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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
earean in quaintness and vigor) is from the memory of his childhood, and that he never in his life wrote down a sentence after hearing it. I had always imagined him with a note-book. In Paris Colonel Higginson said the best thing he did was to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The little pension which sheltered us was Victor Hugo's old house, and the salon, which opened into a very pleasant garden, was his study. In September the record says:— We had a delightful run through Switzerland. .. The Protestant service in the cathedral [at Basle] seemed to me a glimpse of Puritanism of 200 years ago, even to the gown and band of the preacher and the tythingmen who stood up to keep the boys in order. In the journey of 1901, we sailed direct for Italy, and from Castellamare Colonel Higginson wrote:— Our visits to Madeira, Gibraltar, Tangier and Granada were perfectly successful and each of them worth crossing the ocean for. At Granada we lived close to the Alha
1, 312; Gen. Higginson, 332-34; and Darwin, 334; English Liberal Thinkers, 336, 337; in Oxford, 337, 338; in Scotland, 338-40; returns to London, 340; at Paris, 340-43; in Normandy, 343; on the Rhine, 343-45; at Frankfort, 345, 346; at Nuremberg and Dresden, 346; on foreign travel, 346; journey to Europe (1897), 347-53; in London, 347-51; Horder's description of, 348, 349; visits at country houses, 350, 351; at Oxford, 351; at Stratford, 351, 352; at Salisbury, 352, 353; at Paris, 353; in Switzerland, 353; journey to Europe (1901), 353-62; impressions of Granada, 353; at Castellamare, 353, 354; illness of his daughter, 354; at Capri, 355; at Florence, 355-57; in England, 357-59; in London, 359, 360; at the Winchester celebration, 360-62; revisits the South (1878), 362-64; another visit to the South (1904), 364-66; and colored people at Boston, 366-67; visits Gettysburg, 370, 371; summers in Dublin, N. H., 371-76; and Mark Twain, 373, 374; verses for Smith outdoor theatre, 374; and Dub