THIS stanza from "The Raven" was recommended by James Russell Lowell
as an inscription upon the Baltimore monument which marks the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, the most interesting and original figure in American letters.
James Russell Lowell
, "My Garden Acquaintance," in My Study Windows (Boston: Osgood and Company, 1871).
We began with a quote from James Russell Lowell
, and it seems only right that we close with one from him as well.
(26) From "The Present Crisis" (1844) by American poet James Russell Lowell
Critics of the Lowell family ascribed their penchant for radical causes to the Abolitionist fury of their 19th-century ancestor, the poet and diplomat James Russell Lowell
. By the late 1850s that earlier Lowell had joined other New England Brahmins in financing gun-running to the antislavery insurrectionist John Brown.
This survey of scholarship sets the stage for the most eclectic section of Barber's Grail history, the revival of the Grail, which ranges broadly from German children's books, through Wagner, Tennyson, James Russell Lowell
, reasonably obscure early-twentieth-century novels, occult history and conspiracy theory, Italo Calvino, and Umberto Eco, to Marion Zimmer Bradley and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Professors James Russell Lowell
, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and publisher T.J.
Sayers painstakingly shows in her commentary what James Russell Lowell
remarks in The Dante Club: "We read Paradise Lost as a poem but Dante's Comedy as a chronicle of our inner lives."
At Columbia College, he fell under the spell of George Woodberry, the Mark van Doren of his day, and became enchanted by the poet and essayist who had been hailed "the American Shelley" by James Russell Lowell
. Woodberry introduced Zinsser to New England enlightenment and sparked his lifelong love affair with poetry.
For example, even Carlyle, who would prove to be one of Julia Margaret Cameron's more compelling subjects, was read through the lens of photography by the American critic James Russell Lowell
. In an essay distinguished by its compelling use of optical metaphors, the kaleidoscope being another, Lowell compared Carlyle's historicism to the fractured illuminations offered by a series of photographs: He sees history, as it were, by flashes of lightning.
This elegantly written book, winner of the 2001 MLA James Russell Lowell
award, offers a challenging perspective on how scholars might conceptualize clothing as a literary and historical source material.
The Dante Club's cohesiveness centers on the interaction of the three poets Longfellow, James Russell Lowell
, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.