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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 14: the Boston mob (first stage).—1835. (search)
s, personal or family, He was a nephew of James Otis, of Revolutionary fame. were held in greater it a revolutionary society; and I deny, said Mr. Otis, that any body of men can lawfully associate ntly proposed, they can read these tracts. Mr. Otis found an even stronger objection to the Socieudge Sprague nor his brother lawyer, neither Mayor Otis declaiming nor Mayor Lyman presiding, and alletter to the Hon. Harrison Gray Lib. 5.142. Otis was in a different tone, being tempered by a stmember how intimately associated is the name of Otis with the revolutionary struggle that emancipate these my brethren, ye did it not to me.’ Mr. Otis's failure to find in the Scriptures any prohi of these letters (we pass over the second to Mr. Otis) on the eminent men to whom they were addressontents which had permitted Messrs. Sprague and Otis to libel the abolitionists, saved their dignityious in Mr. Garrison's censure, particularly of Otis. At the impeachment trial of Judge Prescott,
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.), Chapter 17: writers on American history, 1783-1850 (search)
's Life of Patrick Henry (1817) is much unlike Marshall's book. It was well written—Wirt had a polished style—but it was a hasty and inadequate picture of a most important life. A better but less readable biography was William Tudor's Life of James Otis (1823). Mrs. Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814), See also Book I, Chap. IX, and Book II. Chap. II. a sister of James Otis, was the wife of James Warren of Boston. Her three-volume History of the American Revolution (1805), a loosely written bJames Otis, was the wife of James Warren of Boston. Her three-volume History of the American Revolution (1805), a loosely written book which contained many biographical sketches, was popular and for a long time furnished the average New Englander his knowledge of the Revolution. Five years earlier had appeared the most successful historical book of the day, Weems's Life of Washington. The author was a versatile man, who could be buffoon, fiddler, parson, or hawker of his book as occasion demanded. He had not known Washington, but he created the impression that he wrote from personal knowledge by announcing himself as for
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.), Index (search)
e and Writings of George Washington, The, 117 Life in the Iron Mills, 372, 392 Life of Bret Harte, 362 n. Life of Gouverneur Morris, the, 117 Life of James Otis, 105 Life of Jesus the Christ, 217 Life of Kennedy, 58 n. Life of Lowell, 250 n., 251 n. Life of Patrick Henry, 105 Life of Thomas Jefferson, 110 244 Only a private, 306 Opal, the, 174 O'Reilly, J. B., 281 Orpheus C. Kerr Papers, The, 156 Osgood, Mrs. F. S., 60, 66, 286 Ossian, 10, 266 Otis, James, 105 Otto the Knight, 388 Our city by the sea, 308 Our country's call, 280, 303 Our hundred days in Europe, 228 Our left, 306 Our old home, 21 d, Mrs., 305 War-Lyrics, 278 War lyrics and Songs of the South, 299 Warner, Susan, 398 War poetry of the South, 300 Warren, James, 105 Warren, Mercy, Otis, 104, 105 Washington, Booker T., 323-325, 326, 351 Washington, George, 116, 117, 118, 181, 182, 260 Wasp, the, 387 Watts, Isaac, 401 Way down upon the
the accomplishing of some political, social, or moral purpose, and which scarcely regards itself as literature at all. James Otis's argument against the Writs of Assistance in Massachusetts in 1761, and Patrick Henry's speech in the Virginia House och have expressed the deepest feelings of a day and then have perished beyond resurrection. Yet if natural orators like Otis and Henry be denied a strictly literary rating because their surviving words are obviously inadequate to account for the ct of their speeches, it is still possible to measure the efficiency of the pamphleteer. When John Adams tells us that James Otis was Isaiah and Ezekiel united, we must take his word for the impression which Otis's oratory left upon his mind. But JOtis's oratory left upon his mind. But John Adams's own writings fill ten stout volumes which invite our judgment. The truculent and sarcastic splendor of his hyperboles need not blind us to his real literary excellencies, such as clearness, candor, vigor of phrase, freshness of idea. A
Carolina in 1724, 44 North of Boston, Frost 261 Norwood, Colonel, 27 Oake, Urian, 41 Old Creole days, Cable 246 Old homestead, the, Thompson 248 Old Ironsides, Holmes 166 Old Manse, 119-20, 145 Old Regime, the, Parkman 185 Old Swimmina Hole, the, Riley 247 Oldtown fireside stories, Stowe 223 Oldtown Folks, Stowe 223 Olmsted, F. L., 246 On a certain Condescension in Foreigners, Lowell 174 Oratory in America, 208 et seq. Oregon Trail, the, Parkman 184 Otis, James, 72, 73 Our hundred days, Holmes 168 Outcast of Poker Flat, the, Harte 242 Outre-mer, Longfellow 152 Overland monthly, 240 Page, T. N., 246, 247 Paine, Thomas, 74-76 Parker, Theodore, 115, 119, 141, 206 Parkman, Francis, 143-44, 176, 182-86 Passage to India, Whitman 204 Passionate Pilgrim, a, James 253 Pathfinder, the, Cooper 99 Pattee, F. L., 236 Paul Revere's Ride, Longfellow 155 Paulding, J. K., 107 Payne, J. H., 107 Pennsylvania, University of, 62
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Lydia Maria child. (search)
superfluous characters than to do anything else with them. It compared not unfavorably with Cooper's revolutionary novels, and had in one respect a remarkable success. It contained an imaginary sermon by 1Whitefield and an imaginary speech by James Otis. Both of these were soon transplanted into School readers and books of declamation, and the latter, at least, soon passed for a piece of genuine revolutionary eloquence. I remember learning it by heart, under that impression, and was really astonished, on recently reading The Rebels for the first time, to discover that the high-sounding periods which I had always attributed to Otis were really to be found in a young lady's romance. This book has a motto from Bryant, and is most respectfully inscribed to George Ticknor. The closing paragraph states with some terseness the author's modest anxieties-- Many will complain that I have dwelt too much on political. scenes, familiar to every one who reads our history; and others, on
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
ork, March 22, 1813, and died in London, Oct. 10, 1857. He visited Italy in 1835, and studied under Thorwaldsen at Rome. Among his chief works are the Orpheus (1840), in the Boston Athenaeum; the colossal equestrian statue of Washington at Richmond; the colossal statue of Liberty on the dome of the National Capitol; and the designs on the bronze doors of the Capitol, illustrating scenes in the history of the country. Among his statues are the Beethoven in the Music Hall, Boston, and the James Otis in the chapel at Mount Auburn.—Tuckerman's Book of Artists, pp. 306-320; Atlantic Monthly, July, 1869,—Thomas Crawford, A Eulogy, by George S. Hillard, pp. 40-54. Sumner, the day he arrived in Paris, in March, 1857, sought Crawford's lodgings, which he found only after a considerable effort. A fatal disease was upon him. Sumner wrote: The whole visit moved me much. This beautiful genius seems to be drawing to its close. Sumner attended his funeral in New York, on December 5, and was one
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
irst commemorative of the Boston Massacre,—an encounter between the British troops and the populace, March 5, 1770, resulting in the death of five of the inhabitants, to whom their fellow-citizens accorded the honors of martyrdom. On the first and on each succeeding anniversary the people met to listen to some orator of their choice. With the achievement of Independence in 1783, the day of the annual celebration was changed by a resolve of the citizens in town meeting at Faneuil Hall; James Otis was Moderator of the meeting at which the resolve was offered. which, after reciting that it has been found to be of eminent advantage to the cause of America in disseminating the principles of virtue and patriotism among her citizens, declared that the celebration of the fifth of March from henceforwards shall cease, and that instead thereof the anniversary of the 4th day of July, A. D. 1776—a day ever memorable in the annals of this country for the Declaration of our Independence—shall b<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
n to the antislavery movement. His remarks, which were free from any matter tending to excite personal feeling, contained this reference to the recent slave-case in Boston— In response for Massachusetts, there are other things. Something surely must be pardoned to her history. In Massachusetts stands Boston; in Boston stands Faneuil Hall, where throughout the perils which preceded the Revolution our patriot fathers assembled to vow themselves to freedom. Here in those days spoke James Otis, full of the thought that the people's safety is the law of God. Here also spoke Joseph Warren, inspired by the sentiment that death with all its tortures is preferable to slavery. And here also thundered John Adams, fervid with the conviction that consenting to slavery is a sacrilegious breach of trust. Not far from this venerable hall—between this temple of freedom and the very court house to which the senator [Mr. Jones] has referred—is the street where, in 1770, the first blood was <
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.), Book III (continued) (search)
el Bowles, Rublee, McKelway, Hemphill, and Watterson, to mention only a few of many; personality continued to make itself felt, as it has done in Henry Watterson,—who carried into the new century traits of a journalism fifty years old,—in Scripps, Otis, Nelson, Scott, and scores of others; but by the early eighties the name of the editor had become relatively unimportant along with the editorial. The principal features in journalistic development after the close of the era of Reconstruction wsive correspondence with scholars, and published Latin treatises and translations. His translation of Dionysius Cato's Moral Distichs (1735) and of Cicero's Cato Major (1744) were both of them printed by Benjamin Franklin. Another public man, James Otis, See Book I, Chap. VII. found leisure to publish at Boston in 1760 the Rudiments of Latin Prosody, which is said to have been used as a text book at Harvard. Samuel Sewall the younger (grandnephew of Judge Sewall), who in 1762 was libraria
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