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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
st named, an English edition of Gibbon's History in twelve volumes. A detur, awarded to him, Feb. 1, 1823, probably as a recognition of good conduct and attention to studies, is preserved, running thus:— Scholae; Latinae in aula. Detur Carolo Sumner. Juveni ingenuo atque laude digniori. Qui cupit Qui studet, &c., Ars Poet. 412. optatam cursu contingere metam, Multa tulit fecitque puer. Some of his attempts at Latin poetry, at this time, are preserved,—two hexameters, onees, Leverett Saltonstall, of Salem, and Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, a native of Boston and an officer in the British navy. The sixth part—not a prominent one— was A Discussion on the Comparative Merits of the Present Age and the Age of Chivalry.—C. Sumner and H. W. Sargent. Six scholars, of whom Charles was one, each received a Franklin medal. His is still preserved, with the same blue ribbon which was then attached to it. In the afternoon, there was the customary dinner at Faneuil Hall,
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)
ke Demetz in France, he was soon to enter on a service for mankind greater than any which is possible at the bar. There are brief records of his interest in Sumner at this time. In Feb., 1837, he urged the latter to deliver a temperance address. Life of Horace Mann, p. 54. Sumner in a letter of June 29, 1836, commends Mr. Mann to Charles S. Daveis as the President of the Senate of Massachusetts, and a distinguished member of our profession. He wrote, Nov. 6, in his journal, Dined with C. Sumner to-day, who is going to Europe soon. When he goes, there will be one more good fellow on that side, and one less on this. Life of Horace Mann, p. 91. They were afterwards to be fellow combatants in the causes of education and freedom. Among Sumner's papers was found a sketch, written during the last autumn of his life, of his friend's career. This tribute was intended for a municipal celebration in Wrentham, the birthplace of Horace Mann, but some circumstances prevented Sumner's att
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)
ory of his daughter, to whom tributes on its walls were inscribed by himself and his friends. Campbell's Life of Brougham, ch. VI. and VIII. He died at this retreat, where he was accustomed to pass the winter season. In 1838, he was writing Sketches of Statesmen of the Time of George III., which were published, 1839-43. He invited Sumner to dine with him at 4 Grafton Street, London, in February, 1839. In the letter introducing him to Baron Alderson, he said: This will be delivered by C. Sumner of the American bar, whose reports I have read with satisfaction; who is also editor of the Jurist. He is an estimable man, and I am desirous of his being known to you. Sumner received from Lord Brougham many courtesies in June and July, 1857, and in October visited him at Brougham Hall, when his Lordship gave him some souvenirs,—a medal portrait of himself, and colored prints of Edmund Burke when young (Sir Joshua Reynolds), and of the Madonna (Raphael). I was thoroughly wet, and covere