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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 177 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 102 0 Browse Search
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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.) 68 0 Browse Search
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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 60 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 56 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 38 0 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 27 1 Browse Search
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A lively chaplain.--A member of the Richardson Light Infantry of Lowell, writing home from Fortress Monroe, gives a sketch of a New York chaplain who is full of fun and fight. He was asleep when the troops started for Great Bethel, but as the last company started he was awakened, and dressed himself, mounted his horse and started. He has a small pistol about four inches long, which he calls the Floyd gun. The Lowell Volunteers gives the following account of the chaplain's share in the battle: He went into the field to encourage the men and take care of the wounded, when one of them durn Secessionists blazed away at him. It astonished him, and he thought it must be a mistake, when another ball came ploughing through his cap, just about an inch and a half above his head. That made him mad; he did not come there to be picked out for a target, and so he up with his Floyd gun, and popped away at them. A soldier by his side asked him what good he thought he did, when lie (the chapla
102. the present crisis. by James Russell Lowell. When a deed is done for Freedom, through the broad earth's acting breast Runs a thrill of joy prophetic, trembling on from east to west; And the slave, where'er he cowers, feels the soul within him climb To the awful verge of manhood, as the energy sublime Of a century bursts full blossomed on the thorny stem of Time. Through the walls of hut and palace shoots the instantaneous throe, When the travail of the Ages wrings earth's systems to and fro; At the birth of each new Era, with a recognizing start, Nation wildly looks on nation, standing with mute lips apart, And glad Truth's yet mightier man-child leaps beneath the Future's heart. For mankind are one in spirit, and an instinct bears along, Round the earth's electric circle, the swift flash of right or wrong; Whether conscious or unconscious, yet humanity's vast frame, Through its ocean-sundered fibres, feels the gush of joy or shame; In the gain or loss of one race, all the rest
s old, and since she has been in camp, she has been a great comfort to the soldiers in the hospital, visiting them daily, and dispensing among the unfortunate little delicacies, as well as going frequently through the streets of the camp with strawberries, cherries, &c. Sometimes she has distributed as many as sixteen boxes to a company — the market-man, of course, driving his cart to each tent. The presentation speech accompanying the gift of the uniform, was made by Sergeant Crowley, of Lowell, and of the closing ceremonies the following is an account. The Daughter took the box containing the dress, and, with canteen upon her person, she tripped lightly into the hospital that was close at hand, and in a few moments appeared in her new and beautiful costume. Standing upon the green, with the beautiful silk banners on each side, she addressed the regiment as follows:-- Comrades — when you took me, a stranger, and adopted me as your daughter, I had but little idea of what you
d valor that gave undying fame to those heights of sacrifice. Nothing in verse so grandly simple as Lincoln's address has been produced, but Will Thompson's The high Tide at Gettysburg is an inspiring description of Pickett's charge, James Russell Lowell in 1863 The poet who recited his ode at the Harvard Commemoration looked thus on that memorable occasion. He was born in 1819 at Cambridge, Massachusetts, of a long line of eminent New Englanders. In Harvard he was poet of his class. ymbolic way, but Whitman spoke in a poignant, personal way in O Captain, my Captain, which, partly on that account and partly because of its more conventional poetic form, has become much more popular. Loftier in its flight is the ode recited by Lowell at the Harvard commemoration for her sons slain in battle. The idealism of the poet there attained its most inspired utterance, and in particular the section on Lincoln has been taken up by the whole Nation as the highest and truest characteriza
ement thus far in American literature. James Russell Lowell, who had already made his name in lette and the whole thing came out with a rush. Mrs. Lowell said that he began it at ten o'clock. At foescribed by Horace Scudder in his biography of Lowell, from which the above quotation is also taken:mposition and of recitation was still upon him Lowell suddenly conceived this splendid illustration cy the whole force of the ode behind it, as if Lowell needed the fire he had fanned to a white heat,ng which filled the nation the next year while Lowell was reading his ode in Harvard University. Asox. Then they could return with those of whom Lowell sang: America ‘sends all her handmaid armies bch had earned the right to feel the lofty mood Lowell expressed in his Ode. Each could feel the ‘tumn feel the ‘march of conscious power’ of which Lowell speaks. And the women with the flaring crinolk, and waits the morn Of nobler day, enthroned between her subject seas.’ James Russell Lowell.[1 mor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 (search)
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 Military officer; born in Waltham, Mass., Jan. 30, 1816. His early education was obtained at a common school. He became a lawyer and Democratic orator; edited a newspaper in Waltham and Lowell; and during the administration of President Polk held office in the Boston Custom-house. In 1849 he was a member of the Massachusetts legislature, and speaker of the Lower House in 1851-52. He was president of the State Constitutional Convention in 1853, and a member of Congress in 1853-57, separating from the Democratic party on the question of slavery; and, after a long contest, was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 1855. Mr. Banks was chosen governor of Massachusetts in 1858, and served until 1861. When the Civil War broke out he Nathaniel Prentiss Banks. was president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Offering his services to President Lincoln, he was made a major-general of volunteers May 16, 1861, and appointed to command t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chinese-American reciprocity. (search)
demand of a population of 75,000,000 is no sooner felt than supplied. There is constant danger of over-production, with all its attendant consequences. Under these circumstances, it is imperative for the farmers and manufacturers of the United States to seek an outlet for their products and goods in foreign markets. But whither shall they turn? At first sight, Europe presents perhaps the most inviting field. Both blood and association point in this direction. But here the cottons of Lowell would have to compete with the fabrics of Manchester. The silk manufacturers of Paterson would stand small chance of supplanting the finished products of Lyons. The sugar of Louisiana would encounter a formidable rival in the beet-sugar of Germany. England could probably better afford to sell her coal and iron cheaper than Pennsylvania, and Russia could supply European markets with wheat and petroleum as well as could Ohio and Indiana. Competition would be keen and destructive. Cent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clayton-Bulwer treaty, the (search)
t Britain's giving up the Bay Islands and signing a treaty with Nicaragua, yielding all claims on the Mosquito coast, the American Secretary of State, in 1860, in behalf of the government, consented to the continued occupation of Balize, and President Buchanan, in his next message, declared that all disputes under the Clayton-Bulwer treaty had been satisfactorily adjusted. This treaty then was accepted as settled and binding on both parties until November, 1881, when Mr. Blaine wrote to Mr. Lowell, the American minister to Great Britain, urging the abrogation of the treaty on the ground that it was formed thirty years before under circumstances that no longer existed; that the development of the Pacific coast had enormously increased the interest of the United States in the canal, and that the well-being of this country demanded a modification of the treaty. To this letter Lord Granville made reply in January, stating Great Britain's reasons for regarding the treaty as still in fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lowell, James Russell 1819-1891 (search)
Lowell, James Russell 1819-1891 Poet and diplomatist; born in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 22, 1819; graduated at Harvard in 1838; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1840; but soon abandoned the profession and devoted himself to literary pursh poets. On the resignation of the professorship of modern languages and belles-lettres in Harvard by Mr. Longfellow, Mr. Lowell was chosen his successor. To fill the place successfully, he again went to Europe and studied for a year, returning ins one of the editors of the North American review. In 1874 the University of Cambridge, England, bestowed upon James Russell Lowell. him the honorary degree of Ll.D. In 1877-80 Mr. Lowell was United States minister to Spain, and in 1880-85 minis the University of Cambridge, England, bestowed upon James Russell Lowell. him the honorary degree of Ll.D. In 1877-80 Mr. Lowell was United States minister to Spain, and in 1880-85 minister to Great Britain. He died in Cambridge, Aug. 12, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), March, Francis Andrew 1825- (search)
ancis Andrew 1825- Philologist; born in Millbury, Mass., Oct. 25, 1825; graduated at Amherst College in 1845, and admitted to the bar of New York in 1850. He entered the service of Lafayette College in 1855 as an instructor; and since 1856 has been Professor of English Language and Comparative Philology there. He has also served the college as adjunct Professor of Belles-Lettres and English Literature; lecturer on Constitutional and Roman Law, and librarian. In 1891 he succeeded James Russell Lowell as president of the Modern Language Association of America. He received the degrees of Litt.D., and D. C.L., from Cambridge University, in 1896, being one of six persons only who have ever been honored with these degrees by Cambridge. Professor March was president of the American Philological Association in 1873-74 and 1895-96; of the Spelling Reform Association in 1876-99; and of the Modern Languages Association in 1891-93. He is author of The relation of the study of Jurisprudenc
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