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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)
muel Lawrence at Lowell, and in August sought, for a few days, the refreshment of sea-breezes at Nahant. He made an excursion to Lancaster with Felton, whose family was passing some weeks in that into Longfellow, then absent from Cambridge on a vacation, he wrote in August:— I shall go to Nahant for a few days, and then to business. Give me fifteen hundred dollars a year, and I will hie awurt Street,—my first lines from that street. . . . On Saturday, in the midst of rain, we went to Nahant, where we had a very pleasant dinner with Prescott, who regretted much that you could not come. ler dined with us, and was as agreeable and sterling as ever. This visit of General Miller to Nahant is mentioned in Prescott's Life, p. 171. Lieber is here still; he leaves for Newport on Friday. hat is not unnatural in a solitary student like him. Peters is here now. I have seen him at Nahant, where I was passing a few days. He seems as fresh as ever. We expect to be invaded by fifty t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
, more paltry. Contempt is all that he deserves. Mr. Appleton Nathan Appleton, successor of Mr. Winthrop in Congress. has made a sensible, practical speech—not too long—in Congress. He is alone in the heats of the Capital. Prescott is now at Nahant,—the promontory jutting far into the saltwater, fourteen miles from Boston. He hopes you will not be swallowed up by a buffalo, before you return to Oriental civilization. To Dr. Francis Lieber. Boston, July 13, 1842. Your note, dear Lieby—called on Mr. Cushing. On my return to town that evening, I found the Lyells had arrived. The next night I drove them out. They were delighted to see, for the first time, fireflies. I caught several for them in my hat. Wednesday they went to Nahant to dine with Prescott. I was asked, but declined. In the evening I went with Howe to ride with Miss——and Miss——,a young girl of fifteen. I wished to laugh outright when I saw our cavalcade moving down Beacon Street,— those two young
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)
prevail in America, it was beautiful to witness the freedom, gentleness, and equality with which he mingled with his brethren. His dark skin seemed to give him an added interest in their eyes, over his great claim as a stranger and brother. Both to myself and my friends it was a cause of not a little regret, as the steamer parted from the wharf (where you had so kindly come), that we had not enjoyed the good fortune of seeing more of you. If you and Mrs. Jay should visit Boston,—perhaps Nahant may be an attraction in the heats of summer,—we all count upon renewing our acquaintance with you. You will probably find Longfellow a married man; for he is now engaged to Miss Fanny Appleton,—the Mary Ashburton of Hyperion,—a lady of the greatest sweetness, imagination, and elevation of character, with the most striking personal charms. I wish you would present my most respectful compliments to your father, whose pen has entitled him to so much gratitude; and to your sisters. And beli