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William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 5: sources of the Tribune's influence — Greeley's personality (search)
y so satirized as in that of a farmer, professing to give instruction on a subject about which he had no practical knowledge, and his agricultural experiment at Chappaqua received a vast amount of attention from pen and pencil. But such sneers were far astray. Greeley's ideas on farming were not quixotic; they were good, and they were founded on the advice of the best authorities of the day. The Chappaqua estate was ridiculed on the assumption that it did not pay. Most of the gentlemen farmers of this country would have to confess to a similar failure of their experiments if judged by their account books. Chappaqua, too, was not selected by Greeley, butChappaqua, too, was not selected by Greeley, but by his wife, or rather to meet three conditions on which she insisted-viz., a spring of pure water, a cascade or brawling brook, and a tract of evergreen woods, and, to be accessible to the busy editor, the site must be near the city. The best he could do, in satisfying these conditions, was to accept with them a rocky, wooded hi
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 9: Greeley's presidential campaign-his death (search)
a rebuke to the writer and publisher of the Crumbs of Comfort that Greeley was urged not to insist on its publication, on the ground that the matter would be soonest forgotten if it was simply dropped. In earlier years he would have asserted his authority and his judgment; now, crushed by his defeat, he yielded. In the last week of November the country was shocked to hear that Horace Greeley was critically ill, and he died at 6.50 P. M. on November 29, 1872. His wife had been taken to Chappaqua, a helpless invalid, a short time before the date of the election, and he had watched by her bedside day and night. The Tribune in announcing his death said: His incessant watch around the dying pillow of his wife had well-nigh destroyed the power of sleep. Symptoms of extreme nervous prostration gradually became apparent. His appetite was gone. The stomach rejected food. The free use of his faculties was disturbed, and he sank with a rapidity that, even to those who watched him clos
alanx, 81; discussion with Raymond, 84; later views on socialism, 84-86; acceptance of Graham's dietetic doctrine, 86; residence on the East River, 88; Margaret Fuller's views, 88, 89; opinion of spiritualism, 89-91; views on farming, 91-93; at Chappaqua, 92; sympathy with Ireland and Hungary, 93; as counselor-at-large, 94; his lectures, 95-97; member of Congress, 98-103, 151; visits to London and Paris, 104; how he edited the Tribune, 105; letters to Dana, 105, 106; experience with beggars, 10itorial, 254-256; his death and its cause, 256-258; bust and statue, 258, 259. Greeley, Mrs., Horace, her husband's first acquaintance with, 87; a Grahamite, 87; admirer of Margaret Fuller, 88; acceptance of spiritualism, 90; requirements at Chappaqua, 93; her death, 256, 257. Greeley, Zacheus, 2-5, 10. Godkin, E. L., on Greeley's nomination, 236, 247. Godwin, Parke, 83, 116. Graham, Sylvester, dietetic doctrine, 86. Grant, U. S., causes of Republican opposition to, 214; sides wit
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 27: recently. (search)
go far to complete the farmer's independence of the wayward weather. In all the operations of his little farm, Mr. Greeley takes the liveliest interest, and he means to astonish his neighbors with some wonderful crops, by-and-bye, when he has everything in training. Indeed, he may have done so already; as, in the list of prizes awarded at our last Agricultural State Fair, held in New York, October, 1854, we read, under the head of vegetables, these two items:—Turnips, H. Greeley, Chappaqua, Westchester Co., Two Dollars, (the second prize); Twelve second-best ears of White Seed Corn, H. Greeley, Two Dollars. Looking down over the reclaimed swamp, all bright now with waving flax, he said one day, All else that I have done may be of no avail; but what I have done here is done; it will last. A private letter, written about this time, appeared in the country papers, and still emerges occasionally. A young man wrote to Mr. Greeley, requesting his advice upon a project of going to col
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
umentality of his press has been for thirty years the educator of the people in the principles of justice, temperance, and freedom. Both of these men have, in different ways, deserved too well of the country to be unnecessarily subjected to the brutalities of a presidential canvass; and, so far as they are personally concerned, it would doubtless have been better if the one had declined a second term of uncongenial duties, and the other continued to indite words of wisdom in the shades of Chappaqua. But they have chosen otherwise; and I am willing, for one, to leave my colored fellow-citizens to the unbiased exercise of their own judgment and instincts in deciding between them. The Democratic party labors under the disadvantage of antecedents not calculated to promote a rapid growth of confidence; and it is no matter of surprise that the vote of the emancipated class is likely to be largely against it. But if, as will doubtless be the case, that vote shall be to some extent divide