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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
n. If it is so, yet knowledge and acquirements are relative; and the man who knows that he knows nothing is yet more wise than the herd of his fellow-men,—even as much more wise, as wisdom itself is wiser than he is. And here is the place for hope,—though we cannot mount to the skies or elevate ourself from mother earth, yet can we reach far above those around us, and look with a far keener gaze. What man has done, man can do; and in these words is a full fountain of hope. And again, hear Burke: There is nothing in the world really beneficial that does not lie within the reach of an informed understanding and a well-directed pursuit. There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world. Speech on the Plan for Economical Reform. What a sentiment! how rich in expression, how richer in truth! A lawyer must know every thing. He must know law, history, philosophy, human nature; and, if he cove
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
ms. Contributed by Sumner to Daily Atlas, Jan 6, 1836. Since that was written, the magazines for November have been received at the Athenaeum. The Monthly Review, the old monthly of England, supported of old by the first scholars and writers, Burke and Mackintosh,—the same review which noticed your Stranger in America so handsomely,—has an article of fifteen pages on your Reminiscences, written or rather compiled in a spirit of kindness and respect towards you. It will do you good in Englanent the paths of travellers here, by the scene: 1 cannot look upon it tranquilly; the thoughts which it excites disturb the mind as much as the noise of its thunders and of its crashing against the rocks shakes the body. I here feel the force of Burke's Theory of the Sublime,—referring it to the principle of terror. I will not attempt a description, for it would be lame and superfluous. I am now writing with its voice filling my ears, and in an atmosphere pleasantly cooled by the motion of it<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 13: England.—June, 1838, to March, 1839.—Age, 27-28. (search)
gan, but I presume that it was in 1838; very likely it was at the house of Baron Parke (afterwards Lord Wensleydale), with whom he was a great favorite. His legal attainments, his scholarship, his extensive knowledge of English literature, his genial and unaffected manners, but above all the enthusiasm and simplicity of his character, opened to him at once not only the doors but the hearts of a large circle of persons eminent in this country. I think I still hear him repeating a passage of Burke, or engaging in debate on some nice question of international law. English society was flattered and gratified by the strong regard he showed for the leading members of what was then one of the most intellectual and cultivated bodies of men in Europe; and he was not insensible to the attentions which were paid to him. . . . At the bottom of his heart, I believe Charles Sumner loved the old country next best after his own. But to be wroth with those we love, Doth work like madness in t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. (search)
v. James Syme, and on her mother's side the niece of Robertson the historian, died Dec. 31, 1839, at the age (as given in Burke's Peerage) of eighty-nine. His Lordship's daughter, an only child, died Nov. 30, 1839, at the age of seventeen. He bouged him at Brougham Hall, when his Lordship gave him some souvenirs,—a medal portrait of himself, and colored prints of Edmund Burke when young (Sir Joshua Reynolds), and of the Madonna (Raphael). I was thoroughly wet, and covered with mud. On my ment of Fox until the controversy concerning the French Revolution divided them, and the nephew of the Marquis of Rockingham, Burke's friend. Earl Fitzwilliam survived his eldest son, William Charles, Viscount Milton, who died in Nov., 1835. The Earl onged to the great Strafford, and many of the books in the library have his name. Lord Fitzwilliam has all the papers of Burke,—letters, essays, and unpublished manuscripts. I have taken the liberty of urging his Lordship to give these to the publ