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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 16: events at home.—Letters of friends.—December, 1837, to March, 1839.—Age 26-28. (search)
as her proxy. . . . I envy you all your literary talk and literary friends, but still more your judicial friends of the Bar and Bench. What you state of their rank in the profession is exactly what I had supposed, either from reading the Reports, or from rumors abroad. For remainder of letter, see Story's Life and Letters, Vol. II. pp. 297-300. Again, Jan. 16, 1839:— Your sketches of the judges have been deeply interesting to me; and I look for the residue of the portraits with increased curiosity. I am truly glad to find that I had not greatly mistaken the relative rank and character of them. . . . How I should have rejoiced to be with you in your travels through England on the summer Circuit, and in your delightful visits to Lord Brougham, Lord Wharncliffe, Earl Fitzwilliam, and the Earl of Leicester! Oh, for a month at Holkham, among the books and manuscripts of Lord Coke! What a treat to gaze upon the books handled by so eminent a man, three centuries ago
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
. I am in the midst of the ——business, which I am doing as well as I can. Stay away as long as you can be contented. The packet came, but with no letter for anybody from Longfellow.—Here I was interrupted again by a succession of duties, among other things a little affair about a mortgage. Last evening Howe and I rode to Felton's. My only missive By the last foreign mail. was from Milnes, who speaks warmly of Tennyson. . . . You will see the death of Sismondi and of the old Earl of Leicester, T. W. Coke. So the sage of Geneva will not be heard more, and the hospitalities of Holkham will be suspended. It is hardly probable that this generation will witness their renewal on the same splendid scale in which I saw them. Something besides fortune and a large house are required for the successful administration of these rites; and old Coke, by age, frankness of manner, and wide acquaintance with men, had become the chief of hosts. The closing of his gates will create a chasm in <