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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.) 48 48 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 15 15 Browse Search
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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 3 3 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.35 (search)
al Sherman so flippantly discusses and so often avoided, are not satisfied that he shall be the historian or the critic of their brave endeavor. They will write now, though they could never be brought to do so until the General of the Army assumed to be their historiographer. They cannot keep silent after reading their record from his reckless pen. As a military history, nothing can be more unreliable or less valuable than Sherman's book. It is almost as entertaining as the works of Mark Twain, and reminds us by its vanity of the autobiography of Beneveunto Cellini. But it is a public contribution to the history of his times. As an attempt to place his own claims to military conduct on a high ground, nothing could have been more futile and inactive, and the only consolation General Sherman should ever derive from his effort at history is, that which he seems to have attained — viz: that he has written a history which will cause other people to write the truth. And the self-
, and calls upon the Paper-Collar Young Man to take hold and help roll in, which the young man reluctantly and gingerly does; but when the noxious gases begin to make their presence manifest, and the Hardened Wretch hands him an axe to break the legs that would otherwise protrude from the grave, it is the last straw to an already overburdened sentimental soul; his emotions overpower him, and, turning his back on the deceased, he utters something which sounds like hurrah! without the h, as Mark Twain puts it, repeating it with increasing emphasis. But he is not to express his enthusiasm on this question alone a great while. There are more sympathizers in the party than he had anticipated, and not recruits either; and in less time than I have taken to relate it more than half the detail, gallantly led off by the officer of the day, are standing about, leaning over at various angles like the tombstones in an old cemetery, disposing of their hardtack and coffee, and looking as if ready
empt to have schools more than a few months in the year was made. They were, however, public-spirited people, and southern Illinois came in for her share of teachers sent out by the governor of Massachusetts at the request of the Western States in the early fifties. I owe a debt of gratitude to one of them for her faithful training when I was very young. The august Board who examined these teachers were the finest specimens of the broad and comprehensive type so graphically described by Mark Twain. Miss C. amused my good-natured father excessively by a description of her experience before the School board. Among other things I remember she was asked: Which is the largest river in the world? To this she replied: The Amazon. Her interrogator frowned severely upon her, and asked: Miss, what are you gwine to do with the Massassippi? With consummate tact she quickly said: I beg your pardon, I misunderstood your question. If you asked which is the largest river in the United States,
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
ad of the bureaus of the metropolitan newspapers of to-day. Among them were such men as Whitelaw Reid of the New York Tribune; J. B. McCullough of the Saint Louis Democrat; Alexander McClure of the Philadelphia Ledger; Horace White, Mr. Sheehan, of the Chicago Times; Murat Halstead, L. A. Gobright, E. B. Wight, George A. Townsend, J. Russell Young, subsequently librarian of the Congressional Library, W. Scott Smith, Eli Perkins, Charles Lanman, Don Piatt, Ben Perley Poore, E. V. Smalley, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, and a host of correspondents who have made enviable reputations in their calling. Among the women reporters who wielded influential pens as correspondents of important newspapers were Mary Clemmer Ames, Mrs. Lippincott, Mrs. H. M. Barnum, Mrs. Olivia Briggs, Mrs. Coggswell, Mrs. and Miss Snead, and Miss Mary E. Healey. General Grant soon nominated his cabinet, retaining those who had served during his first term, with the exception of the Secretary of the Treasury
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
The toasts, prepared mainly by Hon. Richard S. Tuthill of Chicago, were as follows: General Grant, Our country ; General Logan, The President and Congress ; General Hurlburt, Army of the Tennessee ; Colonel Vilas, Our first commander ; Admiral Stevens, The Navy ; Leonard Swett, The Mexican War ; General Wilson, Army of the Cumberland ; General Pope, The other armies ; Robert G. Ingersoll, The volunteer soldiers ; Emery A. Storrs, The patriotic people ; General Thomas C. Fletcher, Woman ; Mark Twain, Our babies ; General Woodford, Army of the Potomac ; General Schofield, The Army. After the cheering, as the speakers concluded, the bands gave some martial air, which frequently started the whole company to singing, and, as among so many there were fine voices, the effect was simply electrifying. Allusion to Grant brought them to their feet cheering vociferously. They waved their handkerchiefs and flags, making it almost impossible for Sherman to proceed with the programme. At its
it, not from America at all, but from our own Australian colonies. The special correspondent of the Bathurst Sentinel criticises an Italian singer who, at the Sydney Theatre, plays the Count in the Somnambula; and here is the criticism: Barring his stomach, he is the finest-looking artist I have seen on the stage for years; and if he don't slide into the affections or break the gizzards of half our Sydney girls, it's a pretty certain sign there's a scarcity of balm in Gilead. This is not Mark Twain, not an American humorist at all; it is the Bathurst Sentinel. So I have gone to the Rocky Mountains for the New World Murdstone, and to Australia for the New World Quinion. I have not assailed in the least the civilization of America in those northern, middle, and southwestern states, to which Americans have a right to refer us when we seek to know their civilization, and to which they, in fact, do refer us. What I wish to say is, and I by no means even put it in the form of an assert
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gerhardt, Karl 1853- (search)
Gerhardt, Karl 1853- Sculptor; born in Boston, Mass., Jan. 7, 1853. He has made a specialty of portraiture. Among his works are busts of General Grant, Henry Ward Beecher, Mark Twain, and statues of General Putnam, Nathan Hale, and John Fitch.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 11 (search)
of what were called portmanteau words, into which various meanings were crammed. As I spoke, Mrs. Darwin glided quietly away, got the book, and looked up the passage. Read it out, my dear, said her husband; and as she read the amusing page, he laid his head back and laughed heartily. It was altogether delightful to see the man who had revolutionized the science of the world giving himself wholly to the enjoyment of Alice and her pretty nonsense. Akin to this was his hearty enjoyment of Mark Twain, who had then hardly begun to be regarded as above the Josh Billings grade of humorist; but Darwin was amazed that I had not read The jumping Frog, and said that he always kept it by his bedside for midnight amusement. I recall with a different kind of pleasure the interest he took in my experience with the colored race, and the faith which he expressed in the negroes. This he afterward stated more fully in a letter to me, which may be found in his published memoirs. It is worth record
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
hapman, J. J., 190. Charles River the, 96. Chaucer, Geofrey, 92. Cheney, John, 176. Child of the college, A, 38-68. Child, F. J., 52, 53, 336. Child, Mrs., Lydia Maria, 77, 102, 126. Choules, J. O., 175. Christ, Jesus, s18. Church of the Disciples, the, 97. Cicero, 171. Cinderella, 253. Civil War, the, 235-270. Clapp, Henry, 85. Claretie, Jules, 313. Clarke, Edward, 62. Clarke, J. F., 86, 97, 98, 244. Clarkson, Thomas, 327. Clay, Henry, 136. Clemens, S. L. (Mark Twain), 284. Cleveland, Grover, 350, 351. Cobb, Governor, 214. Cobden, Richard, 327. Cockburn, Lord Chief Justice, 281. Cogswell, J. G., 189. Coleridge, S. T., 102, 104, 272. Collins, J. A., 85. Collins, William, 15. Colombe's Birthday (Browning), 202. Columbus, Christopher, 308. Come-outers, the, 114. Comte, Auguste, zoi. Confucius, 2. Constant, Benjamin, 86. Conway, M. D., 304, 309. Conway, Mrs. M. D., 304. Cooper, J. F., 41, 170, 187. Copley, J. S., 79. Courier,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 7 (search)
ble words. In the Rest Cure for Saints the first two prescriptions may be applicable, but the last should be very guardedly administered. Some tolerably somnolent nonsense — for instance, extracts from the last English tourist's book about America-would be far better. To be sure, different cases would require different treatment. In mild instances a punning brother might be a sufficient alternative for the nervous tension of a too useful life. Others might be reached by readings from Mark Twain or Alice's adventures in Wonderland. For convalescents able to go out-of-doors, a Dime Show with the Seven Long-haired Sisters might be, as physicians say, exhibited ; or a comic theatre, to bear at first, of course, the disinfecting name of Museum. Indeed, it is of less consequence what spiritual anodyne is applied than that it should suit the sufferer; as Hippocrates holds that the second-best remedy is better than the best, if the patient likes it best. No doubt the price of a vaca
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