cannot promote your views on the subject more effectually than by putting them in the hands of Milnes.
He is a most amiable gentleman, of various accomplishments and elevated tastes,—preserving his purity of heart amidst all the attractions of London life.
I do not think Mary is better; she is very cold and pale.
She is always charmed by kindness, and does not forget yours.
Choate is entirely uncommitted on the subject of international copyright.
He has never looked at it; and if he sees his way clear to be its advocate, he will enter into it. He asked me to state to him, in a few words, the arguments on both sides.
I thought of Madame de Stael and Fichte,— “Donnez moi vos idees en dix mots.”
I did it; and he muses still.
To Dr. Lieber
he wrote, Sept. 13, 1843:—
I have only a moment for a single line.
The sun is bright; the day is fair.
The ‘Orpheus’ arrived this morning; so did Mackenzie.
I have been to ask the latter to join me in dining with Longfellow, and now go to superintend the landing of the former.
‘At the Inglises' last night we talked of you, and listened to beautiful music, which Miss Harper very much admired.’