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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
or seventy,—with hair white with age, and of an interesting appearance. His manner was interesting, and he sprinkled his legal commentary upon the Code of Procedure with some plaisanteries, the exact bearing of which it was difficult for me to comprehend. I sat at some distance from him; and he spoke so low that I could hear but little of what he said. After him I heard in the École de Droit Royer-Collard, Albert Paul Royer-Collard, 1797-1865; nephew of the eminent French statesman (Pierre Paul). His favorite study was the law of nations. He was, 1845-1847, the dean of the Law Faculty. a younger man,—say thirty-eight or forty,—full in body and face, and looking as if well-fed and content with the world. His subject was the Droit des gens; and he was considering this morning the quality of Consuls. He commenced by reviewing the history of antiquity to see if there were any persons recognized, anterior to modern times, as consuls. His manner was clear; his arrangement seemed t