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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
ve years, and the school was divided into five classes, according to the years of study. Each class was distributed into three divisions, generally with some reference to proficiency in the appointed studies. Charles and his brother and their kinsman, William H. Simmons, belonged to the third or lowest division. The class had forty-five members the first year; but three years later it had only twenty-nine. While he was in the school, there were in older classes Robert C. Winthrop, George S. Hillard, George T. Bigelow, James Freeman Clarke, and Samuel F. Smith; and in the succeeding one, Wendell Phillips. The curriculum at the Latin School comprehended more than was then or is now required for admission to Harvard College. It included, in Latin, Adam's Latin Grammar, Liber Primus, Epitome Historiae Graecae (Siretz), Viri Romae, Phaedri Fabulae, Cornelius Nepos, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Sallust's Catiline and Jugurthine War, Caesar, Virgil, Cicero's Select Orations, the Agricola a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
ated. Near the close of his second year in the Law School, he began to write for the American Jurist, a law periodical which maintained a high rank, and numbered among its contributors Theron Metcalf, Simon Greenleaf, Luther S. Cushing, George S. Hillard, and Dr. I. Ray. Some of its series of articles—notably, Judge Metcalf's on Contracts—afterwards grew into treatises. Willard Phillips—author of the treatise on The Law of Insurance—was the editor. Sumner's first contribution was to the its effective reference to graduates of the college who had fallen victims to the vice. He then, for the first time, met Sumner, who presided; and was attracted by his manly presence and genial smile. In the autumn of 1833, Sumner invited George S. Hillard to repeat before the society a temperance lecture which he had delivered in other places. Rev. A. A. Livermore, of Meadville, Penn., a living officer of the society, writes:— A peculiar life-and-death earnestness characterized e
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
mself had already won favor on the platform. Hillard had spoken at Faneuil Hall, and delivered, ingiven to the public, was however performed by Hillard. Lieber wrote to Sumner, Aug., 1835, I want Longfellow being thirty, Felton twenty-nine, Hillard and Cleveland twenty-eight, and Sumner twenty Yours faithfully, Chas. Sumner. To George S. Hillard, Boston. Saratoga, Aug. 19, 1826. my dear Hillard,—It is not a week since I detached myself from Court Street and the demesnes that thede), Niagara Falls, Aug. 29, 1836. my dear Hillard,—Your letter, postmarked Aug. 22, which I havrateful epistle, which I received to-day from Hillard, makes mention of your occasional calls at our office. A visit from Mr. G., says Hillard, does me good for the rest of the day; so I trust you me, Ever yours, Chas. Sumner. To George S. Hillard. Montreal, Sunday, Sept. 4, 1836. my To George S. Hillard, Portland, Maine. Hillard was then passing a vacation in Maine. 4 Cour[23 more...]<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 9: going to Europe.—December, 1837.—Age, 26. (search)
ed enterprise. He recalled, in a letter to Hillard of Dec. 11, 1838, that he had undertaken his ravel contrary to the advice of dear friends. Hillard, however, who knew how much his heart was in s remark is referred to in Sumner's letter to Hillard of Jan. 30, 1838. Mrs. Waterston writes: timate friends, and among these, last of all, Hillard, Hillard gave him a portemonnaie with the Hillard gave him a portemonnaie with the inscription, Coelum, non aninum mutant, qui trans mare current.—one of the kindest and most devotedshall relapse into sober sadness. . . . I saw Hillard yesterday. He seemed quite a lone man, and upon with livelier pleasure than I shall. Hillard wrote Dec. 6, 1837:— And now, my dear f Your affectionate brother, Chas. To George S. Hillard, Boston. Astor House, Dec. 8, 1837. f all sorts. Keep your courage up, my dear Hillard; have hope, and don't bate a jot of heart. Tfectionately yours, Chas. Sumner. To George S. Hillard. On board Albany, Dec. 8, 1837. my d[2 more...]<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 10: the voyage and Arrival.—December, 1837, to January, 1838— age, 26-27. (search)
d, while she was being towed by a steamer down the harbor, Sumner wrote letters to Judge Story, Hillard, and his brother George. A fresh breeze then took the vessel gayly along, and the spires of thhe had left behind, with confidence in their continued regard. You cannot imagine, he wrote to Hillard, the intensity with which my mind, during these moments, reverted to the old scenes and faces wowledge, first gained in college and with college abandoned, of whist and chess. A letter to Hillard of Dec. 25 thus refers to these games: Both of which acquired in college, I have found little tin the Childe Harold. On Christmas Day, besides writing in his journal, he wrote letters to Hillard and Judge Story. To Hillard he wrote: It is now seventeen days, and I am without news of you aHillard he wrote: It is now seventeen days, and I am without news of you and your affairs, and of all our common friends; and I feel sad to think that many more days will elapse before I shall hear from you. When you write, dwell on all particulars; tell me about all my fr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
letters, he lamented this deficiency in his education. To Hillard he wrote, Jan. 6: I shall renounce every thing until I lean Paris, he wrote fully of his experiences to Judge Story, Hillard, Greenleaf, Longfellow, Felton, Cleveland, Charles S. Daveds, and how much he craved tidings from them. He wrote to Hillard, Jan. 6: I do not forget you and our Five of clubs on thisiner. The theatre of the Odeon is very pretty. To George S. Hillard. Paris, Jan. 13, 1838. my dear George,—. . .You cI followed the actors with the book in my hand. To George S. Hillard. Paris, Jan. 30, 1838. my dear Hillard,—. . . SinHillard,—. . . Since I have been here my time has been almost entirely employed in learning to speak French, and in attending the lectures of t operations were by Roux. Received to-day a letter from Hillard,—my first token from Boston since I left. It is to me liky, Feb. 27, 1838. my dear Longfellow,—. . . I wish that Hillard and Felton could enjoy Europe. They need it, and their
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 12: Paris.—Society and the courts.—March to May, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
rd, Boston. Paris, March 8, 1838. my dear Hillard,—A month has passed since I have written you;Ledru, ante, p. 266. Sumner, in his letter to Hillard of March 21, speaks of this advocate as the glength the visit to the palace in a letter to Hillard, of March 21, 1838. March 19. Was at the. Spent a quiet evening chez moi. To George S. Hillard. Paris, March 21, 1838. my dear Geor stand in France. Sumner, in his letter to Hillard of April 10, speaks of M. Chevalier as an actiots, and liberal statesmen. Sumner wrote to Hillard, April 10, of his visit to David: I was presereacher to M. Dupin as a lawyer. To George S. Hillard. Paris, April 10, 1838. my dear HillHillard,—For some days I have been steeped in law to the very lips. I have attended the courts every d. Yours as ever, Chas. Sumner. To George S. Hillard. Paris, May 11, 1838. my dear HillarHillard,—After repeated efforts, during which we have exchanged cards several times, I have seen Sismondi[1 more...
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 13: England.—June, 1838, to March, 1839.—Age, 27-28. (search)
hop of Durham; and at the bishop's he met Sir David Brewster, who invited him to Melrose. To Hillard he wrote, Dec. 4, 1838:— The acquaintance which I have made, various and extensive, has bee Mr. Prescott, not then personally known to Sumner, wrote to him, April 18, 1839: Our friend Hillard read to me yesterday some extracts from a recent letter of yours, in which you speak of your inn and at great length to Judge Story of lawyers, judges, law-writers, law-books, and courts; to Hillard of scholars, society, and personal experiences; and with less frequency and detail to Professore wrote from Europe, except a part of those written to Judge Story. Those received by Story and Hillard were passed round at the time among his friends in Boston and Cambridge. William W. Story wrhoughts appear in letters to Judge Story, Aug. 18, 1838; Dr. Lieber, Nov. 16 and Dec. 13, 1838; Hillard, Dec. 11, 1838, March 13, 1839; and Professor Greenleaf, Jan. 21, 1839. To Mr. Daveis he wr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
form the subject of many letters. To George S. Hillard, Boston. Garrick Club, June 4, 1838. rs' Commons, <*> I can assure you, my dear Hillard,—From Paris to London is but commons was on tuart Wortley has been quite civil. To George S. Hillard. London, June 14, 1838. my dear HillHillard,—The Ticknors are gone, and I am in this great world all alone. To be sure I already know multnformed of what passes. What has become of Hillard? He is alive and well I trust? And the Norty, and to yourself. Chas. Sumner. To George S. Hillard. London, July 3, 1838. my dear HillaHillard,—You love literature better than law, and I know will be better pleased to hear of the men who malter Savage Landor. 1775-1864. In 1856, Mr. Hillard edited Selections from Landor's writings. Imy heart if not to you? You may show this to Hillard and Greenleaf; but I doubt if any stranger worom Brougham Hall you will hear from me. Tell Hillard of this, as I cannot write him now. The Solic<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. (search)
Boston. Liverpool, Aug. 12, 1838. My dear Hillard,—Yours of June 26 and various dates greeted mtter is mainly a repetition of one written to Hillard, Aug. 12. From Chester I passed to the great ectionate friend, Charles Sumner. To George S. Hillard. Oakwood, Sept. 2, 1838. My dear Hilthing in which I take an interest. To George S. Hillard. Brougham Hall, Sept. 6, 1838. my dedows of my chamber at Hallstead's. To George S. Hillard. Keswick, Sept. 8, 1838. my dear HilHillard,—I have seen Wordsworth! 1770-1850. Your interest in this great man, and the contrast whichy, Melrose, Sept. 12, 1838. again, my dear Hillard,—I am now the guest of Sir David Brewster, ctionately yours, Charles Sumner. To George S. Hillard. Dumbarton, Oct. 1, 1838. I now writ. Wentworth House, Oct. 26, 1838. my dear Hillard,—You know all about this vast place from bookfectionately yours, Chas. Sumner. To George S. Hillard. Fairfield Lodge, near York, Oct. 27, 1[14 more.