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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 4: College Life.—September, 1826, to September, 1830.—age, 15-19. (search)
its annual meeting, with the oration and poem; its new catalogue, prepared by a committee of which he was a member; the election of Wendell Phillips as its presi dent; the meetings of The Nine; the issue of the new magazine, The Collegian; the examination in mathematics; the love-affairs of students; and a trial in which he had heard Samuel Hoar make a most excellent and ingenious plea. The letter of Dec. 12, 1829, begins with a sentence filling nearly a page,—a parody on the style of Dr. Thomas Brown's Philosophy of the Human Mind, an abridgment of which, by Professor Hedge, was a text-book for the Senior Class,—and it closes thus:— Have told you every thing new in college now. Every thing here is always the same,—the same invariable round of bells and recitations, of diggings and of deads! Mathematics piled on mathematics! Metaphysics murdered and mangled! Prayer-bells after prayer-bells; but, worse than all, commons upon commons! Clean, handsome plates, and poor food!
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
nd his measures relating to the deposits. In the House it is the other way. The Legislature of Pennsylvania have the question now before them; and it is said that upon their proceedings depends the fate of the measure. If they go against Jackson, their large delegation will swing round directly, and give the day to the opposition. Jackson is represented as uncompromising and violent, determined to hold on in his course till he can no longer. The city is full of travellers. I am now at Brown's, but I hope to find some private boarding-place in the course of the day. My expenses to this time have been something over thirty dollars. I wish I had twenty dollars more with me. I hardly think I shall have occasion for it, but it would make me feel more comfortable to think that there was no risk of my spending my last dollar before I arrived home. I wish, of course, to see Baltimore and also Philadelphia more than I have. While passing through the cities now, I should see them so
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
. In Canada he travelled with a young Scotchman whom he had met at Ballston,—Thomas Brown, of Lanfire House, Kilmarnock, a nephew of Lord Jeffrey, a friend of Talfourd, and a member of the Garrick Club of London. Brown took life easily, unencumbered with professional or family cares, and amused himself in travelling and frequentThey corresponded from this time, and afterwards met in London and Scotland. Brown died in Jan., 1873. At Quebec Sumner dined with Chief-Justice Sewall, now well y she spoke of him and Hillard as glorious fellows. With his Scotch friend, Thomas Brown, he had much correspondence, both while the latter remained in America and any other interesting personages were there; also a young Scotch advocate, Thomas Brown. who has since been my travelling companion, and is now writing at the same , a landing midway between Quebec and Montreal, I parted with my English friend Brown. In Montreal to-day I attended court, and heard what I supposed was the call
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 13: England.—June, 1838, to March, 1839.—Age, 27-28. (search)
e Thames, and was a guest temporarily at the Tavistock Inn, Recommended by his Scotch friend, Brown, and by John Wilks. The latter, an active writer in his day, seems to have been much attracted admitted as a foreign visitor,—a qualified membership,—to four clubs; To the Garrick through Brown, and the Travellers' through Sergeant D'Oyly. the Garrick, Alfred, Travellers', and Athenaeum. tions, and entertained by Sir James Gibson Craig at Riccarton House. Next he visited his friend Brown at Lanfire House, Kilmarnock, and joined in the rude festivities of a Highland wedding. While lis period. He was supplied with many by Kenyon, Morpeth, Sir David Brewster, Hayward, Talfourd, Brown, Miss Martineau, and the Montagus. These, together with others, some rare and costly, which he Mr. Sumner at St. Germain en Laye, in 1858, he was undergoing the severe treatment adopted by Dr. Brown-Sequard for the cure of his spinal injuries. Subjugated as he was by the pain and irritation
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
of Parliament and others; but I am without the sympathies of home: and yet I need not complain; I have found so much kindness, and particularly from my old friend Brown. I belong to two clubs,—the Garrick, and the Alfred. The Garrick is the chosen place of the wits: dining quietly there, you may see and enjoy the society of manyord Leicester (old Coke), which I cannot neglect; also from Lord Fitzwilliam, Sir Henry Halford, Mr. Justice Vaughan, Lord Wharncliffe; and besides, from my friend Brown in Scotland, Mr. Marshall at the Lakes, Lord Morpeth in Ireland; and this moment, while I write, I have received a note from the greatest of wits, Sydney Smith, ldings, diving into the retirement of Elm Court to see Talfourd, or into the deeper retirement of Pump Court where is Wilkinson, or prematurely waking up my friend Brown from his morning slumbers, at two o'clock in the afternoon, in Crown-Office Row. You may gather from my letters that I have seen much of the profession, and als
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. (search)
irst third of the present century,—Jeffrey, Brougham, Playfair, Sydney Smith, Francis Horner, Thomas Brown, and Henry Cockburn. A note of Sydney Smith, introducing Sumner to the Lord-Advocate, was foembered to Governor Everett. Will you be kind enough to do this? I am now visiting my friend Brown. His house stands about a mile from the road. You approach it by either of two lodges, which ant room with a beautiful prospect,—which is covered with books from the floor to the ceiling. Mrs. Brown, the mother of my friend, looks very much like her brother, Lord Jeffrey. I find myself so mud by Lord John Russell. C. S. a Unitarian clergyman at Liverpool . . . . I am with my friend Brown at Lanfire House. One may ride in his grounds twelve, perhaps twenty, miles. I sit and read in umor, look at these. They would make a volume of infinite fun. I have passed five days with Brown in rambling round his grounds and in reading in his library. He wished to be remembered kindly