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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 1: childhood (search)
experience of farming and farmers in this letter to the Essex Agricultural Society, dated 12th mo. 30, 1888. My ancestors since 1640 have been farmers in Essex County. I was early initiated into the mysteries of farming as it was practised seventy years ago, and worked faithfully on the old Haverhill homestead until, at theded help could afford to hire it, because he was able to lead the work himself. I have lived to see a great and favourable change in the farming population of Essex County. The curse of intemperance is now almost unknown among them; the rumseller has no mortgage on their lands. As a rule, they are intelligent, well informed, aeasant homes for the comfort of age and the happiness of youth. When the great English critic Matthew Arnold was in this country, on returning from a visit in Essex County, he remarked that while the land looked to him rough and unproductive, the landlords' houses seemed neat and often elegant. But where, he asked, do the tenant
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
, Me., 142. Ellis, Rev. G. E., 83. Emancipator, the, mentioned, 67. Emerson, Nehemiah, 137. Emerson, Mrs., Nehemiah, 137. Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 2, 37, 127,151,159,173,178; his Life and letters in New England, quoted, 80; Whittier's letter to, 46, 47; acquaintance with Whittier, 110, 111. Endicott, Gov., John, 83-85. England, 1, 26, 28, 50, 96, 104, 113, 152, 163. Era, the, mentioned, 109. Essex Agricultural Society, Whittier's letter to, 19, 20. Essex Club, 181. Essex County, Mass., 19, 20, 50, 138, 155. Europe, 13. Evarts, W. M., 97. Everett, Edward, 43. F. Faneuil Hall, Boston, 75. Farrar, Archdeacon, F. W., asks Whittier to write inscription for Milton Memorial Window, 181, 182; his letter to Whittier, 183. Federal Street, Boston, 60. Felice, Professor de, 167. Feuillevert family, 156. Fields, James T., 91, 102. Fields, Mrs. J. T., 86, 159, 174, 183; her Whittier, quoted, 65, 113, 117, 126-128, 140, 152, 172, 173, 175. Fisher, Mary