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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 14 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 4 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VI: in and out of the pulpit (search)
e perfectly bewildered and decide that the notes will never end but go with you always. One of the valuable friendships formed at this period was that with David Wasson, whom Mr. Higginson dubbed the most interesting person I know. This radical young parson had recently been ordained at the neighboring town of Bradford (or Groveland), to Mr. Higginson's surprise, who thought Wasson too heretical for any council to admit. Mr. F. B. Sanborn remembers encountering in that region a country youth who summed up the two independent clergymen thus: Wal, he's [Wasson] a sort of infidel; he says he don't take much stock in th' old saints; Mista Hinkerson [Higgg ago and had been long felt. I am very sure that good will come of what I said: they need a note of discord to break the general monotony of the meetings. To Mr. Wasson he confided some of his professional anxieties:— Nov. 17, 1851. Something must be done with this great Orthodox church; no question of that; the how
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, IX: the Atlantic Essays (search)
dy and told his mother:— I yesterday propounded an arrangement to the Free Church people, by which I am to have—don't laugh–nothing less than a colleague. I cannot always go on at the rate I have been lately working. . . . The plan is that Wasson should so come and do the greater part of the preaching, taking of course a good part of the salary; this will leave me time for preaching, lecturing and writing, and by this I can make up a sufficient income, for the present at least. . . . In f great, that I have to contrive means to keep myself out of work. An unexpected break in this too laborious life came in the autumn of 1855, when the Higginsons sailed for Fayal for Mrs. Higginson's health. They spent the winter there, and Mr. Wasson took charge of the Free Church during this absence. Fayal proved to be more wonderful to the travellers than any dream, every inch of surface and each individual person being entirely different from anything they had seen before. In Mr. Higg<
interest in working people, 88; and Free Soil Party, 89-91; and temperance, 91, 92, 116, 310; fondness for children, 94, 95, 120. 121, 257, 272; establishes evening school at Newburyport, 95; early acquaintance with noted persons, 96-100; and David Wasson, 100, 101; and F. B. Sanborn, 100, 129; on Unitarian gatherings, 100, 101; doubts fitness for ministry, 101, 102; early lectures, 102, 107; resigns from Newburyport church, 103, 104; lives at Artichoke Mills, 105, 106; preaches in a hall, 107; Walker, Brig.-Gen., and Higginson, 227, 228. Ward, Julia, 26. See also Howe, Julia Ward. Ware, Thornton, 17, 18. Washington, Booker, school, 365; and northern colored people, 366. Washington, D. C., plan for safety of, 203-05. Wasson, David, and T. W. Higginson, 100, 101. Webb, R. D., Higginson visits, 322. Weiss, Rev. Mr., 267. Weld, Samuel, Higginson teaches in school of, 41-46. Wells, William, his school, 14, 15. Wentworth, Sir, John, 4. Wentworth, John, Gover