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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
It is easy enough to be married; the newspaper comers show us that, every day; but to live and to be happy as simple King and Queen, without the gifts of fortune, this is a triumph that suits my nature better. Probably all the atmosphere around this pair of lovers had a touch of exaggeration, a slight greenhouse aroma, but it brought a pure and ennobling enthusiasm; and whenever I was fortunate enough to hear Maria White sing or say ballads in moonlight evenings it seemed as if I were in Boccaccio's Florentine gardens. If this circle of bright young people was not strictly a part of the Transcendental Movement, it was yet born of the Newness. Lowell and Story, indeed, both wrote for The Dial, and Maria White had belonged to Margaret Fuller's classes. There was, moreover, passing through the whole community a wave of that desire for a freer and more ideal life which made Story turn aside from his father's profession to sculpture, and made Lowell forsake law after his first clien
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
54. Bede, Adam, 219. Beethoven, Ludwig von, 8S, 95. Belot, Adolphe, 313. Belton, W. S., 138. Bem, Joseph, 86. Bemis, George, 175. Besant, Sir, Walter, 273. Bewick, John, 15. Bigelow, Luther, 251. Billings, Josh, 284. Bird, F. ., 237. birth of A literature, the, 167-195. Bishop, W. H., 312, 314. Blackstone, Sir, William, 88. Blake, Harrison, 181. Blanc, Charles, 322. Blanc, Louis, 304, 305, 309, 316, 317, 318, 320, 321, 322. Boarding-schools, Dangers of, 22. Boccaccio, Giovanni, 77. Borel, General, 307. Boswell, James, 15. Bowditch, H. I., 176. Bowditch, Nathaniel, 50. Bowen, Francis, 53, 54. Boyesen, H. H., 314. Bremer, Fredrika, 011. Brentano, Bettine, 25, 92, 93. Briggs, the Misses, 119. Bright, John, 327. Brook Farm, 83, 84, 120. Brookline, Mass., summer life in, 81. Brown, Annie, 227. Brown, Brownlee, 169. Brown, C. B., 58. Brown, John, 155, 196-234, 240, 242, 243, 246, 327. Brown, Mrs., John, 227, 230. Brown, Madox, 289. Brown,