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Charles Sumner—the portrait by Brady The single-mindedness, the moral grandeur stamped upon Sumner's features are revealed in this lifelike portrait. Even those whose political convictions were different, though equally intense, could agree with the estimate of his biographer, Moorfield Storey: ‘Charles Sumner was a great man in his absolute fidelity to principle-his unflinching devotion to duty, his indifference to selfish considerations, his high scorn of anything petty or mean.’ He had convinced himself that suffrage was a right and not a privilege, and all the force of his intellect and character was devoted to accomplishing what he thought was right. The eulogy by Lamar pays him fitting tribute.


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