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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 210 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 190 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 146 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 138 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 96 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 84 0 Browse Search
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 68 0 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.) 64 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 57 1 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 55 1 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, V: the call to preach (search)
e it is the enthusiastic (i.e. half cracked people) who begin all reforms. Mrs. Child you know has long been proscribed as an entirely unsafe person and as for Mr. Emerson and Mr. Alcott, it does n't do for a sober person even to think of them. Miss Channing was a disciple of James Freeman Clarke, and Higginson was thus led towith animation; one evening Elder Holland a Christian minister from Buffalo was present and spoke. . . . He is considered one of the ablest men in the body, reads Emerson, etc. After the debate he inquired with some anxiety whether that young man (meaning me) ever expected to find a pulpit to preach in? . . . I look forward to preach at Newburyport. His mother was overjoyed at these successful beginnings and congratulated him on the happy opening of his career. Wentworth was now reading Emerson's Essays and sometimes wondered why he read any other book. I can't make up my mind, wrote the youth in one of his moments of doubt, whether my radicalisms will
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VI: in and out of the pulpit (search)
, but it looks more like increase. To his Aunt Nancy he confided that he sometimes felt terribly false, . . . like Mr. Emerson with a hole in the heel of his stocking. (He refused to go to pay a visit on this account.) Why, nobody will know itentle and modest, always ready and willing to communicate his endless information about all invisible things. . . . Mr. Emerson comes on Friday and will stop here—as will also probably the minor star, Dr. Holmes, the week after. 'T is a nice way g Thoreau:— In Concord I went to see Thoreau; he is more human and polite than I supposed, and said he had heard Mr. Emerson speak of me; he is a little bronzed spare man; he makes lead pencils with his father on Monday and Tuesday and was in ts in Haverhill and in the moon. He talks sententiously and originally; his manner is the most unvarying facsimile of Mr. Emerson's, but his thoughts are quite his own. . . .He does not seem particularly affected by applause, but rather by his own
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VII: the free church (search)
ose autobiography I came very near unconsciously referring to. In the afternoon I spoke at one of a series of remarkable meetings for free talk on theological subjects which Mr. May started in a public hall. All sorts of persons take part, Methodists, Jews, Catholics, &c. and no one can speak but ten minutes. These absences from home not only gave a needed change, but took the young man among various interesting people. He wrote to his mother, after lecturing in Concord, that he had Mr. Emerson for an auditor which made me nearly dumb at first . . . . Last Saturday I was in Boston [Jan. 1853] and went to see no less a person than Mr. Thackeray— not as lion but as lecturer. We wanted him here for a new association and offered him $500 for 6 lectures —which he declined; he was very frank about it, saying it was more than he could get in England: but he could get more in other cities; in Providence $800 for three lectures! He is six feet four, at least, very sweet and ma
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VIII: Anthony Burns and the Underground railway (search)
t every man choose once for all, between his love for freedom, and for a full pocket; for, as far as I have observed, in this land of liberty it is difficult to combine both. In other cases he attempted to find work or hiding-places for the refugees. In one instance a home was sought for two boys who had been emancipated by their Kentucky master on condition that they should be cared for in a free State. This note of introduction, written by Mr. Higginson to Mr. F. B. Sanborn or Mr. R. W. Emerson, is given as a sample of the correspondence between the active abolitionists of that day:— Worcester, Sept. 14, 1860. The bearer, Capt. Stewart—sometimes known as Preacher Stewart—of Kansas, is leaving here to-day and I have advised him to pass through Concord and call on you. He is the head of the Underground Railway Enterprise in Kansas and has just made a highly successful trip. Mr. Stearns and others are raising funds to assist him in his operations. He brought on t<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XI: John Brown and the call to arms (search)
nd imprisonment, most of the friends who had been active in assisting his project went temporarily to Canada or to Europe to avoid threatened prosecution, but Mr. Higginson stood his ground, declaring it a duty to at least give him [Brown] their moral support on the witness stand. The next step was the attempt to provide able counsel for Brown and his fellow-prisoners. A circular was printed, November 2, 1859, asking for contributions to this end and signed by S. E. Sewall, Dr. Howe, R. W. Emerson, and T. W. Higginson. Appended to the circular, which is preserved in the Boston Public Library, is this note in Mr. Higginson's handwriting and signed by him: An expense of about $1000 is already incurred for counsel. Mrs. Brown must also be aided to join her husband, and her two widowed daughters-in-law, aged 20 and 16, need help greatly. Meetings were held in Boston and Worcester, in which Mr. Higginson took part, to plead for help for Brown's family. An anonymous letter from Ala
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XII: the Black regiment (search)
this appeal to be fortified by an urgent letter from General Saxton, himself,—was thus noted in the War Journal:— I told him [General Saxton] with some indignation that if I could be made a Major General by writing a note ten words long to a Congressman I certainly would not do it; that I never yet had asked for any position in life and never expected to; that a large part of the pleasure I had had in commanding my regiment grew out of the perfect unexpectedness of the promotion. . .. Emerson says no man can do anything well who does not feel that what he is doing is for the time the centre of the universe—I thank heaven that I never yet have supposed for a moment that any brigade or division in the army was so important a trust as my one regiment—at least until the problem of Negro soldiers was conclusively solved before all men's eyes. In February the regiment was ordered to Florida, and all was excited anticipation. The Colonel wrote home:— The expedition is a v
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIV: return to Cambridge (search)
second little daughter arrived and was named Margaret Waldo. These were family names, and, contrary to popular belief, were not borrowed from Margaret Fuller and Emerson. Rejoice with us! her father wrote to a friend; another little girl, as fine and beautiful as her elder sister! After three months he declared, A more blissfuler especially the first thing in the morning. In fifteen minutes . . . I entirely planned two addresses on distinct subjects —the birthday address at Concord on Emerson and the address for the blind . . . . For all this—but chiefly for my wife, child and home, let me give thanks . . . . Whenever I think of illness or death, then have most interested me have passed away. But the sad entries in his journal were infrequent and presently he recorded:— One of these days on which, as Emerson says, every hour brings book or starlight scroll. At breakfast got letters from England, one from W. Sharp about sonnets of mine for his book of American sonnets<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
which one steps into a round only too delightful here is amazing. ... Heard Bradlaugh the great popular orator of England . . . who came and took lunch with me. June 5. Met Mr. Gladstone by appointment at 12—a fine wise keen face, voice like Emerson's without the hesitancy—we talked America and literature and he heard for the first time that his Juventus Mundi was reprinted. He asked me to breakfast for Thursday next, but impossible. The same day he met Huxley whom he described as shortish to visit some of her places. Apropos of Bettine, these passages occur in one of the diaries:— Just now I am reading Gunderode with ever-new delight: I wish there were a million volumes. Really there is not an author in the world, save Emerson and Shakespeare, from whom I have had so much and so fresh enjoyment as from the perennial Child, Bettine. Her effervescence always intoxicates me with delight; though her life flowed prematurely away in it, like champagne left uncorked. Bi<
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
ks' History of the United States. For the use of teachers. Pph. Life of Emerson. (In Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia.) The Word Philanthropy. (In Free Reon, Outlook, et al.) 1899 Contemporaries. Def. II. Contents: Ralph Waldo Emerson. Amos Bronson Alcott. Theodore Parker. John Greenleaf Whittier.(Ed.) Walks with Ellery Channing. [Extracts from manuscript diaries of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Introduction by Higginson.] (In Atlantic Monthly, July.) Reviewed Sers from the West, Jan. 27; Our Literary Obstacles, Jan. 30. Personality of Emerson. (In Outlook, May 23.) Address. (In Centenary of the Birth of Ralph Waldo Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord, May 25.) (Tr.) Fifteen Sonnets of Petrarch. The introduction is based essentially upon Sunshine and Petrarch (1867), which originally included thly, July.) First Steps in Literature. (In New England Magazine, Oct.) Emerson's Footnote Person [Alcott]. (In Putnam's Monthly and The Reader, Oct.) Ch
lavery Society, Mass., Higginson speaks at, 180, 181; Phillips speaks at, 201; Emerson speaks at, 201. Appleton Anne, marries Capt. Storrow, 3. See also Storrow, thful history of United States, 284, 285; success of history, 286-88. Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 68, 129, 193; anecdote about, 87; described, 96, 130; at Anti-Slavery mhies, 263, 275; as a public speaker, 263-66, 273; visits Whittier, 266; visits Emerson, 266; and the Boston Radical Club, 267, 263; religious toleration of, 268; his Creed, 268-70; influence of Emerson, 270; various honors, 270, 271; summers at the Point, 272, 273; his poem Decoration Day, 273; The Things I Miss, 273; elasticity, 388; musical poems, 388, 389; lectures before Lowell Institute, 389; 390; at Emerson celebration, 390; eightieth birthday celebration, 391; sons of Veterans Post n about Mr. Wells, 15. Hoar, Senator George F., and Higginson's hymn, 64; at Emerson celebration, 390. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, conversation with, 159, 160. H