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 (hĭg′ən-sən), Thomas Wentworth Storrow 1823-1911.
American writer and soldier who led the first black regiment in the Union Army (1862-1864). He wrote many biographies, including volumes on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and John Greenleaf Whittier (both 1902), and edited the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
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On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia.
But this extraordinary creature could transport itself from one place to another with surprising velocity; as, in an interval of three days, the Governor Higginson and the Columbus had observed it at two different points of the chart, separated by a distance of more than seven hundred nautical leagues.
Higginson, and the outpouring of a psalm from the general throat of the community, was to be made acceptable to the grosser sense by ale, cider, wine, and brandy, in copious effusion, and, as some authorities aver, by an ox, roasted whole, or at least, by the weight and substance of an ox, in more manageable joints and sirloins.
Higginson enumerates, among the many felicities of his distinguished parishioner's earthly career, the happy seasonableness of his death.
Higginson's congratulatory eloquence, this appeared to be the one thing which Colonel Pyncheon, provident and sagacious as he was, had allowed to go at loose ends.
Higginson, the minister of Salem, held long religious talks together.
"Hola, Gaffer Higginson!" cried Aylward, as he spied the portly figure of the village innkeeper.
Higginson, and some other good friends who I know do not want their names made public, were then raising a sum of money which would be sufficient to keep the school in operation while I was away.
SCOTT Higginson and Brian Clarke of Four Star Pizza celebrate the chain's 20th year in Northern Ireland.
Ian Higginson became hooked on cocaine after trying it in his late teens.
Lachie Fingland, Erin Higginson, Kim Russell, Hazel Imrie and Harris Kliskey took part in the five-day trip which saw the team cycle from Vatersay to Hushinish Beach in northern Harris.
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