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han at present. In the year 1826 he commenced his studies in the classic halls of Cambridge. Among his classmates were, Thomas C. Amory, Jonathan W. Bemis, James Dana, Samuel M. Emery, John B. Kerr, Elisha R. Potter, Jonathan F. Stearns, George W. Warren, and Samuel T. Worcester. The accomplished John T. Kirkland was president of the university; and among the instructors were Edward T. Channing in rhetoric, Levi Hedge in logic, George Otis in Latin, John S. Popkin in Greek, George Ticknor ie neglected Latin or Italian author; here from some Saxon legend, some Highland bard, or some Provencal troubadour. This material afterwards came in to beautify his grand pleas for peace, humanity, and freedom. It was my fortune, says the Hon. G. W. Warren, to be one of nine classmates who formed a private society in our senior year, meeting once a week for literary exercises. Of that little circle were Browne, Hopkinson, and Sumner, now departed; and among the surviving are Worceste
to the heart of the pupil, as from the genius of the place, constant words of succor, encouragement, and hope. Mr. Sumner read law for some time in the office of Benjamin Rand, Esq., a counsellor distinguished alike for his conversational powers, his love of books, and his knowledge of the law. Every sailing packet which arrived from England brought him the latest legal publications, which he devoured with singular voracity, and then discussed their contents with his brilliant pupil. G. W. Warren and Francis J. Humphrey were his classmates in this office. He is remembered there, writes the latter gentleman to me, chiefly as a most indefatigable student and lover of books. His personal demeanor was that of a shy and modest maiden. He always greeted me with a cheerful word and a most radiant smile. The notion of arrogance, as a quality in the character of Charles Sumner, can excite in me only the emotion of ridicule. Mr. Sumner was admitted to the bar at Worcester in 1834,
r sir,--I thank you sincerely for the kind, good letter you have written me. Never did I deserve better of Massachusetts than now; for never did I represent so completely that high civilization which is the pride of our beloved Commonwealth. Thrice before, once in 1862, I offered the same proposition. I received the applause of Gen. Scott and Gen. Robert Anderson. Accept my best wishes, and believe me, my dear sir, Sincerely yours, Charles Sumner. To his old college friend the Hon. G. W. Warren, who visited him in January, 1873, he said, Since the assault upon me in 1856, I have never been entirely well; and just now I am feeling the painful effects more than usual. At that time Chief-Justice Chase, then quite ill, came in, and afterwards Mr. Agassiz. The conversation turning to Mr. Sumner's re-election, his friend the noble scientist, who passed away before another interview, said, Of course you will be re-elected. Who is to be put against you? Your name is a weight; a