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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 52 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 26 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 24 0 Browse Search
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.) 24 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 20 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 18 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 16 0 Browse Search
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 16 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 18, 1865., [Electronic resource] 15 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bankruptcy laws, past and present. (search)
hat our laws might be just rather than severe, and expressive of the principle that a score of rascals had better go unpunished rather than that one honest man should suffer oppression. This is the spirit of the age. Nearly a century and a half ago Blackstone declared that the bankruptcy laws of his time were founded on principles of humanity as well as justice. Modern jurists would not now assure us that such was the case: else to what purpose did John Howard live, or how came it that Dickens moved a sympathetic world with his story of Little Dorrit and the debt-deadened prisoners of Marshalsea. Now, even the day seems passing when, in the words of the gentle Autocrat. The ghostly dun shall worry his sleep, And constables cluster around him; And he shall creep from the wood-hole deep When their spectre eyes have found him. Old things are passing away. Sympathy sits where sternness sat. The nimble debtor is no longer part of a tragedy. He belongs to a serio-comic dram
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, National (search)
New Hampshire, said that if he understood the message on the subject of secession, it was this: South Carolina has just cause for seceding from the Union; that is the first proposition. The second is that she has no right to secede. The third is that we have no right to prevent her from seceding. He goes on to represent that this is a great and powerful country, and that a State has no right to secede from it; but the power of the country, if I understand the President, consists in what Dickens makes the English constitution to be —a power to do nothing at all. . . . He has failed to look the thing in the face. He has acted like the ostrich, which hides her head, and thereby thinks to avoid danger. With no finger-post to guide them to definite action, Congress opened the business of the session. The Attorney-General (Black, of Pennsylvania) had infused into the message the only portion that pleased the extreme Southern wing—namely, the assertion that the national government pos
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888 (search)
e reputation, at home and abroad, as a leader in the art of outline illustrations. He illustrated a great many books and made numerous admirable designs for bank-notes. For Cooper's works he made 500 illustrations. More than sixty of them were engraved on steel. He executed four large works ordered by Prince Napoleon while in this country. These were: Emigrants attacked by Indians on the prairies; The village blacksmith; The unwilling laborer, and The repose. He illustrated several of Dickens's works, and during the Civil War delineated many characteristic scenes. Some of the more elaborate pictures on the United States government bonds were made by him; and also the beautiful design of the certificate of stock given as evidence of subscription for the Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Among his later works in book illustrations were 500 beautiful designs for Lossing's Our country. Mr. Darley went to Europe near the close of the war, studied models in Rome, and returned with a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fields, James Thomas 1817-1881 (search)
Fields, James Thomas 1817-1881 Publisher; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 31, 1817; was educated in his native place; went to Boston and became a clerk in a book-store in 1834. Soon after he reached his majority he became a partner in the publishing firm of Ticknor, Reed & Fields, of which he remained a member till 1870. After retiring from the publishing business Mr. Fields became a lecturer on literary subjects. His published works include a volume of Poems; A few verses for a few friends; Yesterdays with authors; Hawthorne; and In and out of doors with Charles Dickens. James Thomas fields. He was editor of the Atlantic monthly in 1862-70, and afterwards (with Edwin P. Whipple) edited the Family Library of English poetry. He died in Boston, April 24, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), James I., 1566- (search)
James I., 1566- King of England, etc.; born in Edinburgh Castle, June 19, 1566; son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Lord Darnley. Of him Charles Dickens writes: He was ugly, awkward, and shuffling, both in mind and person. His tongue was much too large for his mouth, his legs were much too weak for his body, and his dull google-eyes stared and rolled like an idiot's. He was cunning, covetous, wasteful, idle, drunken, greedy, dirty, cowardly, a great swearer, and the most conceited man he caused to be beheaded (October, 1618), was disgraceful to human nature; his foreign policy, also, was disgraceful to the English name. Fickle, treacherous, conceited, and arbitrary, his whole life was an example to be avoided by the good. Dickens's portrayal of his personal character is a fair picture of his reign so far as the King was concerned. It was during that reign that a new translation of the Bible was authorized (1604)—the English version yet in use. The Duke of Buckingham was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ely prevalent......1842 Col. John C. Fremont's first exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains commences......May 2, 1842 United States exploring expedition under Lieut. Charles Wilkes after a voyage of four years and over 90,000 miles, returns to New York......June 10, 1842 Dorr's Rebellion in Rhode Island, caused by the disagreement between the Charter and Suffrage parties......May–June, 1842 Statue of Washington, by Horatio Greenough, placed in the Capitol......1842 Charles Dickens visits the United States......1842 Earliest actual finding of gold in California in Los Angeles district......1842 Ashburton treaty with England for settling the boundaries between Maine and the British provinces, also for suppressing the slave-trade and extradition, negotiated at Washington between Lord Ashburton, special minister of Great Britain, and Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, and signed......Aug. 9, 1842 End of the Indian war in Florida proclaimed......Aug. 14, 184
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
or something in the history of America that the founders of the greatest religious movement of the last century preached also in the New World, and that Whitefield, who succeeded John at Savannah, made many voyages to Georgia, and now lies in his peaceful grave at Newburyport. A few steps farther will take you into the south transept, and there, in Poets' Corner, among the many busts, tombs, and statues of great authors, there are some in which Americans may claim an immediate interest. Dickens and Thackeray, whose memorials are not far from the statue of Addison, were known to thousands in the United States by their readings and lectures. The bust of Coleridge—who has hitherto been uncommemorated in the abbey, and for some memorial of whose greatness Queen Emma of Hawaii asked in vain when she visited Westminster—is the work of an American artist and the gift of an American citizen; and the American poet and minister, Mr. J. R. Lowell, pronounced the oration when the bust was un