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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
Newell, third president of the Association for the Advancement of Women, 393. Dana, Richard H., the elder, a visitor at the Ward home, 79; a kind of transcendentalist, 428. Danforth, Elizabeth, describes Louisa Cutler's wedding, 33, 34. Dante, his works read, 206. Da Ponte, Lorenzo, teacher of Italian in New York, his earlier career, 24. Da Ponte, Lorenzo (son of preceding),teaches Mrs. Howe Italian, 57 Davenport, E. L., manager of the Howard Athenaeum, declines Mrs. Howe's dmes T., 228. Finotti, Father, 263, 264. Fitzmaurice, Lady, Louisa, daughter of the Marquis of Lansdowne, 103. Fletcher, Alice, prominent at the woman's congress, 386. Follen, Dr., Karl, 22. Foresti, Felice, an Italian patriot, 120; reads Dante with Mrs. Howe, 206. Forks, three-pronged steel, in general use, 30. Fornasari, an opera singer, 104. Forster, John, at Charles Dickens's dinner: invites the Howes to dine, 110 Fowler, Dr. and Mrs., their courtesy to the Howes, 139-14
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Anti-Slavery Poems (search)
eedom's cheer, And one long rolling fire of triumph run Between the sunrise and the sunset gun! “ My task is done. The Showman and his show, Themselves but shadows, into shadows go; And, if no song of idlesse I have sung, Nor tints of beauty on the canvas flung; If the harsh numbers grate on tender ears, And the rough picture overwrought appears, With deeper coloring, with a sterner blast, Before my soul a voice and vision passed, Such as might Milton's jarring trump require, Or glooms of Dante fringed with lurid fire. Oh, not of choice, for themes of public wrong I leave the green and pleasant paths of song, The mild, sweet words which soften and adorn, For sharp rebuke and bitter laugh of scorn. More dear to me some song of private worth, Some homely idyl of my native North, Some summer pastoral of her inland vales, Or, grim and weird, her winter fireside tales Haunted by ghosts of unreturning sails; Lost barks at parting hung from stem to helm sWith prayers of love like dreams o
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Tales and Sketches (search)
w-created volcanoes, veined with fire, shattered by exploding thunders. Even the wild gales of the equinox have their varieties, –sounds of wind-shaken woods and waters, creak and clatter of sign and casement, hurricane puffs and down-rushing rain-spouts. But this dull, dark autumn day of thaw and rain, when the very clouds seem too spiritless and languid to storm outright or take themselves out of the way of fair weather; wet beneath and above, reminding one of that rayless atmosphere of Dante's Third Circle, where the infernal Priessnitz administers his hydropathic torment,— A heavy, cursed, and relentless drench,— The land it soaks is putrid; or rather, as everything animate and inanimate is seething in warm mist, suggesting the idea that Nature, grown old and rheumatic, is trying the efficacy of a Thompsonian steam-box on a grand scale; no sounds save the heavy plash of muddy feet on the pavements; the monotonous melancholy drip from trees and roofs; the distressful gurglin<
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
y he rises before us in the brief outline limning of the sacred writers I How he glooms, in shape and gesture proudly eminent, on the immortal canvas of Milton and Dante! What a note of horror does his name throw into the sweet Sabbath psalmody of our churches! What strange, dark fancies are connected with the very language of coto which the misty day of their cold island was as moonlight,— they saw no beauty, they recognized no holy revelation. It was to them terrible as the forest which Dante traversed on his way to the world of pain. Every advance step they made was upon the enemy's territory. And one has only to read the writings of the two Mathers he manifests nothing of the imagination of Milton, overlooking the closed gates of paradise, or following the pained fiend in his flight through chaos; nothing of Dante's terrible imagery appalls us; we are led on from heaven to heaven very much as Defoe leads us after his shipwrecked Crusoe. We can scarcely credit the fact that
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 17: resignation of Professorship—to death of Mrs. Longfellow (search)
r, very sure as to the result. Meanwhile he sat for his portrait by Lawrence, and the subject of the fugitive slave cases brought to the poet's face, as the artist testified, a look of animation and indignation which he was glad to catch and retain. On Commencement Day, July 19, 1854, he wore his academical robes for the last time, and writes of that event, The whole crowded church looked ghostly and unreal as a thing in which I had no part. He had already been engaged upon his version of Dante, having taken it up on February 1, 1853, Life, II. 248. after ten years interval; and moreover another new literary project had occurred to him purely in the realm of fancy, as he describes it, and his freedom became a source of joy. He had been anxious for some years to carry out his early plan of works upon American themes. He had, as will be remembered, made himself spokesman for the Indians on the college platform. His list of proposed subjects had included as far back as 1829, Tal
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 18: birds of passage (search)
her to son. The place is just as I have described it, though no longer an inn. All this will account for the landlord's coat-of-arms, and his being a justice of the peace, and his being known as the Squire, —things that must sound strange in English ears. All the characters are real. The musician is Ole Bull; the Spanish Jew, Israel Edrehi, whom I have seen as I have painted him, etc., etc. Other participants in the imaginary festivities are the late Thomas W. Parsons, the translator of Dante, who appears as the poet; the theologian being Professor Daniel Treadwell of Harvard University, an eminent physicist, reputed in his day to be not merely a free thinker, but something beyond it; the student being Henry Ware Wales, a promising scholar and lover of books, who left his beautiful library to the Harvard College collection; and the Sicilian being Luigi Monti, who had been an instructor in Italian at Harvard under Longfellow. Several of this group had habitually spent their summ
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 20: Dante (search)
Chapter 20: Dante We come now to that great task which Longfellow, after an early experiment, had dropped for years, and which he resumn to Ferdinand Freiligrath that he had translated sixteen cantos of Dante, and there seems no reason to suppose that he had done aught farthen Lowell, the other original member of the conference, while in his Dante essay he ranks Longfellow's as the best of the complete translationving been written by Professor Longfellow in an interleaved copy of Dante which he used in the class room. They were three in number, all fr to recognize in it more of that quality which has made the name of Dante immortal. If this be true, the only question that can be raised isersions is, after all, an English charm, and perhaps the quality of Dante can no more be truthfully transmuted into this than we can transmute of Faust the poetry of Hans Sachs, Longfellow's cobbler bard; and Dante's terse monosyllables were based upon the language of the people, w
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Appendix II: Bibliography (search)
[Editor.] The Estray: a Collection of Poems. Boston. With Proem by the Editor. 1847. Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie. Boston. 1849. Kavanagh: a Tale. Boston. 1850. The Seaside and the Fireside. Boston. 1851. The Golden Legend. Boston. 1855. The Song of Hiawatha. Boston. 1858. The Courtship of Miles Standish. Boston. 1863. Tales of a Wayside Inn. Boston. 1867. Flower-de-Luce. Boston. 1868. The New England Tragedies. Boston. 1867-70. Dante's Divine Comedy. A Translation. Boston. 1871. The Divine Tragedy. Boston. 1872. Christus: a Mystery. Boston. Three Books of Song. Boston. 1874. Aftermath. Boston. 1875. The Masque of Pandora, and other Poems. Boston. 1876-79. [Editor.] Poems of Places. 31 vols. Boston. 1878. Keramos, and other Poems. Boston. 1880. Ultima Thule. Boston. 1882. In the Harbor. Boston. 1883. Michael Angelo. Boston. 1886. A Complete Edition
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
don, Eng., 88. Cushing, Miss, 61. Cushman, Bezaleel, 17, 60. Cutler, Mr., 140. Cuyp, Albert, 142. Dana, Richard H., 80, 133. Dannemora, iron mines of, 97. Dante, 214, 230, 234; Longfellow translates, 207, 225. Dartmouth College, 17. Dawes, Rufus, 23. Delphi, 31. Dessau, Spanish Student performed in, 188. Devereuazer, Mr., 89. France, 48, 55, 98, 155, 158, 252, 259. Franklin, Benjamin, 6. Freiligrath, Ferdinand, 161, 193, 271; on Hiawatha, 209; Longfellow writes about Dante translations to, 225, 226. Freneau, Philip, 23. Frugal Housewife, the, 121. Fuller, Margaret. See Ossoli. Fulton, Robert, 6. Furness, Rev. W. H., 192. , 219,220; receives honorary degree at Cambridge, Eng., 220, 221; English praise for, 221-223; receives honorary degree at Oxford, 223; arrives home, 223; works on Dante translation, 225; friendly criticism, 226, 227; comparison of early with late translations, 229-231; comparison with Norton's translation, 231, 232; Christus, 236-
he water which bounds Europe on the west washes the eastern shores of Asia. A ship, with a fair wind, said the Spaniard Seneca, could sail from Spain to the Indies in the space of a very few days. The students of their writings had kept this opinion alive through all the middle ages; science and observation had assisted to confirm it; and poets of early and more recent times had foretold that empires beyond the ocean would one day be revealed to the daring navigator. The genial country of Dante and Buonarotti gave birth to Christopher Columbus, to whom belongs the undivided glory of having fulfilled the prophecy. Accounts of the navigation from the eastern coast Chap. I.} of Africa to Arabia had reached the western kingdoms of Europe; and adventurous Venetians, returning from travels beyond the Ganges, had filled the world with dazzling descriptions of the wealth of China as well as marvellous reports of the outlying island empire of Japan. It began to be believed that the cont
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