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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 2: school days and early ventures (search)
whether he was in jest or earnest. The great questions of Calvinism were subjects of which he often talked in those early days. He was exceedingly conscientious. He cared for people — quite as much for the plainest and most uncultivated, if they were original and had something in them, as for the most polished. He was much interested in politics, and thoroughly posted. I remember, in one of his first calls at our house, being surprised at his conversation with my father upon Governor Gerry and the gerrymandering of the state, or the attempt to do it, of which I had until then been ignorant. He had a retentive memory and a marvellous store of information on many subjects. I once saw a little commonplace book of his, full of quaint things and as interesting as Southey's. His house was one of the most delightful that I ever knew, situated in a green valley, where was a laughing brook, fine old trees, hills near by, and no end of wild flowers. What did they want of th
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
ier's poems, 25; his Journal of the Times quoted, 25; mentioned, 73; Whittier's letters to, 26, 49, 50; relation between Whittier and, 26, 66, 67, 69, 71, 72; his letters, 26, 27; seeks Whittier's aid in antislavery movement, 48; Whittier's verses to, 54, 55; on Concord mob, 61; Garrison mob, 62; his party, 68; his tribute to Whittier, 72; Whittier's tribute to, 72-75; differs from Whittier, 75; compared with Whittier, 95, 96. Geneva, Switzerland, 166. Georgetown, Mass., 89, 90. Gerry, Gov., Elbridge, 31. Gordon, Gen. C. G., 78, 112, 113. Gorton, Samuel, 84. Gove, Sarah A., 183. Gray, Thomas, his Elegy, mentioned, 159. Greenacre, Me., 180. Greene, Mrs., Nathaniel, 19. Greenleaf, Sarah, 5. Greenwood, Grace. See Lippincott. Grimke, Angelina, 115. Griswold, Rufus W., Letters of, quoted, 108, 109. H. Hampton Falls, N. H., 183. Hampton, N. H., 85. Hampton, Va., school at, 98. Hanmer and Phelps, 35. Harmon, Capt., 36. Harper's Ferry, Va., 79. Hartford, Con