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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.) 64 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
ents still remained carved in vast confusion on the end of the woodshed, like the wall which commemorates Canning and Byron at Harrow. Above all, a literature circulated under the desks, to be read surreptitiously,--such books as those to which Emerson records his gratitude at the Latin School; fortunately nothing pernicious, yet much that was exciting, including little dingy volumes of Baron Trenck, and Rinaldo Rinaldini, and The three Spaniards, and The Devil on two sticks. Can these be now if I had been in Rob Roy's cave. No doubt we observed the Sabbath after a mild fashion, for I once played a surreptitious game of ball with my brother behind the barn on that day, and it could not have made me so very happy had it not been, as Emerson says, drugged with the relish of fear and pain. Yet I now recall with pleasure that while my mother disapproved of all but sacred music on Sunday, she ruled that all good music was sacred; and that she let us play on Sunday evening a refreshing
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 4 (search)
occasionally by the knowledge that my elder sister had greatly helped in that particular sentence. When it is considered that Channing's method reared most of the well-known writers whom New England was then producing,that it was he who trained Emerson, C. F. Adams, Hedge, A. P. Peabody, Felton, Hillard, Winthrop, Holmes, Sumner, Motley, Phillips, Bowen, Lovering, Torrey, Dana, Lowell, Thoreau, Hale, Thomas Hill, Child, Fitzedward Hall, Lane, and Norton,--it will be seen that the classic portiough he was, like Perkins, two years younger in college; he was not a high scholar, but he was an ardent student of literature, and came much under the influence of his cousin, Maria White, and of Lowell, her betrothed. Thaxter first led me to Emerson and to Hazlitt; the latter being for both of us a temporary and the former a lifelong source of influence. We were both lovers of Longfellow, also, and used to sit at the open window every New Year's Eve and read aloud his Midnight Mass to the
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
laimed for their own time by the youths and maidens who, under the guidance of Emerson, Parker, and others, took a share in the seething epoch sometimes called vagueure, and made Lowell forsake law after his first client. It was the time when Emerson wrote to Carlyle, We are all a little wild here with numberless projects of soo one man and one or two writers. The writer who took possession of me, after Emerson, was the German author, Jean Paul Richter, whose memoirs had just been written in literature or mathematics and metaphysics, but in the mean time I read, as Emerson says of Margaret Fuller, at a rate like Gibbon's. There was the obstacle to bd'un Croyant and Livre du Peuple; Homer and Hesiod; Linnaeus's Correspondence; Emerson over and over. Fortunately I kept up outdoor life also and learned the point of leadership. We occasionally walked out together, late in the evening, from Emerson's lectures or the concerts which were already introducing Beethoven. Sometime
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 6 (search)
interpreted, really meant that the young men there assembled were launched on that wave of liberal thought which, under Emerson and Parker, was rapidly submerging the old landmarks. For myself, I was wholly given over to the newer phase of thoughtreceived was a tragic epitaph upon a wasted life. Thanks to a fortunate home training and the subsequent influence of Emerson and Parker, I held through all my theological studies a sunny view of the universe, which has lasted me as well, amid thoften a source of obvious inconvenience: they defied chairmen, scaled platforms, out-roared exhorters. Some of them, as Emerson says, devoted themselves to the worrying of clergymen; proclaiming a gospel of freedom, I have heard them boast of havinjoyous serenity which now seems a part of the discipline of the Salvation lassies. There were always present those whom Emerson tersely classified as men with beards; this style, now familiar, being then an utter novelty, not tolerated in business
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
dence to which they at first seemed entitled; Emerson and Hawthorne having held their own more indiown neighbors set aside as a mere imitator of Emerson -is still growing in international fame. I rd on the side of asceticism, being formed, as Emerson declared, largely to afford a local habitatio known as a writer — on the nomination book. Emerson himself, with one of those serene and lofty cngly favored, but wrote to me that he thought Emerson would vote against it; indeed, Emerson, as heEmerson, as he himself admitted to me, was one of that minority of anti-slavery men who confessed to a mild naturlly conscious of a certain monotony. Neither Emerson nor Longfellow nor Whittier was a great talkeibly been rather too much impressed by one of Emerson's perilous maxims as applied to any writer, Itic circle, except Whittier and myself,--with Emerson also, latterly,--who favored woman suffrage. er (Mr. John Jay Chapman), who lately said of Emerson, It will not be denied that he sent ten thous[7 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, VII. Kansas and John Brown (search)
men, in deference to the orders of the new United States governor, Geary, who was making an attempt, more or less serious, to clear Kansas of all armed bands. Lane stopped two days in Nebraska City, and I did something towards renewing the clothing of his band. He made a speech to the citizens of the town,--they being then half balanced between anti-slavery and pro-slavery sympathies,--and I have seldom heard eloquence more thrilling, more tactful, better adjusted to the occasion. Ralph Waldo Emerson, I remember, was much impressed by a report of this speech as sent by me to some Boston newspaper. Lane went with me, I think, to see our emigrants, encamped near by; gave me some capital suggestions as to our march into the Territory; and ended by handing me a bit of crumpled paper, appointing me a member of his staff with the rank of brigadier-general. As I rode out of Nebraska City on the march, next day, my companion, Samuel F. Tappan, riding at my side, took occasion to exhib
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 10 (search)
ing by request of the trustees of the building. This being promptly denied by the trustees, who were present, and who compelled him to read their letter, it was shown that he had been requested to come and protect the assembly instead,--and this, with curious changeableness, he proceeded to attempt; at least securing partial order, and stopping the mob from throwing down cushions and furniture from the galleries, which it had already begun to do. The speakers at this session were Phillips, Emerson, Clarke, and myself, and it was on this occasion that Phillips uttered a remark which became historic. Turning from the mob, which made him inaudible, he addressed himself wholly to the reporters, and said: When I speak to these pencils, I speak to a million of men. . . . My voice is beaten by theirs [those of the mob], but they cannot beat types. All honor to Faust, for he made mobs impossible. At last the mayor promised the chairman, Edmund Quincy, to protect the evening session with f
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 11 (search)
The London atmosphere and dramatis personae changed little within the interval, but the whole period was separated by a distinct literary cycle from that on which Emerson looked back in 1843. He then wrote that Europe had already lost ground; that it was not as in the golden days when the same town would show the traveler the nobl humorist at last, so that he almost seemed to have been playing with himself in the fierce things he had said. When he laughed, he appeared instantly to follow Emerson's counsel and to write upon the lintels of his doorpost Whim! I was especially impressed with this peculiar quality during our walk in the park. Nothing couldlance. I never felt for an instant that I had really encountered in England men of greater calibre than I had met before,--for was I not the fellow countryman of Emerson and Hawthorne, of Webster and Phillips?yet, after all, the ocean lends a glamour to the unseen world beyond it, and I was glad to have had a sight of that world,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 13 (search)
On the anti-slavery platform, where I was reared, I cannot remember one really poor speaker; as Emerson said, eloquence was dog-cheap there. The cause was too real, too vital, too immediately pressi twenty miles for their entertainments, a dance might be combined with the lecture,--tickets to Emerson and ball, one dollar. I have still a handbill, printed in some village in Indiana in 1867, whe turned out: the engineer introduced me with dignity and propriety; he proved to be a reader of Emerson and Carlyle, and he gave me a ride homeward on his locomotive the next morning. There was soo be the prey of what are called cranks, but especially the first of these, which gathered what Emerson once called the soul of the soldiery of dissent. There were men and women who haunted the Statt to a man who has, or even thinks he has, a higher aim. No single sentence, except a few of Emerson's, ever moved me so much in youth as did a passage translated in Mrs. Austen's German prose wri
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
. Dial, The, 114. Dicey, Albert, 97. Dickens, Charles, 187, 234. Discharged convict, reform of, 191. Dix, Dorothea L., 264. Dobson, Susanna, S5. Dombey, Paul, 187. Douglas, S. A., 239. Douglass, Frederick, 127, 173, 327. Downes, Commodore, 242. Doy, Doctor, 233. Drew Thomas, z56, 163. Du Maurier, George, 289. Durant, H. F., 63, 88. Dwight, John, 18. Edgeworth, Maria, 15. Eleanore, Tennyson's, 296. Elizabeth, Queen, 7. Ellis, A. J., 284. Ellis, C. M., 142. Emerson, R. W., 23, 36, 53, 67, 69, 77, 87, 91, 92, 95, 000, III, 115, 118, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 174, 176, 180, 182, 185, 190, 204, 244, 272, 279, 297, 327, 331, 332, 341, 359. Emigrant Aid Society, The, 196. Epictetus, 270. Epilogue, 362-364. Erckmann-Chatrian, 320. Estray, The, 102. Everett, Edward, 12, 79, 189. Everett, Mrs., Edward, 12. Fallersleben, Hoffmann von, 101. Falstaff, quoted, 174. Farlow, W. G., 59. Farrar, Mrs., John, 90. Faust, 244. Fay, Maria, 34, 74,