This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 Right Rev. F. D. Huntington said, in 1886, that Sumner looked then ‘Apollo-like, with the most distinguished presence of any one of his age in Massachusetts.’ He was described in 1850 as ‘wearing a dark-blue coat, a white vest, crossed by a broad, black watch-guard.’ In Warrington's ‘Pen Portraits,’ p. 200, it is said that ‘he was always picturesquely dressed.’
2 Nathan Hale, Jr., in the Boston Advertiser, Aug. 28, 1846. Boston ‘Atlas,’ August 28. E. P. Whipple, in the Boston Courier, August 28, noted ‘the vitality’ of the oration as pre-eminently deserving attention, and how ‘it came warm from the orator's own nature in the very language of thought and feeling.’
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.