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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.) 20 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, V. The swing of the social pendulum. (search)
obility; whereas in England, where their own language was spoken, that sort of omission chafed them far more. The reason thus assigned may have been flimsy, but the fact recognized was important; it indicated a period when French standards, not English, prevailed in our more fashionable society. The change coincided with the fall of the French Empire. While that prevailed, it was the smile of the emperor, not of the Prince of Wales, which gave distinction and currency to a society belle. Ths, for in the librarians' conventions of the last few years Americans have led and not followed. Even when we come on more intimate and domestic ground, limitations still exist. Our standard of cookery, so far as we have any, is French and not English. No American lady would wish to be charged with dressing like an English woman, and no American man, when travelling anywhere but in England, would wish to be taken for an Englishman, for the simple reason that Americans are everywhere so much
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 35 (search)
outh. The utmost beauty leaves the Oriental woman but a petted toy in youth; yet when a mother she has a life-long slave in her son, and an Eastern emperor will declare war or make peace at her bidding. So close was among the Greeks the tie between the mother and her sons — the father, as Plato implies in his Protagoras, very rarely interfering with them — that it held its strength even into advanced years. Such opinions as have been brought forward by Diderot in French, and by Godwin in English, impairing the feeling of filial reverence after the son grows to maturity, would have been abhorrent to the feelings of an ancient Greek. Those emotions took form in their reverence for the Graiae --nymphs who were born gray-headed — as did those of the Romans in the honor paid to the Sibyls, some of whom at least were old. Among our American Indians, Mr. Lucien Carr finds that supremacy accorded to women in age which is denied them in youth. Goethe, exhausting all mythology and allegor<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 42 (search)
as weeds. he evidently has not tried, with Lowell, to win the secret of a weed's plain heart, and to him probably the gorse and heather of Scotland or the stately English foxglove would be nothing but weeds. The mistake he makes is in regarding this tendency to cities as in any way an American monopoly. It is, in truth, a feature of modern civilization. Owen Pike, in his remarkable work, The history of Crime in England, has shown that this very tendency has been in operation among our English kinsfolk ever since the reign of Edward II. (1307-1327), that is, for more than five centuries. In Edward's time the rural population of England was about eleven-twelfths, or more than ninety-one per cent., of the whole. In the year 1861 it had fallen to forty per cent., and in 1871 to thirty-eight per cent. Pike attributes this change mainly to the great inventors of the last and the present centuries, who have created new and remunerative occupations. In the great bulk of the nation,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 54 (search)
of those graduated at Harvard College. (The italics are my own.) Does not one see them, indeed, or their equivalents? Then it is because one has not looked, or because one has read the list only in the safe obscurity of a learned language, where all endearments disappear-although Cicero, to be sure, might have wished to see his beloved daughter appear on a college list as Tulliola instead of Tullia. But if any critic of women's nicknames will turn to his Harvard College catalogue in English, he will find there, in the official list of the sterner sex, precisely the same tendency towards the more familiar names as at women's colleges. In the Senior Class, just graduated, he will find Harry occurring five times and Henry seven; Frank once and Francis four times; and his eyes will be regaled also with Fred and Bertie. In the Junior Class, to graduate next year, he will find only one Harry to nineteen who bear the name of Henry; but, on the other hand, he will find the brief nam
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
lle, B. le B. de, quoted, 85. Francomania, 26. Franklin, Benjamin, 296. Freeman, Alice, 21. French standards vs. English, 23, 98. Frenchmen, domesticity of, 281. Friends, marriages among, 47. Fuller, Margaret. See Ossoli. Furies,in America, 283. Hood, Thomas, 19. Horse-chestnuts, the value of, 295. house of Cards, A, 138. House of Lords, English, decline of, 136. Household decoration, stages of, 161. household decorators, women as, 161. House-keeping in A, 137. Manugin, Arthur, quoted, 214. Mann, Horace, quoted, 134. Also 243, 244. Manners, American, 101, 169, 224; English, 139; Italian and Spanish, 25. manners, the Empire of, 75. Mariotti. See Gallenga. Marketable accomplishments, he, 296. Virtue of man and woman the same, 3. visiting the sick, on, 227. voices, 166. Voices, American and English, 167. Voltaire, F. M. A., 87. W. Wales, Prince of, 23. Ward, Artemus, described, 43. Warner, C. D., quote