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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
high that they were declared by a wicked Portsmouth wit to speak habitually of Queen Elizabeth as Cousin Betsy Tudor. This was the nest in which my grandmother had been reared. She had lived from childhood in the house of her grandfather, Judge Wentworth; her great-grandfather was the first of the three royal governors of that name, and the two others were her near kinsmen. She might, indeed, have sat for the heroine of Whittier's ballad, Amy Wentworth; but it was a soldier, not a sailor, Amy Wentworth; but it was a soldier, not a sailor, whom she married; and when she went to Englandfortunately under the proper escort of a kinswoman — she was apparently received, both by her husband's relatives and her own, with all the warmth that might have been expected — that is, with none at all. Yet she had sweet and winning qualities which finally triumphed over all obstacles; and her married life, though full of vicissitudes, was, on the whole, happy. They dwelt in England, in Jamaica, in St. Andrews, in Campobello, then in Jamaica aga
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
er, 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. Wilberforce, William, 327. Wilder, S. V. S., 10. Willis, Mr. 233. Willis, N. P., 95, 271. Wilson, Billy, 231. Wimpffen, General, 324 Wi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 11 (search)
XI. but strong of will. In one of Whittier's finest ballads he gives a touch of feminine character worth considering in a world where so many of the young or foolish still hold it to be the perfection of womanhood to be characterless. The phrase is to be found in Amy Wentworth, one of the few of his ballads which have no direct historical foundation, but simply paint a period. The scene is ]aid in the proud little colonial town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with its high-bred ways and its stately ante-Revolutionary traditions — such traditions as became an Episcopalian and loyal colony, although nothing now remains to commemorate their sway except a few fine old houses, some family portraits, and this ballad of Whittier's. His heroine, gently nurtured, has given her heart to the captain of a fishing-smack, and the poet thus describes the situation: Her home is brave in Jaffrey Street, With stately stairways, worn By feet of old colonial knights And ladies gentle born; And on
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 13: Whittier (search)
d-time Indian raids along the Merrimac; Cassandra Southwick, a tale of the Quaker persecutions; The Angels of Buena Vista, an echo from the battle-fields of the Mexican War; The Garrison of Cape Ann, which tells how the New Englander of old vanquished the powers of darkness; Skipper Ireson's Ride, a spirited song of the vengeance wrought by the women of Marblehead upon a sea-captain thought to have abandoned the crew of a sinking ship; Mabel Martin, an idyl of the days of witchcraft, and Amy Wentworth, a dainty romance of the old colonial time. Upon these ballads, and many others, New England childhood has been nurtured for a century, gaining from them its special sense of a heritage of no mean spiritual content, rich also in picturesque associations and romantic memories. The high-water mark of Whittier's artistic achievement was undoubtedly reached in the years that gave birth to Snow- Bound and The Tent on the Beach. The latter and less important of these two works is a cycle
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
historical review, 75 n. American literary criticism, 63 n. American magazine, the, 161 American moral and sentimental magazine, the, 161 American Museum or repository of ancient and modern Fugitive pieces, prose and poetical, the, 161 American quarterly review, the, 163 American scholar, the, 20, 265 American Stationers' Company, 127 American universal magazine, the, 161 American War ballads, 304 Amherst College, 214 Among My books, 247 Amory, Susan, 124 Amy Wentworth, 48 Anacreon, 3, 9 Analogy (Butler), 197 Andover review, the, 208 Andover, Seminary, 208, 210 Andrew, Jane, 405 Angel of the Church, the, 308 Angels of Buena Vista, the, 48 Annabel Lee, 60, 66, 67 Annals of America, 225 Annals of Quodlibet, 152 Annals of the American Revolution, 115 Anne, Queen of England, 348 Annie Laurie, 275, 298 Annual register, the, 104, 105 Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes, 317 Appeal t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 1: childhood (search)
n that cause a long apprenticeship, it was instinctive in him to be the advocate of peace, of woman suffrage, of organised labour. In such outworks of reform he had an attitude, a training, and a sympathy which his literary friends had not. He was, in the English phrase, a poet of the people, and proved by experience that even America supplied such a function. Not in vain had he studied the essential dignity of the early New England aristocracy, as he traced the lineage of his heroine, Amy Wentworth, and paced with her the streets of Portsmouth, N. H., a region less wholly Puritan than Massachusetts:--Her home is brave in Jaffrey Street, With stately stairways worn With feet of old Colonial knights And ladies gentle-born. And on her, from the wainscot old, Ancestral faces frown,-- And this has worn the soldier's sword, And that the judge's gown. All this type of life he had studied in New England history,--none better,--but what real awe did it impose on him who had learned at
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 11: early loves and love poetry (search)
xth the one long word in the whole poem uneventful multiplies indefinitely those bereft and solitary years. Did Whittier plan those effects deliberately? Probably not, but they are there; and the most exquisite combination of sounds in Tennyson or in Mrs. Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese, can only equal them. Even to Whittier, they came only in a favoured hour; and in the more continuous test of blank verse, he fails, like every modern poet since Keats, save Tennyson, alone. Amy Wentworth is also one of his very best, and has the same delicate precision of sound to the ear and in the use of proper names; the house in Jaffrey Street, with its staircase and its ivy; with Elliot's green bowers and the sweet-brier, blooming on Kittery sidethe very name side being local. This, however, was a wholly fictitious legend, as he himself told me; and still more imaginative was his last ballad, written at the age of sixty-eight, which I quote, in preference to My Playmate, as less kn
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
, 94, 153, 175. American Manufacturer, the, mentioned, 25, 34, 137. Amesbury, Mass., 4, 10, 46, 77, 82, 87, 89, 92, 93, 98, 99, 107, 109, 111, 122, 124, 136, 137, 167, 179, 180, 183; Ten Hour Bill at, 86, 87; Derby strike at, 87, 88. Amy Wentworth, 3, 142. Antislavery Society, American, 71, 72, 74, 77. Antoninus, Marcus Aurelius, 129. Appledore Island, 179. Armstrong, Gen. S. C., 98. Arnold, Matthew, 20, 140. Asquam House, 169. Athenaeum Gallery, 135. Atlantic Club, 89, 104. ribes himself in My namesake, 130, 131; his My birthday, 132-134; early sentimentalism, 135; personal relations with women, 136-139; his love poe-try, 138-149; his My Playmate, 141, 161; sound effect produced in his poetry, 142, 161, 162; his Amy Wentworth, 142; his The Henchman, 143-145; his The sisters, 145-147; his Memories, 147-149; his prose, 150, 151; compared with Burns, 152; D. A. Wasson's opinion of, 153,154; E. C. Stedman's opinion of, 154-157; his Cassandra Southwick, 155, 157-159; l
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Narrative and legendary poems (search)
weary mill-girl lingers Beside the charmed stream, And the sky and the golden water Shape and color her dream. Fair wave the sunset gardens, The rosy signals fly; Her homestead beckons from the cloud, And love goes sailing by. 1861. Amy Wentworth. To William Bradford. As they who watch by sick-beds find relief Unwittingly from the great stress of grief And anxious care, in fantasies outwrought From the hearth's embers flickering low, or caught From whispering wind, or tread of pass thanks of men He perilled life to save, And grateful prayers like holy oil To smooth for him the wave. Brown Viking of the fishing-smack! Fair toast of all the town!— The skipper's jerkin ill beseems The lady's silken gown! But ne'er shall Amy Wentworth wear For him the blush of shame Who dares to set his manly gifts Against her ancient name. The stream is brightest at its spring, And blood is not like wine; Nor honored less than he who heirs Is he who founds a line. Full lightly shall th
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
er Heart. My Psalm. The Memory of Burns. Brown of Ossawatomie. On a Prayer Book. The Prophecy of Samuel Sewall. For an Autumn Festival. 1860The Truce of Piscataqua. The Shadow and the Light. My Playmate. The River Path. Italy. Naples. The Summons. The Quaker Alumni. The Quakers are out. 1861To William H. Seward. Thy Will be done. To John C. Fremont. A Word for the Hour. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott. Cobbler Keezar's Vision. Our River. A Legend of the Lake. 1862Amy Wentworth. At Port Royal. The Cry of a Lost Soul. Mountain Pictures. To Englishmen. The Watchers. The Waiting. The Battle Autumn of 1862. Astraea at the Capitol. 1863The Proclamation. The Answer. To Samuel E. Sewall and Harriet W. Sewall. A Memorial. Andrew Rykman's Prayer. The Countess. Barbara Frietchie. Anniversary Poem. Hymn sung at Christmas by the Scholars of St.Helena's Island, S. C. Mithridates at Chios. 1864The Vanishers. What the Birds said. The Brother of Mercy.
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