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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weiss, John 1818-1879 (search)
Weiss, John 1818-1879 Author; born in Boston, Mass., June 28, 1818; graduated at Harvard College in 1837, and at Harvard Divinity School; and became pastor of a Unitarian church in Watertown in 1843, and again in 1859. In 1870 he retired to devote himself to literature. He published Aesthetic prose, a translation of Schiller's philosophical and aesthetic essays, and Life and correspondence of Theodore Parker. He was attached to the transcendental school of philosophy, and was an earnest abolitionist and advocate of woman's rights. He died in Boston, Mass. March 9, 1879.
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Leaves from a Roman diary: February, 1869 (Rewritten in 1897) (search)
ny different ways may be something of a curiosity — not much of a poem. I have since observed that poets as a class are not fair critics of poetry; for they are sure to prefer poetry which is like their own. This is true at least of Lowell, Emerson, or Matthew Arnold; but when I came to read The Ring and the book I found that Longfellow's objection was a valid one. I remarked that Rev. Mr. Longfellow had a decided partiality for Browning. Yes, he said; Sam likes him, and my friend John Weiss prefers him to Tennyson. My objection is to his diction. I have always found the English language sufficient for my purpose, and have never tried to improve on it. Browning's Saul and The Ride from Ghent to Aix are noble poems. Carlyle also, I said, has a peculiar diction. That is true, he replied, but one can forgive anything to a writer who has so much to tell us as Carlyle. Besides, he writes prose, and not poetry. He took up a photograph which was lying on the table and showe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 3: Holmes (search)
lt of his kindly nature against Calvinism which threw him finally on the side of progress. The Saturday Club with all its attractions did not lead him in that direction. It brought together an agreeable set of cultivated men, but none of the more strenuous reformers of its day, however brilliant, except Emerson and occasionally Sumner and Howe. Edmund Quincy and James Freeman Clarke were not admitted until 1875, after the abolition of slavery. Garrison, Parker, Phillips, Alcott, Wasson, Weiss, and William Henry Channing were never members of the Saturday Club and probably never could have been elected to it; but they were to be looked for every month at the Radical Club,afterward called the Chestnut Street Club,which certainly rivalled the Saturday in brilliancy in those days, while it certainly could not be said of it, as Dr. Holmes said of the Saturday, We do nothing but tell our old stories; we never discuss anything. Possibly all such gatherings tend to be somewhat more cons
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Index (search)
Trowbridge, J. T., 65. Tuckerman, H. T., 172. Tudor, William, 44. Tufts, Henry, 30. Underwood, F. H., 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 87. Vane, Harry, 19. Vassall family, 22, 79, 148. Vassall, Mrs., John, 151. Vassall, Col., Henry, 150. Vassall, Col., John, 150, 151. Vassall, Mrs., Penelope, 150, 151. Voltaire, F. M. A. de, 124. Walker, S. C., 113. Ware family, 15. Ware, Rev., Henry, 157. Ware, John, 157. Ware, William, 50. Washington, George, 56. Wasson, Rev. D. A., 104. Weiss, Rev., John, 104. Welde, Rev., Thomas, 7. Wells, William, 150. Wendell, Miss, Sally, 75. Wheeler, C. S., 140. Whipple, E. P., 35. Whittier, J. G., 67, 70, 107, 136. Wigglesworth, Rev., Edward, 8. Wild, Jonathan, 165. Wilkinson, Prof. W. C., 189. Willis, N. P., 33, 173. Wilson, Rev., John, 19. Winthrop, Hannah, 19. Winthrop, Gov., John, 3, 4, 19. Winthrop, Prof., John, 13. Woodberry, Prof. G. E., 70. Worcester, Dr. J. E., 51. Young, Edward, (Latin translaion of Night thoughts ), 12
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 1: Margaret Fuller Ossoli — Introductory. (search)
sband in Italy, the version being made by the late Miss Elizabeth Hoar, and lent me by her sister, Mrs. R. B. Storer. To this I may add a store of reminiscences from Margaret Fuller's old Cambridge friends. In the cases where I have used the same written material with the editors of the Memoirs, the selections employed have been wholly different. A few printed books, issued since the publication of the Memoirs, have given some aid, especially Horace Greeley's Recollections of a busy life, Weiss's Life of Theodore Parker, and the Carlyle-Emerson correspondence; but the main reliance has necessarily been placed on material not hitherto made public; and to all the friends who have helped me to this I am profoundly grateful. If my view of Margaret Fuller differs a little from that of previous biographers, it is due to the study of these original sources. With every disposition to defer to the authors of the Memoirs, all of whom have been in one way or another my friends and teache
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 10: the Dial. (search)
ch, and the rest. Parker even sent her poetry, as appears by the following letter from him: Herewith I send you a couple of little bits of verse, which I confess to you, sub rosa rosissima, are mine. Now, I don't think myself made for a poet, least of all for an amatory poet. So, if you throw the lines under the grate, in your critical wisdom, I shall not be grieved, vexed, or ruffled; for, though I have enough of the irritabile in my composition, I have none of the irritabile vatis. Weiss's Parker, II. 303. These distrusted love verses were, as I learn from Mr. G. W. Cook, those printed in the Dial for July, 1841, under the name of Protean wishes. Dial, II. 77. Besides these well-known contributors, she also applied to other literary friends, whose response apparently never came. Among them was her old friend at Providence, Albert G. Greene, then the recognized head of the literary society of that city. To him she writes, October 2, 1840: Where are the poems and es
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Index. (search)
, 47, 63, 188. Taylor, Helen, 281. Tennyson, Alfred, 69, 220. The great Lawsuit (essay L, Dial ), 200. The Third thought, 285. Thoreau, H. D., 130, 134, 144, 154, 155, 164, 282. Thorndike, Mrs., 86. Ticknor, George, 33. Tieck, Louis, 45. Tocqueville, A. de, 126. Transcendental movement, the, 133, 314. Tribune, New York, papers in, 213. Trimmer, Mrs., 132. Tuckerman, J. F., 163. U. Uhland, J. L. 45. V. Vaughan, Mr., 149. Very, Jones, 144, 146. Visconti, Marchesa, 231. W. Ward, Anna (Barker), 36, 68. Ward, Samuel G., letter to, 66. Wayland, Francis, 90. Webster, Daniel, 86. Webster, Mrs. J. W., 35. Weiss, John, 3. Wesselhoeft, Mrs. Minna 192, 193 Whitman, Sarah Helen, 199. Whittier, John G., 131. Williams, Abraham 10. Willis, N. P., 80, 229. Wilson, William D., 144,163. Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 202, 287. Woodward, E., 41. Wordsworth William, 46, 134, 223-8 226, 229, 21, 291. Wordsworth, Mrs. William, 224.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 6 (search)
d. She had fitted the rooms with pretty devices, and rocked her baby in a cradle fashioned from a barrel cut lengthways, placed on rockers, and upholstered by herself. At its foot she painted three spears as the Lowell crest and three lilies for her own, with the motto Puritas Potestas. This was for their first child, whose early death both Lowell and Longfellow mourned in song. The Lowells sometimes saw company in a modest way, and I remember spending an evening there with Ole Bull and John Weiss. Dr. Lowell, the father, was yet living, always beneficent and attractive; he still sometimes preached in the college chapel, and won all undergraduate hearts by providing only fifteen-minute sermons. If I belonged in the first two categories of Dr. Palfrey's classification of the Divinity School, I happily kept clear of the third, never having been a dyspeptic, though I lived literally on bread and milk during the greater part of a year, for purposes of necessary economy and the buyi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
n anything like the yoke which Christopher North at one time imposed on Edinburgh. This was still more true of others just outside the circle,--Motley, Parkman, Thoreau,--and in this way the essential variety in unity was secured. Then there were other men, almost equally gifted, who touched the circle, or might have touched it but that they belonged to the class of which Emerson says, Of what use is genius if its focus be a little too short or a little too long? --Alcott, Ellery Channing, Weiss, Wasson, Brownlee Brown, each of whom bequeathed to posterity only a name, or some striking anecdote or verse, instead of a well-defined fame. It is an embarrassment, in dealing with any past period of literary history, that we have to look at its participants not merely as they now seem, but as they appeared in their day, and we must calculate their parallax. The men who in those years were actually creating American literature — creating it anew, that is, after the earlier and already
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
337. Vigilance Committee, the, 139, 145. Voltaire, F. M. A. de, 298, 300, 301, 302, 303, 317, 321. Walker, Captain, 206. Walker, F. A., 26. Walker, James, 56, 110. Walpole, Horace, 280. Ward, G. C., 176. Ward, S. G., 176, 246. Ware, George, 25. Ware, Henry, 138. Ware, Thornton, 29. Ware family, the, 180. Washington, George, 16. Wasson, D. A., 112, 169. Watkins, W. I., 217. Watson, Marston, 78. Webb, Seth, 157. Webster, Daniel, 82, 136, 297. Webster, J. W., 27. Weiss, John, 103, 169. Weld, S. M., 78. Weller, Sam, 334. Wells, W. H., 129. Wells, William, 19, 20, 2x. Wendell, Barrett, 52. Wentworth, Amy, 8. Weyman, Stanley, 29. Whewell, William, 92, 101. Whipple, E. P., 170, 176. White, A. D. , 312. White, Blanco, 183. White, William, 126. White fugitive slaves, 146. Whitman, Walt, 230, 231, 289. Whittier, J. G., 8, 111, 128, 132, 133, 134, 135, 168, 171, 178, 179, 180, 185, 237. Whittier, Elizabeth, 133, 134. Wightman, Mayor, 244. Wilb
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