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small, that agitate society on both sides of the Atlantic, and, I dare say, on both sides of the globe.
Man, as a wise friend
Rev. Dr. Francis Wayland, author of Elements of Intellectual Philosophy, etc., and President of Brown University, Rhode Island. once said to me, is, after all, an animal that has only a few tricks. . . . . Only think for a moment what a resemblance there is between that Rhode Island question, about which you did me the honor to read the long story I wrote to Mr. LyellRhode Island question, about which you did me the honor to read the long story I wrote to Mr. Lyell, and your Irish question; what counterparts your Daniel O'Connell and our Governor Dorr are, both in the motives that govern them and in the ends they pursue.
Why, half the platform just reflects the other, though here I must needs be permitted to say, that I think we have a little the advantage of you,—a thing that comes rarely enough, to be sure,—but I really think we have a little the advantage of you. For the Rhode-Islanders have not only put Governor Dorr in prison, but they keep him ther
every word of fact or law that you find in this paper.
Written by the late Benjamin R. Curtis. When you come to the prophecy you must judge for yourself.
I do not know that anything needs to be added to it for your purpose, except in reply to your suggestion, that an impression prevails in London that the States which have not paid the interest on their public debts are well off. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
There has been great suffering in all, and in some, like Indiana and Illinois, a proper currency has disappeared, and men have been reduced to barter, in the common business of every-day life.
What you saw in Philadelphia was nothing to the crushing insolvency of the West and South.
The very post-office felt the effects of it,—men with large landed estates being unable to take out their letters, because they could not pay the postage in anything the government officers could properly receive.
. . . . How foolish, then, is Sydney Smith in his last letter, to trea
Letters to Mr. Lyell, Miss Edgeworth, Mr. Kenyon, G. T. Curtis, C. S. Daveis, Prince John of Saxony, G. S. Hillard, and Horatio Greenough.
summers at Geneseo, N. Y.; Manchester, on Massachusetts Bay.
journeys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, etc.
passing Public events.
slavery and repudiation.
Revolutions of 1848.
Astor place riots.
To Charles Lyell, Esq., London. Boston, November 30, 1843.
my dear Mr. Lyell,—I wrote youed, and I hope the impression will soon begin.
Your sincere friend, John, Duke of Saxony.
To Charles S. Daveis. Manchester, September 10, 1848.
This and the two following summers were passed by Mr. Ticknor on the northern shore of Massachusetts Bay, where he had hired a pleasant house, standing on the edge of a cliff directly by the sea, and having a hundred acres of wood and field around it.
My dear Charles,—you have not kept your tryst. . . . . However, I dare say we shall find a