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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 18 (search)
, while its cement was the blood of the negro,--while it, and it alone, made the crime of slaveholding possible in fifteen States. Mr. Seward is a power in the state. It is worth while to understand his course. It cannot be caprice. His position decides that of millions. The instinct which leads him to take it shows his guess (and he rarely errs) what the majority intend. I reconcile thus the utter difference and opposition of his campaign speeches, and his last one. I think he went West, sore at the loss of the nomination, but with too much good sense, perhaps magnanimity, to act over again Webster's sullen part when Taylor stole his rights. Still, Mr. Seward, though philosophic, though keen to analyze and unfold the theory of our politics, is not cunning in plans. He is only the hand and tongue; his brain lives in private life on the Hudson River side. Acting under that guidance, he thought Mr. Lincoln not likely to go beyond, even if he were able to keep, the whole Ch
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), List of Mrs. Child's works, with the date of their first publication as far as ascertained. (search)
ll. Calphurnia. Chelonis. Lady Collinwood. Countess of Dorset. Queen Eleanor Eponina. Lady Fanshawe. Mrs. Fletcher. Mrs. Grotius. Mrs. Howard. Mrs. Huter. Countess of Huntingdon. Mr. Hutchinson. Lady Arabella Johnson. Mrs. Judson. Mrs. Klopstock. Mrs. Lavater. Mrs. Lavalette. Mrs. Luther. Queen Mary. Countess of Nithsdale. Mrs. Oberlin. Panthea. Baroness Reidesel. Mrs. Reiske. Mrs. Ross. Mrs. Schiller. Countess Segur. Spurzheim. Sybella. Baruess Vondier Mart. Mrs. West. Mrs. Wieland. Mrs. Winthrop. Vol. IV.-V. History of the Condition of Women in Various Ages and Nations. Boston, 1835. 2 vols. 16vo. Vol. I. The Women of Asia and Africa. Vol. II. The Women of Europe, America, and South Sea Islands. An Appeal in Behalf of that Class of Americans called Africans. Boston, 1833. 12vo. The Oasis. Boston, 1834. 16vo. contents.-- Child, Mrs. L. M. Brief Memoir of Wilberforce; How to effect Emancipation; Malem Boo; Illustration of Preju
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 7: first Western tour.—1847. (search)
ib. 17.22, 34, 38, 43, 149. Northern States against any further extension of the area controlled by the Slave Power. Even the State of Delaware was among these protestants, and made so near an Lib. 17.43. approach to enacting gradual emancipation for herself Lib. 17.42. that Calhoun, forecasting the balance of power in Lib. 17.34. Congress, reckoned her on the side of the free States. Significant, though abortive, movements of the same kind were also made during the year in Kentucky and West Lib. 17.174, 194. Virginia, and these facts effectually dispose of the silly allegation that the abolitionists hindered spontaneous emancipation on the part of the South. Henry Clay so far chimed in with the sentiment of his native State as to oppose, in a public speech at Lexington, the Nov. 13, 1847; Lib. 17.189, 193. dismemberment of Mexico, or the acquisition of territory for slaveholding propagandism. Other symptoms that the occupation of the City of Sept. 13-15, 1847. Mexico by t
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 11: last years.—1877-79. (search)
in in May, for a fortnight. The greater part of July, August, and September, 1878, he passed with his daughter and her family at Tarrytown, on the Hudson, a region appealing strongly to his love of the beautiful and romantic in nature. There he rested quietly for weeks, enjoying the lovely outlook upon the Hudson and Tappan Zee, playing at ninepins with his grandchildren, driving to Sleepy Hollow and other places in the vicinity, and making excursions up the river to the Military Academy at West Aug. 2, 8, 1878. Point, and to Vassar College at Poughkeepsie, by way Aug. 13. of contrast. He also spent a few days at Osterville, on Aug. 15-20. Cape Cod, and in September went to Philadelphia to see Lucretia Mott and other friends. In June he had been summoned to Florence, Mass., to speak at the funeral of Charles C. Burleigh, Mr. Burleigh came to a premature death through injuries received from a passing railroad train. For more than forty years, wrote Mr. Garrison of him, he w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
his consent to any movement having in view a reconciliation. At length, in the third week of the session there came out in a newspaper a statement which appeared to have the sanction of the President or of those very near him. It represented him to have stated that the senator had attacked him in executive sessions of the Senate; that he had spoken bitterly of him publicly in street cars and other public conveyances, and that he had grossly abused him in Boston and during his recent journey West; and the President added, that on some of these occasions Mr. Sumner had attributed dishonest motives to him. The same day Sumner had the passage read in the Senate, when he at once denied the President's charges, calling senators around him, and particularly Morton, to witness that never in executive sessions had he alluded to the President except in most respectful kindness,— asking Morton to repeat to the President what he (Morton) had said the day before to him (Sumner) as to this allega
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 8: arrival in New York. (search)
ich was much frequented by journeymen printers. From them he had heard that hands were wanted at West's, No. 85 Chatham street, and he recommended his new acquaintance to make immediate application ath tin kettles. Thousands passed by, but no one stopped till nearly seven o'clock, when one of Mr. West's journeymen arrived, and finding the door still locked, he sat down on the steps by the side oglad to learn, and lives in a mansion up town. After Horace had been at work an hour or two, Mr. West, the boss, came into the office. What his feelings were when he saw his new man, may be inferrprivately to the pressman and offered to pay his share of the damage done to the press! With Mr. West, Horace had little intercourse, and yet they did on several occasions come into collision. Mr.Mr. West, like all other bosses and men, had a weakness; it was commas. He loved commas, he was a stickler for commas, he was irritable on the subject of commas, he thought more of commas than any other
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 9: from office to office. (search)
Chapter 9: from office to office. Leaves West's works on the evening Post story of Mr. Leggett— Commercial advertiser — spirit of the Times specimen of his writing at this period naturally fond of the drama Timothy Wiggins works for Mr. Redfield the first lift. Horace Greeley was a journeyman printer in this city for fourteen months. Those months need not detain us long from the more eventful periods of his life. He worked for Mr. West in Chatham street till about the first of November (1831). Then the business of that office fell off, and he was again a seeker for employment. He obtained a place in the office of the Evening Post, whence, it is said, he was soon dismissed by the late Mr. Leggett, on the ground of his sorry appearance. The story current among printers is this: Mr. Leggett came into the printing-office for the purpose of speaking to the man whose place Horace Greeley had taken. Where's Jones? asked Mr. Leggett. He's gone away, replied
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 27: recently. (search)
. This farm has seen marvellous things done on it during the three years of Mr. Greeley's ownership. What it was when he bought it may be partly inferred from another passage of the same address: I once went to look at a farm of fifty acres that I thought of buying for a summer home, some forty miles from the city of New York. The owner had been born on it, as I believe had his father before him; but it yielded only a meager subsistence for his family, and he thought of selling and going West. I went over it with him late in June, passing through a well-filled barn-yard which had not been disturbed that season, and stepping thence into a corn-field of five acres, with a like field of potatoes just beyond it. Why, neighbor! asked I, in astonishment, how could you leave all this manure so handy to your plowed land, and plant ten acres without any? O, I was sick a good part of the spring, and so hurried that I could not find time to haul it out. Why, suppose you had planted but f
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 13: concerning clubs 1867-1871; aet. 48-52 (search)
d not know that hidden away in its own midst was a reserve force destined to give precious aid in the righting of wrongs, and in the solution of discords. In the women's clubs I found the immense power which sympathy exercises in bringing out the best aspirations of the woman nature.... To guard against dangers, we must do our utmost to uphold and keep in view the high object which has, in the first instance, called us together; and let this be no mere party catchword or cry, as East against West, or North against South. We can afford to meet as citizens of one common country, and to love and serve the whole as one. She believed firmly in maintaining the privacy of club life. The club is a larger home, she said, and we wish to have the immunities and defences of home; therefore we do not wish the public present, even by its attorney, the reporter. The three following years were important ones to the Howe family. Lawton's Valley was sold, to our great and lasting grief: and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
tion. Really, he writes (February 16, 1860), I am getting into the political circles in a style that surprises me. Did I tell you I should go on my stumping tour with letters from Governor Banks and all the notables here to all the notables out West? I shall probably be engaged in speaking for two months. Not steadily. Meanwhile, I am reading up desperately, hearing and sifting arguments on both sides. I shall prepare myself on either five or six points which I think will tell well in the ld like to do a little political campaigning again. Don't fancy, he writes to his brother, from my anticipating work in the political field that I propose competing for any political prize. I acquired bitter experience at second hand out West, and shall keep my life clear of that. I had rather be a kitten and cry mew, than such a Roman. But I am sure that, if I live till 1864, I shall grow furious at the old rascality, and shall want to do my part to cut it down, if I can spare a fo
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