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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 13 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 4 0 Browse Search
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Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America., III: a word more about America. (search)
land, is like one seeing, thinking, and speaking in some other planet than ours. A man of even Mr. John Morley's gifts is provoked with the House of Lords, and straightway he declares himself against the existence of a Second Chamber at all; although — if there be such a thing as demonstration in politics — the working of the American Senate demonstrates a well-composed Second Chamber to be the very need and safeguard of a modern democracy. What a singular twist, again, in a man of Mr. Frederic Harrison's intellectual power, not, perhaps, to have in the exuberance of youthful energy weighted himself for the race of life by taking up a grotesque old French pedant upon his shoulders, but to have insisted, in middle age, in taking up the Protestant Dissenters too; and now, when he is becoming elderly, it seems as if nothing would serve him but he must add the Peace Society to his load! How perverse, yet again, in Mr. Herbert Spencer, at the very moment when past neglects and present n
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pauperism in the United States. (search)
that only one in 713 persons, in thirty-two cities where there are charity organization societies which reported, contributed to their funds. These cities represented a population of about 7,250,000, and the number of contributors was only a little over 10,000. When we put this in contrast with the church-membership of the country, which comprises something like one-third of the population, or, if we count only adult members, one-fourth, we are reminded of the conclusion reached by Mr. Frederic Harrison and others that for social regeneration Christianity is a failure. Of course many cannot contribute money, but there is equal complaint of a lack of persons who are willing to contribute their time and sympathy as friendly visitors. Those who have read Tolstoi's book, What to do, will find there described the experience of every sincere friend of humanity who has attempted to secure genuine co-operation among the fortunate classes to help elevate the less fortunate classes out of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pensions. (search)
an increase of $1,207,402. In the preceding thirty years the survivors of the War of 1812 and their widows received $44,841,640; Mexican War, $30,201,187; and Indian wars, $5,402,054. The total disbursements for pensions from July 1, 1790, to June 30, 1901, aggregated $2,763,350,033. The statement gives the following amounts of money paid pensioners under different administrations: President Grant's first term$116,136,275 Average per year29,034,064 President Grant's second term114,395,357 Average per year28,598,839 President Hayes's administration145,322,489 Average per year38,330,622 President Garfield's administration237,825,070 Average per year59,456,263 President Cleveland's first term305,636,662 Average per year76,409,165 President Harrison's administration519,707,726 Average per year129,926,931 President Cleveland's second term557,950,407 Average per year139,487,602 President McKinley's first term560,000,547 Average per year140,000,137 people's party
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Perry, Oliver Hazard 1785-1819 (search)
British squadron (see Erie, Lake, battle of). When Perry had fought the battle and his eye saw at a glance that victory was secure, he wrote in pencil on the back of an old letter, resting the paper on his navy cap, the following despatch to General Harrison, the first clause of which has often been quoted: We have met the enemy and they are ours: two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop. Yours, with great respect and esteem, O. H. Perry. Many songs were written and sung in merry, He chanced to take the belly-ache, We drenched him so with Perry. At the time of his great victory Perry was only master-commander, but was immediately promoted to captain, and received the thanks of Congress and a medal. He assisted Harrison in retaking Detroit late in 1813. In 1815 he commanded the Java in Decatur's squadron in the Mediterranean, and in 1819 was sent against the pirates in the West Indies. He died in Port Spain, Trinidad, Aug. 23, 1819. The name and fame of Perr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Political parties in the United States. (search)
s bureau; Chinese immigration; strong government; opposes in general the policy of the other party in power. Whig party, 1834-54 Formed from a union of the National Republicans and disrupted Democratic-Republicans. Elected two Presidents: Harrison and Taylor. Favored non-extension of slavery; slavery agitation—i. e., right of petition and free circulation of anti-slavery documents; a United States bank; protective tariff; vigorous internal improvements; compromise of 1850. Opposed the Sders of this party, Webster and Clay. Republican, 1854.—Formed from other parties, principally from the Whig party, on the issues of the slavery question. Has elected six Presidents: Lincoln, two terms; Grant, two terms; Hayes, Garfield, and Harrison, one term; McKinley, two terms. Favored the suppression of slavery; suppression of the rebellion; all constitutional means to accomplish it, financial and otherwise; emancipation of slaves; prohibition of slavery throughout the United States; f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Posey, Thomas 1750- (search)
rginia, and assisted in the defeat of Dunmore at Gwyn's Island. He joined Washington, in New Jersey, early in 1777; was transferred to Morgan's rifle regiment, and with it did valuable service on Bemis's Heights and at Saratoga. He commanded the regiment in the spring of 1778, and was finally placed in command of a battalion of Febiger's regiment, under Wayne, participating in the capture of Stony Point in July, 1779, where he was one of the first to enter the works. Colonel Posey was at the surrender of Yorktown, and was afterwards with Wayne until the evacuation of Savannah, in 1782. In February, 1793, he was made brigadier-general; settled in Kentucky; became State Senator and lieutenant-governor; was major-general of Kentucky levies in 1809; and United States Senator in 1812-13. He succeeded Harrison as governor of Indiana Territory in March, 1813; and in 1816 was made agent for Indian affairs, which post he held at the time of his death, in Shawneetown, Ill., March 19, 1818.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, English men of letters. (search)
Mason. Dickens. By A. W. Ward. Dryden. By G. Sainksbury. Fielding. By Austin Dobson. Gibbon. By J. Cotter Morison. Goldsmith.. By William Black. gray. By Edmund Gosse. Hume.. By T. H. Huxley. Johnson. By Leslie Stephen. Keats. By Sidney Colvin. Lamb. By Alfred Ainger. Landor. By Sidney Colvin. Locke. By Prof. Fowler. MacAULAYulay. By J. Cotter Morison. Milton. By Mark Pattison. Pope. By Leslie Stephen. SCOlTT. By R. H. Hutton. Skelley. By J. A. Symonds. Sheridan. By Mrs. Oliphant. Sir Philip Sidney. By J. A. Symonds. Southey. By Prof. Dowden. Spenser. By R. W. Church. Sterne. By H. D. Traill. Swift. By Leslie Stephen. Thackeray. By A. Trollope. Wordsworth. By F. W. H. Myers. New volumes Cloth. 12mo. Price, 75 cents net George Eliot. By Leslie Stephen. William Hazlitt. By Augustine Birrell. Matthew Arnold. By Herbert W. Paul. John Ruskin. By Frederic Harrison. Alfred Tennyson. By Alfred Lyall.
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 8: to England and the Continent.—1867. (search)
ph Cowen; by members of the bar like Serjeant Parry, W. Vernon Harcourt, and William Shaen; by philosophers, scientists, and litterateurs like Herbert Spencer F. D. Maurice and T. H. Huxley, Goldwin Smith, Richard H. Hutton, William Howitt, Frederic Harrison, and William Black; and by journalists like Justin Mc-Carthy, A. H. Dymond, and F. W. Chesson. That these names were lent in no perfunctory spirit is evident from the fact that four-fifths of the Committee were present at the Breakfast. Fawcett. Victor Schoelcher, As Colonial Minister under the French Republic of 1848, Schoelcher precipitated the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. W. Vernon Harcourt, Jacob Bright, E. S. Beesly. Justin McCarthy, Edward Miall, Frederic Harrison, Geo. J. Holyoake, William Black, and scores of others. Of Mr. Garrison's English anti-slavery friends there were the Ashursts, Stansfelds, Shaens, Taylors, Thompsons, and Chessons; and Richard D. Webb came over from Ireland for the occasi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 18 (search)
sing book, Notes from a Diary, by Grant Duff (later Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff), the author writes that he came unexpectedly upon a breakfast (June, 1887), the guests being Atkinson, the New England Free Trader, Colonel Hay, and Frederic Harrison, all of whom were well brought out by our host and talked admirably. I quote some extracts from the talk:-- Mr. Atkinson said that quite the best after-dinner speech he had ever heard was from Mr. Samuel Longfellow, brother of the poeonel Hay absolutely, well, saying that he usually kept his from six to eight years. ... Atkinson said that all the young thought and ability in America is in favor of free trade, but that free trade has not begun to make any way politically. Harrison remarked that he was unwillingly, but ever more and more, being driven to believe that the residuum was almost entirely composed of people who would not work. Atkinson took the same view, observing that during the war much was said about the mi