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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 210 0 Browse Search
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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
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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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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, Note (search)
rk called Book and heart, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, copyright, 1897, by Harper and Brothers, with whose consent the essay entitled One of Thackeray's women also is published. Leave has been obtained to reprint the papers on Brown, Cooper, and Thoreau, from Carpenter's American prose, copyrighted by the Macmillan Company, 1898. My thanks are also due to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for permission to reprint the papers on Scudder, Atkinson, and Cabot; to the proprietors of Putnam's magazine for the paper entitled Emerson's foot-note person ; to the proprietors of the New York Evening post for the article on George Bancroft from The nation ; to the editor of the Harvard graduates' magazine for the paper on Gottingen and Harvard ; and to the editors of the Outlook for the papers on Charles Eliot Norton, Julia Ward Howe, Edward Everett Hale, William J. Rolfe, and Old Newport days. Most of the remaining sketches appeared originally in the Atlantic Monthly. T. W. H.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, I. Carlyle's laugh (search)
f my own generation, I had been under some personal obligations to him for his early writings,--though in my case this debt was trifling compared with that due to Emerson,--but his Latter-day pamphlets and his reported utterances on American affairs had taken away all special desire to meet him, besides the ungraciousness said to mnd transferred the whole matter to that realm of thought where men play with things. The instant Carlyle laughed, he seemed to take the counsel of his old friend Emerson, and to write upon the lintels of his doorway, Whim. Whether this interpretation be right or wrong, it is certain that the effect of this new point of view upoly was, a man left behind by time and waiting for death. He seemed in a manner sunk within himself; but I remember well the affectionate way in which he spoke of Emerson, who had just sent him the address entitled The future of the Republic. Carlyle remarked, I've just noo been reading it; the dear Emerson, he thinks the whole wa
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, VII: Henry David Thoreau (search)
lished by others since his death, while four biographies of him have been issued in America (by Emerson, Channing, Sanborn, and Jones), besides two in England (by Page and Salt). Thoreau was born Massachusetts, where he taught school and was for three years an inmate of the family of Ralph Waldo Emerson, practicing at various times the art of pencil-making — his father's occupation — and also of surveying, carpentering, and housekeeping. So identified was he with the place that Emerson speaks of it in one case as Thoreau's native town. Yet from that very familiarity, perhaps, the latts after a man's death, it comes pretty near to a permanent fame. It is true that Thoreau had Emerson as the editor of four of his posthumous volumes; but it is also true that he had against him the vehement voice of Lowell, whose influence as a critic was at that time greater than Emerson's. It will always remain a puzzle why it was that Lowell, who had reviewed Thoreau's first book with cor
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, VIII: Emerson's foot-note person, --Alcott (search)
VIII: Emerson's foot-note person, --Alcott The phrase foot-note person was first introduced ibtless the only literary contemporary to whom Emerson invariably and candidly deferred, regarding hast according to the standard of its period. Emerson, Channing, Bryant, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Holat last in the still more favored position of Emerson's foot-note. When that took place, it suddenarly period (1837), Alcott, after criticising Emerson a little for the picture of vulgar life that ffinity with the fathers of English diction. Emerson is the only instance of original style among eyond the circle of his own city and nation. Emerson's is destined to be the high literary name oft. It may have been in a similar spirit that Emerson and his foot-note might seem at first to have of wholeness; in this respect far surpassing Emerson. It is scarcely possible, for any one who himself and Parker, though each stood near to Emerson and ostensibly belonged to the same body of t[17 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 19 (search)
om it with hopes unaccomplished. Apart from his labors as Emerson's scribe and editor, he seemed to withdraw himself more aninating with Theodore Parker and based upon a meeting at Mr. Emerson's house in 1849, the object being the organization of aas, of course, to be the leading editor, and became such. Emerson also consented, rather weakly, as Cabot says in his memorarican authors of his time, as volunteer secretary to Ralph Waldo Emerson, a task which constituted his main occupation for five or six years. After Emerson's death, Cabot also wrote his memoirs, by the wish of the family,--a book which will always re reticent man telling the story of another. In describing Emerson, the biographer often unconsciously described himself also; and the later publications of Mr. Emerson's only son show clearly that there was room for a more ample and varied treatment of children,--a trait which he also eminently shared with Emerson. The group formed by him with two grandchildren in his la
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 20 (search)
will, but her needs, had forced upon us. Certainly I should have been most glad to bring it down to the level of simple truth and every-day comradeship; but it was not altogether easy. She was much too enigmatical a being for me to solve in an hour's interview, and an instinct told me that the slightest attempt at direct cross-examination would make her withdraw into her shell; I could only sit still and watch, as one does in the woods; I must name my bird without a gun, as recommended by Emerson. After my visit came this letter: Enough is so vast a sweetness, I suppose it never occurs, only pathetic counterfeits. Fabulous to me as the men of the Revelations who shall not hunger any more. Even the possible has its insoluble particle. After you went, I took MacBETHeth and turned to Birnam Wood. Came twice To Dunsinane. I thought and went about my work. ... The vein cannot thank the artery, but her solemn indebtedness to him, even the stolidest admit, and so of me
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, XXIV. a half-century of American literature (1857-1907) (search)
aphical headquarters of this particular group was Boston, of which Cambridge and Concord may be regarded for this purpose as suburbs. Such a circle of authors as Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Lowell, Whittier, Alcott, Thoreau, Parkman, and others had never before met in America; and now that they have passed away, no such local s of journalism, the readiness of communication everywhere, the detached position of colleges, with many other influences, decentralize literature more and more. Emerson used to say that Europe stretched to the Alleghanies, but this at least has been corrected, and the national spirit is coming to claim the whole continent for itsy nations which ever come to be called historic, says Tolstoi in his Anna Karenina, are those which recognize the importance and worth of their own institutions. Emerson, putting the thing more tersely, as is his wont, says that no man can do anything well who does not think that what he does is the centre of the visible universe.