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2 Professor Martins cave the writer an account of the visit to Calvisson. M. Abauzit also wrote a full account for him, dated March 4, 1887, of what he calls ‘the most precious recollections’ of Sumner's visit. Writing of an interview with him at Montpellier, the pastor says: ‘Mr. Sumner had me read the letter which he had just received from the poet Longfellow, telling him of the death of the historian Prescott, and saying, “We shall never see that sunny face again!” He then talked a great deal of Theodore Parker, and said to me, “He is our first man; but he is wanting in veneration.” He took pleasure in repeating what Tocqueville had said to him: “Take care lest they take you for a French senator.” We were then under the empire.’
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