene, Portia, and Juliet, together ous creations, were moulding on the shelves, because the managers had suffered bankruptcy for daring to produce them. Shakespeare says that the actors are the abstract and brief chronicles of the times. And so the people insisted that the actors sted that the actors should give them an exhibition of the licentious times rather than the splendid lessons of Shakespeare. As the social world improved in its tastes the drama followed it—nay, in some instances has led it. Jefferson, Thoma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
ch here given: Ladies and Gentlemen,—Do me the justice to believe that I rise not with any pretension to eloquence within the Cradle of American Liberty. If I were standing upon the ruins of Prytaneum, and had to speak whence Demosthenes spoke, my tongue would refuse to obey, my words would die away upon my lips, and I would listen to the winds fraught with the dreadful realization of his unheeded prophecies. Spirit of American eloquence, frown not at my boldness that I dare abuse Shakespeare's language in Faneuil Hall! It is a strange fate, and not my choice. My tongue is fraught with a down-trodden nation's wrongs. The justice of my cause is my eloquence; but misfortune may approach the altar whence the flame arose which roused your fathers from degradation to independence. I claim my people's share in the benefit of the laws of nature and of nature's God. I will nothing add to the historical reputation of these walls; but I dare hope not to sully them by appealing to t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sea adventurer, the (search)
vice-admiral, sailed in the Sea Adventurer with eight other vessels, bearing about 500 emigrants to Virginia. The fleet was dispersed in a storm, and the Sea Adventurer was wrecked on one of the Bermuda islands— the still vexed Bermoothes of Shakespeare. William Strachey was with them, who wrote a vivid account of the wreck. Such was the tumult of the elements, wrote Strachey, that the sea swelled above the clouds, and gave battle unto heaven. It could not be said to rain: the waters like e elements, wrote Strachey, that the sea swelled above the clouds, and gave battle unto heaven. It could not be said to rain: the waters like whole rivers did flood in the air. For three days and four nights they were beaten by this storm, while the ship was leaking fearfully. the Sea Adventurer outlived the storm; when it ceased she lay fixed between two rocks on the Bermuda shore. It is believed that Strachey's account of this storm and shipwreck inspired Shakespeare to write his Tempes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Charles 1811- (search)
ood scholar in Latin and Greek. He failed utterly in mathematics. He delighted in Scott's novels, but most of all in Shakespeare, from whom he was perpetually quoting in conversation and letters. He kept a commonplace-book. His industry increasere Byron's Poems, the Pilgrim's progress, Burton's Anatomy of melancholy, Hazlitt's Select British poets, and Harvey's Shakespeare. The last two were kept through life on his desk or table, ready for use. The Shakespeare was found open on the day oShakespeare was found open on the day of his death, as he had left it, with his mark between the leaves at the third part of Henry VI., pp. 446, 447, and his pencil had noted the passage: Would I were dead! if God's good — will were so; For what is in this world, but grief and woe? He spent the first year after leaving college in study, reading, among other things, Tacitus, Juvenal, Persius, Shakespeare, and Milton, Burton's Anatomy, Wakefield's Correspondence with Fox, Moore's Life of Byron, Butler's Reminiscences, Hume's
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
nvicted of malfeasance and oppressive exaction, escapes......April 9, 1619 Sir George Yeardley succeeds Lord Delaware as governor, and arrives at Jamestown......April 19, 1619 First representative legislative assembly ever held in America meets at Jamestown......July 30, 1619 Dutch man-of-war sells colonists at Jamestown twenty negroes......August, 1619 [This is the epoch of the introduction of negro slavery in the English colonies.] Earl of Southampton, the early patron of Shakespeare, elected treasurer of the London Company......June 28, 1620 Population estimated at 4,000, and 40,000 pounds of tobacco shipped to England......1620 England claims a monopoly of trade of her plantations......October, 1621 London Company begins to ship respectable young women to supply the colonists with wives......1621 [They were sold for 120 lbs. of tobacco each, or the cost of bringing them over.] Sir Francis Wyatt chosen governor, and with nine ships, with emigrants and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weymouth, George 1605- (search)
the bays and rivers of Maine, and saw (possibly) the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There was mutual distrust between Weymouth and the Indians, and the former decided to keep no faith with the latter. Five of the Indians who ventured on hoard the vessel were carried off to England, three of whom were given to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, at Plymouth; the other two were sent to Sir John Popham, of London. The curiosity excited by these Indians in London doubtless gave the idea expressed by Shakespeare in The tempest, in which Trinculo says of the London people: Any strange beast there makes a man: when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian. Weymouth's kidnapping spread distrust and anger wide among the Indians on the Eastern coast. One of the Indians carried away came, in May, 1607, as guide and interpreter for a colony of 120 persons, sent out in two vessels, commanded by George Popham, to plant a colony in Eastern New England
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