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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
Vulgate: They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament. And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. I have dwelt upon this churchyard because it is perfectly certain that every Cambridge boy in 1830 drew from it as distinct a sense of an historic past and of the dignity of letters as any English boy receives when he glances downward, while waiting for the Temple Church in London to open its doors, and sees beneath his feet the name of Oliver Goldsmith. Through its influence we naturally thought of the academical virtues — dignity, learning, the power of leadership — as being the great achievement of life, while all else was secondary. On the other hand, the empty diamond-shaped cavities on many of the tombs represented the places where leaden escutcheons had been converted into bullets for the army of the American Revolution. Holmes and Longfellow both described the place in their poems; and it is certain that the Cambridge muses
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
on for a sick room, in the true Darwinian spirit as an innocent, delightfully idiotic being that is not troubled with any of our poor human weaknesses and irritabilities. Dr. Cheever says of him that he was too sympathetic to practise medicine, and when he thought it necessary to use a freshly killed rabbit for demonstration he always left his assistant to chloroform it and besought him not to let it squeak. He believed in the elevating influence of the medical profession, and said that Goldsmith and even Smollett, both having studied and practised medicine, could not, by any possibility, have outraged all the natural feelings in delicacy and decency, as Swift and Zola have outraged them. Yet Holmes gave away his medical books in middle life to the Boston Medical Library; and after this he prized science as the poet loves it for the images and analogies it affords, even as Coleridge went to Sir Humphry Davy's lectures in order to acquire a stock of new metaphors. In speaking of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
ther, Thomas, 150. Felton, Prof. C. C., 44, 69, 123, 124, 128. Fields, J. T., 69, 104, 106, 179. Fiske, Prof., John, 70. Flagg, Wilson, 70. Follen, Prof., Charles, 17. Fox, Thomas, 9. Francis, Prof., Convers, 17. Fuller, Margaret, (Countess Ossoli), 22, 25, 26, 36, 47, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 119, 129, 150, 174, Gage, Gen., 21. Garfield, Pres. J. A., 182. Garrison, W. L., 85, 104, 179. Glover, Rev., Joseph, 5. Glover, Widow, 6. Godwin, Parke, 35, 67. Goethe, J. W., 63, 116. Goldsmith, Oliver, 11, 95. Goodale, Prof. G. L., 12. Granville, Lord, 192. Green, Samuel, 6. Greenwood, Isaac, 13. Griswold, R. W., 35, 160. Hale, Rev. Dr. E. E., 156. Hancock, John, 20. Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 34, 112, 113, 119, 135, 170. Hayes, Pres. R. B., 181. Hedge, Rev. Dr. F. H., 17, 25, 26, 54, 57, 59, 60, 63, 113. Hedge, J. D., 23, 24. Hedge, Prof., Levi, 14, 22, 23. Heth, Joyce, 97. Higginson, S. T., 153. Higginson, T. W., 70, 76, 81, 179, 180, 182, 183. Hildreth, Richard, 67
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
the disused classical textbooks of my elder brothers, and made a little library to be preserved against that magic period when I too should be a collegian. To these were to be added many delightful volumes of the later English poets, Collins, Goldsmith, Byron, Campbell, and others, given at different times to my aunt by George Ticknor. In some of them --as in Byron's Giaour --he had copied additional stanzas, more lately published; this was very fascinating, for it seemed like poetry in thems had been pried out to be melted into bullets for the Continental army. And it all so linked us with the past that when, years after, I stood outside the Temple Church in London, and, looking casually down, saw beneath my feet the name of Oliver Goldsmith, it really gave no more sense of a dignified historic past than those stones at my birthplace. Nor did it actually carry me back so far in time. In the same way, our walks, when not directed toward certain localities for rare flowers or
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 4: the New York period (search)
ork it is enough to say that he was not eminently fitted for it by nature. Of course he could not write dully; his historical narratives are just as readable as Goldsmith's, and rather more veracious. But he plainly lacked the scholar's training and methods which we now require in the historian; nor had he a large view of men anderhaps about sixtyand did not seem a bit like a man of genius. Irving's originality. It is common to criticise Washington Irving as being a mere copyist of Goldsmith, which is as idle as if we were to call Lowell a copyist of Longfellow. They belonged to the same period, that of the eighteenth-century essay. Irving equaled Goldsmith in simplicity and surpassed him in variety, for the very first number of The sketch book had half a dozen papers each of a different type. He struck out paths for himself; thus Sir Walter Scott, for instance, in his paper on Supernatural and fictitious composition, praised Irving's sketch of The bold Dragoon as the only
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, A Glossary of Important Contributors to American Literature (search)
By Diedrich Knickerbocker, appeared in 1809; and during the war of 1812 he wrote for the Analectic magazine. The Sketch-book was published in 1819. It was followed by Bracebridge hall (1822); Tales of a Traveller (1824); Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828); Chronicle of the conquest of Granada (1829); The Alhambra (1832); Tour on the prairies (1835); Astoria (1836); Adventures of Captain Booneville (1837); his complete works (1848-50); Mahomet and his successors (1849-50); Oliver Goldsmith, a biography (1849); WVolfert's Roost, and other papers (1855); Life of George Washington (1855-59). Died at Sunnyside, Irvington, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1859. Jackson, Helen Fiske (Hunt) Born in Amherst, Mass., Oct. 18, 1831. She was the daughter of Prof. Nathan W. Fiske, and married in October, 1852, Capt. Edward B. Hunt, and October, 1875, William S. Jackson. Contributed poems and prose articles to the N. Y. Nation, independent, and Atlantic monthly. She was greatly interested in
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
the pastor of the second church in Dorchester. An intimate friendship had grown up in college between Sumner and Joseph Story, of Marblehead, who was two years his junior in the course. A correspondence ensued. Their letters are playful, and hopeful of the future. Sumner's letters refer to books and poems he had read, as Hogarth Moralized, Roberts' Epistle to a Young Gentleman on leaving Eton School, Masson's Elegy to a Young Nobleman leaving the University, Pope's Eloisa to Abelard, Goldsmith's Edwin and Angelina, Shenstone's Pastoral Ballad, and some pieces in Enfield's Speaker. Sumner did not persevere as a teacher. In 1797-98 he passed nearly a year in the West Indies. He then began the study of law with Judge George R. Minot, an historical writer and effective public speaker. As early as 1799 he accepted an invitation from Josiah Quincy to a desk in his law-office; and was, while the relation continued, accustomed to have charge of the office, and to sleep in Mr. Quin
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
Why will you, Mr. Sumner, who speak with such force and correctness, employ a word which, in the present connection, is not English? Washington's body was never burnt; there are no ashes,—say, rather, remains. I tell this story, compliment and all, just as it occurred, that you may better understand this eccentric man. I think we were all jaded and stupid, for the conversation rather flagged. Forster John Forster, 1812-76; contributor to reviews, and author of the biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Dickens, Walter Savage Landor, and Dean Swift (the last incomplete). was there, whom you well know as the great writer in the Examiner and the author of the Lives. He is a very able fellow, and is yet young. Landor takes to him very much. His conversation is something like his writing. I had a good deal of talk with him. You must know, also, that our host, Mr. Kenyon, is a bosom friend of Southey and Wordsworth, and is no mean poet himself, besides being one of the most agr
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
ystematic literary training from enforced duties as a printer and journalist. But, unlike Mark Twain, he fell as naturally into the best classical traditions as Goldsmith or Irving, who, with Cervantes, earliest delighted him. In My literary Passions Howells has delicately recorded the development of his taste. At first he desirehis dealing with character or theme. He was just as ready to write a farce like The Earl of Pawtucket (5 February, 1903) as he was to do a costume play like Oliver Goldsmith (19 March, 1900); just as willing to turn a series of cartoons into a play, like The education of Mr. Pipp (20 February, 1905), as he was to dramatize populals appeared, there were frequent republications or importations of, especially, Bunyan, Milton, Defoe, Pope, Addison, Thomson, Young, Darwin, Lewis, Johnson, and Goldsmith. The publishers of Trumbull, Barlow, See Book I, Chap. IX. Dwight, See Book I, Chap. IX., and Book II, Chap. XXII. and Brown, while receiving appare
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
Goethe, 41, 42, 43, 238, 454, 460, 480 Goetz von Berlichingen, 487 Goldberger, 579 Gold, ein Californisches Lebensbild, 580 Golden bowl, the, 106 Golden era (San Francisco), 4, 154 Goldfaden, A., 607, 608 Goldoni, 77, 450 Goldsmith, 77, 542 Gompers, Samuel, 363 Gone with a Handsomer man, 59 Goodell, William, 136 Good Gracious, Annabelle, 296 Goodloe, D. R., 342, 351 Goodnow, F. J., 360-1 Goodrich, C. A., 477 Goodrich, S. G., 418, 548, 550, 552 n. Goodw Old Schoolhouse on the Creek, the, 584 Old South Leaflets, 166 Old sweetheart of mine, an, 6 Old Swimmina Hole and 'Leven more poems, the, 60 Oldtown Folks, 72, 73 Old Virginia and her Neighbors, 193 Olive branch, the, 432 Oliver Goldsmith, 283 Ollantay Tambo, 625 Olmsted, Frederick Law, 162, 488 Omar, the tent Maker, 281 Omoo, 156 On a Bust of Dante, 38 On a soldier fallen in the Philippines, 64 On being a Christian, 217 On Canada's frontier, 165 Onderdonck,
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