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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
ritten twenty years ago,—about as large as the Vicar of Wakefield, so he says,—being the story of the life of an artist in Italy. I long to see it; for his beautiful mind must throw delightful colors over such a subject. Young Dana does admirably at the bar. He has as much business as he can attend to. When shall you let us see you? I have sent a letter of introduction to you by Mr. and Mrs. Grote, of London. Mr. Grote is a most accomplished man,—late M. P. for the city of London (Lord John Russell is his successor), a strong Liberal in politics, and a lover of the institutions of our country. He has been devoted, for twelve or fifteen years, to an elaborate History of Greece. Mrs. Grote is a masculine person, without children, interested very much in politics, and one of the most remarkable women in England. Dr. Channing told me that Miss Sedgwick thought her the most remarkable woman she met in Europe. They are both sincere, high-minded persons; and I have ventured to intro<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
ary, an abridgment prepared by him. Seven thousand copies of this edition were printed; of which this Society distributed two thousand, the London Peace Society two thousand, and other Peace Societies the remaining three thousand. The friends of Peace took special pains to send copies to daily and weekly journals, reviews, and other periodicals, and to eminent clergymen and public men,—among whom were the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, the Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Palmerston, and Lord John Russell: one copy was sent to the venerable Thomas Clarkson, and another, through the Bishop of Norwich, to the Queen. Mr. William Smith, the Fleet Street publisher, issued in May an edition, in a small volume, of two thousand copies of the entire oration, writing at the time to its author,— I should rejoice to have succeeded in giving it a much more extensive circulation, believing it to be the best appeal to the common sense of rational men, and the religious profession of people who