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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 4: Longfellow (search)
study French under him, not in a general recitation room, but in what was called the Corporation Room, where we sat round a long table as if guests at his board. His lectures, which were to us most interesting, were sometimes criticised as too flowery by our elders, who had perhaps been accustomed to gather only dried fruit; and I remember how he fixed in our memories the vivid moral of any French books that happened to be provided with that appendage, as for instance Le Peau de Chagrin of Balzac. I remember also with delight when a printer's boy once came in and laid down between the Professor and myself the proof-sheet of a title-page bearing the magic words Voices of the night. It was as if I had seen a new planet in process of making. Longfellow was, I think, the first Harvard professor who addressed his pupils as Mr., a practice now very general. I have told elsewhere how, when he undertook to address us in the evening in the college yard during what he called in his diar
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
Index Abbott, Jacob, 183. Adams, C. F., 113. Adams, Pres. J. Q., 13, 181. Addison, Joseph, 53. Agassiz, Prof., Louis, 17, 188. Alcott, A. B., 55, 62, 63, 104, 167. Aldrich, T. B., 69, 70. Allston, Washington, 14, 15. Appleton, Nathan, 130. Appleton, Rev., Samuel, 10. Appleton, T. G., 63, 88, 89. Apthorp, W. F., 70. Arnold, Matthew, 148. Astor, Mrs. J. J., 93. Austin, Mrs., Sarah, 140. Bachi, Pietro, 17. Baldwin, Mrs. Loammi (Nancy Williams), 75. Balzac, Honore de, 142. Bancroft, George, 14, 44, 116. Bancroft, John, 183. Bartlett, Robert, 55, 62. Beck, Charles, 17. Belcher, Andrew, 19. Bell, Dr. L. V., 113. Biglow, Mrs., house of, 5. Boardman, Andrew, 9. Bowen, Prof., Francis, 44, 46, 47, 53, 174. Brattle, Gen., William, 150. Bremer, Fredrika, 147. Briggs, C. F., 160, 172, 175, 195. Brown, John, 177. Brown, Dr., Thomas, 59. Browne, Sir, Thomas, 186. Browning, Robert, 132, 195, 196. Bryant, W. C., 35. Burns, Anthony, 177. Burroughs, Stephen,
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 4: girlhood 1839-1843; aet. 20-23 (search)
sed his suit with such ardor that she consented to a semi-engagement. Fortunately, a visit to Boston gave her time to examine her feelings. Relieved from the pressure of a twofold excitement, breathing a calmer and a freer air, she realized that there could be no true union between her and the Rev. Mr.--, and the connection was broken off. The course of Julia's studies had for some years been leading her into wider fields of thought. In her brother's library she found George Sand and Balzac, and read such books as he selected for her. In German she became familiar with Goethe, Jean Paul, and Matthias Claudius. She describes the sense of intellectual freedom derived from these studies as half delightful, half alarming. Mr. Ward one day had undertaken to read an English translation of Faust and came to her in great alarm. My daughter, he said, I hope that you have not read this wicked book! She had read it, and Wilhelm Meister, too (though in later life she thought the latt
nthly, I, 176, 188; II, 295. Augusta, Empress, II, 22. Austria, I, 94. Authors' Club, Boston, II, 270, 271, 320, 334, 340, 341, 354, 357. Avignon, I, 97. Babcock, Mrs. C. A., II, 215. Bacon, Gorham, II, 49. Baddeley, Mr., II, 246. Baez, Buenaventura, I, 323, 325, 328, 329, 334. Bailey, Jacob, I, 37, 52. Bairam, feast of, II, 34. Baker, Lady, I, 267. Baker, Sir, Samuel, I, 266. Baltimore, I, 169, 240; II, 343, 344. Baluet, Judith, See Marion. Balzac, Honore de, I, 67. Bancroft, George, I, 46, 209, 230; II, 139. Bank of Commerce, I, 17, 63. Bank of England, I, 62. Bank of the United States, I, 62. Banks, N. P., I, 172. Barlow, Gen., Francis, I, 192; ur, 61. Barlow, Mrs., Francis, I, 192. Barnardo, T. J., II, 165. Barnstable, I, 231, 232, 233. Barrows, S. J., II, 229. Barrows, Mrs. S. J., II, 209, 228. Bartenders' Union, I, 391. Bartol, C. A., I, 221, 222, 234, 245, 286, 346; II, 127. Barton, Clara, II
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 5: my studies (search)
dden, the morbid discontent which characterized these poets made itself felt in our community as well as in England. Here, as elsewhere, it brought into fashion a certain romantic melancholy. It is true that at school we read Cow. per's Task, and did our parsing on Milton's Paradise Lost, but what were these in comparison with:— The cold in clime are cold in blood, or:— I loved her, Father, nay, adored. After my brother's return from Europe, I read such works of George Sand and Balzac as he would allow me to choose from his library. Of the two writers, George Sand appeared to me by far the superior, though I then knew of her works only Les Sept Cordes de la Lyre, Spiridion, Jacques, and Andre. It was at least ten years after this time that Consuelo revealed to the world the real George Sand, and thereby made her peace with the society which she had defied and scandalized. Of my German studies I have already made mention. I began them with a class of ladies under the
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 10: a chapter about myself (search)
he works which in those days were usually commended to young women. These were, in French, Lamartine's poems and travels, Chateaubriand's Atala and Rene, Racine's tragedies, Moliere's comedies; in Italian, Metastasio, Tasso, Alfieri's dramas and autobiography. Under dear Dr. Cogswell's tuition, I read Schiller's plays and prose writings with delight. In later years, Goethe, Herder, Jean Paul Richter, were added to my repertory. I read Dante with Felice Foresti, and such works of Sand and Balzac as were allowed within my reach. I had early acquired some knowledge of Latin, and in later life found great pleasure in reading the essays and Tusculan dissertations of Cicero. The view of ethics represented in these writings sometimes appeared to me of higher tone than the current morality of Christendom, and I rejoiced in the thought that, even in the Rome of the pre-Christian Caesars, God had not left himself without a witness. This enlarged notion of the ethical history of mankind
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
nthly, The, 232, 236, 280; first published the Battle Hymn of the Republic, 275. Austin, Mrs., sings in New York, 15. Avignon, the Howes at, 133. Bache, Prof. A. D., at Mrs. Howe's lecture in Washington, 309. Baez, President of Santo Domingo, calls upon the Howes, 355; invites them to a state dinner: is expelled by a revolution, 360. Baggs, Monsignore, Bishop of Pella, presents the Howes to the Pope, 125. Bailey, Prof. J. W., lectures on insectivorous plants, 407. Balzac, Honore de, his works read, 58, 206. Bancroft, George, the historian, his estimate of Hegel, 210; invites Mrs. Howe to write something for the Bryant celebration, 277; his part therein, 279; his life at Newport, 401; in the Town and Country Club, 407. Barbiere di Seviglia, given in New York, 15; admired by Charles Sumner, 176. Bartol, Dr. C. A., first meeting of the Boston Radical Club held at his house, 281. Bates, Joshua, founder of the Boston Public Library, 93. Battle Hymn of t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 15: Academic life in Cambridge (search)
sly recognized a step forward in academical discipline. Longfellow did not cultivate us much personally, or ask us to his house, but he remembered us and acknowledged our salutations. He was, I think, the first Harvard instructor who addressed the individual student with the prefix Mr. I recall the clearness of his questions, the simplicity of his explanations, the well-bred and skilful propriety with which he led us past certain indiscreet phrases in our French authors, as for instance in Balzac's Peau de Chagrin. Most of all comes back to memory the sense of triumph with which we saw the proof-sheets of Voices of the Night brought in by the printer's devil and laid at his elbow. We felt that we also had lived in literary society, little dreaming, in our youthful innocence, how large a part of such society would prove far below the standard of courtesy that prevailed in Professor Longfellow's recitation room. Yet the work of this room was, in those days of dawning changes, but
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
e, 79. Antwerp, 161. Appleton, Frances E. See Longfellow, Frances A. Appleton, Nathan, 121,171. Appleton, Thomas G., 103, 219, 273. Arfwedson, Mr. and Mrs., 93, 95. Arnold, Mr., 70. Arnold, Matthew, 6. Atchafalaya, Lake, 195. Athenaeum Library, 285. Atlantic Monthly, the, cited, 233 note; mentioned, 287. Auersberg, Anton A., 161. Austen, Mrs., Sarah, 269. Austin, William, 64, 68 and note. Auteuil, 46. Bacon, Lord, 164. Baireuth, 289. Baltic Sea, 132. Balzac, Honore de, 177. Bancroft, George, 71, 112; his History of the United States, mentioned, 143. Bandmann, 241, 242. Barbauld, Mrs., Anna Letitia, 62, 63. Barlow, Joel, 23. Barnard, Mr., 91. Bartlett, Elizabeth. See Wadsworth, Elizabeth B. Bartlett family, the, 13. Beattie, James, 62. Beaugency, 48. Becker, Rudolph Z., 161. Belgium, 158, 170. Bennett, Dr., 250. Bennoch, Mr., 250. Bentham, Mr., 91. Berlin, 98. Bernadotte, King, 94. Berryer, Antoine Pierre, 47. Besse, 2