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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 44 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 31 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 1: Longfellow as a classic (search)
an idea of how familiar many of our working people, especially women, are with Longfellow. Thousands can repeat some of his poems who have never read a line of Tennyson and probably never heard of Browning. This passage I take from an admirable recent sketch by Professor Edwin A. Grosvenor of Amherst College, one of the most cove standing of American and English authors under this severe and inexorable test. The entries or items appearing in the interleaved catalogue under the name of Tennyson, for instance, up to September, 1901, were 487; under Longfellow, 357; then follow, among English-writing poets, Browning (179), Emerson (158), Arnold (140), Holected for the use of parochial schools and libraries. To this the leading contributors are Wordsworth (twenty-one), Longfellow (eighteen), Cowper (eleven), and Tennyson (nine), the whole number of contributors being forty-three. Such statistics could be easily multiplied; indeed, it will be readily admitted that no American poe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 12: voices of the night (search)
. Yet after all, the American Jews still observe Whitsunday under the name of Pentecost, and the flower mentioned may be the Mitella diphylla, a strictly North American species, though without any distinctly golden ring. It has a faint pink suffusion, while the presence of a more marked golden ring in a similar and commoner plant, the Tiarella Pennsylvanica, leads one to a little uncertainty as to which flower was meant, a kind of doubt which would never accompany a floral description by Tennyson. It is interesting to put beside this inspirational aspect of poetry the fact that the poet at one time planned a newspaper with his friends Felton and Cleveland, involving such a perfectly practical and business-like communication as this, with his publisher, Samuel Colman, which is as follows: From the Chamberlain Collection of Autographs, Boston Public Library. Cambridge, July 6, 1839. my dear Sir,—In compliance with your wishes I have ordered 2200 copies of Hyperion to be pr
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 18: birds of passage (search)
ts who live to old age, that their critics, or at least their contemporary critics, are apt to find their later work less valuable than their earlier. Browning, Tennyson, and Swinburne, to mention no others, have had to meet this fate, and Longfellow did not escape it. Whether it is that the fame of the earlier work goes on accumabove all of these was the exquisite sonnet already printed in this volume, The Cross of Snow, recording at last the poet's high water-mark, as was the case with Tennyson's Crossing the Bar. Apart from these, it may be truly said that the little volume called Flower de Luce was the last collection published by him which recalled poets were good dramatists in the Elizabethan period, yet good poets have usually failed as dramatists in later days. Longfellow's efforts on this very ground were not less successful, on the whole, than those of Tennyson and Swinburne; nor does even Browning, tried by the test of the actual stage, furnish a complete exception.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 23: Longfellow as a poet (search)
t himself more strictly to a narrow range of metrical structure. It was an admirable remark of Tennyson's that every short poem should have a definite shape like the curve, sometimes a single, sometis a double one, assumed by a severed tress, or the rind of an apple when flung to the floor. Tennyson's Life, by his son, i. 507. This type of verse was rarely attempted by Longfellow, but he chosewith the common mind; as individual lives grow deeper, students are apt to leave Longfellow for Tennyson, just as they forsake Tennyson for Browning. As to action, the tonic of life, so far as he hadTennyson for Browning. As to action, the tonic of life, so far as he had it, was supplied to him through friends,—Sumner in America; Freiligrath in Europe,—and yet it must be remembered that he would not, but for a corresponding quality in his own nature, have had just san is Browning, but too obscure, and later makes a similar remark on The Ring and the Book. Of Tennyson he writes, as to The Princess, calling it a gentle satire, in the easiest and most flowing blan
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 24: Longfellow as a man (search)
ten that a man's scheme of life is so well fulfilled, or when fulfilled is so well reflected in his face and bearing, tinged always by the actual mark of the terrible ordeal through which he had passed. When Sydney Dobell was asked to describe Tennyson, he replied, If he were pointed out to you as the man who had written the Iliad, you would answer, I can well believe it. This never seemed to be quite true of Tennyson, whose dark oriental look would rather have suggested the authorship of thTennyson, whose dark oriental look would rather have suggested the authorship of the Arab legend of Antar or of the quatrains of Omar Khayyam. But it was eminently true of the picturesqueness of Longfellow in his later years, with that look of immovable serenity and of a benignity which had learned to condone all human sins. In this respect Turgenieff alone approached him, in real life, among the literary men I have known, and there is a photograph of the Russian which is often mistaken for that of the American. Indeed, the beauty of his home life remained always visible.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Index (search)
ffairs, 260; dislikes English criticism of our literature, 263, 264; manner in which his poems came to him, 264,265; his alterations, 266, 267; compared with Browning, 270; relations with Whittier and Emerson, 271, 272; on Browning, 272, 273; on Tennyson, 273; his table-talk, 273-275; unpublished poems, 276; descriptions of, 278, 279; his works popular, 280; Cardinal Wiseman on, 281; resembles Turgenieff, 282; home life, 282-285; member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Spanish Academy, 288 263. Symons, Capt., 92. Talleyrand, Prince, 118. Tasso, Torquato, 54. Taylor, Bayard, 143, 209. Taylor, Miss, Emily, 62. Taylor, Thomas, 131. Tecumseh, 77. Tegner, Esaias, 196; Longfellow's review of his Frithiof's Saga, 134. Tennyson, Alfred, 3, 6,9, 139, 216-218, 270; his remark about short poems, 268; his Life, quoted, 268; description of, 282. Thacher, Mrs., Peter, 109, 111; Longfellow's letters to, 129, 130,148, 169-171. Thierry, Amedee S. D., 193. Thomson, James, 8