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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 13: England.—June, 1838, to March, 1839.—Age, 27-28. (search)
who witnessed it. It was said of him, that when an American gentleman, the gifted Charles Sumner, was in England, his popularity in society became justly so great and so general, that his friends began to devise what circle there was to show him which he had not yet seen, what great house that he had not yet visited. Autobiography, Memoir, and Letters of Henry Fothergill Chorley, Vol. I. p. 180. A few months after his return home, Mr. Hayward referred to him in the Quarterly Review, Dec., 1840, Vol. LXVII. pp 33, 34. Article on American Orators and Statesmen. This reference to Sumner was copied by the Law Reporter in a notice of the third volume of his Reports. Feb., 1841, Vol. III. p. 403. as the reporter of Judge Story's decisions, who recently paid a visit of some duration to this country, and presents in his own person a decisive proof that an American gentleman, without official rank or widespread reputation, by mere dint of courtesy, candor, an entire absence of pret
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
ion,—I do not think they much concern either you or I, Sir Charles. The whole room was convulsed with laughter, in which Sir Charles most heartily joined. Hayward, Abraham Hayward, born about 1800; author of several legal publications; editor of the Law Magazine, from which he retired in 1844; translator of Goethe's Faust, and of one of Savigny's works; and contributor to the Quarterly Review. Among his articles published in this periodical is one on American Orators and Statesmen, Dec., 1840, Vol. LXVII. pp. 1-53. See a letter of Judge Story to him, which furnished suggestions for the article,—Story's Life and Letters, Vol. II. pp. 324-327. Sumner was indebted to Mr. Hayward for many civilities, among them an introduction to Mrs. Norton. of the Law Magazine, I know very well. Last evening I met at dinner, at his chambers in King's Bench Walk, some fashionable ladies and authors, and M. P.'s. There we stayed till long after midnight, and— shall I say with Sir John?—heard t