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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 6: apprenticeship. (search)
es, our ignorance rendered only the more conspicuous and misleading, by the faint intimations of knowledge which we acquire at our schools. Are we to remain such for ever? But if Horace Greeley derived no help from schools and teachers, he received no harm from them. He finished his apprenticeship, an uncontaminated young man, with the means of independence at his finger-ends, ashamed of no honest employment, of no decent habitation, of no cleanly garb. There are unhappy times, says Mr. Carlyle, in the world's history, when he that is least educated will chiefly have to say that he is least perverted; and, with the multitude of false eye-glasses, convex, concave, green, or even yellow, has not lost the natural use of his eyes. How were it, he asks, if we surmised, that for a man gifted with natural vigor, with a man's character to be developed in him, more especially if in the way of literature, as thinker and writer, it is actually, in these strange days, no special misfortune
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 15: starts the Tribune. (search)
d on the 20th of September. The concern, thus consolidated, knew, thenceforth, nothing but prosperity. The New Yorker had existed seven years and a half; the Log Cabin, eighteen months. The Tribune, I repeat, was a live paper. It was, also, a variously interesting one. Its selections, which in the early volumes occupied several columns daily, were of high character. It gave the philosophers of the Dial an ample hearing, and many an appreciating notice. It made liberal extracts from Carlyle, Cousin, and others, whose works contained the spirit of the New Time. The eighth number gave fifteen songs from a new volume of Thomas Moore. Barnaby Rudge was published entire in the first volume. Mr. Raymond's notices of new books were a conspicuous and interesting feature. Still more so, were his clear and able sketches and reports of public lectures. In November, the Tribune gave a fair and courteous report of the Millerite Convention. About the same time, Mr. Greeley himself re
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 19: the Tribune continues. (search)
and morals. Travels on the Prairies, Ellsworth's Agricultural Geology, Lardner's lectures, Life and speeches of Henry Clay, Tracts on the Tariff by Horace Greeley, The farmers' library, are among the works published by Greeley and McElrath in the years 1843 and 1844. The business was not profitable, I believe, and gradually the firm relinquished all their publications, except only the Tribune and Almanac. September 1st, 1843, the Evening Tribune began; the Semi-Weekly, May 17th, 1845. Carlyle's Past and Present, one of the three or four Great Books of the present generation, was published in May 1843, from a private copy, entrusted to the charge of Mr. R. W. Emerson. The Tribune saw its merit, and gave the book a cordial welcome. This is a great book, a noble book, it said, in a second notice, and we take blame to ourself for having rashly asserted, before we had read it thoroughly, that the author, keen-sighted at discovering Social evils and tremendous in depicting them, was
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 20: Margaret Fuller. (search)
tervals, to correspond with the paper down nearly to the time of her embarkation for her native land in 1850. During the twenty months of her connection with the Tribune, she wrote, on an average, three articles a week. Many of them were long and elaborate, extending, in several instances, to three and four columns; and, as they were Essays upon authors, rather than Reviews of Books, she indulged sparingly in extract. Among her literary articles, we observe essays upon Milton, Shelley, Carlyle, George Sand, the countess Hahn Hahn, Sue, Balzac, Charles Wesley, Longfellow, Richter, and other magnates. She wrote, also, a few musical and dramatic critiques. Among her general contributions, were essays upon the Rights, Wrongs, and Duties of Women, a defence of the Irish character, articles upon Christmas, New year's day, French Gayety, the Poor Man, the Rich Man, What fits a man to be a Voter —genial, fresh, and suggestive essays all. Her defence of the Irish character was very tou
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 26: three months in Europe. (search)
vindicates the American Press journey to Paris the Sights of Paris the opera and ballet a false Prophet his opinion of the French journey to Italy-anecdote a nap in the diligence arrival at Rome in the galleries scene in the Coliseum to England again triumph of the American Reaper a week in Ireland and Scotland his opinion of the English homeward bound his arrival the extra Tribune. The thing called Crystal Palace! This was the language which the intense and spiritual Carlyle thought proper to employ on the only occasion when he alluded to the World's Fair of 1851. And Horace Greeley appears, at first, to have thought little of Prince Albert's scheme, or at least to have taken little interest in it. We mean, he said, to attend the World's Fair at London, with very little interest in the show generally, or the people whom it will collect, but with special reference to a subject which seems to us of great and general importance-namely, the improvements recently m
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 30: Appearance—manners—habits. (search)
e. I said I had been looking to see what books he preferred should lie on his table. I don't prefer, he said, I read no books. I have been trying for years to get a chance to read Wilhelm Meister, and other books. Was Goethe a dissolute man? To which I replied with a sweeping negative. This led the conversation to biography, and he remarked, How many wooden biographies there are about. They are of no use. There are not half a dozen good biographies in our language. You know what Carlyle says: I want to know what a man eats, what time he gets up, what color his stockings are? (His, on this occasion, were white, with a hole in each heel.) There's no use in any man's writing a biography unless he can tell what no one else can tell. Seeing me glance at his pictures, he said he had brought them from Italy, but there was only one or two of them that he boasted of. A talk upon politics ensued. He said he had had enough of party politics. He would speak for temperance, and
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 31: conclusions (search)
have been discovered that what is not good for the whole swarm is not good for a single bee, that no individual can be safe in welfare, while any other individual is not. Genius? No. That is not the word. Dr. Arnold was not a man of genius. Carlyle is not a man of genius. But Great Britain owes more to them than to all the men of genius that have lived since Cromwell's time. Such men differ from the poets and authors of their day, precisely in the same way, though not, perhaps, in the same degree, as the Apostles differed from Cicero, Seneca, and Virgil. Between the Clays and Websters of this country and Horace Greeley, the difference is similar in kind. Horace Greeley, Thomas Carlyle, and Dr. Arnold, have each uttered much which, perhaps, the world will not finally accept. Such men seem particularly liable to a certain class of mistakes. But, says Goethe's immortal maxim, The Spirit in which we act is the highest matter—and it is the contagious, the influencing matter. Se