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Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 155 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 26 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier 20 4 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 19 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 0 Browse Search
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist 17 1 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 16 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 5: the school of mobs (search)
again. When the guests were about to leave, Whittier, just as he was stepping into the carriage, said to the landlord, My name is Whittier, and this is George Thompson. The man opened his eyes and mouth with wonder as they drove away. When they arrived at Haverhill they learned of the doings of the mob there, and the fortunate escape of their friend May. Underwood's Whittier, pp. 116-18. Another of these Thompson mobs, at which Whittier was not present, is thus described by Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, who was there. I insert her account, because it describes the period better than any other narrative I know, and gives the essential atmosphere of the life amid which Whittier was reared. My most vivid recollection of George Thompson is of his speaking at Julian Hall on a memorable occasion. Mr. Stetson, then keeper of the Tremont House, was present, with a large number of his slaveholding guests, who had come to Boston to make their annual purchases of the merchants. Their
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 6: a division in the ranks (search)
o worked on a somewhat different plane. It is a fact worth noticing, for instance, because very characteristic, that Whittier, like that very able woman, Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, always differed from Garrison and his more intimate followers in the view they took of the Rev. Dr. William Ellery Channing, to whom Whittier had writtend was denounced by Mrs. Maria Weston Chapman, as one who had neither insight, courage, nor firmness. Whittier, on the other hand, always maintained, that after Mrs. Child, Dr. Channing had made greater sacrifices for the antislavery cause than any one, in view of the height and breadth of his previous influence and popularity. nts, and the punctuality of the next issue of the Liberator as the important thing. When it came to the still more difficult test of John Brown, this letter to Mrs. Child showed Whittier to be the non-resistant still:-- October 21st, [1859]. My dear friend,--I was glad to get a line from thee, and glad of the opportunity it a
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 7: Whittier as a social reformer (search)
rpose of the ministers and leading men of the colony to permit no difference of opinion on religious matters. They had banished the Baptists, and whipped at least one of them. They had hunted down Gorton and his adherents; they had imprisoned Dr. Child, an Episcopalian, for petitioning the General Court for toleration. They had driven some of their best citizens out of their jurisdiction, with Anne Hutchinson, and the gifted minister, Wheelwright. Any dissent on the part of their own fellow advocates of universal peace, the results of the Civil War brought some misgivings, through the means by which they were attained. He wrote thus to the woman who had first brought the antislavery movement into American literature:-- To Lydia Maria Child.1875. Thy confession as respects thy services in the cause of freedom and emancipation does not shock me at all. The emancipation that came by military necessity and enforced by bayonets was not the emancipation for which we worked and p
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 8: personal qualities (search)
seems to be nothing else. He has about as much magnetism as one of Dexter's wooden images. Washburn, late minister to France, would do well in the Cabinet, I think. This was in early life, but after the sales of his poems became lucrative his income was large in proportion to his needs,--his personal expenditures increasing but slightly,--and he was, as his friends knew, most generous in giving. In this he was stimulated perhaps by the extraordinary example of his old friend, Mrs. Lydia Maria Child, whose letters he edited, and who used to deny herself many of the common comforts of advancing years in order that she might give to the works which interested her; yet Whittier was distinctly treading a similar path when he subscribed regularly and largely to General Armstrong's great enterprise for the instruction of the blacks and Indians at Hampton; and apart from this he was writing such letters as the following, all the time-- Amesbury, 16th, 7th mo., 1870. Dear Higginson,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 12: Whittier the poet (search)
cepting suggestion and correction, while Whittier's poems come always with surprise, and even Mr. Pickard's careful labours add little to our knowledge. Mrs. Claflin and Mrs. Fields give us little as to the actual origins of his poems. I have never felt this deficiency more than in sitting in his house, once or twice, since his death, and observing the scantiness of even his library. Occasional glimpses in his notes help us a very little, as for instance what he says in the preface to his Child life in prose, published in 1873, as to his early sources of inspiration:-- It is possible that the language and thought of some portions of the book may be considered beyond the comprehension of the class for which it is intended. Admitting that there may be truth in the objection, I believe, with Coventry Patmore in his preface to a child's book, that the charm of such a volume is increased rather than lessened by the surmised existence of an unknown element of power, meaning, and be
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 13: closing years (search)
Miss Johnsons resided; a place made more interesting to him from the fact that it had been the abode of the Rev. George Burroughs, who had been put to death during the witchcraft excitement, two centuries before. He always, however, retained his home and citizenship in Amesbury, went thither to vote and to attend Quarterly Meetings, and toward the end of his life made it his residence once more. One of his enjoyments in later years was in recalling his memories of his early friend Lydia Maria Child, whose experience of life had so much in common with his own; and in serving her memory by editing a volume of her letters (1883). In his introduction he says of her Appeal for that class of Americans called Africans -- It is quite impossible for any one of the present generation to imagine the popular surprise and indignation which the book called forth, or how entirely its author cut herself off from the favour and sympathy of a large number of those who had previously delighted
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
68. Chardon Street Chapel, Boston, 81. Chase, G. W., his History of Haverhill, quoted, 56, 57. Chatterton, Thomas, 24. Chaucer, Geoffrey, 141. Child, Mrs., Lydia Maria, 75, 76; her account of Thompson mob, 59-61; Whittier's letters to, 78, 79, 90, 91; her generosity, 98; her letters edited by Whittier, 180. Child, ReChild, Rev. Dr., 84. Childs, George W., gives a Milton memorial window, 181, 182. Civil War, 90, 168, 176. Claflin, Mary B., 100, 159; her personal Recollections of John G. Whittier, quoted, 99, 101, 102, 110-112, 116, 117, 125, 126, 130, 136, 172. Claflin, Hon., William, 99. Clarkson, Thomas, 33. Clay, Henry, 42, 68, 69, 77;ter, 175; receives honorary degree, 176; seventieth birthday celebration, 176-178; his summary of Dr. Holmes, 178, 179; companionship, 179, 180; edits volume of Mrs. Child's letters, 180; illness and death, 183; his At last, 184, 185; his funeral, 185. Whittier, Mary, 22, 24. Whittier, Ruth Flint, 4. Whittier, Thomas, 4, 5.