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Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 10 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 2 0 Browse Search
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amusing and interesting as they are shown forth in Oldtown Fireside stories. None of the incidents or characters embodied in those sketches are ideal. The stories are told as they came from Mr. Stowe's lips, with little or no alteration. Sam Lawson was a real character. In 1874 Mr. Whittier wrote to Mrs. Stowe: I am not able to write or study much, or read books that require thought, without suffering, but I have Sam Lawson lying at hand, and, as Corporal Trim said of Yorick's sermSam Lawson lying at hand, and, as Corporal Trim said of Yorick's sermon, I like it hugely. The power and literary value of these stories lie in the fact that they are true to nature. Professor Stowe was himself an inimitable mimic and story-teller. No small proportion of Mrs. Stowe's success as a literary woman is to be attributed to him. Not only was he possessed of a bright, quick mind, but wonderful retentiveness of memory. Mrs. Stowe was never at a loss for reliable information on any subject as long as the professor lived. He belonged to that extinct
earth's languages his own,-- North, South, and East and West, made all The common air electrical, Until the o'ercharged bolts of heaven Blazed down, and every chain was riven! Welcome from each and all to her Whose Wooing of the Minister Revealed the warm heart of the man Beneath the creed-bound Puritan, And taught the kinship of the love Of man below and God above; To her whose vigorous pencil-strokes Sketched into life her Oldtown Folks, Whose fireside stories, grave or gay, In quaint Sam Lawson's vagrant way, With Old New England's flavor rife, Waifs from her rude idyllic life, Are racy as the legends old By Chaucer or Boccaccio told; To her who keeps, through change of place And time, her native strength and grace, Alike where warm Sorrento smiles, Or where, by birchen-shaded isles Whose summer winds have shivered o'er The icy drift of Labrador, She lifts to light the priceless Pearl Of Harpswell's angel-beckoned girl. To her at threescore years and ten Be tributes of the tongue
ks, 444. New London, fatigue of reading at, 496. Newport, tiresome journey to, on reading tour, 497. Niagara, impressions of, 75. Normal school for colored teachers, 203. North American Review onUncle Tom's Cabin, 254. North versus South, England on, 388, 391. Norton, C. E., Ruskin on the proper home of, 354. O. Observer, New York, denunciation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, 168, 172. Oldtown Fireside stories, 438; strange spiritual experiences of Prof. Stowe, 438; Sam Lawson a real character, 439; relief after finishing, 489; date of in chronological list, 491; in Whittier's poem on seventieth birthday With old New England's flavor rife, 503. Oldtown folks, 404; Prof. Stowe original of Harry in, 421; George Eliot on its reception in England, 443, 461, 463; picture of N. E. life, 444; date of, 490; Whittier's praise of, vigorous pencil-strokes in poem on seventieth birthday, 503. Orthodoxy, 335. Our Charley, date of, 490. Owen, Robert Dale, his Foo
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Novels, stories, sketches, and poems, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. (search)
happy as to number among her choicest friends. We and our neighbors. New Edition. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50. This is a sequel to My wife and I. Pogancuc people. Their loves and lives. New Edition. Illustrated. 12mo, $1.50. A story of a New England town, its men and its manners. Old town folks. 12mo, $ .50. Full to repletion of delicate sketches of very original characters, and clever bits of dialogue, and vivid descriptions of natural scenery.--The Spectator (London). Sam Lawson's oldtown fireside stories. Illustrated. New Edition, enlarged. 12mo, $1.50. Contents: The Ghost in the Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; Mis' Elderkin's pitcher ; The Ghost in the Cap'n Brown House; Colonel Eph's Shoe-Buckles; The Toothacre's-Fight; How to Fight the Devil; Laughina in Meetina; The Toothacre's Ghost Story; The Parson's Horse Race; Oldtown Fireside Talks of the Revolution; A Student's Sea Story. T
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Standard and popular Library books, selected from the catalogue of Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (search)
Poems. Farringford Edition. Portrait. 16mo, $2.00. Victorian Poets. 12mo, $2.00. Hawthorne, and other Poems. 16mo, $1.25. Edgar Allan Poe. An Essay. Vellum, 18mo, $1.00. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Agnes of Sorrento. 12mo, $1.50. The Pearl of Orr's Island. 12mo, $1.50. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Popular Edition. 12mo, $2.00. The Minister's Wooing. 12mo, $1.50. The May-flower, and other Sketches. 12mo, $1.50. Nina Gordon. 12mo, $1.50. Oldtown Folks. 12mo, $1.50. Sam Lawson's Fireside Stories. Illustrated. $1.50. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 100 Illustrations. 12mo, full gilt, $3.50. Bayard Taylor. Poetical Works. Household Edition. 12mo, $2.00. Dramatic Works. Crown 8vo, $2.25. The Echo Club, and other Literary Diversions. $1.25. Alfred Tennyson. Poems. Household Ed. Portrait and 60 illustrations. $2.00. Illustrated Crown Edition. 48 illustrations. 2 vols. $5.00. Library Edition. Portrait and 60 illustrations. $4.00. Red-Line Edition Portrai
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Occasional Poems (search)
ll earth's languages his own,— North, South, and East and West, made all The common air electrical, Until the o'ercharged bolts of heaven Blazed down, and every chain was riven! Welcome from each and all to her Whose Wooing of the Minister Revealed the warm heart of the man Beneath the creed-bound Puritan, And taught the kinship of the love Of man below and God above; To her whose vigorous pencil-strokes Sketched into life her Oldtown Folks; Whose fireside stories, grave or gay, In quaint Sam Lawson's vagrant way, With old New England's flavor rife, Waifs from her rude idyllic life, Are racy as the legends old By Chaucer or Boccaccio told; To her who keeps, through change of place And time, her native strength and grace, Alike where warm Sorrento smiles, Or where, by birchen-shaded isles, Whose summer winds have shivered o'er The icy drift of Labrador, She lifts to light the priceless Pearl Of Harpswell's angel-beckoned girl! To her at threescore years and ten Be tributes of the ton