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Stafford Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
twenty-five or thirty) and family assembled in the dining-room, where Lady H. read prayers and a short sermon. November 2. Day misty and rainy; forenoon in the house; after lunch went with Lady H. and a company of ladies to visit the jail at Stafford, which is in excellent condition, and under the direction of a governor who was formerly a major in the army, and all also had the English recommendations of old family; he evidently had a talent for the lace. In Stafford visited the large pariStafford visited the large parish church, also another church, now being restored; saw Isaac Walton's house; in the evening the governor of the jail came to dinner, also Captain Mackinnon, cousin of my old friend of the navy. November 3. Resisted all temptation to stay at Teddesley, and all further pressure to give up my idea of sailing at the end of the week for America. At noon left for the Stafford station on my way to John Bright at Llandudno, near Conway, in Wales, where I arrived in the rain just before dark. Stopp
Lucerna (Switzerland) (search for this): chapter 13
den-Baden, where Mr. C. A. Bristed of New York, then renting a villa near the town, drove him in the neighborhood, and up to the Alte Schloss. Next he went to Basle, Berne, Thun, Interlachen, the Lake of Brienz, the Brunig Pass, Alpnach, and to Lucerne, where he met his old friend Theodore S. Fay, whom he had been disappointed in not finding at Berne, and the two recalled earlier days in long conversations. Then, after a day of the grandest scenery between Lucerne and Hospenthal, he crossed SLucerne and Hospenthal, he crossed St. Gothard, took the steamer on Lake Maggiore, passing the Isola Bella and Lesa, the home of Manzoni, and went on by railway from Arona to Turin, then the capital of Piedmont, a city he had not before visited. Here he looked wistfully towards the south, but turning back, by mule or carriage, traversed the Val d'aosta, and crossed the Great St. Bernard, passing a night at the Hospice, and then by way of Martigny, Tete Noire, and Chamouni, reached Geneva, September 5. Here he was interested in
Amiens (France) (search for this): chapter 13
icularly to see its churches, and the tombs of the dukes of Burgundy; in the evening went on to Fontainebleau; was detained some hours on the road by an accident to the engine. June 11. Early this morning drove in the fanous forest of Fontainebleau; then went through the palace; then to Paris, reaching my old quarters, Rue de la Paix, at five o'clock; in the evening went to Ambigu Comique to see Le Naufrage de la Meduse. June 16. Left Paris in train for Boulogne; while train stopped at Amiens for refreshments ran to see the famous cathedral; crossing from Boulogne to Folkestone was quite sea-sick; met aboard Miss Hosmer the sculptor, Gibson, Macdonald, and other artists from Rome; reached London between nine and ten o'clock in the evening. June 17. Looked about for permanent lodgings; took rooms at No. 1 Regent Street [Maurigy's]; saw my old friend J. Parkes, and dined with him in Saville Row. June 18. Left a few cards on old friends; saw the queen in her carriage coming f
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 13
or when, sitting in the garden at Argyll Lodge, I said, It [the United States] must split; the North cannot be tied forever to such a partnere inquired of me particularly with regard to the feeling in the United States towards the emperor and the present state of things, and wishedr and naturalist; a Republican and revolutionist, living in the United States 1815-1837; at one time President of the University of Louisianaally the lecturer made some comments unfavorable to life in the United States, to which Sumner took exception as applying only to localities,er with Mr. Ellice, where I met Mr. Dallas George M. Dallas, United States Minister. and family. July 3. Lunch at Stafford House, wheram H. Russell (1821—), correspondent of the London Times in the United States during the early part of the Civil War. of the London Times, le postponed. Meanwhile Mr. Mason John Y. Mason, of Virginia, United States minister. writes from Paris that the opposition to slavery from
Toulouse (France) (search for this): chapter 13
the mountain to Argeles, where I arrived about five o'clock; on the top was snow. Gave up going to Cauterets, to rest at the pleasant inn of Argeles; weary, very weary; on the way passed shepherds on the mountain. June 6. Left Argeles (after a night sleepless from fatigue) in a private carriage for Bagneres de Bigorre; then took another carriage for St. Gaudens, where I arrived about nine o'clock in the evening. June 7. In the diligence, hot and dusty, over the plains of Languedoc to Toulouse, which interested me much. June 8. Early in the morning took the train eastward; passed the day at Carcassonne, in order to explore its well-preserved and venerable ruins, reviving the Middle Ages; in the evening went on, passing ancient Narbonne and Beziers to Cette, where I arrived at midnight. June 9. Early again reached Montpellier at seven o'clock; rambled through its streets, visited its museum, and took the train for Lyons, passing Nimes, Avignon, and many other interesting pla
Midhurst (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 13
umale was living. One afternoon he joined in a fete champetre at Holland House. After seven weeks in London, passed in a round of social engagements,—which were enjoyable, though overtaxing his strength,—he left the metropolis, going first to Midhurst, where he was two nights with Mr. Cobden, who urged a week's visit, and then by way of Weymouth and Jersey to Normandy, where he had engaged to visit Tocqueville at his chateau. Returning to Paris, he next made an excursion to Switzerland, the e of Commons; dined at Senior's en famille. August 5. Mr. Parkes breakfasted with me; at ten o'clock left London; took the train to Godalming, where I got upon the outside of the stage-coach for twenty-four miles on my way to Mr. Cobden's at Midhurst, passing the great estates of Petworth, now in the hands of Colonel Wyndham. Mr. Cobden was waiting for me at half-past 6 o'clock, and drove me to his pleasant home. August 6. Rode on horseback with Mr. Cobden to the Downs; several of the nei
Baden (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany) (search for this): chapter 13
n the evening saw my friends, Hamilton Fish and family, just arrived from New York. August 17. Visited M. Vattemare, also the Genevieve Library, which is open to the public; dined with the Fishes at the table d'hote of Meurice's Hotel. The summary of Sumner's diary for the month is as follows: Leaving Paris August 19, he stopped a few hours at Meaux, where he visited the cathedral, the palace, and the garden of Bossuet; passed one night at Rheims, another at Strasburg, and a day at Baden-Baden, where Mr. C. A. Bristed of New York, then renting a villa near the town, drove him in the neighborhood, and up to the Alte Schloss. Next he went to Basle, Berne, Thun, Interlachen, the Lake of Brienz, the Brunig Pass, Alpnach, and to Lucerne, where he met his old friend Theodore S. Fay, whom he had been disappointed in not finding at Berne, and the two recalled earlier days in long conversations. Then, after a day of the grandest scenery between Lucerne and Hospenthal, he crossed St. G
Lansdowne house (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 13
r of Lord Byron. June 23. Breakfast with Lord Ebrington; calls; Parliament; dinner with Mr. T. Baring. June 24. Breakfast with Sir H. Holland; visit at Lansdowne House; visited the Duchess of Sutherland at Stafford House; declined her invitation to stay at Stafford House; dinner at Lord Hatherton's, where I met old Lord Haddyll, where I met Lord Aberdeen; dined with Lord Granville, where I met Lord Clarendon and enjoyed him much, for he seemed a good man; then to a great party at Lansdowne House. June 27. Went down the Thames to the Tower; saw its curiosities; stopped at the Herald College and St. Paul's; lunched at the Mitre in the seat of Dr. Johef speeches; dined at the club, and went for a short time to see the scenic representation of Richard II. at the Princess's theatre. June 30. Breakfast at Lansdowne House, where I sat next to Lord John Russell and conversed much with him. Monckton Milnes took Me to the committees of the House of Commons, where I sat for some ti
Preston (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
the Exhibition all day; in the evening went with Mr. Henry Ashworth to his house at Bolton, where I dined and passed the night. September 28. Again in Manchester, and all day at the Exhibition. In the evening dined with Mr. Thomas Bazeley, President of Chamber of Commerce, and passed the night at his house. September 29. Again all day at the Exhibition. In the evening went to Ellenbeck, the seat of Mr. Cardwell, where I dined and passed the night. September 30. Stopped an hour at Preston; also an hour at Kendal; saw these towns; went on to Ambleside to Miss Martineau's, where I passed the night. October 1. Left Ambleside early; stopped at Brougham Hall for a couple of hours; resisted pressing invitation to stay to dinner and all night; went on to Carlisle. October 2. Drove out to Scaleby Hall (seven miles) to call on Longfellow's correspondent, Miss Farrar; she was gone; her brothers received me kindly, took me to Scaleby Castle; took the train in the afternoon for Ne
Tubingen (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany) (search for this): chapter 13
iend of Tocqueville. a member of the legislative body. After the dinner, which was very simple, the Society proceeded to consider several topics of political economy, and then, particularly at the suggestion of M. Passy, an ,old Minister of Finance, began to interrogate me. Professor Mohl Robert Mohl (1799-1875). Sumner wrote to Chevalier, in accepting an invitation to drive with him and Professor Mohl to the dinner: I am not a stranger to the writings of Professor Mohl, who was once of Tubingen. His appreciation of the history and institutions of my country is marvellous, beginning with his labors twenty years ago, and showing itself in his late masterly work on public law, which I trust soon to see finished. The dinner to which you invite me has an additional attraction in his promised presence. of Germany, who has just produced a remarkable work on public law, was another guest. In the course of the dinner I was led to think, from something which fell from the president and h
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