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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
ntial, and by far the most difficult for Charles to attain. These letters prove the writer's love of learning, which often descends with the blood. The patriotism and scholarly tastes of the soldier, who closed his books to enter his country's service at the first drum-beat of the Revolution, were to be the inheritance of his illustrious grandson. The boy remained at Phillips Academy till 1792, A medal which was awarded him in 1789 is preserved. studying Cheever's Latin Accidence, Nepos, Caesar, and Virgil. Late in life he visited Andover, and recalled those early days in a letter to Mrs. Abigail Stearns, the daughter of Rev. Mr. French:— I went to Andover a few weeks ago, to look at the places which I began to know, 28 August, 1787. That was the day, fifty-one years ago, when I first entered your father's house and became a student at Phillips Academy. How changed is every thing now! Fifty-one years ago Andover was a pleasant, noiseless town: now it is a bustling m
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
ree 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 and Germania of Tacitus, and the Odes and Epodes of Horace. In Greek, it included Valpy's Greek Grammar, the Delectus Sententiarum Graecarum, Jacob's Greek Reader, the Four Gospels, and two books of Homer's Iliad. Tooke's Pantheon of the Heathen Gods introduced the pupil to mythology. In arithmetic, Lacroix was used; and in reading, Lindley Murray's English Reader.