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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 22: Westminster Abbey (search)
Chapter 22: Westminster Abbey Longfellow was the first American to be commemorated, on the mere ground ofublic service and distant kinship of blood, in Westminster Abbey. The impressions made by that circumstance inwhom the English-speaking race seemed one, and Westminster Abbey its undoubted central shrine, an opinion of whof the Hudson, would appeal more strongly than Westminster Abbey; and it is probable that the interest inspiredust of Longfellow took place in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. It is the work of Mr. Thomas Brock, A. R. A. have received already from the authorities of Westminster Abbey, I have no doubt it will be received in the saorresponds to that of France, yet admission to Westminster Abbey forms a sort of posthumous test of literary emtory that his memorial had been placed in that great Abbey among those of his brothers in poetry. The Chancespread their fame, been admitted to a place in Westminster Abbey. A century ago America was just commencing he
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
243; New England Tragedies, 239; requests for autographs, 240, 275, 276; The Divine Tragedy, 244; criticisms of The Divine Tragedy, 245, 246; commemorated in Westminster Abbey, 248-257; his works essentially American, 258-260; interested in loal affairs, 260; dislikes English criticism of our literature, 263, 264; manner in which hw, Mary S. P. Pratt, Dexter, 289. Prescott, William H., 146, 161; on Longfellow's poems, 149. Prothero, Canon, presides at Longfellow commemoration in Westminster Abbey, 249; accepts bust, 255. Pulaski, Casimir, Count, 27. Pulszky, Madame, her White, Red, and Black, cited, 173 note. Pushmataha, 79. Quincy, Edmund, writes to, 37. Wendell, Prof., Barrett, 142; his Literary History of America, cited, 142 note. Wesselhoeft, Dr., Robert, 161. West Point, N. Y., 18. Westminster Abbey, service of commemoration for Longfellow at, 248-257. Weston, Miss Anne W., 167. Weston Mss., cited, 167 note. White Mountains, 51, 132. Whitman, W