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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.), Index. (search)
iad, the, 172, 174 Anderson, J. S. M., 20 Andre, Major, 225 Andre, 219, 225 n. Androborus, 215, 215 n. Andros, Sir, Edmund, 52 Annals of Quodlibet, the, 312 Anti-Jacobin, the, 171, 176 Apology for the true Christian divinity (Barclay), I 16 Appeal from the judgments of great Britain respecting the United States, an, 208 Aquinas, Thomas, 266 Arbuthnot, John, I16 Argus, 236 Aristocracy, 175 Armand, or the child of the people, 230 Arnold, Benedict, 225 Arnold, Matthew, 261, 273, 276, 358 Art of thinking, 93 Arthur Mervyn, 288, 290 Articles of Confederation, 145 Ashe, Thomas, 190, 191, 206, 213 Association, The (1775), 135, 136 Astor, John Jacob, 194, 209, 210 Astoria, 194, 209, 210 Asylum, the, 292 Atala, 212 Audubon, 189 Aurelian, 324 Autobiography (David Crockett), 319 Autobiography (Franklin), 91, 94 n., 161 Autumnal reflections, 238 B Backwoodsman, the, 238-239, 279 Bacon, Lord, 82, I 10, I 16 Bacon
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 11 (search)
en he wrote, in the prospect of seeing Carlyle, Darwin, Tennyson, Browning, Tyndall, Huxley, Matthew Arnold, and Froude, with many minor yet interesting personalities. Since the day when I met these fy, however, to having actually encountered one of the latter class within a year. I met Matthew Arnold one day by appointment at the Athenaeum, in 1878, and expressed some surprise that he had no was I sitting on the very front seat, during the lecture, in the character of the Wicked Lord. Arnold fully agreed with a remark which I quoted to him from Mrs. George Bancroft, who had been familia everybody, whereas no German savant would think of mentioning such a thing. Very true, replied Arnold, but the German would be less likely to be invited to the dinner. He thought that rank was far the word mesalliance was not English, nor was there any word in our language to take its place. Arnold seemed to me, personally, as he had always seemed in literature, a keen but by no means judicial
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
0. Adams, C. F., 21, 52, 53, 137. Adams, Hannah, 6. Agassiz, Alexander, 283. Albion, the, 189. Alcott, A. B., 117, 147, 158, 169, 173, 175, 181, 191. Alexander the Great, 126. Alford, Henry, 110. Alger, W. R., 105. Allston, Washington, 45. American Reforms, largely of secular origin, 116. Anderson, Mary, 287. Andrew, J. A., 106, 243, 246, 247, 248. Andrews and Stoddard, 21. Andrews, Jane, 129. Andromeda, 89. Aper, a Roman orator, 361. Aristophanes, 301. Arnold, Matthew, 272, 282, 283. Aspinwall, Augustus, 125. Atchison, D. R., 213. Athletic exercises, influence of, 59. Atlantic Circle of Authors, the, 168, 187. Atlantic Club, the, 172, 176. Austin, Mrs., Sarah, 359. Autobiography, Obstacles to, x. Autolycus, in Winter's tale, quoted, 64. Avis, John, 234. Bachi, Pietro, 17, 55. Bacon, Sir, Francis, 58. Baker, Lovell, 164. Baldwin, J. S., 248. Bancroft, Aaron, 15. Bancroft, George, 189. Bancroft, Mrs., George, 282, Banks, N. P
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 25 (search)
exaltation of a great public character, but hardly of a station. For there is no station which any American might not aspire to hold; and it would be the spirit in which he held it that made it exalted. This is at least the American habit of mind, and the interest we habitually take in what are called exalted stations in other countries is like that we feel in the Blue-coat School or the picturesque Beefeaters who do duty at the Tower of London, or the powdered footmen who are gradually vanishing from the streets of that city. The English habit of mind is different; as Matthew Arnold has said, it worships inequality. I remember a poor English woman, in an American city, who was thrilled with gratitude for a visit from a certain good-natured old lady, the widow of a very respectable physician. Only think, she said, Mrs. Came to see c — that great lady of rank! It seemed as if one born in the British Islands could not be quite contented without an exalted station to reverence
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 26 (search)
Miss Blank --naming a well-known teacher of the centre district. Can she manage that school? asked some one. She can manage any school, was the brief and decisive response. Miss Blank was accordingly put in, and in a few weeks the very boys who had ejected her predecessor were searching the woods for ground-pine with which to deck her school-room. She had applied a finer force. And this finer force has the interest of being in a manner an American patent. In France and Germany, Mr. Matthew Arnold's reports tell us, the school-mistress is a rare phenomenon, and is never assigned to a school for both sexes, except for the very youngest children. In England, under the recent school laws, she is becoming more abundant; but even there, not long since, her social position was so humble that Miss Jean Ingelow, in her Studies for stories, seriously blames an ambitious young woman with not being content with her modest lot as teacher, but indulging dreams of rising to the career of a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 27 (search)
I had happened to meet — it did not take long --not one of whom, I asserted, had what would be called in America good manners. In each case she admitted it, but found each case an exception. This one was a notorious oddity, and his father before him; that one was a recent creation ; the other was a law lord. Cite whom I might, the blue blood was never at fault. At last I said, Can the stream rise above its source? I hear of very rude things as done by the royal princes. Oh!, she said, they are not Englishmen; they are Germans! I believe that there is nothing worse for the manners as well as morals of a nation than to have a class which claims an hereditary privilege to establish its own standard, and which ends by imposing that standard on other people. The English aristocratic society, Matthew Arnold says, materializes the upper classes, vulgarizes the middle classes, and brutalizes the lower classes. For a few foolish Americans it does all three of these things at once
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 48 (search)
education has to adapt itself to this precocity of type. Moreover, it has to train to action as well as to learning; and, for something midway between learning and action, it has to train to the power of expression. Here is where the German system stops short; the German scholar obtains vast knowledge, but he ordinarily does it as a hewer of wood and drawer of water, until the cultivated French or English or American mind has applied to it the art of expression. For the philological study of the Greek and Latin classics, for instance, one must go to Germany; but you may explore a whole alcove of German editions and not gain so much of the peculiar aroma of Greek literature as you can obtain from Ampere's Grece, Rome, et Dante, or from Matthew Arnold's Essay on Translating Homer, or from our own Professor Palmer's extraordinary version of the Odyssey in rhythmic prose. For one, I do not ask for a mere reproduction of German methods until Germany itself is broadened and revivified.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
e, 60. Adam, 7. Adams, Abigail, 114. Adams, John, 114. Aeschylus, 44. Agassiz, Louis, 96. Alcinous, 9, 11. Alice in Wonderland quoted, 132; In the looking-glass, 192. Allen, Ethan, quoted, 303. Allen, Grant, quoted, 212. Alumni, Society of Collegiate, 232, 235. American love of home, 281. Ampere, J. J., 248. Andersen, H. C., 265. Andrew, J. A., 38. Anglomania, 22. Aphrodite, 2. Apollo, Phoebus, 44, 47. Appleton, T. G., 22. Arab festivals, 226. Arnold, Matthew, quoted, 130. Also 133, 140, 248. Artemis, 2. Aryan race, traditions of the, 46. Astell, Mary, quoted, 89. Athena, 45. Audrey, 102. Auerbach, Berthold, quoted, 14. aunts, maiden, 38. Austen, Jane, quoted, 113. Also 156, 157, 160, 194. Authorship, difficulties of, 151, 202. B. Babies, exacting demands of, 41. Badeau, General, Adam, quoted, 103, 128. Bancroft, H. H., 225. Barnum, P. T., 108. Barton, Clara, 20. Baeudelaire, Charles, 302. Baxter
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 7: Cambridge in later life (search)
h the richest man in New England (over two millions), this thirty-five years ago. But his annual expenses for city and country house, greenhouse, etc., were but six thousand dollars a year. November 28, 1883 This morning I spent in taking Matthew Arnold to schools in Boston: Normal Art, Boys' Latin, Boys' English High, and ditto ditto girls. He is very cordial and appreciative, not in the least cynical or patronizing; shook hands with all the teachers as friendly as if up for office; they arely on you. Colonel Higginson constantly corresponded with his kinsman, Edmund Clarence Stedman, and Miss Stedman has kindly allowed the use of these extracts. Newport, November 28, 1875 My Dear Stedman: . . .I think that you place Matthew Arnold far too high, he seeming to me to rank among the fourth rates as a poet, whatever the merit of his prose. Then I think you dismiss Charles (Turner) Tennyson with much contempt; I have always felt there was a great deal of delicate feeling an
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
ew, John A., War Governor of Massachusetts, 161, 162, 256. Andrews, Jane and Caroline, 17,18, and note, 241, 242. Anti-slavery, policy, 157-59. Appleton, Thomas G., 147; sketch of, 272-74. Army Life in a Black Regiment, 185, 219. Arnold, Matthew, in America, 323, 324; fame of, 333. Astors, the J. J., 266, 267. Atlantic Monthly, the, authors' dinner, 106-10, 112; editorship of, 111, 112; criticized, 112-14. Austin, William, 334. B Baltimore, Md., men killed at, 155. Baand, 304; in Europe in 1901, 304-20; in Tangier, 304-08; in Granada, 308, 309; in Italy, 309-16; in Venice, 314-16; in the Tyrol, 316-18; in English Lake region, 319, 320; returns to Cambridge to live, 321; effects of Civil War, 322, 323; and Matthew Arnold, 323, 324; and Cleveland campaign, 324, 325; at home of ancestors, 326, 327; and Henry Higginson, 327, 328; at Dublin, N. H., 328-30; and Stedman, 333-36; his Monarch of Dreams, 335, 336; account of a New Hampshire summer, 336-45; on Southern
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