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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, English men of letters. (search)
William Black. Cowper. By Goldwin Smith. Byron. By John Nichol. Shelley. By John Addington Symonds. Keats. By Sidney Colvin, M. A. Wordsworth. By F. W. H. Myers. Southey. By Edward Dowden. Landor. By Sidney Colvin, M. A. Lamb. By Alfred Ainger. Addison. By W. J. Courthope. Swift. By Leslie Stephen. Scott. By Richard H. Hutton. Burns. By Principal Shairp. Coleridge. By H. D. Traill. Hume. By T. H. Huxley, F. R.S. Locke. By Thomas Fowler. Burke. By John Morley. Fielding. By Austin Dobson. Thackeray. By Anthony Trollope. Dickens. By Adolphus William Ward. Gibbon. By J. Cotter Morison. Carlylze. By John Nichol. Macaulay. By J. Cotter Morison. Sidney. By J. A. Symonds. De Quincey. By David Masson. Sheridan. By Mrs. Oliphant. Pope. By Leslie Stephen. Johnson. By Leslie Stephen. Gray. By Edmund Gosse. Bacon. By R. W. Church. Bunyan. By J. A. Froude. Bentley. By R. C. Jebb. Published by the Macmillan Company 66 Fifth Avenue, New York
hope in democracy as a means of social improvement, guided, as he did his best to guide it, by the ethical spirit. At a dinner for Morpeth at Abbott Lawrence's, Judge Story talked high conservatism. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. p. 30. Thackeray, whose visit was a few years later, found a vast amount of toryism and donnishness everywhere. A Collection of Letters, 1847-1855, p. 165. Sumner, who was familiar with the talk at dinners and in drawing-rooms, wrote, in 1852, to his brothee. There came foreigners of high rank or repute, who from time to time visited the city,— among them, in 1824, Lafayette, and four young Englishmen, Wortley, Stanley, Labouchere, and Denison; and later, Tocqueville, Morpeth, Dickens, Lyell, and Thackeray. There as a daily visitor was Hillard, almost the peer of the brilliant conversers of Holland and Lansdowne houses in their palmiest days, or of those who gathered round Samuel Rogers in St. James's Place. But with all this, and not overlookin
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
er in the congenial fellowship of men and women, distinguished for antislavery activities or sympathies, who gathered almost daily in the home of Dr. Bailey of the National Era. Hardly a foreigner of distinction ever came to Washington while Sumner was in the Senate without seeking him. At this session Jacob Bright came, commended by Harriet Martineau; Arthur h. Clough, by John Kenyon; Dr. Charles Eddy, fellow of Oxford, by Macready; but it was not till the next session that he welcomed Thackeray. Among old English friends who visited Washington in 1852 were Lord and Lady Wharncliffe, John Stuart Wortley, the second Lord Wharncliffe. accompanied by their daughter, since Lady Henry Scott. Lord Wharncliffe, after his return home in the spring of 1852, wrote Sumner long and friendly letters; and though highly conservative, was sympathetic with his friend's antislavery position. J. J. Ampere, then a visitor in Washington, continued there the acquaintance with the senator which had
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
rl of Stanhope at Chevening, to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Addington, and to the Laboucheres at Stoke Park. He met Macaulay several times, as at Lord Belper's, the Duke of Argyll's, Lord Lansdowne's, and Earl Stanhope's. He was invited by Thackeray to dine, and by Charles Kingsley to visit Eversley; but these invitations he was obliged to decline. At Cliveden he met Gladstone, apparently for the first time. He had one or two long interviews with Palmerston, and lunched with Lord John Ru Hatherton's request he wrote out his remarks concerning Lord Denman, and the manuscript was sent to Mrs. Edward Cropper, daughter of Lord Denman. Afterwards went to Mr. Procter's (Barry Cornwall's); afterwards to Cosmopolitan Club, where I met Thackeray and others. July 2. Lunch at Argyll Lodge; the Argylls took me to Professor Owen in Richmond Park; dinner with Mr. Ellice, where I met Mr. Dallas George M. Dallas, United States Minister. and family. July 3. Lunch at Stafford House, w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
or other interests, he remained only a day, and left for London. There he passed a busy month, filled with invitations to breakfasts and dinners from the Sutherlands, Lansdownes, Westminster, Granvilles, Palmerstons, Argylls, Stanhopes, Cranworths, Wensleydales, Kinnairds; as also from Reeve, Senior, Macaulay, 1808-1871. Of a noble family of Milan; exiled by Austria for her liberal ideas; a traveller and author. Sir Henry Holland, T. Baring, Buxton, Denison, and Mrs. Norton. He met Thackeray and Cruikshank at L. B. Mackinnon's. He met again Brougham and Lyndhurst. Lady Byron, an invalid, asked him to tea, referring to the pleasure which he and Lady Arabella King found in each other's society. He was present at a reception at Strawberry Hill. The Speaker gave him a seat for a month under the gallery of the House, which he frequently occupied. London society, agreeable as it was, was too much of a strain, and he left, July 23, for Bains Frascati near Havre. He wrote, Augus
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
ouse of David (1855). Indeed, the decade was eminently clerical, and though Mitchell and Curtis might recall Irving and Thackeray respectively, they were less representative than the most effective writer of the whole movement, who was daughter, sismagic, Howells saw, was rough. Macaulay taught him to like criticism and furnished him an early model of prose style. Thackeray, Longfellow, Tennyson followed in due course. Having taught himself some Latin and Greek and more French and Spanish, uch as the transcendentalism of Emerson, the otherworldliness of Hawthorne. There is here a psychology not of Scott or Thackeray, not even of George Eliot, still less of any conceivable Continental novelist; and one can hardly refer it to any but aour chief city, continuing the Salmagundi tradition of local satire, not without immediate evidence of the influence of Thackeray; chastizing with somewhat gentle blows of the moralist's whip the more obvious faults of a community too much given to
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
Filipinos, 166 Tennyson, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 46, 54, 77, 487 Tenth annual report (Mann H.), 410 Ten times one is ten, 120 Tenting on the Plains, 160 Tent life in Siberia, 165 Ten years a cowboy, 161 Terhune, A. P., 165 Ternaux-Compans, 456 Tertiary history of the Grand Canyon, 159 Tess of the D'urbervilles, 288 Testut, Charles, 592, 593, 594, 597 Texan emigrant, the, 131 Texas Review, The, 540 n. Texas steer, a, 279 Text of Shakespeare, the, 486 Thackeray, 69, 77, 99, 114 Thatcher, Oxenbridge, 426 Thaxter, Celia, 38 Thayer, J. H., 207 The Danbury news Man. See Bailey, James Montgomery The Hawkeye Man. See Burdette, Robert Jones Their Silver Wedding Journey, 85 n. Their Wedding journey, 78, 82 Theistic argument, the, 20 Theobold, 487 Theocritus, 47, 490 Theodore Beza (Life of), 180 Theory and practice of taxation, the, 440 Theory and practice of teaching, the, 409 Theory of equality, a, 437 Theory of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A plea for culture. (search)
no cause for fear. If we can only avoid incorporating superficiality into our institutions, literature will come when all is ready, and when it comes will be of the best. It is not enough to make England or France our standard. There is something in the present atmosphere of England which seems fatal to purely literary genius: its fruits do not mature and mellow, but grow more and more acid until they drop. Give Ruskin space enough, and he grows frantic and beats the air like Carlyle. Thackeray was tinged with the same bitterness, but he was the last Englishman who could be said, in any artistic sense, to have a style; as Heine was the last German. The French seems the only prose literature of the present day in which the element of form has any prominent place; and literature in France is after all but a favored slave. This surely leaves a clear field for America. But it is peculiarly important for us to remember that we can make no progress through affectation or spasm, bu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Literature as an art. (search)
delicate, so brilliant, so equable, so strong,--touching all themes, not with the blacksmith's hand of iron, but with the surgeon's hand of steel? In the average type of French novels, one feels the superiority to the English in quiet power, in the absence of the sensational and exaggerated, and in keeping close to the level of real human life. They rely for success upon perfection of style and the most subtile analysis of human character; and therefore they are often painful,--just as Thackeray is painful,--because they look at artificial society, and paint what they see. Thus they dwell often on unhappy marriages, because such things grow naturally from the false social system in France. On the other hand, in France there is very little house-breaking, and bigamy is almost impossible, so that we hear delightfully little about them; whereas, if you subtract these from the current English novels, what is there left? Germany furnishes at present no models of prose style; and al
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Americanism in literature. (search)
ature does one find the concentrated utterance, the intense and breathing life, the triumphs and despairs, the depth of emotion, the tragedy, the thrill, that meet one everywhere in those Elizabethan pages? What impetuous and commanding men are these, what passionate women; how they love and hate, struggle and endure; how they play with the world ; what a trail of fire they leave behind them as they pass by! Turn now to recent fiction. Dickens's people are amusing and lovable, no doubt; Thackeray's are wicked and witty; but how under-sized they look, and how they loiter on the mere surfaces of life, compared, I will not say with Shakespeare's, but even with Chapman's and Webster's men. Set aside Hawthorne in America, with perhaps Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot in England, and there would scarcely be a fact in prose literature to show that we modern Anglo-Saxons regard a profound human emotion as a thing worth the painting. Who now dares delineate a lover, except with good-natur
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