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Caspar Wister (search for this): chapter 13
was still an invalid. In April, while at Washington, he suffered a relapse. With no immediate cause that was apparent except a slight over-exertion, he was attacked with severe pains in the back and pressure on the brain, attended with lameness and exhaustion. He could not rise from his chair or walk without pain; and this condition lasted for a month. It was apparent that he must resign the hope of activity in the Senate for the present; and he yielded to the advice of his physicians, Dr. Wister and Dr. Perry, reinforced by Mr. Seward and other senators who had observed his continued liability to prostration, that he must abstain from the excitement of public life for a year to come. He was much in doubt where to go, what baths, if any, to take, and to what course of treatment to resort. In a letter to Longfellow, May 10, from Mr. Furness's, he stated his perplexity and his most depressing sense of invalidism, and closed by saying, Meanwhile time and opportunity, irrevocable, pa
Henry Woods (search for this): chapter 13
had been invited, but got home as soon as possible, and went to bed. April 24. Began the day by abandoning a breakfast at Mr. Senior's, where I was to meet Main, the head of the late Venetian Republic, and Lord Ashburton. April 28. In the house all the time till to-day, when I wrapt up and went to the exhibition of Paul de la Roche's pictures, which pleased me. May 1. Sent letters to the [American] merchants, declining a public dinner. John Munroe, E. C. Cowdin, Thomas N. Dale, H. Woods, W. Endicott, Jr., etc. Sumner's letter will be found in his Works, vol. IV. pp. 402-405. May 2. At last got out to-day. During all this time I have read and seen company. I have hired a Frenchman who does not know English to come every forenoon to read and speak French with me. Went to the Institute and heard the discourse of M. Mignet on Lakaual. Joseph Lakanal, 17,2-1845. a French writer and naturalist; a Republican and revolutionist, living in the United States 1815-1837; at
Emmeline Stuart Wortley (search for this): chapter 13
the song; afterwards C. came to my room and we talked together. October 31. Left Castle Howard at eight o'clock in the morning; C. rose to see me off; Mr. Grey left en route with me as far as Manchester; in the train, not far from York, met Sir Roderick Murchison; crossed the country by Crewe to Stafford, where I took a fly and drove six miles to Lord Hatherton's, Teddesley Park, near Penkridge, where I arrived just at dinner-time; in the house were several guests,—Lady Wharncliffe and Miss Wortley, Lord Wrottesley, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reeve, Hon. Spencer Lyttleton, Mrs. Gaskell and daughters. Lady Hatherton most charming and hospitable. The Dowager Lady Hatherton, a faithful friend of Sumner, has lived in London since the death of her husband in 1863. November 1. Sunday. This forenoon drove to the beautiful parish church of Penkridge, where in the chancel were beautiful monuments; curious sermon; after lunch went with Lord Hatherton to see his farm, which is in remarkable o
o remembered meeting me at Berlin. August 4. Lunched at Argyll Lodge; called on Lady Morgan; Sumner made her acquaintance in 1838. Ante, vol. II. pp. 21, 46. went to House 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 neighbor squires to dinner. August 7. Mr. Cobden drove me in an open wagon to Chichester (twelve miles), where I was to take the train for Weymouth; visited the cathedral there, where are works of Flaxman and the tomb of Chillingworth; lunched at the house of a cousin of Mr. C. August 10. Left Jersey at half-past 10 o
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