Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Miss Martineau” in chapter 9 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2:
...so to speak, of the table.
He is often a usurper, and we are all resolved into listeners, instead of partakers in the conversational banquet; and I think that all are ill at ease.
Brougham abused Miss Martineau most heartily.
He thought that she excelled in stories, and in nothing else; and that she was a great ass for pronouncing so dogmatically on questions of policy and government.
He exhorted me to ...
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