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Early Letters Of George William Curtis

Auhtor: George William Curtis

Language: english
Published: 1898

Genres:

biography,  correspondence
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Review by Bob Tobias, January 2005


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Summary of the Book 'Early Letters Of George William Curtis':

The Early Letters Of George William Curtis by George William Curtis. These are Tophetic times. I doubt if the sturdy faith of those heroes Shadrack and co. would carry them through this fervor unliquefied. Their much vaunted furnace was but a cool retreat where thoughts of great-coats were possible compared with this. And if that nether region of whose fires so much is sung by poets and other men possessed can offer hotter heats let them be produced. Those Purgatorial ardencies for the gentle suggestion of torment to thin shades can have little in common with these perspiration-compelling torridities.

Excerpts from the Book 'Early Letters Of George William Curtis':


... with some extravagance, the best of everybody appeared, and there was a kind of highesprit de corps-at least, in the earlier or golden age of the ...
... Yesterdays, Colonel T.W. Higginson has described the same life as an onlooker. Although not a member of the community at Brook Farm, he was ...
... Charles Lamb's description of one of his comrades at the old South Sea House-'like spring, gentle offspring of blustering winter.' A more gentle, ...
... of pages was increased. Though small the Journal of Music was varied in contents, and published much that was of great value. The selections from English, ...
... was through his initiative or with his active cooperation. In 1865 Dwight proposed the organization of a Philharmonic Society among the members ...
... quite at home. Curtis made a very pleasant impression in Concord, for he was social in his ways, paid much deference to others, and always exemplified ...
... the future smiled youth, beauty, and all hopes and thoughts bathed the moment in lambent light. But school-days ended at last, and with the receding ...
... us bound so long. Memory preserves for me those silvery sounds, and almost I seem to catch their echo. Have we indeed heard the Siren song-are we unscathed. ...
... and such rich, mellow, silver, shining tones followed his motion that one seemed to catch echoes of that eternal melody whereof music itself is but ...
... generations more noiselessly, yet as certainly, as Shakespeare and Plato. There is a singular pleasure, too, in publishing what nobody thinks is yours. ...
... a sympathy of thought, and let the expression differ, and court it to differ. This ray of the sunlight falls upon summer woods, that sinks into the ...
... to have felt and seen such heroism. The meetings of the convention were made interesting by some speeches of W.H. Channing. His fervor kindles the ...
... has reached a point hitherto unattained. Yet this is partly deceptive. Most persons heard Ole Bull from curiosity, and the symphonies from fashion. ...
... I do assure you the warm, tender south winds blow over us here in the unsocial state no less than the chilly east. The snow on the ground belies the ...
... it over and over, and think I shall never tire of it. It has a peculiar charm to me, as I have never heard it except in the Eyrie parlor. It will ...
... is the most orthodox Pantheism. The year has piloted us into the flowery haven of May, but I lay so languidly charmed with the beauty, and looking ...
... a standard suggested by our individuality, instead of sympathizing so fully that we stretch them on their own line. But here of all places there can ...
... sends love to you. She hopes you will come and make her a visit during the summer, and I hope it may be made in June, as I shall go away by the 1st ...
... lose-that we are born into the world with relations to men as men before we are citizens of a country with limited duties. A noble cosmopolitanism ...
... and his. Good-bye. It is very good to hear from you always, and I am always affectionately yours,. George William Curtis. XIX. WEST NEW BRIGHTON, ...