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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 7: Whittier as a social reformer (search)
f the land. Pickard's Whittier, II. 603-04. Whittier was the only one of his immediate literary circle, except Fields the publisher, who unequivocally supported woman suffrage from the beginning of the agitation. It was of course easier for members of the Society of Friends to do this than for others, yet many Friends opposed it, even vehemently. He wrote as early as 1839, I go the whole length as regards the rights of women ; and he wrote again to the Woman's Suffrage Convention at Worcester, in 1850:-- Come what may, Nature is inexorable; she will reverse none of her laws at the bidding of male or female conventions; and men and women, with or without the right of suffrage, will continue to be men and women still. In the event of the repeal of certain ungenerous, not to say unmanly, enactments, limiting and abridging the rights and privileges of women, we may safely confide in the adaptive powers of Nature. She will take care of the new fact in her own way, and reconci
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 10: the religious side (search)
ll at Newport at the very time described by him (1870) to have seen incidents which almost burlesqued the ancient faith, as when a schoolgirl of fourteen sat eating candy busily during the exercises, and on hearing the stentorian voice of a Western revivalist to Stand up for Jesus, put her candy down on the seat beside her, rose and bore her testimony, and then want back eagerly to her candy, once more; or when the ablest and most justly influential of the society, the late Edward Earle of Worcester, rose toward the end of the meeting and proposed that after the custom of their fathers they should take a few silent moments. He had scarcely sat down when one of the same New Lights rose behind him and struck up a rousing camp-meeting song, in which all silent thought vanished. It was under just such provocations as these that Whittier wrote, these were the charges against which Whittier protested; and, as will be seen, in the same just and moderate tone which usually marked his writin
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
, 166; his The Vaudois Teacher, 166-168; his career, 168; his Proem, 168, 169; words written on death of Longfellow, 169, 170; his health, 171-174; his The Opium Eater, 175; receives honorary degree, 176; seventieth birthday celebration, 176-178; his summary of Dr. Holmes, 178, 179; companionship, 179, 180; edits volume of Mrs. Child's letters, 180; illness and death, 183; his At last, 184, 185; his funeral, 185. Whittier, Mary, 22, 24. Whittier, Ruth Flint, 4. Whittier, Thomas, 4, 5. Whittier family, 4. Wilberforce, W., 33. Williams, Roger, 72, 156. Wilson, Deborah, 85. Wilson, Vice-President, Henry, 127. Winsor, Justin, his Memorial history of Boston, mentioned, 83. Winthrop, Robert C., 47, 181. Winthrop's Journal, cited, 6 n. Woman Suffrage Convention, 91, 92. Woodman, Mrs., 180. Woolman, John, 49, 51, 123, 124. Worcester, Mass., 91,121. Wordsworth, William, 119,141. World's Antislavery Convention, the, 77. Wright, Carroll D., 87. Wright, Elizur, 53.