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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.) 16 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 1: Margaret Fuller Ossoli — Introductory. (search)
nt me by himself; (4) those to the Hon. A. G. Greene, of Providence, R. I., sent me by his daughter, Mrs. S. C. Eastman, of Concord, N. H.; (5) those to the Hon. George T. Davis, shown to me by his son, James C. Davis, Esq.; (6) many letters and papers of different periods, sent to me from London by the Rev. W. H. Channing; (7) Margaret Fuller's diary of 1844, lent by Mrs. R. B. Storer, of Cambridge; (8) her traveling diary in England and Scotland, which I own; (9) several volumes of Mr. A. Bronson Alcott's Ms. diary; (10) a translation of her letters to her husband 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 som
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 6: school-teaching in Boston and Providence. (1837-1838.) (search)
re true than now. After her father's death she must seek a shorter path to self-support than was to be found in those alluring ways of literature and philosophy which she would have much preferred. An opening offered itself in the school of Mr. A. B. Alcott, in Boston, where Miss Elizabeth P. Peabody had been previously employed. Mr. Alcott's unpublished diary gives the successive steps in the negotiation and enables me to present the beginning and the end together. 1836, August 2d. Emer interested. The editor of the Courier, Mr. J. T. Buckingham, rejoined by quoting the opinion of a Harvard professor that one third of Mr. Alcott's book was absurd, one third was blasphemous, and one third was obscene. Biographical Sketch of A. B. Alcott, p. 15. Such was the hornet's nest into which Margaret Fuller had unwarily plunged herself by following the very mildest-mannered saint who ever tried his hand at the spiritual training of children. With what discrimination she viewed th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, chapter 7 (search)
My sufferings last winter in Groton were almost constant, and I see the journal is very sickly in its tone. I have taken out some leaves. Now I am a perfect Phoenix compared with what I was then, and it all seems past to me. Ms. letter, November 25, 1839. During this invalid winter, however, she made a brief visit to Boston, where she had three enjoyments, so characteristic as to be worth quoting:-- 7 January, 1839. Three things were specially noteworthy. First, a talk with Mr. Alcott, in which he appeared to me so great, that I am inclined to think he deserves your praise, and that he deceived neither you nor himself in saying that I had not yet seen him. Beside his usual attitude and closeness to the ideal, he showed range, grasp, power of illustration, and precision of statement such as I never saw in him before. I will begin him again and read by faith awhile. There was a book of studies from Salvator Rosa, from the Brimmer donation, at the Athenaeum, which I lo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 9: a literary club and its organ. (search)
is books; it is the same with Parker, Thoreau, Alcott. But what it was which united these diverse eobody could dwell higher among the clouds than Alcott; no one could keep his feet more firmly on the at which were present Ripley, Emerson, Hedge, Alcott, Clarke, and Francis, and one or two divinity nscendental Club by the world; sometimes, by Mr. Alcott, The Symposium Club; and occasionally, by itonstantly appears in the manuscript diary of Mr. Alcott, both in connection with this club and with nal which had root in the soul and flourished. Alcott's Ms. Diary. XII. The Club went on meetind with great eagerness by the Boston circle, Mr. Alcott's diary recording from month to month the sa interchange of pamphlets and new books, and Mr. Alcott, while planning to reprint a little work of ort to unite it with his own, and he came to Mr. Alcott for that purpose, proposing that instead of ntemporaries, and will enrich our literature. Alcott's Ms. Diary, XIII. 320, 321, 326. We find [10 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 10: the Dial. (search)
p, the concluding sentence!! I agree that Mr. Alcott's sayings read well. I thought to write aboary euphuism. But the chief assault fell upon Alcott's Orphic Sayings, which provoked numerous parodies, the worst of which Mr. Alcott composedly pasted into his diary, indexing them, with his accustnd be awed by the bearing of existing things. Alcott's Ms. Diary, XIV. 65. After the first number hor the gnomon that shall mark the broad noon. Alcott's Ms. Diary, XIV. 65, 146, 150, 157. Thesef Theodore Parker on the one side and those of Alcott on the other. What Theodore Parker alone woul out to be the beard without the Dial. What Mr. Alcott alone would have made of it may be judged by suggestiveness with the Dial itself. That on Alcott, at least, some gentle restrictive pressure hafor contributions from Emerson, Parker, Hedge, Alcott, Channing, Clarke, Dwight, Cranch, and the resn her diary, I could overcome my distrust of Mr. Alcott's mind. Fuller Mss. i. 599. Of Theodore Par[1 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 11: Brook Farm. (search)
ndwriting; phrenology and physiology were ranked together; Alcott preached what Carlyle called a potato gospel; Graham denou at Brook Farm, but at Mendon, Mass. It appears from Mr. Alcott's Ms. diary that in October, 1840, while the whole matterd, for the purpose of discussing the new theme. Neither Alcott nor Emerson accepted the project in its completeness. AlcAlcott's Ms Diary, XIV. 170. During the following month Alcott enumerates these persons as being likely to join the proposed coAlcott enumerates these persons as being likely to join the proposed community,--Ripley, Emerson, Parker, S. D. Robbins, and Miss Fuller. Alcott's Ms Diary, XIV. 199. But I know no reason to sAlcott's Ms Diary, XIV. 199. But I know no reason to suppose that any of these, except Mr. Ripley himself, had any such serious intention; though Mr. Emerson himself was so far i prevailing tendency as to offer to share his house with Mr. Alcott and his family, while suggesting that other like-minded. persons should settle near them in Concord. Mr. Alcott himself speaks of Brook Farm as our community; but perhaps uses th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 12: books published. (search)
They were apparently written in the years 1805-06, when Bettina was about sixteen; and she in her letters to Goethe's mother, published in Correspondence of a child, gives an account of this friend and her tragic death. Bettina is now little read, even by young people, apparently, but she then gave food for the most thoughtful. Emerson says: Once I took such delight in Plato that I thought I never should need any other book; then in Swedenborg, then in Montaigne,--even in Bettina; and Mr. Alcott records in his diary (August 2, 1839), he [Emerson] seems to be as much taken with Bettina as I am. For the young, especially, she had a charm which lasts through life, insomuch that the present writer spent two happy days on the Rhine, so lately as 1878, in following out the traces of two impetuous and dreamy young women whom it would have seemed natural to meet on any hillside path, although more than half a century had passed since they embalmed their memory there. When first at wor
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 18: literary traits. (search)
in Italy: she was still her own mistress, still nullius addicta jurare in verba magistri. This showed not merely a strong nature — for strength alone does not secure independence — but a rich and wise one. In regard to unintelligibleness, she also shared the charge with others; and I do not know that she especially deserved it. She may be confused, rambling, sometimes high-flown, but she offers no paradoxes so startling as some of Emerson's, and is incomparably smoother and clearer than Alcott. Nor is her obscurity ever wanton or whimsical, but is rather of that kind which, as Coleridge has said, is a compliment to the reader. Note also that she is merciful to her public, and if she has a thought with which she struggles so that she can hardly get it into every day words, it is to be found in her letters, not in her publications. Such a statement as this, for instance, she would hardly have put into print; because it is not worked out so clearly that he who runs may read. Yet
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Index. (search)
Index. A. Adams, Abigail, 804. Adams, John Quincy, 12, 27, 29. Alcott, A. B., diary quoted, 75, 143, 144, 146-148, 180, 191; other references, 77-80, 95,130, 140 142, 148, 155, 159-162, 165, 175, 181, 285. Alfieri, Victor, 45. Allston, Washington, 95. American literature, essay on, 203, 297. Americanism in literature, 137. Anaxagoras, 5. Arconati, Marchioness Visconti, letter to, 274; other references, 231. Arnim, Bettina (Brentano) von, 18, 190-192. Atkinson, H. G., 224. Austin, Sarah. 189. Autobiographical romance, 21,22,309. B. Bachi, Pietro, 33. Bacon, Lord, 45. Baillie, Joanna, 229 Ballou, Adin, 180. Bancroft, G., 33, 47, 48, 50, 108, 144. Barker. See Ward. Barlow, D. H., 39. Barlow, Mrs. D. H., letters to, 39, 54, 62, 94, 154. Barlow, F. C., 39. Barrett, Miss. See Browning. Bartlett, Robert, 138. 144, 146. Bartol, C. A., 142, 144. Beck, Charles, 33. Belgiojoso, Princess, 236. Baranger, J. P. de, 230. Birthplace of Madame