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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.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
, and would sometimes sit on a footstool at my mother's feet, gazing up at her in admiration. A younger sister of Professor Longfellow was a frequent guest, and the young poet himself came, in the dawning of his yet undeveloped fame. My nurse was a certain Rowena Pratt, wife of Dexter Pratt, the Village Blacksmith of Longfellow; and it is my impression that she was married from our house. It is amusing to remember that Professor Longfellow once asked me, many years after, what his hero's namProfessor Longfellow once asked me, many years after, what his hero's name was. My special playmate, Charles Parsons, was a nephew of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, who was in those years studying in Europe; and in the elder Dr. Holmes's house Charles Parsons and I often tumbled about in a library, -indeed, in the very same lburn sands, now included in the cemetery of that name, or the extensive jungle north of Fresh Pond, where the herons of Longfellow's poem had their nests,--were more or less guided by historic objects. There was the picturesque old Revolutionary Pow
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 4 (search)
to Latin the thoroughness of his German drill. I need not say what it was to read French with Longfellow; and it is pleasant to remember that once — during one of those preposterous little rebellionsed in the college yard, and had refused to listen to several professors, there was a hush when Longfellow appeared, and my classmate, John Revere, cried out, We will hear Professor Longfellow, for heLongfellow, for he always treats us like gentlemen. Longfellow was the first, I think, to introduce the prefix Mr. in addressing students, a thing now almost universal. For our other modern-language teachers, we haLongfellow was the first, I think, to introduce the prefix Mr. in addressing students, a thing now almost universal. For our other modern-language teachers, we had Pietro Bachi, a picturesque Italian refugee; in German, Bernard Roelker, since well known as a lawyer in New York; and we had that delightful old Francis Sales, whom Lowell has commemorated, as our both of us a temporary and the former a lifelong source of influence. We were both lovers of Longfellow, also, and used to sit at the open window every New Year's Eve and read aloud his Midnight Mas
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
ether, late in the evening, from Emerson's lectures or the concerts which were already introducing Beethoven. Sometimes there was a reception after the lecture, usually at the rooms of a youth who was an ardent Fourierite, and had upon his door a blazing sun, with gilded rays emanating in all directions, and bearing the motto Universal unity. Beneath this appeared a neat black-and-white inscription, thus worded: Please wipe your feet. Our evening walks from Boston were delightful; and Longfellow's poem of The bridge does little more than put into verse the thoughts they inspired. The walk was then, as is certainly not now the case, a plunge into darkness; and there is no other point from which the transformation of the older Boston is more conspicuous. You now cross the bridge at night through a circle of radiant lights glancing in brilliant lines through all the suburbs; but in the old nights there was here and there in the distance a dim oil lamp; in time oil gave place to ke
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 6 (search)
reiligrath, besides making a beginning at a version of the Swedish epic Frithiof's Saga, which Longfellow admired, and of Fredrika Bremer's novel, The H — family. I returned to Homer and Dante in thein, William Henry Channing; the verses being afterward, to my great delight, reprinted by Professor Longfellow in his Estray. My first prose, also, had appeared in The present, -an enthusiastic revie the motto Puritas Potestas. This was for their first child, whose early death both Lowell and Longfellow mourned in song. The Lowells sometimes saw company in a modest way, and I remember spending aas Thomas Hill, afterward President of Harvard; Octavius B. Frothingham; William R. Alger; Samuel Longfellow and Samuel Johnson, who compiled at Divinity Hall their collection of hymns,--a volume calstly A book of hymns, and more profanely named from its editors' familiar names The Sam book. Longfellow was one of the born saints, but with a breadth and manliness not always to be found in that c
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 8 (search)
peraments. Emerson, Hawthorne, Whittier, Holmes, Longfellow, and Lowell, to name only the six most commonly , Hawthorne bloodless in style, Holmes a trifler, Longfellow occasionally commonplace, Lowell often arrogant. literature in the persons of Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Lowell, and Whipple. These five authors were co they will be found very clearly discriminated in Longfellow's journals. During the first year of the magazincame downstairs wearing a green wreath, of which Longfellow says in his diary (July 9, 1859) that he thought Stowe was at Holmes's left, Whittier at his; and Longfellow, Underwood, John Wyman, and others were present. ce at the table; a suggestion, for instance, from Longfellow, that Miss Prescott might be asked to send down icious of a certain monotony. Neither Emerson nor Longfellow nor Whittier was a great talker, and though the co the domain of the Transcendentalists, it had in Longfellow the most accomplished translator of his day; and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, X. Literary Paris twenty years ago (search)
aring, who towered above all the Frenchmen, and was, on the whole, the noblest and most attractive literary man whom I have ever encountered. I can think of no better way to describe him than by saying that he united the fine benignant head of Longfellow with the figure of Thackeray; not that Tourgueneff was as tall as the English novelist, but he had as distinctly the effect of height, and afterwards, when he, Leland, and I stood together, we were undoubtedly the tallest men in the room. But the especial characteristic of Tourgueneff was a winning sweetness of manner, which surpassed even Longfellow's, and impressed one as being kind nature's, to adopt Tennyson's distinction, and not merely those next to best manners which the poet attributes to the great. Tourgueneff greeted us heartily as Americans,--Mr. Bishop also forming one of the group,--and spoke warmly of those of our compatriots whom he had known, as Emma Lazarus and Professor Boyesen. He seemed much gratified when I
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 13 (search)
to the mind as well as exhausting to the body, but it was at any rate an antidote for provincialism. It was a good thing to be entertained beyond the Mississippi, at a house which was little more than a log cabin, and to find, as I have found, Longfellow's Dante on the table and Millais' Huguenot Lovers on the wall; or to visit, as I once visited, a village of forty houses, in the same region, in nineteen of which the Atlantic monthly was regularly taken. After such experiences a man could gol of the stigma on atheist witnesses. The latter, as well as the former, was very near my heart, since I think it an outrage first to admit the evidence of atheists, and then admit evidence to show that they are such,a contradiction which Professor Longfellow described as allowing men to testify, and then telling the jury that their testimony was not worth having. This measure was defeated, not by the Roman Catholics in the House, but by the Protestants, the representatives of the former being
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
on, Caroline (Andrews), 129. Leland, C. G., 312, 314. Leroux, Pierre, 86. Lewes, Mrs. (George Eliot), 219. Lincoln, Abraham, 239, 261. Linnaeus, Charles von, 89, 92. literary London twenty years ago, 271-297. literary Paris twenty years ago, 298-325. Literature and Oratory compared, 360. Locke, John, 700. Lodge, H. C., 352. Long, J. D., 337, 354. Longfellow, H. W., 12, 13, 33, 54, 55, 67, 95, 101, 1002, 103, 1168, 171, 176, 178, 179, 180, 189, 313, 314, 331, 345. Longfellow, Samuel, 105. Loring, E. G., 141. Loring, G. B., 176. L'Ouverture, Toussaint, 270. Lovering, Joseph, 53, 54. Lowell, Charles, 103. Lowell, J. R., 24, 28, 37, 42, 53, 55, 67, 700, 75, 76, 77, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 103, 110, 118, 126, 128, 168, 1700 171, 173, 174, 176, 178, 179, 180, 182, 184, 186, 295. Lowell, John, 5. Lowell, Maria (White), 67, 75, 76, 77, 101. Lynch, John, 235, 236. Lyttelton, Lord, 289. Macaulay, T. B., 170. Macbeth, 265. Mackay, Mr., 202. Mackintosh, Sir, Ja