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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 80 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge 46 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.) 28 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 24 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 16 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 12 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 11 1 Browse Search
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison 8 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 8 0 Browse Search
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune 6 0 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VII: the free church (search)
eatrical handbill in large letters The Fool of the family. Describing a pilgrimage of young men to Concord, he says:— No one had any acquaintance with Mr. Emerson except a certain Frank Sanborn, a remarkable young poetic youth, formerly farmer and shoemaker, more than six feet high. . . . He is a Junior and one of those when I preached there. And again:— Last Friday night I went to Concord to an Anti-Slavery tea-party, where I spoke, together with the Lieut. Governor. Mrs. Emerson was there with her fine daughters—(R. W. E. being at the West) —Elizabeth Hoar, looking very noble—Thoreau and his, mother and sister, and many other people ofe absorbed in the larger interests of life. To Worcester there came from time to time people whom it was a delight to meet. Last week, wrote Mr. Higginson, Mr. Emerson was here and gave one of his old style of lectures, rich and delicious, he staid here, and I never liked him so much; he had all his invariable gentleness an
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XI: John Brown and the call to arms (search)
l meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society:— This week has been given over to mobs; I have been one of the captains of the fifties spoken of in Scripture; that is we had sixty men armed and organized, under my direction, to protect the platform and Wendell Phillips. Part were Germans and part English; this was done prior to the Sunday meeting at Music Hall, but there was no danger then; before the end of the convention it grew rather formidable. It was worth it all to see Mr. Emerson addressing the meeting and interrupted with all kinds of insults and he so utterly undisturbed,— not stooping even to control and put it down, which might perhaps just then have been done—but rising above it by sheer dignity. Wendell Phillips never was so buoyant and charming as through it all. Many have always had the impression that he was not personally courageous because he had not the sort of boyish courage that I and many others get credit for: but his is far higher, not a Puritan <