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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 3: Girlhood at Cambridge. (1810-1833.) (search)
stranger guests brought upon her the general indignation of her little world in Cambridge. Partly in consequence of this untoward state of things, and in order to change the scene, she was sent as a pupil to the school of the Misses Prescott, in Groton. There she had a curious episode of personal experience, recorded in her Summer on the Lakes as having occurred to a certain fabled Mariana; and she received from her teachers a guidance so kind and tender as to make her grateful for it during aeen fit to interpose one feeling, understanding breast between me and a rude, woful world. Vouchsafe then thy protection, that I may hold on in courage of soul. Fuller Mss. i. 409. She was reading Shelley at this time, and in his early poem On Death occur the lines:-- O man, hold thee on in courage of soul Through the stormy shades of thy worldly way. Before midsummer it had been decided that the family should remove to Groton, and we find her writing from that village, July 4, 1833.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 4: country life at Groton. (1833-1836.) (search)
Chapter 4: country life at Groton. (1833-1836.) In removing with her family to Groton, a villaGroton, a village nearly forty miles from Boston, and then rather difficult of access,--for this was long before thoks and intellectual companionship, what would Groton offer? She gave up Cambridge with its youthfust, if they do not pine, for my society. In Groton she read profusely, borrowing her books chiet, has been delivering a curious (as we say in Groton) address at Deerfield. If I thought you wouldiend Mrs. Barlow, after her father's death:-- Groton, February 1, 1836. I returned into life to ere more genuine than in that old homestead at Groton. And, with other hopes, the dream of Europeofounder sympathy. During her last summer in Groton she wrote this letter to her friend Samuel G. crifices for her own household while living in Groton; and showed a self-devotion that undoubtedly tur years later, she thus sums up their life at Groton, and pictures the position of the household af[5 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 5: finding a friend. (search)
f sentiment unless I have seen it borne out by some proof, as in case of Mr. Emerson. It is so easy for a cultivated mind to excite itself with that tone! Fuller Mss. III. 281. More than a month later she writes to the Rev. F. H. Hedge, from Groton (November 30, 1834). With regard to Mr. Emerson, I had two reasons, if they may deserve to be so called, for wishing him to see my Tasso [translated from Goethe]. It gratified me that a mind which had affected mine so powerfully should be riendship: While I was with you, she says, you very justly corrected me for using too strong expressions on some subject. But there is no exaggeration in saying — I must be allowed to say — that I detest Mr. Robinson at this time, --he being her Groton pastor who had twice invited Mr. Emerson to preach there while she was away from home. In this same letter she speaks of i Nature, then just published, which he had sent her, and which she and Miss Anna Barker had also mutually presented to each
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 6: school-teaching in Boston and Providence. (1837-1838.) (search)
the gift of intellect that of prudence, and when these are united in one person, success must follow in their train. April. Miss Fuller left town this week for Groton, where she intends passing a few weeks, for recruiting her health to enter the Green Street School at Providence. Here, during the last winter, she has been engahe remainder of my life in quite a different manner. But 1 foresee circumstances that may make it wrong for me to obey my wishes. Mother has sold her place at Groton, and as she is to leave it in April, I shall go home and stay three months at least. I dream of Elysian peace, of quiet growth, and other benefits no doubt well-ollar for quarter-hour lessons. That winter, however, as she tells him, she is too tired to take them at any price; she must rest; but she will give her younger sister lessons in German, and will teach Latin and composition to himself. This was her idea of resting, and thus she rested at Groton for the remainder of that winter.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, chapter 7 (search)
gabbled and simpered and given my mind to the public view these two years back, till there seems to be no good left in me. Fuller Mss. i. 22. She wrote to Mr. Emerson of the remaining months of that winter, My sufferings last winter in Groton were almost constant, and I see the journal is very sickly in its tone. I have taken out some leaves. Now I am a perfect Phoenix compared with what I was then, and it all seems past to me. Ms. letter, November 25, 1839. During this invalidatonism. Yet what he said was not as beautiful as his smile of genius in saying it. Unfortunately, I was so fascinated, that I forgot to make myself interesting, and shall not dare to go and see him. Ms. Three months later the family left Groton forever, having taken a house at Jamaica Plain, then and perhaps now the most rural and attractive suburb of Boston. Here their dwelling was near a little stream, called Willow Brook, and there were rocks behind it covered with cardinal flowers.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 8: conversations in Boston. (search)
e young admirer quoted in the Memoirs of Margaret Fuller, who went so far as to say of her idol, Margaret used to come to the conversations very well dressed, and altogether looked sumptuously. Memoirs, i. 336. Even sumptuousness, it might be said, is not gorgeousness; and there were, moreover, young girls in Boston to whom what has since been called the gospel of good gowns was then very imperfectly revealed, and who so adored their teacher that she would have looked superbly in her oldest Groton wardrobe; just as when she was fifteen, the younger school girls admired her way of coming into school and her halfshut eyes. So much for the gorgeousness; and as to the real charge, it requires only the very plainest comparison of Miss Martineau's own statements to correct them. She says that while Margaret Fuller and her pupils were doing so and so, another sort of elect persons, whom the first set despised, were saving the nation. The curious fact is that all this antagonism lies whol
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 9: a literary club and its organ. (search)
s July 4, 1833:-- I should be very willing to join such a society as you speak of, and will compose a piece, if you will give me a subject. This, however, was merely a social club, composed of ladies and gentlemen in Cambridge, and Dr. Hedge has no remembrance of any literary exercises connected with it. But during the winter of 1834-35 there was a good deal of discussion in respect to a possible magazine, and on March 5, 1835,--nearly two years after,--she writes to him, still from Groton:-- Your periodical plan charms me; I think you will do good and, what is next best, gain favor. Though I have been somewhat jostled in this working-day world, I have still a great partiality for the goddess who vires [que] acquirit eundo; Parva metu primo; mox sese attolit in auras et caput inter nubila condit. The description of Fama in Virgil's Aeneid, 4.175-177. I shall feel myself honored if I am deemed worthy of lending a hand, albeit I fear I am merely Germanico, and not tran
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 12: books published. (search)
n a young person, is apt to be an omnivorous passion for books, followed, sooner or later, by the desire to produce something; this desire often taking experimental and fugitive forms. The study of Sir James MacKINTOSHintosh's life and Works, at Groton, seems to have impressed Margaret Fuller strongly with the danger of miscellaneous and desultory preparation. She writes:-- The copiousness of Sir J. Mackintosh's reading journals is, I think, intimately connected with his literary indolencout nor write down the reflections suggested by what the day had brought; they would be transfused into new works. Fuller Mss. II. 275. Later, she had a vision of writing romances, like George Sand, and expressed herself thus in her diary:-- Groton, November, 1835. These books have made me for the first time think I might write into such shapes what I know of human nature. I have always thought that I would not, that I would keep all that behind the curtain, that I would not write, like
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Index. (search)
ducation, 21, 28; early companions, 34, 86; women who influenced her, 36; early verses 38; letters from, 17, 21, 89, 43, 44, 48, 51, 4, 66, 69, 62, 63, 70, 72, 78, 81, 83, 86,87, 89, 91 94 9, 97-99, 101,105 106, 110-112, 10, 123, 124, 141, 14-11, 154, 167,162, 165, 166, 168, 169,171,180-183, 191-193, 196, 198, 200-202, 207-209,212, 220, 250, 266, 268, 270, 271, 273, 274, 809-311; passages from diaries, 22, 28 31, 37, 41 66,100,104, 106, 114, 12, 167,187,188,196, 221-228, 282, 802; removal to Groton, 43; early composition, 46; first publication, 47, first journey, 68; care of family, 4, 58, 301, 30; friendship with Emerson, 62; love of children, 67 82 107, 210-reading, 68; verses, 38, 70, 102, 185 802; criticisms on Emerson, 71, t2, 157, 810; teaching in Boston, 75; in Providence, 79; description of party in Boston, 86; self-esteem and humility, 88, 303, 806-808, 312; life at Jamaica Plain, 94; flower-pieces, 96; description of nature, 98; ryebread days, 104; conversations, 109; inte