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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 1: Whitman (search)
was that proffered by Mrs. Anne Gilchrist, the English author (then a widow), who through his poetry came to love the man The love-letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman are now being edited by Thomas B. Harned and will soon be published. and who later with her children spent two years (1876-1878) in Philadelphia in order to be near him. Assistance of a substantial nature from abroad, due in part to the efforts of Mrs. Gilchrist, who had been the first woman to defend the Children of Adam poems in print, together with similar if somewhat later help from a growing number of friends and readers in America, lightened the burdens of Whitman's last years, affording him comforts that would otherwise have been denied him and giving him hope that the tide of disapproval and misunderstanding which he had been breasting for half a lifetime was beginning at last to turn. When a complication of maladies finally resulted in his death, 26 March, 1892, he had positively appeared, a prophet
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)
oal sketches or scenes in a metropolis, 152 Charge by the Ford, the, 281 Chariessa, or a pattern for the sex, 368 Charlemagne, 97 Charles V, 129 Charles XII, 128 Charles Egbert Craddock. See Murfree, Mary N. Chateaubriand, 124 Chatiments, 51 Chaucer, 3, 254, 340, 359, 366 Chauncy, Charles, 206 Cheetham, James, 181 Cheney, John, 172, 173, 174 Chief justice Marshall and Virginia, 75 n. Child, F. J., 253 Child, Lydia Maria, 173, 398, 399 Children of Adam, 268, 273 Children's magazine, the, 396 Child's Champion, The, 262 n. Child's verse, 329 Choate, Rufus, 71, 87, 94, 135 Chopin, 224 Chopin, Kate, 390 Christian Nurture, 213 Christ in theology, 213 Christmas, 309 Christmas Blossoms and New year's Wreath, the, 174 Christmas night in the quarters, 353 Christmas night of '62, 291, 303 Christus: A Mystery, 38, 39, 40 Cicero, 2, 96 Circles, 17, 24, 25, 26, 31 Circourt, Count de, 128 City in the sea, the, 6
as in the Swedish system of bodily training, one lifts imaginary and ever-increasing weights with imaginary and ever-increasing effort, flexor and extensor muscles pulling against one another, driven by the will. Calvinism bred athletes as well as maniacs. The new situation, again, turned many of the theoretical speculations of the colonists into practical issues. Here, for example, was the Indian. Was he truly a child of God, possessing a soul, and, if so, had he partaken of the sin of Adam? These questions perplexed the saintly Eliot and the generous Roger Williams. But before many years the query as to whether a Pequot warrior had a soul became suddenly less important than the practical question as to whether the Pequot should be allowed any further chances of taking the white man's scalp. On this last issue the colonists were unanimous in the negative. It would be easy to multiply such instances of a gradual change of view. But beneath all the changes and all the vari
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 3: the covenant with death.1843. (search)
that is?)—which last Phelps industriously Cf. ante. 2.281. bruited about to disgust the country doctors, an influential class with us—they would now have homoeopathy, hydropathy, and animal magnetism to add to the list. The rest of us, however, Lib. 14.35; ante, p. 71. are inclined to hope that Dr. Warren knows as much about the matter as any of these new lights, and that Garrison may get over it. He is now at Northampton, with Geo. Benson, his wife's brother, at a Community to which Prof. Adam belongs. He Ante, 2.353. went there for rest, and the way he rests himself is to lecture Lib. 13.111, 117, 118. every night in the neighboring towns, and on Sundays in Northampton in the open air! D. L. Child, however, who took Boston in his way to New York to take the Standard, reports that he Lib. 13.123. looks well and seems well, with the exception of his enemy in the chest. He is also engaged, or is to be, in making selections Lib. 13.31. for the volume of his works. I hope he
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (search)
raphim, but is hardly less open to criticism. It is based upon the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. The following is an outline of its plot: The ping scorn, and bids him depart and leave earth to God. The scene then changes. Adam and Eve appear in the distance, flying across the glare made by the flaming sworow changes to the outer extremity of the light cast by the flaming sword. There Adam and Eve stand and look forward into the gloom. Eve, in an agony of remorse, thrn the ground, and begs her husband to spurn her, his seducer, from him forever. Adam raises and comforts her, and assures her of his forgiveness and continued love. ay by a lament coming from his lost love, the morning star. In the next scene Adam and Eve have advanced farther into a wild, open country. As they stand lamentinfor the curse they have brought upon God's fair creation. When they have driven Adam and Eve to a frenzy of agony, Christ appears, rebukes the earth-spirits and comm
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
n the room prepared for it. The committee have determined not to exhibit it till spring; for in our very cold winter, and with streets blocked up with ice, people might not be disposed to take the long walk to the Athenaeum. In the spring it will be opened; and, I feel sure, will receive unbounded admiration. The few who have been admitted to see it privately have expressed a uniform opinion of the genius and merit which it shows. I hear through Howe and Charles Perkins of your new work, Adam and Eve, and congratulate you upon your splendid success. Both write about it in terms of the warmest admiration. So the prophecy is coming to pass! The laurel is suspended over your head. Fame and fortune are becoming your handmaidens. I have not yet seen the pieces belonging to Jonathan Phillips The Cupid of Crawford belonged to Mr. Phillips, and the Bride of Abydos and a bas-relief of Christ blessing Children, to Mr. Parker. or John Parker; but hear others, who have seen them, sp
ne standing beneath the dome of the Temple, with his cloak of pall, and face of darkest gloom; and wherever that figure might take its stand, the spot would seem a sepulchre. He watched the mourners as they lowered the coffin down. And so, said he to Adam Forrester, with the strange smile in which his insanity was wont to gleam forth, you have found no better foundation for your happiness than on a grave! But as the Shadow of Affliction spoke, a vision of Hope and Joy had its birth in Adam's mind, even from the old man's taunting words; for then he knew what was betokened by the parable in which the Lily and himself had acted; and the mystery of Life and Death was opened to him. Joy! Joy! he cried, throwing his arms towards Heaven, on a grave be the site of our Temple; and now our happiness is for eternity! With these words, a ray of sunshine broke through the dismal sky and glimmered down into the sepulchre, while, at the same moment, the shape of old Walter Gascoigne s
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)
lass go the foreign-travel books, The Prince and the Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee; and the impulse properly proceeding from them is imaginative satire. In the second class go Roughing it, Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, Adam's diary, and Eve's diary; and from such work has proceeded an observable impulse to the cultivation of the indigenous, the elemental, the primitive, and, perhaps, the brutal and the sensual. For the third class one can glean representative paragrinter. Constructed on principles borrowed from Comenius's Orbis Pictus and from the Protestant tutor, it was used quite generally throughout the colonies and universally in New England. Countless youth made their way through the alphabet from In Adam's Fall We Sinned All to Zaccheus he Did Climb the Tree, Our Lord to See. To its sombre interpretation of life was given a touch of human interest by the vivid description and illustrations of the martyrdom of Mr. John Rogers in the presence of hi
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)
ia, 164 Across Russia from the Baltic to the Danube, 164 Acta Sanctorum, 174 Acton, Lord, 195 Adams, Andy, 161 Adams, Charles Follen, 26 Adams, Charles Francis, 197, 363, 459 n. Adams, Charles Francis, Jr., 197, 198 Adams, Charles K., 177 Adams, Franklin P., 22 Adams, H. B., 174, 177, 178 Adams, Henry, 86, 194, 197, 198-200, 302, 490 Adams, Henry C., 442 Adams, John, 396, 453 Adams, John Quincy, 197, 346, 453, 471, 472 Adams, Maude, 279 Adams, Nehemiah, 345 Adam's diary, 20 Addison, 542, 566 Address on Alaska at Sitka, August 12, 1869, 166 Address to the inhabitants of North Carolina, an, 426 Address to the public, . . . Proposing a plan for improving Female education, 411 Address to the workingmen of New England, an, 436 Ade, George, 26, 91, 288, 289, 290 Adler (Jewish actor), 608 Adler, Karl, 583 Admirable Crichton, the, 286 Adolescence, 422 Adrea, 281, 282 Adventures of Francois, the, 90, 91 Adventures of Huckle
nineteenth century, the theological world was resting quietly and comfortably in the consciousness of the strength of its teaching and prestige. For the most part, the Roman and Protestant churches held complete dominion over the mind of Christendom. They were the custodians of all truth, their systems of doctrines, differing in detail, all rested upon the same great philosophy of history. You know the general outline of it all. Some 6,000 years ago man was made perfect; the race sinned in Adam's sin; the calamity and crisis were so great that God came to earth in the person of Jesus and died for men, to satisfy himself, and man's participation in this priceless grace depended upon his open and formal profession of Christ; those who made this profession were endlessly blessed, all others endlessly cursed. The Bible was literally true; not one single mistake did it contain, and the most vindictive words of warring kings were of equal value and authority with the sublime passages of
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