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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 10: the religious side (search)
old friend who was interested in spiritualism, and he asked Mr. Whittier to visit a medium with him; not being well that evening he declined, but late in the evening his friend returned. Mr. Whittier asked whom he saw. Well, he replied, I saw Henry Wilson. Did you? What did Henry have to say? He spoke of you in very complimentary terms. What did he say about me? He said if he were to live his life over again he would pattern more after you, because he thought you had made less mistakes in your political life than any one he had known. And Mr. Whittier said that this statement agreed substantially with a statement which Mr. Wilson made a short time before his death. He always spoke of spiritualism as something to be explained, while in his religious life he.was indefinite about embracing any particular tenet outside of the Friends. Ms. letter, Aug. 26, 1902. Mrs. Fields describes him at that summer watering-place, the Isles of Shoals, as being once moved, which he rarely w
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
166; his The Vaudois Teacher, 166-168; his career, 168; his Proem, 168, 169; words written on death of Longfellow, 169, 170; his health, 171-174; his The Opium Eater, 175; receives honorary degree, 176; seventieth birthday celebration, 176-178; his summary of Dr. Holmes, 178, 179; companionship, 179, 180; edits volume of Mrs. Child's letters, 180; illness and death, 183; his At last, 184, 185; his funeral, 185. Whittier, Mary, 22, 24. Whittier, Ruth Flint, 4. Whittier, Thomas, 4, 5. Whittier family, 4. Wilberforce, W., 33. Williams, Roger, 72, 156. Wilson, Deborah, 85. Wilson, Vice-President, Henry, 127. Winsor, Justin, his Memorial history of Boston, mentioned, 83. Winthrop, Robert C., 47, 181. Winthrop's Journal, cited, 6 n. Woman Suffrage Convention, 91, 92. Woodman, Mrs., 180. Woolman, John, 49, 51, 123, 124. Worcester, Mass., 91,121. Wordsworth, William, 119,141. World's Antislavery Convention, the, 77. Wright, Carroll D., 87. Wright, Elizur, 53.