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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
ystem of study for the coming year. Law, classics, history, and literature is certainly too wide a range for any common mind to spread over at one time. Better follow Captain Bobadil's example; take them man by man, and kill them all up by computation. Hopkinson, Jan. 6, 1832, calls him the indefatigable, ever-delving student, and amorous votary of antiquity; and refers, May 12, to the study and diligence for which the world gives you credit. Browne wrote from Cambridge to Stearns, May 6, 1832:— We, in Cambridge here, are studying law at a trot, or rather I should say, reciting it. Some study hard,—among them your good friend Charles, hater of mathematics; but as to your other friend [himself], he studies the books but little. Sumner will be a vast reservoir of law, if he lives to be at the bar; which, if you take the bodings of a harsh, constant cough and a most pale face, might seem doubtful. Yet his general health seems perfect. He eats well, sleeps well, and so thr