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[170] would have noted their appearance. Tacitus tells the story in his pregnant way somewhere, does he not? Judge Story has consented to deliver a eulogy on the late Chief. He will, of course, select his own time, which will be somewhere in October.

With great respect, I am yours truly,


To Jonathan C. Perkins.

Boston, July 28, 1835.
my dear Sir,—I am delighted that you are so pleased with your work. I felt anxious lest my recommendation should not be confirmed by your experience; but your letter removes all doubt on that score. I still feel that the money will be the least advantage that you will reap. The practice, the self-confidence (without which, if properly tempered by modesty, nothing great can be done), the habit of looking up cases and of looking down upon the opinions of judges, and the wide and various learning,—all of it applicable particularly to the business of our State,—will be worth more to you than a governmental office. I believe that you will feel yourself a stronger man when you have passed through this labor than before. . . .

Yours truly,

C. S

To Dr. Francis Lieber.

Boston, Aug. 25, 1835.
my dear doctor,—The day has gone by for a degree for Mittermaier this season. He will probably receive it next year. . . . In the Revue Étrangere, edited by M. Foelix, of Paris (a correspondent of mine), is a long article on the translations of Beaumont and Tocqueville,1—yours, Dr. Julius's, &c.,—written by Mittermaier. An analysis of your Preliminary Essay is given, and you are spoken of in the most flattering manner. I wrote an editorial notice of it in the ‘Advertiser’ of yesterday.

I am determined to have your sketch of the battle of Waterloo published as a peace tract, or as an essay in some journal of the Peace Society; perhaps I shall write some introductory remarks.

I feel anxious to hear from your ‘Reminiscences of Niebuhr.’ Now is the harvest-time for American authors in England. Perhaps our books are now sought after as much more than they deserve as they formerly were less than their deserts. Put your sickle in while the sun shines and the golden sheaves extend their necks to the edge. You are one of the few men whom I wish to see with a fortune, because I believe you would use it as one who has God's stamp should. It will be only a novum organon for higher exertion.


1 Their Report upon the Penitentiary System of the United States.

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