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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Lowell (search)
n whether the appointment would be confirmed on account of his transcendental tendencies, and his connection with the Anti-slavery Standard; but Longfellow threw the whole weight of his influence in Lowell's favor, and this would seem to have decided it. From this time till 1873 Lowell was more of a prose-writer than a poet, and his essays on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and other English poets are the best of their kind, --not brilliant, but appreciative, penetrating, and well-considered. Wasson said of him that no other critic in the English tongue came so near to expressing the inexpressible as Lowell. One could wish that his studies in Shakespeare had been more extended. He treats the subject as if he felt it was too great for him; but he was the first to take notice that the play of Richard III. indicated in its main extent a different hand, and it is now generally admitted to have been the work of Fletcher. With the keenest insight he noticed that the magician Prospero w
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Centennial Contributions (search)
best friend in Europe, spoke of it in rather a disparaging manner. The Mountain and the Squirrel and several others have been translated into German, but not those which we here consider the best of them. On the other hand, Dr. William H. Furness considered Emerson heaven-high above our other poets; C. P. Cranch preferred him to Longfellow; Dr. F. H. Hedge looked upon him as the first poet of his time; Rev. Samuel Longfellow and Rev. Samuel Johnson held a very similar opinion, and David A. Wasson considered Emerson's Problem one of the great poems of the century. These men were all poets themselves, though they did not make a profession of it, and in that character were quite equal to Matthew Arnold, whose lecture on Emerson was evidently written under unfavorable influences. They were men who had passed through similar experiences to those which developed Emerson's mind and character, and could therefore comprehend him better than others. We all feel that Emerson's poetry
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Index. (search)
79, 80: working for the Kansas emigrants, 83; writes a Free Soil song, 83; death of her father, 87; interviews with Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson, 88; her low estimate of worldly rank, 89 ; corresponds with Miss Mattie Griffith, 89: meets David A. Wasson, 91; her grief at Ellis Gray Loring's death, 95; meets J. G. Whittier, 97; her indebtedness to her brother, 98; her delight in works of art and in nature, 98, 99; reads Buckle's History of civilization, 99; lines in memory of Ellis Gray Lorie, 189. Unitarians, the, and R. W. Emerson, 34; convocation of, at New York, 189. V. Venus of Milo, the, 172, 218. Victor Hugo's tragedy of John Brown, 173. W. Wallcut, Robert F., 284. War anecdotes, 158, 161, 180, 204. Wasson, David A.. 80, 91. Wayland, Mass., Mrs. Child's home in XV. Webster, Daniel, willing to defend the slave-child Med, 20; statue of, 190; Ichabod, 259. Weiss's (Rev. John) biography of Theodore Parker. 179. Weld, Angelina Grimke, memorial of, 2
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 10: forecast (search)
his is the case, for instance, with Longfellow's Hiawatha, Lowell's Commemoration Ode, Holmes's Chambered Nautilus, Whittier's Snow-bound, Mrs. Howe's Battle Hymn, Whitman's My Captain, Aldrich's Fredericksburg sonnet, Helen Jackson's Spinning, Thoreau's Smoke, Bayard Taylor's Song of the Camp, Emerson's Daughters of time, Burroughs's Serene I Fold my hands, Piatt's The morning Street, Mrs. Hooper's I slept and dreamed that life was beauty, Stedman's Thou art mine, Thou hast given thy word, Wasson's All's well, Brownlee Brown's Thalatta, Ellery Channing's To-morrow, Harriet Spofford's In a summer evening, Lanier's Marshes of Glynn, Mrs. Moulton's The closed gate, Eugene Field's Little boy Blue, John Hay's The Stirrup Cup, Forceythe Willson's Old Sergeant, Emily Dickinson's Vanished, Celia Thaxter's Sandpiper, and so on. All of these may not be immortal poems, but they are at least the boats which seem likely to bear the authors' names into the future. If it is hard to make individu
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
221. Adams, Mrs., John, 52, 56. Adams, John Quincy, 66. Addison, Joseph, 84, 108, 257. Al Aaraaf, Poe's, 214. Alcott, Amos Bronson, 179, 180-182. Alcott, Louisa M., 126. Alden, Capt., John, 139. Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 264. All's well, Wasson's, 264. Americanism, 3, 159. American Humor, 242, 243. American poetical Miscellany, 68. Ames, Fisher, 4, 46. Ames, Nathaniel, 58. Ancient Mariner, Coleridge's, 68. A New home, Who'll follow? Mrs. Kirkland's, 240. Appeal for thngfellow's, 142. Walden, Thoreau's, 191. Wallace, Horace Binney, 72. Wallace, Lew, 129. Walpole, Horace, 45, 49. Ward, Artemus, 243. Warner, Charles Dudley, 88, 124. Warville, Brissot de, 52. Washington, 51, 63, 94, 117, 221. Wasson, David A., 264. Waverley novels, Scott's, 93, 274. Webster, Daniel, 43, 110, 111, 112-114. Webster, Hannah, 92. Webster, John, 258. Webster, Noah, 82. Week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers, Thoreau's, 191, 195. Welby, Mrs. Amelia B., 210
l 22, 1863, p. 4, col. 2. — – April 24. 44th Regt. M. V. M., and 27th Regt. M. V. I. at; complimentary order of Gen. J. G. Foster; and other news of close of the siege. Boston Evening Journal, April 27, 1863, p. 4, col. 2. — 1864. April 28. Evacuated. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, p. 609. Wass, col. Ansel D., 41st Regt. M. V. I. Writes a letter as to reason for his resignation; also one from Gen. Edward W. Hincks. Boston Evening Journal, March 30, 1862, p. 4, col. 6. Wasson, David A. Law of costs. Atlantic, vol. 11, p. 241. — Letter to Thos. Carlyle. Atlantic, vol. 12, p. 497. — Shall we compromise? Atlantic, vol. 11, p. 649. Wauhatchie, Tenn. Engagement of Oct. 27, 1863. Charge of 33d Regt. M. V. I.; from Cincinnati Gazette. Boston Evening Journal, Nov. 9, 1863, p. 2, col. 2. — – Losses of 33d Regt. M. V. I.; from Cincinnati Times. Boston Evening Journal, Nov. 6, 1863, p. 4, col. 2. — Engagement of Oct. 27, 1863. Letter from membe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
Alfred, 150 Washburn, Andrew, 232 Washburn, Cephas, 3d Mass. Inf., 367 Washburn, Cephas, 38th Mass. Inf., 367 Washburn, Cyrus, 585 Washburn, E. R., 367 Washburn, Emory, Jr., 367 Washburn, Francis, 199, 232, 451, 563 Washburn, G. A., 367 Washburn, H. N., 367 Washburn, Jerome, 367 Washburn, Oscar, 367 Washburn, T. S., 367 Washburn, William, Jr., 367 Washburne, G. A., 199, 451, 482, 563 Washburne, Israel, 395 Washburne, Jerome, 367 Wass, A. D., 199, 232, 451, 563, 729 Wasson, D. A., 729 Waterman, J. H., 390 Waterman, J. L., 496 Waterman, L. A., 150 Waterman, S. A., 367 Waterman, W. A., 367 Waters, Harvey, 585 Waters, W. G., 367 Watson, A. E., 150 Watson, A. L., 164 Watson, B. F., 606 Watson, Benjamin F., 232, 451, 563 Watson, Charles, 367 Watson, E. F., 395 Watson, Frank, 150 Watson, Henry, 150 Watson, S. J., 367 Watts, George, 367 Watts, J. W., 367 Waugh, Archibald, 367 Way, F. C., 150 Wayland, H. L., 482 Weakley, J. W., 729 Weare, J. F., 3
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 13: the Boston Radical Club: Dr. F. H. Hedge (search)
ely exceeded an hour in length. On looking over the list of essayists, I find that it includes the most eminent thinkers of the day, in so far as Massachusetts is concerned. Among the speakers mentioned are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dr. Hedge, David A. Wasson, O. B. Frothingham, John Weiss, Colonel Higginson, Benjamin Peirce, William Henry Channing, C. C. Everett, and James Freeman Clarke. It was a glad surprise to me when I was first invited to read a paper before this august assemblage. This k myself to Mrs. Sargent's house one evening, to hear Mr. Francis E. Abbot expound his peculiar views to a little company of Unitarian ministers. Mr. Abbot, in the course of his remarks, exclaimed: The Christian Church is blind! it is blind! Mr. Wasson replied: We cannot allow Brother Abbot to think that he is the only one who sees. I remember of this evening that I came away much impressed with the beautiful patience of the older gentlemen. I must mention one more occasion at the Radical
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
oice, 74, 75. Ward, Mrs. Samuel (Medora Grimes), married, 69. Ward, William, 19. Waring, Col. George E., 404. Washington, Samuel Ward in, 72; Charles Sumner's residence in, 180; Count Gurowski in, 221-223; Mrs. Eames's position there, 224; funeral of Gurowski in, 226; condition of, during the civil war, 269, 270; Mrs. Howe lectures in, 308. Washington, Gen., George, 9; his attention to Mrs. Cutler, 35; waited on by Daughters of Liberty, 36; birthday celebrated in Rome, 203. Wasson, David A., a member of the Radical Club, 282; his reply to Mr. Abbott, 289. Webster, Daniel, Theodore Parker's sermon on, 164; defeated for the senatorship by Sumner, 218. Wedding ceremonies described, 33, 34, 65, 66. Weiss, Rev., John, at the Boston Radical Club, 283, 284; on woman suffrage, 289; on poets and philosophers, 304. Welles, Gideon, secretary of the navy, 225. Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, anecdote of, 17. Wentzler, A. H., paints portrait of John Ward, 55.
Medford November 28, 1901, being buried by her request on December 2, the day of execution of John Brown, to whose memory the day had been kept sacred for many years in her household. She was related to Lydia Maria Child, and was of the stock of New England transcendentalists to whom we owe the poets Whittier, Longfellow and Lowell, and also Emerson and Channing, Parker, Frothingham and Margaret Fuller. Ole Bull, the wonderful violinist, and Emerson, Samuel Longfellow, Frothingham, David A. Wasson, Dr. Hedge, the Hallowells, Frank B. Sanborn, James J. Myers, present Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and many other notable persons were frequent partakers of her hospitality, and knew the refined attractions of her home, which kept her husband's heart constantly there, wherever his onerous public duties might call him, for she was a perfect housekeeper, and worshipper of art in all its branches. The radiance of the azaleas in her conservatory in the snow-bound