then an invalid, with whom he drove six hours the day after Parker
wrote in his journal an account of a conversation in Sumner
's room, with Motley
present, when Sumner
spoke of John A. Andrew
, hoping he would soon be governor of Massachusetts
, and recalling Judge Peleg Sprague
's tribute to his ability as a lawyer.
This was Sumner
's last intercourse with Parker
, whom he accompanied, June 24, to the railway station as the latter left Paris
met again in Paris Montalembert
, the Mohls, the Circourts, and R. M. Milnes
At the Princess Belgiojoso's4
he met Mignet
, Henri Martin
, and Cousin
, with whom he had had interviews in 1838, and conversed with them on literature and current events.
He passed much time in the shops of the Rue Rivoli
and the quais.
He took great pleasure in exhibition of Ary Scheffer's pictures.
His physician directing a trial of sea-baths, he went to Dieppe
, June 26; but dissatisfied with a place which lacked libraries or other interests, he remained only a day, and left for London
There he passed a busy month, filled with invitations to breakfasts and dinners from the Sutherlands, Lansdownes, Westminster
, Granvilles, Palmerstons, Argylls, Stanhopes, Cranworths, Wensleydales, Kinnairds; as also from Reeve, Senior
,5 Sir Henry Holland
, T. Baring
, and Mrs. Norton
He met again Brougham
, an invalid, asked him to tea, referring to the pleasure which he and Lady Arabella King
found in each other's society.
He was present at a reception at Strawberry Hill
The Speaker gave him a seat for a month under the gallery of the House
, which he frequently occupied.
London society, agreeable as it was, was too much of a strain, and he left,