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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 1: Cambridge and Newburyport (search)
at of Robespierre, stopping short of bloodshed. It may be partially so, said I; but he has been placed in a trying position. At the beginning he stood with remarkable prominence as undisputed sole head of the movement, and he has retained up to this time precisely that position. ... He has been so, said he, because he would be so. Not wholly that, replied I, for the place has been conceded to him by persons in all external advantages his superior — Wendell Phillips, Mrs. Chapman, E. Quincy. From Phillips, said Whittier, that deference is something, but not from Mrs. Chapman. She has been Garrison's evil genius and acted through him her own plans. I protested against this and spoke strongly of her power, her magnetic influence, her appearance, etc. Ah, said he, very earnestly, and sighing also, she once had that power over me, but she lost it forever long since. She has great power, no doubt of that. But I have seen that face of hers look as I never saw another wo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
s are over [for the season]. One of the last was at Dedham, and I stayed at Edmund Quincy's charming, English-looking place. Did you ever hear of an English travelle only two Americans he had seen who looked like gentlemen, W. Phillips and Edmund Quincy? Yet June of the same year found the writer in Pennsylvania. Worcesteis old Prex. Dearest Mother: I thought, when waiting for admission to President Quincy's study, that there was really nobody living, except the veteran Humboldt,ng-room, and I found in another parlor Holmes, Lowell, Longfellow, Whipple, Edmund Quincy, Professor Stowe, Stillman the artist, Whittier (after all), Woodman, John n the other, and we all marched in together. Underwood had wished to place Edmund Quincy by Harriet, at his request, she being on Dr. Holmes's right — the Autocrat'nd sweet and allowed Lowell to be almost rude to him. The other guests were Edmund Quincy, Dr. J. W. Palmer (author of your favorite Miss Wimple), Charles W. Storey
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
kson, 109, 110. Davis, Jefferson, 205. Devens, Charles, 156, 157; at Manassas, 159; wounded, 168. Dicey, Albert, at Newport, 229. Dickinson, Emily, 268; poems, 331, 332. Dilke, Sir, Charles, 276. Disunion, Worcester Convention, 77-79; Quincy on, 88, 89. Dodge, Mary Mapes, 228. Dunlap, Sergeant, 171. Durant, Henry F., founder of Wellesley, 70, 71. E Earle, Thomas, in Civil War, 166, 167. Emancipation, 164. Emerson, Ralph Waldo, letter to, 33; Channing on, 42; proposed 268, 269. Pierrepont, Edward, 291, 292. Pigeon Cove, Mass., described, 146-51. Pollock, Sir Frederick and Lady, 282, 283. Princeton, Mass., summer at, 144-46. Pumpellys, the, 328. Q Quakers, meetings of, 73-77, 235-37. Quincy, President, of Harvard, on Disunion, 88, 89. R Rachel, Mlle., actress, 50, 51. Rarey, John S., and his horses, 50. Rawnsley, Canon, 320. Ristori, Adelaide, actress, 243. Rogers, Dr., Seth, 207, 209, 215. Rogerson, Mrs., 280. Rust, Co