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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 4 (search)
classmate who sat next me, George Hay, took delight in inflicting upon the innocent old man the most incredible or old-fashioned English oaths as equivalent to the quaint Spanish expletives; and when he gravely introduced Odds' fish or Gogzounds, Mr. Sales would look bewildered for a moment, and then roll out his stentorian Ha! Ha! Ha! By Jorge! in a way to add still further to the list of unexpected phrases, and to make the dusty room in Massachusetts Hall jubilant for that day. President Quincy was popular among us, but lost direct weight in our minds through his failure of memory and the necessity of constantly telling him who we were. Dr. Walker we admired because of his wise and sententious preaching, and his reputation, not unjustified, of peculiar penetration into character. Jared Sparks lectured on history, under great disadvantages; and I have always been gratified that it was from him — a man accounted unimaginative — that for the first time the thought was suggested
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
se, the village constable and auctioneer, varied the courtesy of his salutation according to the social position of his acquaintance. I can remember no conversation around me looking toward the essential equality of the human race, except as it was found in the pleased curiosity with which my elder brothers noted the fact that the President's man-servant, who waited at table during his dinner parties, became on the muster field colonel of the militia regiment, and as such gave orders to Major Quincy, there his subordinate, but at other times his employer. In each professor's family there was apt to be a country boy living out, doing chores and attending school; these boys often rose to influence and position in later life, and their children or descendants are now professors in the university and leaders in Cambridge society. The town school was distinctly a grade school; I had never entered it; did not play much with the town boys, and was rather afraid of them. Yet it must have
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
She came downstairs wearing a green wreath, of which Longfellow says in his diary (July 9, 1859) that he thought it very becoming. We seated ourselves at table, Mrs. Stowe at Lowell's right, and Miss Prescott at Holmes's, I next to her, Edmund Quincy next to me. Dr. Stowe was at Holmes's left, Whittier at his; and Longfellow, Underwood, John Wyman, and others were present. I said at once to Miss Prescott, This is a new edition of Evelina, or a Young Lady's Entrance into the World. Beginfellow, that Miss Prescott might be asked to send down into her Cellar for the wine she had described so well, since Mrs. Stowe would allow none abovestairs. Soon, however, a change came over the aspect of affairs. My neighbor on the right, Edmund Quincy, called a waiter mysteriously, and giving him his glass of water remained tranquilly while it was being replenished. It came back suffused with a rosy hue. Some one else followed his example, and presently the conscious water was blushing at
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 10 (search)
e speakers at this session were Phillips, Emerson, Clarke, and myself, and it was on this occasion that Phillips uttered a remark which became historic. Turning from the mob, which made him inaudible, he addressed himself wholly to the reporters, and said: When I speak to these pencils, I speak to a million of men. . . . My voice is beaten by theirs [those of the mob], but they cannot beat types. All honor to Faust, for he made mobs impossible. At last the mayor promised the chairman, Edmund Quincy, to protect the evening session with fifty policemen; but instead of this he finally prohibited it, and when I came, expecting to attend it, I found the doors closed by police, while numerous assailants, under their leader, Jonas H. French, were in possession of the outer halls. A portion of these, bent on mischief, soon set off in search of it among the quarters of the negroes near Charles Street, and I followed, wishing to stand by my friends in that way, if it could be done in no ot
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
recocity, perils of, 68. Preston, Colonel, 206. Prescott, W. H., 82. Prohibitory Laws, 120 Proudhon, P. J., 364. Provincialism, advantages of, for children, 3. Putnam, Mary Lowell, 173. Puttenham, George, 95. Pythagoras, 158. Quincy, Edmund, 178, 179, 244. Quincy; Josiah, 56, 71. Quintilian, 360. Rabelais, Francis, 18r. Rainsford, W. S., 98. Raynal, W. T. F., 15. Redpath, James, 206, 226. Rees, Abraham, 31. reformer, the rearing of A, 100-131. Remond, C. L., 174Quincy; Josiah, 56, 71. Quintilian, 360. Rabelais, Francis, 18r. Rainsford, W. S., 98. Raynal, W. T. F., 15. Redpath, James, 206, 226. Rees, Abraham, 31. reformer, the rearing of A, 100-131. Remond, C. L., 174, 327. Retzsch, Moritz, 79. Revere, John, 54. Reynolds, Sir, Joshua, 79. Ribera, Jose, 295. Rice, Mr., 233. Rice, W. W., 164. Richard, King, 60. Richardson, James, 106. Richter, J. P., 87, 90. Rigual, Magin, 22. Ripley, George, 189. Ripley, Mrs., Sophia, 84. Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 292. Ritter, J. W., 92. Rivers, Prince, 255. Rob Roy, 36, 214. Robinson, Charles, 206, 207, 28, 209. Robinson Rowland, 15. Roelker, Bernard, 55. Rogers, Seth, 265. Rollins, E. W., 60. Roosev