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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 13 (search)
necessary. In other words, a man should not be an ascetic for the sake of asceticism, but he should cheerfully accept that attitude if it proves to be for him the necessary path to true manhood. It is not worth while that he should live, like Spinoza, on five cents a day. It is worth while that he should be ready to do this, if needful, rather than to forego his appointed work, as Spinoza certainly did not. If I am glad of anything, it is that I learned in time, though not without some earlySpinoza certainly did not. If I am glad of anything, it is that I learned in time, though not without some early stumblings, to adjust life to its actual conditions, and to find it richly worth living. After all, no modern writer can state the relative position of author and orator, or the ultimate aims of each, better than it was done eighteen centuries ago in that fine dialogue which has been variously attributed to Quintilian and Tacitus, in which the representatives of the two vocations compare their experience. Both agree that the satisfaction of exercising the gift and of knowing its usefulnes
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
C. F., 60. Siddons, Mrs., 266. Sidney, Sir, Philip, 258. Sims, Thomas, 131, 142, 143, 144, 146. Sismondi, J. C. L. S. de, 92. Sisterhood of Reforms, the, 119. Sivret, Mrs., 251. Skimpole, Harold, 117. Smalley G. W., 240, 312. Smith, Gerrit, 218. Smith, H. W., 64. Smith, T. C. H., 62. Social feeling in Cambridge, 71. Somerville, Mrs., 17. Soule, Silas, 233. Spanish school-boys, 22. Sparks, Jared, 16, 56, 58. Spencer, Herbert, 272. Spenser, Edmund, II, 28. Spinoza, Benedict, 360. Spofford, Harriet (Prescott), 129, 130, 177, 178, 179. Sprague, A. B. R., 250. Spring, L. W., 207. Spring, Mrs., Rebecca, 230. Spuller, M., 300. Stackpole, J. L., 74. Stallknecht, F. S., 104. Stearns, G. L., 215, 217, 218, 221, 222. Steedman, Charles, 261. Stevens, A. D. , 229, 231. Stevens, C. E., 157, 158. Stewart, Dugald, H. Stillman, Mrs., 296. Storrow, Ann (Appleton), 7, 9. Storrow, Anne G., 7. Storrow, S. E., 74. Storrow, Thomas, 7, 8. Story, Josep