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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