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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
daughter, then quite a young girl, he talked much concerning her studies, and afterwards sought, by his letters, to foster her literary inclinings. Her vivid recollections of him, as he appeared at this period, find a place in this chapter. His father wrote to him, while he was in Washington, a letter as stately as it was paternal, sending a friendly message to Governor Lincoln, enjoining upon his son to visit the grave of Vice-president Gerry, and also that of William Wirt who had died Feb. 18, and ending with macte virtute, puer. His brother Henry and his sister Mary added playful postscripts to the father's letter. Professor Greenleaf gratefully acknowledged his reports of his visit to Chancellor Kent and of life in Washington. One of the daughters of Mr. Peters thus describes him at this time:— It was somewhere about 1832 I think, in the summer-time, that Charles Sumner led me—then a little girl—and my father over Harvard Library; and it has always been to me a bea<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
After he had gone through his wards, he repaired to the lecture room; where, in presence of the students, he gave gratuitous advice to Malades who presented themselves. In the afternoon dined with Mr. Draper The banker. at the Rocher de Cancale. Then the most celebrated restaurant of Paris, and situated in the Passage du Saumon. There are several restaurants at Paris that claim pre-eminence,—Grignon's, Very's, Vefour's, Perigord's, and, primus inter pares, the Rocher de Cancale. Feb. 18. To-day, visited the hall of the Chamber of Peers; after this drove to the Bois de Boulogne. . . . Feb. 19. This morning, heard M. Bugnet at the École de Droit, who spoke to a very full audience,—the large amphitheatre being completely filled. At half-past 2 went with Mr. Warden to attend a meeting of the far-famed Institute of France. The building devoted to the sittings of this memorable body is quite large and ancient. The meeting to-day was of the Academy of Sciences. Their hal