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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
applause and criticism which followed his Fourth of July oration, Sumner was called to mourn the deersonal sympathy. The fame of Sumner's Fourth of July oration was followed by various invitationorms. Felton, while applauding Sumner's Fourth of July oration as a noble and manly and heroic th Works, vol. i. p. 243. Sumner in his Fourth of July oration, and in other earlier addresses, hasting my eyes backward no further than the 4th of July of last year, when you set all the vipers o the broadest affirmations of the latter's Fourth of July oration, and in this notice he remarked im John Weiss, and H. D. Gilpin. Sumner's Fourth of July oration, his three college addresses, and gainst slavery, Courier, May 13, 1847; The Fourth of July, suggesting the antagonism between the Dec was attracted by the boldness of Sumner's Fourth of July oration, and by its elevation of thought. 449 Mr. Carey evidently refers to Sumner's Fourth of July oration. William Kent, while unable to[3 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
said, I wish I had the report here to read you the whole passage. Sumner immediately jumped up, with the report in hand, saying, Here it is, sir, and the audience found Mr. Gray's part better than the whole. Gray seemed to me very foxy. Poor Dwight looked crushed. He was astonished at the revelation of his own misdeeds. Eliot was pompous and Boston personified, as usual. The crowd enjoyed it heartily,—better than any play at the theatre. I think Sumner was then unfashionable. The Fourth of July oration had affected people; but nobody could help enjoying his spirit and eloquence, who Was not strongly prejudiced. Another writes:— I remember very well, as many others do likewise, how my youthful feelings were carried away by the courtly presence and graceful eloquence of the man. A hero he certainly was to me at that time; and I gave myself up wholly to the pleasurable sensations of the moment without considering, as I was borne along by the glowing words, that there wer
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
ssed, although they were of similar purport to those previously passed at the same session.. .Winthrop's toast on the Fourth of July Our country, etc. Ante vol. II. p. 351. was understood to discountenance any further agitation of the subject. Theept of kindness. July 31. I think you are mistaken in saying that in the prison movements I felt the recoil of the Fourth of July oration. It was the opposition to Winthrop that aroused personal feelings against me. No development not calculated he great public interest felt at the time in Sumner on account of his addresses of transcendent merit, especially his Fourth of July oration, and of his being then regarded as a most able, fearless, and eloquent representative of the Conscience Whigss's last letters written to others than his family was to Sumner. Giddings had been deeply interested in Sumner's Fourth of July oration and other addresses. They met first at Springfield in the autumn of 1846, and again when Giddings followed a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
se whether a new combination will not be effected among the free States. The effect of a regular nomination is potential. It is difficult to oppose it; but it will be opposed in Ohio, and there are symptoms now of rebellion in New York. In Massachusetts we have called a convention for June 28 to organize opposition. Meanwhile the Barnburners are shaking New York to its centre. We hope to establish an alliance among the disaffected of both parties throughout tile free States. Again, July 4— We of the Whigs in Massachusetts have had our demonstration at Worcester, which was very effective. We have struck a chord which promises to vibrate throughout the free States. There are many persons who say now that the nominees, of the Buffalo convention, called for August 9, will carry all the free States. Our movement does not interest the cotton lords or the rich, but the people; it is eminently a popular cause. In Massachusetts it has been successful beyond my most sanguine
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ding that I knew you were acting in concert with, and by advice of, all the prominent friends of antislavery in Washington. This I learned from your letters, but did not say so, as they were marked confidential, and I did not wish to compromise you. Last week there was a resolution offered at the Dedham meeting declaring your course inexplicable. I opposed it; went over your whole reform life. A man of more rightful expectations than any of his age in New England spoke .hat peace address July 4. Perhaps he did not know then all he was sacrificing; the proof of his true devotion was, that, finding the sacrifice possibly greater than he anticipated, he stood by his position,—never retreated an inch; on the contrary, advanced to the prison discipline struggle, and to a more prominent and radical position on antislavery, etc. Such a man has earned the right to be trusted, even while we do not understand his whole ground or all his reasons. Some men—the more radical among his party, I
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
f the land, against their king. Better the despised Pilgrim, a fugitive for freedom, than the halting politician, forgetful of principle, with a Senate at his heels. Whittier thought the speech at Plymouth a gem, and wrote:— I can think of nothing more admirably conceived and expressed than the sentence, Better the despised Pilgrim, a fugitive for freedom, than the halting politician, forgetful of principle, with a Senate at his heels. Receiving an invitation to attend the Fourth of July celebration by the city government of Boston for this year, Sumner sent to the mayor a toast in favor of a railroad from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, Works, vol. III. p. 228.—an enterprise whose fulfilment seemed then far in the distance. Congress had taken the first step in the preceding March by providing for a survey, but the line was not open across the continent till sixteen years later. Sumner wrote to W. W. Story at Rome, August 2:— I take up this old sheet on <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
R. H. Dana, Jr., who was about to visit England, and the writing and dictation of other letters, were followed by exhaustion; and after the three days he returned to Mr. Blair's. Seward, who in company with Foster called on him at Mr. Blair's, July 4, wrote— He is much changed for the worse. His elasticity and vigor are gone. He walks. and in every way loves, like a man who has not altogether recovered from a paralysis, or like a ran whose sight is dimmed, and his limbs stiffened witn which it never before touched; and he remarked how it carried along the most conservative me,—those who were calm, considerate, and constitutional in their aims. Mrs. Seward, who was constant in her attentions until she left Washington, wrote, July 4, from Auburn, to dissuade him, for his own sake and for the sake of the great cause, from immediate public efforts, and said: Dear Charles, your enemies have placed upon your brow a chaplet greener, brighter, and more unfading than any that could
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
unch at Stafford House, where was Dr. Whewell, Master of Trinity; visited House of Commons and House of Lords; dined with Mr. Stirling, Sir William Stirling Maxwell. 1818-1878. He married Mrs. Norton in 1877, and both died within a year after their marriage. Ante, vol. II. p. 61. where were Lord Lansdowne, Mr. Ellice., Lady Molesworth, and Mrs. Norton, as beautiful as ever; afterwards to a party at Lord Kinnaird's, Ninth Baron. 1807-1878. where Mr. Webb Of Philadelphia. read. July 4. Gave up an engagement to dine with the Law Amendment Society at Greenwich, with Lord Brougham in the chair, that I might avoid public speaking; went to Cliveden, the villa of the Duchess of Sutherland, to pass Sunday; there were the Bishop of Oxford (Wilberforce), Gladstone, Labouchere Afterwards Lord Taunton. He married the daughter of the sixth Earl of Carlisle. and his wife, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, Charles Howard; pleasant talk. July 5. Sunday. Heard the bishop preach twi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
cts. Dana's book To Cuba and Back. I hear of in the hands of his London friends. I fund Lady Cranworth much pleased with it. Lord Stanhope finds his old friend W. Irving's Life of Washington very poor,— entirely unworthy of the subject and of the author. The Life of John Adams he recognizes as a very different work, and of positive merit. I hear of Seward's visit, but have not yet seen him. Since I have been in London he has been in the Provinces, where he went partly to escape the 4th of July dinner. Is he to be our candidate? To Theodore Parker, August 4:— Meanwhile, what sudden changes in the attitude of European States! The peace of Villafranca is as treacherous and clever as its author, for I feel disposed at least to concede to him cleverness. But as time passes it promises to be more and more advantageous to Italy. Several things seem accomplished,—(1) Lonmbardy rescued from Austria; (2) The duchies (Parma, Modena, and Tuscany) all taken from their old gov