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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 17: London again.—characters of judges.—Oxford.—Cambridge— November and December, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
the most quiet way the social experiences of his long life; Poole, the author of Paul Pry, sitting silently and tremblingly in a corner, beneath a fine painting of John Kemble; the editors of the Times and Globe laughing and dining together, not remembering the morning and evening severities in which they had indulged; Hayward, poor in health, taking a light dinner; Stephen Price sipping his gin and water, &c. Next I dined with Mr. Justice Vaughan and Lady St. John en famille; next with Baron Alderson, where we had Sir Gregory Lewin, Sir Gregory A. Lewin died in 1845, aged fifty-one. He served in the navy from 1808 to 1818; then studied at Cambridge, and made choice of the law as his profession. He joined the Northern Circuit; and, in 1842, became Recorder of Doncaster. He wrote upon the Poor Laws. He accompanied Sumner to Oxford; arranged for his visit to the Thames Tunnel; and invited him to breakfast at 32 Upper Harley Street. Sir Francis Palgrave, 1788-1861. He wrote sev
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 18: Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.—January, 1839, to March, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
at I dined in company with Mr. Erskine at Baron Alderson's the day of his appointment. He is a vertency he added last term a jealousy of Barons Alderson and Parke. He wants the judicial capacity: hcompared with him are Alderson and Patteson. Alderson is hasty and crotchety. Parke is also open, hich has been republished here. Next is Baron Alderson. Ante, Vol. I. p. 362. He and Baron Park. I have written you so much and often about Alderson that I have little to add. Like Parke, he is than any other judge in Westminster Hall. Lady Alderson is a modest, quiet person, with a young fawager of the late Lord Gifford. It was to Baron Alderson that I was indebted for an introduction to. Maltby—was at one time the private tutor of Alderson. Lockhart seems to be quite a friend of AlderAlderson. I have always met him when I have been at the Baron's. Alderson has a good deal of dry humor. Alderson has a good deal of dry humor. It was he who said, on Brougham being made Lord Chancellor: If his Lordship knew a little law, he w[4 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Jan. 16, 1839. (search)
however, lapidary, being too long. Brougham told me that his own Greek epigram was the worst of all. You will see an allusion to this story in a note in the last Quarterly Review, to which I first called Chantrey's attention. I have spoken of Courtenay as the great gastronomer; I shall not neglect to add that he is as good a scholar as epicure. When we were speaking of Greek epigrams, he and Brougham alternately quoted to me several, which were circulating in English society, written by Alderson and Williams; and when I quoted an out-of-the-way line from Juvenal, Courtenay at once gave the next one. Indeed, in the fine English society you will be struck by this thorough. ness of classical education, which makes a Latin or Greek epigram a choice morsel even for a dainty epicure. Strange union that in Brougham! I have met few men who seemed such critics of food. Courtenay had been in Germany; and Brougham said to Miss C., I understand you have been flirting with the King of Bava