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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
friend. It is the earliest representation of Sumner, and was thought at the time to be faithful toe bust is among the works of art bequeathed by Sumner to the city of Boston, and is now in the Art M. William W. Story writes, of this visit of Sumner to Rome: It was during this visit that thepurpose, but hampered by the res angusta domi. Sumner, with that natural kindness and geniality of h descending into Hades to redeem Eurydice; and Sumner, impressed by the beauty and spirit of the wor forgot the debt of gratitude he owed him; and Sumner always took the most earnest and active intere that passed between the two. This feature of Sumner's early life was not a transient grief only. but it was not to be his last! At Florence, Sumner became much interested in Horatio Greenough, wup—at the east front of the National Capitol. Sumner was greatly impressed with Greenough's intellebeen made since 1839 in the direction to which Sumner then pointed. Particularly he lamented the imp[9 more...]