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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 16: events at home.—Letters of friends.—December, 1837, to March, 1839.—Age 26-28. (search)
lective studies were allowed, and lectures admitted in part as a substitute for recitations. The new Library—Gore Hall—built of Quincy granite, was rising. The Law School numbered seventy pupils; and Professor Greenleaf, sole instructor when Judge Story was absent on judicial service, found himself overburdened with work. In literature there was new activity. Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella, his first work, was winning golden opinions, and he was making researches for his Conquest of Mexico. Cleveland was writing the Life of Henry Hudson for Sparks's American Biography, and editing Sallust. Hillard was completing his edition of Spenser. Felton was preparing a Greek Reader, and translating Menzel's History of German Literature. Longfellow published The Psalm of Life in Sept., 1838, and a few months later Hyperion and The Voices of the Night. Dr. Lieber visited Boston to superintend the publication of the Political Ethics. Motley was writing Morton's Hope. Greenleaf was ga
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
uld not commit to your kind hospitality a more precious life,—adorned, as it is, by transcendent learning, and the purest character. . . . Ever, ever yours, C. S. P. S. Prescott has printed and stereotyped seventy pages of the Conquest of Mexico. The Calderons still linger in Boston, but will soon leave for Spain. To Lord Morpeth. Boston, May 1, 1843. my dear Morpeth,—I have one moment in which to speed this note; which is mainly to announce to you the coming, in the same packet arts. He is a most agreeable and interesting person. To William H. Prescott. Boston, Oct. 27, 1848. my dear Prescott,—I hardly know how to express on paper the delight and instruction with which I have read your work. The Conquest of Mexico, which was published a few days later. Since I first devoured the Waverley novels, I have read nothing by which I have been so entirely entraine;,—sitting at my desk for hours; then trimming my lamp, and still sitting on; and finally, with the b
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
n of the same Congress. We shall then be heard, at least. We are enjoying Prescott's success. His work Conquest of Mexico. has been received with unprecedented favor. It is an exquisite book, more interesting and complete than the other: I ameyes have examined the archives of the Indies, and obtained from them all that was thought to illustrate the histories of Mexico and Peru. Prescott's copies of manuscripts amount to many volumes. His accumulations on the subject of Mexico and Peru Mexico and Peru ceased long ago. He is now making collections for the great work of his life,—the reign of Philip II. In this he was much aided by Sparks, during his last visit; by Edward Everett, at Florence; by Greene, at Rome; but above all by the learned Gayangint resolutions of Congress, approved by President Tyler, March 2, 1845. which was entered into in fraud of the rights of Mexico, and in defiance of the principles of the laws of nations. The Locofoco party, in adopting the measure of annexation, ha
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)
ions, he at once denounced the recent annexation of Texas as the occasion of a probable war with Mexico, and the assertion, in a warlike tone, of our title to disputed territory in Oregon claimed bothbute which can join with us. Who believes that the national honor will be promoted by a war with Mexico or England? What just man would sacrifice a single human life, to bring under our rule both Texthe life of a single citizen than become master of all the dominions of Mithridates. A war with Mexico would be mean and cowardly; but with England it would be at least bold, though parricidal. . . .he idea as false,—at least in our age, and with reference to our country. What is the feud with Mexico, but a question as to the title to a piece of land? Now, this clearly should be tried, as other The spirit of Slavery dominated in politics, backed by conservatism in society; and a war with Mexico, to be waged for its extension, was at hand. Men who heard the new orator saw in the intrepidit