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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, The close of the War (search)
Sheridan's victory at Cedar Run. There were no recent graduates of Harvard more universally beloved than Charles and James Lowell; and none of whom better things were expected. To Lowell himself, who had no other children, except a daughter, theLowell himself, who had no other children, except a daughter, they were almost like his own sons, and the ode he wrote on this occasion touches a depth of pathos not to be met with elsewhere in his poetry. There was not at that time another family in Cambridge or Boston which contained two such bright intellects,od of European history the only son of a widow was exempt from conscription. Then to lose them both in a single day! Mrs. Lowell became the saint of Quincy Street, and none were so hardened or self-absorbed as not to do her reverence. But now tand perhaps three or four professors, watching the Harvard nine practise in preparation for its match with the formidable Lowell nine of Boston. Who is that slender youth at second base,--with the long nose and good-humored twinkle in his eye,--who
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 4 (search)
that it was he who trained Emerson, C. F. Adams, Hedge, A. P. Peabody, Felton, Hillard, Winthrop, Holmes, Sumner, Motley, Phillips, Bowen, Lovering, Torrey, Dana, Lowell, Thoreau, Hale, Thomas Hill, Child, Fitzedward Hall, Lane, and Norton,--it will be seen that the classic portion of our literature came largely into existence undtro Bachi, a picturesque Italian refugee; in German, Bernard Roelker, since well known as a lawyer in New York; and we had that delightful old Francis Sales, whom Lowell has commemorated, as our teacher of Spanish. In him we had a man who might have stepped bodily out of the Gil Blas and Don Quixote he taught. We never knew whets younger in college; he was not a high scholar, but he was an ardent student of literature, and came much under the influence of his cousin, Maria White, and of Lowell, her betrothed. Thaxter first led me to Emerson and to Hazlitt; the latter being for both of us a temporary and the former a lifelong source of influence. We we
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
then a place of distinctly graded society,--more so, probably, than it is now. Lowell has admirably described the superb way in which old Royal Morse, the village cothan any later coterie of the same kind,--which seemed to group itself round James Lowell and Maria White, his betrothed, who were known among the members as their Kinow, I was able at least to look through the door of this paradise of youth. Lowell's first volume had just been published, and all its allusions were ground of rotrictly a part of the Transcendental Movement, it was yet born of the Newness. Lowell and Story, indeed, both wrote for The Dial, and Maria White had belonged to Marwhich made Story turn aside from his father's profession to sculpture, and made Lowell forsake law after his first client. It was the time when Emerson wrote to Carlket. I myself longed at times to cut free from prescribed bondage, and not, in Lowell's later phrase, to pay so much of life for a living as seemed to be expected.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 1: Cambridge and Newburyport (search)
the most attractive poet I have known. Mr. Longfellow's polished gentlemanliness can be spared; and though he has not James Lowell's easy brilliancy, he yet makes himself very agreeable, and has the cordiality and affectionateness which J. R. L. wan845 I am sorry you are not going to hear Ole Bull. I came very near seeing him in private last Thursday evening at James Lowell's where a select circle was invited to see him. Mrs. Putnam was there . . . Mr. Longfellow, Mr. Weiss, Mr. Owen (not ot she was like Admiral Van Tromp who carried a broom at his masthead. November 18, 1858 . . It is remarkable that James Lowell was . . . entirely unprepared for Maria L.'s death until a few days previous; she had been so frail so long, and he waer, no accident calling for succor from Terra Firma, and it needed more than this to depress the spirits of Mr. Weiss, James Lowell, and Levi. We had one day of glorious sea, and we were almost the whole time watching it upon the rocks. I believe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
ll of inspired absurdities and deep strokes, maunders about nature, and when outdoors has neither eyes, ears, nor limbs. Lowell is infinitely entertaining, but childishly egotistical and monopolizing. Lecturing sometimes took the writer as far really it was hardly worth it, except for Holmes, who was really very agreeable and even delightful, far more so than James Lowell, the other principal interlocutor, who was bright and witty as always, but dogmatic and impatient of contradiction more than he used to be, though he always had that tendency; whereas Holmes was very genial and sweet and allowed Lowell to be almost rude to him. The other guests were Edmund Quincy, Dr. J. W. Palmer (author of your favorite Miss Wimple), Charles W. Stst of the serious talk turned on theology (which Underwood said they often fell upon), Holmes taking the radical side and Lowell rather the conservative. Holmes said some things that were as eloquent as anything in the Autocrat about the absurdity o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 3: Journeys (search)
mbing through wild and beautiful woods; suddenly the path ends, between great trees, in the loveliest of lakes with no sign of human life. In despair you discharge your rifle, and suddenly a boat comes out from a wooded point, and receives you as guests in fairyland. Stillman is the presiding spirit; he stays there all summer and paints while the other artists and savants who make up the Adirondack Club (or Amperzanders as the boatmen call them) come and go. This summer there have been James Lowell, Estes Howe, Judge Hoar, Horace Gray; and Emerson and Longfellow and others are now coming. John Holmes came, carried in an armchair through the forest by four men; they said it was hard, but he was so funny. They are just buying the pond and its whole surroundings, to keep them sacred from lumbering and injury, and have taken this out-of-the-way place to avoid company and disturbance; besides, it is by far the most beautiful lake we saw, the mountains coming closer and steeper round it
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 7: Cambridge in later life (search)
This is rather my favorite child, I think, partly because it is the only thing I ever had rejected by a magazine (Scudder in the Atlantic ), and yet it has been more praised by many than anything I ever did — including very cool critics such as Lowell and Norton. This description of a summer in Plymouth, New Hampshire, was found in the journal of 1880: Our chief drives were over the mountain roads and the greatest delight was to come out on some unexpected view of the beautiful Francot sweep had anticipated our modest demand. We were shown old kitchen chairs of the humblest description, and treasures were sometimes exhibited to us which were not to be sold; we were told that a dozen fiddle-backed chairs had just been sent to Lowell to the folks there; or that he had one chair that he kept because grandmother died in it. There was a good deal of the romance of domestic antiquity, we found, about chairs; we no longer wondered at the number of songs that had been written about
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, V: the call to preach (search)
owell] offering $10 per poem if he would publish there—This was afterwards raised to $20 and then $30—now he thinks he could get $50. This encouraged me considerably. Once, the young critic sent a box of gentians to Mrs. Child and carried a fine bunch up to Mrs. Maria Lowell in the evening. Spent an hour there. James and she are perfectly lovely together—she was never so sweet and angel-like in her maiden state as now when a wife. And again, describing a walk, he writes that he met James Lowell and his moonlight maid—how closely I felt bound to them through the sonnets. Of a later visit at the Lowells', he wrote (September, 1846):— The angel is thinner and paler and is destined to be wholly an angel ere long, I fear, but both were happy. . . . We talked Anti-Slavery and it was beautiful to see Maria with her woman angel nature plead for charity and love even against James, that is, going farther than he, and as far as I could ask. This was delightful, but it was sad t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
an unfortunate failure. Pray call Felton's attention to this matter,—as I believe he is stage manager. Mr. Calvert is here, whose name has a slight odor of literature. We have talked about Longfellow, whose friend he is. His admiration of James Lowell, whom he knows not, seems unbounded. He said he was very indignant with the North American Review for its want of appreciation of Lowell. I was pleased to hear such earnest praise from lips uninfluenced by friendship or the bonds of a coteriLowell. I was pleased to hear such earnest praise from lips uninfluenced by friendship or the bonds of a coterie. I hope you will find time to write me once more. If any thing comes from Europe that will be interesting, send it to me, after you have first read it yourself. Many thanks to Peleg Chandler, for his kind and interesting letter. Adieu! Give my love to all the Club. Ever thine, C. S. To his brother George. Boston, Oct. 15, 1844. my dear George,—You were perhaps prepared, by the beautiful adieu of our dear Mary, which was speeded to you by the last packet, for the sad tidings of her
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1854. (search)
rrow escape which Charley had, writes Lieutenant James Lowell, on the 29th of May, referring to the was strapped on his horse behind him. Captain Lowell further distinguished himself in a reconno. In the severe battles of the following week Lowell was therefore not engaged. But they cost him on the 4th of July. On the 10th of July Captain Lowell was detailed for duty as an aid to Generalit retreating in confusion, under a hot fire. Lowell put forth all his vigor to meet the occasion. in this battle, General McClellan bestowed on Lowell the office of presenting to the President the e excitement caused by this important victory, Lowell writes to his mother, on the 19th of Septemberteer regiment of horse, to be commanded by Captain Lowell, had engaged the attention of the authoritence, a young man was heard to say, I was with Lowell at the High School; and if he did it, I know iposed to me, I had the highest respect for Colonel Lowell, both as an officer and a gentleman. In[7 more...]
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