Purchase and read and study two volumes just published of Charles Sumner's “Orations and speeches.” You will find then full of the most noble views and inspiring sentiments. I could ask a young man just entering political life to do nothing better than to form his conduct after the high models here presented.Josiah Quincy, acknowledging the present to him of the two volumes, wrote Nov. 28, 1850:—
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1 1 Ante, vol. II. p. 328.
2 The publication was talked over with Longfellow a year before. Longfellow's ‘Life,’ vol. II. p. 136. These volumes did not include his lecture on ‘The Employment of Time.’ A third volume, entitled ‘Recent Speeches and Addresses,’ was published in 1856, a second edition of which contained Sumner's speech on ‘The Crime against Kansas.’
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