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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 17: London again.—characters of judges.—Oxford.—Cambridge— November and December, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
olated social ties, and published personal sketches, and she broke out, Thank God! I have kept clear of those Americans. I did not seem to observe what she had said, and she soon atoned for it. Lady Morgan points every sentence with a phrase in French. She is now engaged upon a work on Woman, which will be published in the spring. Woman and her Master,—published in 1840. I have told you of one dinner with the Radicals; another was at Joseph Parkes's, where we had Dr. Bowring Sir Johved that there were only nine of us at table, and there were thirteen servants in attendance. Of course the service is entirely of silver. You have, in proper succession, soup, fish, venison, and the large English dishes, besides a profusion of French entrees, with ice-cream and an ample dessert,—Madeira, Sherry, Claret, Port, and Champagne. We do not sit long at table; but return to the library,—which opens into two or three drawing-rooms, and is itself used as the principal one,—where we f
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 18: Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.—January, 1839, to March, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
nderstood. In England, what is called society is better educated, more refined, and more civilized than what is called society in our country. You understand me to speak of society,—as society,—and not of individuals. I know persons in America who would be an ornament of any circle anywhere; but there is no class with us that will in the least degree compare with that vast circle which constitutes English society. The difference of education is very much against us. Everybody understands French, and Latin, and Greek,—everybody except Chantrey. Mrs. Jameson, Mrs. Anna Jameson, 1797-1860; author of The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art, and other works. She married in 1824, and accompanied her husband to Canada. A separation followed, and she returned to England. Sumner met her in Paris in 1857, or later. who likes America, said with great feeling that the resemblance and the difference between England and America were startling; one moment she exclaimed, how like England! an<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 19: Paris again.—March to April, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
om experience, that I can return to former hours with the same facility with which I abandoned them. Last night, I dined in company with Papineau, and then went to Lord Granville's,—thus passing from the so-called traitor to the ambassador. I like Papineau A Canadian revolutionist. very much. He is a remarkable man,—firm and dignified in his manner, and conversing with great grace and ability. His hatred of England somewhat shocked my love of my mother-country. He prefers to speak French; and it was easy to see, when he used English, that he was not at home, and that his ideas lost much of their force. I have seldom met a person who interested me more, and whose society I felt more anxious to cultivate. Perhaps I was won by his misfortunes. As we parted,—he treating me with great warmth and attention,—I contented myself with saying, and I could not say less: Monsieur Papineau, je vous souhaite le bonheur.—Ah! he replied, Nous nous verrons encore une fois en Amerique d
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
ulpture, and understand the characteristics of all the great schools of painting. Read Sir Joshua Reynolds's lectures; Flaxman's; De Quincy's Life of Raphael (in French); and, if you read Italian, Lanzi's Storia Pittorica; one of the Lives of Canova, in French or Italian. Whatever portion of time you allot to Italy,—four, or sixgs: and then, on one side, there is Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Paestum; and, on the other Baiae, Cumae, &c. Do not fail to procure Valery's book on Italy, in French; the Brussels edition is in one volume, and therefore more portable, as well as cheaper than the three volumes of Paris. This book is the production of a scholarou have already dined before coming here. I have long talks with Mittermaier, who is a truly learned man, and, like yourself, works too hard. We generally speak French, though sometimes I attempt German, and he attempts English; but we are both happy to return to the universal language of the European world. I like Thibaut very
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
t. Give him my love. He must report his arrival. Ever very sincerely yours, Charles Sumner. To Professor Mittermaier, Heidelberg. Boston, Feb. 1, 1844. my dear friend,—I have now before me your very kind letter of Nov. 17, written in French. You promise that your next favor shall be in English. I wonder that you have been able to obtain such command of our language, to write it with such fluency and correctness. What is the mystery of this? The death of poor Wheeler brought ghe most so, indeed, in American literary history. It is a collection of translations The Poets and Poetry of Europe, with Introductions and Biographical Notices,— published in 1845. from Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, German, Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. . . . But I weary Julia's hand; and my own weakness admonishes me to seek my bed for the night. I believe Howe will return in a sailing packet; so I shall not see him so soon as I had expected. I long to see him, and t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 27: services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July, 1845.—age, 34. (search)
nee. Cushing has made a grammar of the Manchu language, which he proposes to publish,—whether in English or Latin he had not determined. You know he studied diligently the old Tartar dialect, that he might salute the Emperor in his court language. Fletcher Webster is preparing a book on China. What is thought of Cousin and his philosophy? Is the first volume of his edition of Plato published? How is Guizot's name pronounced? Is the Gui as in Guido in Italian, or as in guillotine in French? I detest the war spirit in Thiers's book. It is but little in advance of the cannibalism of New Zealand. What do you think of phrenology, and of animal magnet. ism? Eothen is a vivid, picturesque book, by a man of genius. What are you doing? When do you set your face Westward? I suppose Wheaton will be recalled; and I was told yesterday that Irving would be also, in all probability. . . . Ever thine, Chas. To Thomas Crawford. Boston, May 10, 1845. my dear Crawford,—I supp