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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 60 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 32 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 22 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 10 0 Browse Search
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.) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Short studies of American authors 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Afternoon landscape: poems and translations 4 0 Browse Search
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 11: early loves and love poetry (search)
breath of mortal life for thirty-six thousand human beings. See, again, how in the fourth verse, out of twenty-six words, every one is made monosyllabic in order that the one word bashful may linger and be effective; and see how in the sixth the one long word in the whole poem uneventful multiplies indefinitely those bereft and solitary years. Did Whittier plan those effects deliberately? Probably not, but they are there; and the most exquisite combination of sounds in Tennyson or in Mrs. Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese, can only equal them. Even to Whittier, they came only in a favoured hour; and in the more continuous test of blank verse, he fails, like every modern poet since Keats, save Tennyson, alone. Amy Wentworth is also one of his very best, and has the same delicate precision of sound to the ear and in the use of proper names; the house in Jaffrey Street, with its staircase and its ivy; with Elliot's green bowers and the sweet-brier, blooming on Kittery sidet
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 12: Whittier the poet (search)
ields's Whittier, p. 41. He once wrote to Fields that Allingham, after Tennyson, was his favourite among modern British poets. I do not remember him as quoting Browning or speaking of him. This may, however, have been an accident. One of the very ablest of New England critics, a man hindered only by prolonged ill-health from ith it (non pas a l'ennui). Whittier did not actually reach the point of ennui, but came very near it. As for his rhymes, though not so bad as those of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, they were, in his early years, bad enough. Mr. Linton, from the English point of view, or from any other, was justified in protesting against such rhand trimming, scamper and Hampshire; some of all this list, it must be remembered, being mere archaisms or localisms, and all tending in Whittier's case, as in Mrs. Browning's, to entire disappearance after middle life. No one complains of the rhymes in Sonnets from the Portuguese. Even when Whittier uses a mispronunciation or
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
, 108-111, 127, 135, 157, 176, 178; libraries, 34; newspapers, 61; first Quakers in, 84. Boston Transcript, quoted, 90; mentioned, 98, 164. Boutwell, G. S., 97. Bowditch, Dr. Henry I., 78. Bowen, H. C., 143. Brahmo-Somaj, 116. Brainard, J. G. C., 37. Brazil, 100. Bremer, Miss Fredrika, 110. 87 Bright, John, 94, 112; Whittier on, 113. Brown, David Paul, 62. Brown, J. Brownlee, his Thalatta, mentioned, 163. Brown, Capt., John, 78, 79. Brown University, 176. Browning, Elizabeth B., 142,165; her Sonnets from the Portuguese, mentioned, 166. Browning, Robert, 153. Bryant, William C., 37, 156. Burleigh, Charles C., 63. Burlington, N. J., 131. Burns, Robert, 19, 88,109; Whittier compared with, 152. Burroughs, George, 18, 103. Burroughs, Rev., George, 180. Butler, Gen. B. F., 110. Byron, Lord, 33. C. Campbell, Mr., 94. Campbell's restaurant, 83. Canada, 10. Carlisle, J. G., 181. Carlton, Mr., 33. Cartland, Mrs. Gertrude W., quoted, 58, 59