Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Rufus Choate” in chapter 1 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3:

...duct of New England, was no longer living, to temper with his moral enthusiasm social and commercial opinion, and to set forth in weekly ministrations his lofty ideal of humanity. Edward Everett and Rufus Choate were the first orators. Choate, C. G. Loring, and B. R. Curtis were the leaders of the bar. Lemuel Shaw, just, wise, and serene, with never a sinister thought to affect the balance between suitors...

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