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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 8: first years in Boston (search)
this time one of a little group of friends which an ironical lady had christened the Mutual Admiration Society. The other members were the poet Longfellow, George S. Hillard, Cornelius Felton, professor of Greek at Harvard College, of which at a later day he became president, and Dr. Howe. These gentlemen were indeed bound toget a little mutual. The developments of later years made some changes in these relations. When the Boston public became strongly divided on the slavery question, Hillard and Felton were less pronounced in their views than the others, while Longfellow, Sumner, and Dr. Howe remained united in opinion and in feeling. Hillard, who poHillard, who possessed more scholarship and literary taste than Sumner, could never understand the reason of the high position which the latter in time attained. He remained a Webster Whig, to use the language of those days, while Sumner was elected to Webster's seat in the Senate. Felton was a man of very genial temperament, devoted to the dut
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
onel, first husband of Mrs. Cutler, Mrs. Howe's grandmother, 35. Heron, Matilda, in The World's Own, 230. Higginson, Colonel Thomas Went worth, at the Shadrach meeting, 165; his paper Ought Women to learn the Alphabet, 232; his position on Christianity at the Radical Club, 285; at the woman suffrage meeting, 375; aids that cause, 382; at New port, 402; at a mock Commencement, 4003; becomes treasurer of the Town and Country Club, 406; at the woman's rights congress in Paris, 42 Hillard, George S., his friends and character, 169, 170. Hillard, Kate, speaks at the Town and Country Club, 406. Hippolytus, Mrs. Howe's drama of, proposed by Booth, 237; ultimately declined, 240. Hoar, Hon., George Frisbie, a friend of woman suffrage, 378; secures an appropriation for the New Orleans Exposition, 398. Hoffman, Matilda, engaged to Washington Irving, 28. Holland, Mrs. Henry (Saba Smith), reception at her house, 92. Holland, Dr. J. G., at Newport, 402. Holmes, Dr., Oli