Allow me to introduce this lady to you as a most interesting woman, in my opinion.
She is a natural person, —a most rare thing in this age of cant and pretension.
Her conversation is charming,—she brings all her powers to bear upon it; her style is varied, and she has a very pleasant and spirited way of thinking.
I should judge, too, that she possesses peculiar purity of mind.
I am going to spend this evening with her, and wish you were to be with us.
Cambridge, Jan. 3, 1828.—I am reading Sir William Temple's works, with great pleasure.
Such enlarged views are rarely to be found combined with such acuteness and discrimination.
His style, though diffuse, is never verbose or overloaded, but beautifully expressive; t is English, too, though he was an accomplished linguist, and wrote much and well in French, Spanish, and Latin.
The latter he used, as he says of the Bishop of Munster, (with whom he corresponded in that tongue,) more like a man of the court and of b<
speak more in detail.
Timothy Fuller, the fourth child and eldest son, attained great distinction.
The chief steps in his career may be thus summarily stated: He was born in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, 11th of July, 1778: graduated at Harvard University with the second honors in his class, 1801.
He was a member of the Mass.
Senate from 1813 to 1816; Representative in Congress from 1817 to 1825; Speaker of the Mass.
House of Representatives in 1825; a member of the Executive Council in 1828; and died suddenly of Asiatic cholera, at his residence in Groton, Mass., October 1, 1835.
In the narrow circumstances of his father, he was obliged to work his way through college, and be absent much in teaching; but such were his talent, industry, and scholarship, that it is believed he would have borne off the first honors had he not countenanced a rebellion of the students, caused by certain college rules regarded as oppressive.
He was always an ardent advocate for freedom and the right