ted, a day or two later, from the view taken at the dinner referred to; and the former was always full of faith and 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 brother George, then in Europe: There are beautiful and generous spirits in Boston, but the prevailing tone of its society is provincial toryism.
Persons freshly returned from Europe, who have hearts, are at first disturbed by it, then straightway adopt it. Witness the C——'s.
Longfellow, referring to the proneness of some persons to find little good in their own country after returning