hope in democracy as a means of social improvement, guided, as he did his best to guide it, by the ethical spirit.
At a dinner for Morpeth at Abbott Lawrence's, Judge Story talked high conservatism.
Adams's Biography of Dana, vol.
i. p. 30. Thackeray, whose visit was a few years later, found a vast amount of toryism and donnishness everywhere.
A Collection of Letters, 1847-1855, p. 165. Sumner, who was familiar with the talk at dinners and in drawing-rooms, wrote, in 1852, to his brothee. There came foreigners of high rank or repute, who from time to time visited the city,— among them, in 1824, Lafayette, and four young Englishmen, Wortley, Stanley, Labouchere, and Denison; and later, Tocqueville, Morpeth, Dickens, Lyell, and Thackeray.
There as a daily visitor was Hillard, almost the peer of the brilliant conversers of Holland and Lansdowne houses in their palmiest days, or of those who gathered round Samuel Rogers in St. James's Place. But with all this, and not overlookin