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Identifier: jamesrusselllowe00scud (find matches)
Title: James Russell Lowell : a biography
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902
Subjects: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 Authors, American -- 19th century
Publisher: Boston, and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
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nger offend anybody. You will feel atpeace with all the world. The summer was spent happily in the old fa-miliar home. Lowell had no impulse to stir. Henever could find any reason for escaping to theresorts in the White Mountains. Why the deucepeople fly to the mountains before the Last Day,*he \vrote to Mr. Aldrich, I cant conceive, butwhen you get over your insanity and come back tothe breezy plains again (thermometer 70° at half-past eight this morning), I shall hope to see you.My catbird saved one sonata for the first day ofmy home-coming and has been dumb ever since. Lowell fell to work at once in his study, givinglaborious days to Old French and Old English andfeeling a confidence which he expressed naively bysaying that he used a pen instead of a pencil in hisnotes in his books. When the college term openedin the fall, he renewed his connection, walking upand down to his class-room and resuming his teach-ing of Dante and Old French. After his death the Mr. Loivell in his Study
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THE NFW YORK PUBLIC LIBKAKY ktmH. LBN9X AND TILDiBN FMtN»AT10N« B L POLITICS 187 more valuable part of his library came into the pos-session of the college either by his bequest ^ or bypurchase, and the student having recourse to thesebooks is constantly reminded of the care with whichLowell read them, pencil or pen in hand, goingover the text as if it were proof-sheets requiringrevision, and jotting down now textual criticism,now ingenious comparison with words and phrasesin other languages. Sometimes he had two textsby him, and revised one by the other, sometimeshis better knowledge or his mother wit enabledhim to supply emendations to some careless editorswork. The annotations show his keen philologicalinterest. A word, whether in Old French, Eng-lish, or Yankee was at once a lively image and anarticle in a museum. He never tired of pursuingthe ancestry or the kin or the progeny of thesewinged creatures, and the very wealth of his punstestified to the quick association which his

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