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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
(1885) ; and American political ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of universal history (1885) ; joint editor with Gen. James Grant Wilson of Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American biography (1886-89). He died July 4, 1901. Franklin, Benjamin Statesman and philosopher, born at Boston, Mass., Jan. 17, 1706, the son of a soap-boiler and tallow-chandler. He learned the printer's trade, and then ran away to Philadelphia, where he became the editor and proprietor of the Pennsylvania Gazette. In 1732 he began the publication of the famous Poor Richard's almanac. He was rather a statesman than a literary man, and filled many important public offices. The complete collection of his works edited by John Bigelow (1887-89) consists, in a great part, of letters written in a clear, business-like way upon many subjects. His Autobiography, printed first in French, and in 1817 in English, gave him reputation as a writer. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 17, 1790. Freneau, Philip Born i
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, chapter 13 (search)
Sewall's Diary. 1675. King Philip's War. 1682. Philadelphia founded by Penn. 1689. Cotton Mather's Memorable Providences 1702. Cotton Mather's Magnalia 1706. Franklin born. 1729. William Byrd's History of the dividing line. 1732. Washington born. 1732. Franklin's Poor Richard's almanac begun. 1745. Braddock defeated. 1754. Jonathan Edwards's Freedom of the will. 1764. Otis's Rights of the British colonies. 1766. The Stamp Act repealed. 1770. The Boston M1732. Franklin's Poor Richard's almanac begun. 1745. Braddock defeated. 1754. Jonathan Edwards's Freedom of the will. 1764. Otis's Rights of the British colonies. 1766. The Stamp Act repealed. 1770. The Boston Massacre. 1771. Franklin's Autobiography (incomplete). 1773. The Boston Tea-party. 1774. First Continental Congress. 1775. Battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill. 1775. John Trumbull's McFingal (Canto 1). 1776. Declaration of Independence. 1776. Thomas Paine's Common sense. 1776. Boston evacuated by the British. 1777. Surrender of Burgoyne. 1779. Hopkinson's Battle of the Kegs. 1781. Surrender of Cornwallis. 1782. Independence of America acknowledged by England. 1
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 18: Prescott and Motley (search)
remarkable for their civil geniality amid rude circumstances, and for their touches of cultivated irony. Madam Sarah Kemble Knight (1666-1727),Ibid. in her diary written in the pauses of her horseback journeys between Boston and New York in 1704 and 1705, recorded in a most amusing manner the humours of the rough roads, the perilous crossing of rivers, the intolerable inns, and the coarse speech of the inland rustics. John Seccomb (1708-93) wrote a piece of verse called Father Abbey's will (1732) facetiously describing the estate of Matthew Abdy, sweeper, bed-maker, and bottle-washer to Harvard College. These lines found their way into The gentleman's magazine. Joseph Green, See also Book I, Chap. IX. who became well known for his puns, has left us some mischievous lines on Doctor Byles's cat (1733). The popular impression of Green is embodied in an epitaph which was written for him by one of his friends: Siste, Viator, Here lies one Whose life was whim, whose soul was pun
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
. He challenges me to join him. I might if I were independent in condition; but I must drudge, drudge, drudge. I see nothing of Nathan der Weise. Nathan Appleton. Politics have parted us; much displeasure has been directed against me. I could have wished it otherwise, but cannot regret anything I have done. To Rev. James W. Thompson, Salem, April 1:— The science of comparative philology, of which we find the first full exposition, I suppose, in Adelung, The German philologist, 1732-1806. reveals relations and affinities between languages which have not before been supposed. Leibnitz thought he might invent a universal language. When we consider what the Arabic numerals and music accomplish, it does not seem extravagant to anticipate some great triumph hereafter, not unlike that which filled the visions of the all-conquering Brunswicker. It is no answer to this suggestion that we cannot now comprehend the possibility of such an invention. In the progress of intellige
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
1724); Joseph Morgan, The nature of Riches, shewed from the natural reasons of the use and effects thereof (Philadelphia, 1732). Chapter 25: scholars There seem to be three external modes conditioning the production of our scholarly literatuals of our early publishing are, according to the best authorities, Connecticut, 1709; Rhode Island, 1727; South Carolina, 1732; Kentucky, 1787; Thomas says 1786. and Ohio, 1793. Under modern conditions these dates would mean little or nothing, peculiar sweetness and weird beauty of the song of the sisterhood. Hymn books were printed for them by Franklin in 1730, 1732, and 1736, by Saur in 1739, and subsequently by their own Ephrata press, the most complete edition being that of 1766, entitung declined hopelessly. As many as thirty-eight newspapers printed in the German language appeared between the years 1732 and 1801. Many of them had a very short life, among them the first attempt, the fortnightly Philadelphische Zeitung, a Ge
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
cted with Governor Strong's refusal to comply with President Madison's call for the State militia. Maine, as a part of Massachusetts in 1812, was entitled to a share in the amount to be recovered; and Massachusetts had in advance appropriated her own share to the aid of the European and North American Railway, in which Maine was greatly interested. Sumner took the lead in supporting the claim, Feb. 24 and 25, March 1, 2, and 3. Congressional Globe, pp. 1518, 1519, 1579, 1585, 1718-1722, 1732-1734, 1840, 1854. and slowed to good advantage his capacity for a running debate, which would have been always conceded but for his too great proneness to prepare himself with elaborate speeches. C. W. Slack in the Boston Commonwealth, March 6, 1869. The debate brought together in pleasant relations Sumner and Fessenden in their encounter with the Western senators, who were led by Sherman and supported by Frelinghuysen and Conkling. The measure failed at this time, but was carried at a la
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
e country is thickly wooded, with only an occasional opening, and intersected by a few narrow wood-roads. But the woods of the Wilderness have not the ordinary features of a forest. The region rests on a belt of mineral rocks, and, for above a hundred years, extensive mining has here been carried on. The mines of this region were first worked in the early part of the last century by Alexander Spottswood, then governor of Virginia. Colonel Byrd, in his Progress of the Mines, published in 1732, gives many interesting details of this region, from which it appears that Germanna, now known only as a ford, was once a place of some celebrity. This famous town [Germanna] consists of Colonel Spottswood's enchanted castle on one side of the street and a baker's dozen of ruinous tenements on the other, where so many German families had dwelt some years ago; but are now removed ten miles higher, in the fork of the Rappahannock, to land of their own. In the evening the noble colonel came hom
4. Elizabeth Thompson, 1725. Thomas Brown, 1721. William Bond, 1722-1724. Peter Oliver, 1727-1729. Joshua Gamage, 1729-1731. Daniel Champney, Jr., 1730-1733. Thomas Holt, 1730-1731. Thomas Dana, 1731-1735. William Bowen, 1732. Jonathan Starr, 1735. During the early part of the present century, the Davenport Tavern, at the westerly corner of North Avenue and Beech Street, was widely celebrated for the concoction of flip; and in the easterly sections of the town t-1703. Zachariah Hicks, 1704-1717. Martha Remington, 1705-1712. Jonathan Remington, 1713-1735. Nathaniel Hancock, Jr., 1707-1709. Mary Bordman, 1708-1714. John Stedman, 1717-1724. Sarah Fessenden, 1720-1735. Mary Oliver, 1731-1732. Edward Marrett, 1733-1735. Two of these retailers in their old age found it necessary to appeal to the County Court for relief; their petitions are still preserved on file, to wit:— To the honored Court assembled at Cambridge, all pr
utenant-colonel, and Major. Of this company, probably including members from several towns, some of the commanders were Cambridge men. When the Governor commenced a journey by land for his other government of New Hampshire, Oct. 15, 1716, he was met by Spencer Phips, Esq., with his Troop of horse, the Sheriff of Middlesex, and other gentlemen of the county, and by them conducted to Harvard College in Cambridge, etc. Boston News Letter, Oct. 22, 1716. Colonel Phips was Lieut.—governor from 1732 until he died in 1757. It is not unlikely that the elder Col. John Vassall may have derived his title from the command of the same company; but I find no definite designation of officers succeeding Colonel Phips until 1771, when his son David Phips was commissioned Captain, and John Vassall Son of the first Col. John Vassall. and Jonathan Snelling Lieutenants, with the rank respectively of Colonel, Lieutenant-colonel, and Major. The military events in and around Cambridge at the commenc
he administration of Andros. Spencer Phips, 1732-1757. He was acting Governor during the abseber 1, 1715. Spencer Phips, 1721-1723, 1725-1732. Jonathan Remington, 1730-1740. Francis Foxcroft, 1732-1757. Samuel Danforth, 1739-1774. William Brattle, 1755-1773. Negatived by t. Andrew Bordman [2d], 1706-1710, 1719-1730, 1732. Joseph Winship, 1706, 1725. Jason Russel, 1735-1743. John Bradish, 1725, 1729, 1730, 1732, 1735, 1736. Francis Foxcroft, Jr., 1725, 17[2d], 1728. Gershom Davis, 1728, 1729, 1731, 1732. John Cutter, 1728, 1736, 1741. William B8-1757, 1766-1772. Joseph Adams, 1729, 1731, 1732, 1737, 1738. Isaac Watson, 1731, 1737, 1738.. John Bradish, 1719-1721, 1725, 1726, 1729, 1732. Daniel Dana, 1720, 1725. John Cutter, 17drew, 1728. Gershom Davis, 1728, 1729, 1731, 1732. Joseph Adams, 1729, 1731, 1732, 1737, 1738.1732, 1737, 1738. Andrew Bordman, Jr., 1730. William Brown, 1730. Isaac Watson, 1731. Henry Dunster, 1733
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