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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 4 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 4 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 4 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) 4 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 5, April, 1906 - January, 1907 4 0 Browse Search
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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Lowell (search)
or Lowell; for it was the only position of the kind that he could have obtained there or anywhere else. In fact, it was a question whether the appointment would be confirmed on account of his transcendental tendencies, and his connection with the Anti-slavery Standard; but Longfellow threw the whole weight of his influence in Lowell's favor, and this would seem to have decided it. From this time till 1873 Lowell was more of a prose-writer than a poet, and his essays on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and other English poets are the best of their kind, --not brilliant, but appreciative, penetrating, and well-considered. Wasson said of him that no other critic in the English tongue came so near to expressing the inexpressible as Lowell. One could wish that his studies in Shakespeare had been more extended. He treats the subject as if he felt it was too great for him; but he was the first to take notice that the play of Richard III. indicated in its main extent a different hand, and
Ernest Crosby, Garrison the non-resistant, Chapter 11: the results of the war in the South (search)
Chapter 11: the results of the war in the South For what can war but endless war still breed? Milton. We have considered some of the general effects of the Civil War upon the countryeffects which would have been avoided if Garrison's peaceful counsels had prevailed; but many of these evils have been especially concentrated in the South. This is not the fault of the Southerner, for with the possible exception of his lesser fondness for manual labor, he differs in no essential respect from other men of Anglo-Saxon descent, and so far as the race question is concerned, the Northerner who settles in the South is usually the less considerate of the two. But the war absorbed the entire South. Every man and boy took part in it. It devastated the home, and where it did not devastate it impoverished. War was hell in Georgia, where General Sherman learned its character after having created it; and not a mere matter of the morning newspaper, as it was in many a Northern household.
Snelling, William J., 201. Southard, Nathaniel, 202. South Carolina black horse, 192. Southmayd, Daniel, 202. Southwick, Joseph, 202. Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 102, 204. Stanton, Henry Brewster, 204. Stebbins, Giles B., 205. Sterling, John M., 203. Stevens, Thaddeus, 148, 177. Stewart, Alvin, 205. Stillman, Edwin A., 203. Stockton, Henry K., 201 Stone, Lucy, 205. Stone, Thomas T., 205. Stowe, Harriet Beecher 11, 101, 102. Sumner, Charles, 148, 179. Sutliff, Levi, 203 Sutliff, Milton, 203. T Tappan, Arthur, 34. Tappan, Lewis, 34, 203. Taussig, James, 172. Taylor, Gen. Z., 6. Texas, annexation of, 44. Thatcher, Moses, 201. Thirteenth Amendment, 138; vote on, 143-144. Thompson, Edwin, 205. Thoughts on African Colonization, 129. Thurston, David, 202. Toombs, Robert, 13. Torrey, Charles Turner, 118-119. Townsend, Dr., 205. U Uncle Tom's Cabin, 61, 208. Underground railroad, 121-127; confession of John Smith, 121-127. United States in Far East, 85; Army i
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
viduals for money advanced by them to encourage recruiting; also a like sum to aid in recruiting the quota of the town under the pending call of the President. Several meetings were held during this year in regard to recruiting and the payment of bounties and the enlistment of volunteers. The bounties for three-years men were fixed in accordance with the act of the Legislature at one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer. This course was pursued until the end of the war. Milton furnished two hundred and eighty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-five over and above all demands. Twenty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-seven thousand four hundred and eighty dollars and fifty-five cents ($27,480.55). The amount of money raised and expended during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows
n 414 Leyden 272 Littleton 419 Lincoln 416 Longmeadow 307 Lowell 420 Ludlow 308 Lunenburg 644 Lynn 207 Lynnfield 212 M. Malden 425 Manchester 213 Mansfield 139 Marblehead 215 Marlborough 427 Marshfield 557 Marion 557 Mattapoisett 561 Medfield 504 Medford 429 Medway 506 Melrose 431 Mendon 646 Methuen 218 Middleborough 563 Middlefield 350 Middleton 220 Milford 648 Millbury 651 Milton 507 Monroe 274 Monson 310 Montague 275 Monterey 87 Montgomery 311 Mount Washington 88 N. Nahant 222 Nantucket 478 Natick 433 Needham 609 New Ashford 90 New Bedford 141 New Braintree 653 Newbury 223 Newburyport 225 New Marlborough 91 New Salem 277 Newton 435 Norton 145 Northampton 351 North Andover 229 Northbridge 656 North Bridgewater 564 Northborough 654 North Brookfield 658 North Chel
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 1: from Massachusetts to Virginia. (search)
n hundred tons; applications for a first or second lieutenancy from a man who says, to use his own words, anything that money or political influence can do to obtain this will not be wanting; and a letter, the last that I will allude to, from a single applicant, who signed himself under the somewhat indefinite name of Volunteer. With exhaustive expressions of his gratitude to his country, and of being weighed down with a sense of his duty in this hour, which he painted with darker hues than Milton ever conceived of the bottomless pit, he ended with touching pathos, by declaring that his tail is soon told; and in begging the loan of a trifle of twenty dollars to enable him to leave where he was then boarding, as he was only one of three or more hundred over the borders, who wish to join your ranks to put the traitor down. It may be imagined that I preferred to leave these men in pawn for their board; though who knows whether some months later they were not more successful in the ha
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 4: a world outside of science (search)
f any single genus, as the gnats or the mosquitoes, would have been enough, he thought, for the life-work of a judicious man. We smile at this as extravagance, and yet we have, by the direct confession of the great leader of modern science, the noble and large-minded Darwin, an instance of almost complete atrophy of one whole side of the mind at the very time when its scientific action was at its highest point. Up to the age of thirty, Darwin tells us, he took intense delight in poetry --Milton, Byron, Scott, Wordsworth, and Shelley-while he read Shakespeare with supreme enjoyment. Pictures and music also gave him much pleasure. But at sixty-seven he writes that for many years he cannot endure to read a line of poetry ; that he has lately tried Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated him; and that he has almost lost all taste for pictures and music. This he records, not with satisfaction, but with great regret ; I. e, by his son, Am. ed. pp. 30, 81.
such men. But I am far from having any of that senseless prejudice against the English nation as a nation which, greatly to my regret, I observe sometimes in America. It is a relic of barbarism for two such nations as England and America to cherish any such unworthy prejudice. For my own part, I am proud to be of English blood; and though I do not think England's national course faultless, and though I think many of her institutions and arrangements capable of much revision and improvement, yet my heart warms to her as, on the whole, the strongest, greatest, and best nation on earth. Have not England and America one blood, one language, one literature, and a glorious literature it is! Are not Milton and Shakespeare, and all the wise and brave and good of old, common to us both, and should there be anything but cordiality between countries that have so glorious an inheritance in common? If there is, it will be elsewhere than in hearts like mine. Sincerely yours, H. B. Stowe.
suing from every chance rent and fissure of the rock, and the Neapolitans who crowded round us were every moment soliciting us to let them cook us an egg in one of these rifts, and, overcome by persuasion, I did so, and found it very nicely boiled, or rather steamed, though the shell tasted of Glauber's salt and sulphur. The whole place recalled to my mind so vividly Milton's description of the infernal regions, that I could not but believe that he had drawn the imagery from this source. Milton, as we all know, was some time in Italy, and, although I do not recollect any account of his visiting Vesuvius, I cannot think how he should have shaped his language so coincidently to the phenomena if he had not. On the way down the mountain our ladies astonished the natives by making an express stipulation that our donkeys were not to be beaten,--why, they could not conjecture. The idea of any feeling of compassion for an animal is so foreign to a Neapolitan's thoughts that they suppo
ly those parts which relate to Indian wars and witchcraft. I was in the habit of applying to my grandmother for explanations, and she would relate to me, while I listened with breathless attention, long stories from Mather's Magnalia or (Mag-nilly, as she used to call it), a work which I earnestly longed to read, but of which I never got sight till after my twentieth year. Very early there fell into my hands an old school-book, called The art of speaking, containing numerous extracts from Milton and Shakespeare. There was little else in the book that interested me, but these extracts from the two great English poets, though there were many things in them that I did not well understand, I read again and again, with increasing pleasure at every perusal, till I had nearly committed them to memory, and almost thumbed the old book into nonenity. But of all the books that I read at this period, there was none that went to my heart like Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress. I read it and re-read
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