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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)
y place. The boat started at seven o'clock in the morning. Chas. Travelling is very expensive,—thus far full thirty pBaltimore to-morrow at seven o'clock. Your prodigal son, Chas. To his parents. Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 1834. ial visit with that view. Affectionately, your prodigal, Chas. To Professor Simon Greenleaf. Washington, March 3, 18I have taken private lodgings. Affectionately, your son, Chas. To his sister Jane, aged fourteen. Washington, March in a case of great magnitude. Your affectionate brother, Chas. To his sister Mary, aged twelve years. Washington, Tused to father. Good night, by your affectionate brother, Chas To Professor Simon Greenleaf. Washington, March 18, 183ppy, as I have been and now am. Affectionately, your son Chas. To Professor Simon Greenleaf. Washington, March 21, 1 will be superfluous to write till I come home. Good-by. Chas. You will see that this is written in a hurricane of h
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)
ster. A storm is rising and the rapids are raging. With my love to all my friends, believe me affectionately Yours, Chas. S. To Professor Simon Greenleaf. Clifton House, Canada, Niagara Falls, Aug. 30, 1836. my dear Mr. Greenleaf,—Herwith infinite delight the debate in the British Parliament on Texas. A blow has been struck which will resound. Yours, Chas. S. P. S. I have studied Gray's poetry during my wanderings. His fame is a tripod, resting on those three wonders,—tIt was my first sight of him for days. He is toying in the shades of Pine Bank, and sends his love to you. Yours ever, Chas. S. My love to Longfellow, and kindest recollections to Chas. Daveis. Felton thinks himself better. To Charles S.portions of each day. We talked of you, and he thought that seeing you was seeing a large part of Maine. Yours as ever, Chas. S. To Professor Mittermaier. Boston (United States of America), Nov. 20, 1837. my dear Sir,—I feel grateful for yo<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 9: going to Europe.—December, 1837.—Age, 26. (search)
of play, read some good books which will help to improve the mind. . . . If you will let Horace read this letter, it will do the same, perhaps, as one addressed to him. Give my love to mother, and Mary, and the rest. Your affectionate brother, Chas. To George S. Hillard, Boston. Astor House, Dec. 8, 1837. my dear George,—It is now far past midnight, and I sail to-morrow forenoon. But I must devote a few moments to you. Your three letters have all been received, and have given me greth the motion of the vessel that I cannot write much longer. Preserve an affectionate heart for your family, friends, and society, and be not forward or vain. Believe that modesty and a retiring disposition are better recommendations than the contrary. The letter is called for to be carried up by the steamer; and so good-by, and believe me affectionately yours, Chas. I wished much to write Mary, before sailing; but my engagements have been so numerous that I could not. Let her know thi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 10: the voyage and Arrival.—December, 1837, to January, 1838— age, 26-27. (search)
articularize what I have said. Try to understand every thing as you proceed; and cultivate a love for every thing that is true, good, and pure. I need not exhort you to set a price upon every moment of time; your own convictions, I have no doubt, have taught you that minutes are like gold filings, too valuable to be slighted,— for a heap of these will make an ingot. Give my love to mother, and all the family. Tell George to write me a brisk, news-full letter. Your affectionate brother, Chas. Journal. Dec. 28, 1837. At length in Havre, with antiquity staring at me from every side. At four o'clock this morning weighed anchor, and drifted with the tide and a gentle wind to the docks; a noble work, contrived for the reception of vessels, and bearing the inscription of An IX. Bonaparte 1er Consul,—the labor of this great man meeting me on the very threshold of France. Dismissed from the custom house we went to the Hotel de New York, where a smiling French woman received us
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
posed as an honorary member of one of the clubs, and cordially received by Earl Fitzwilliam,—one of the first peers of the realm. As yet, however, I have not presented one of my letters of introduction; that I shall not do till I have selected lodgings. After these I am in full chase; but I wish my letters even more than lodgings, though I despair of comfort until I have both. Send back my letters, then, my dear George; send back my letters, and believe me As ever, affectionately yours, Chas. To Judge Story, Cambridge. Garrick Club, London, June 4, 1838. my dear Judge,—. . . My pulses beat quick as I first drove from London Bridge to the tavern, and, with my head reaching far out of the window, caught the different names of streets, so familiar by sound, but now first presented to the eye. As I passed the Inns, those chosen seats of ancient Themis, and caught the sight of Chancery Lane, I felt—but you will understand it all. I send now my memoir of your life and writing<
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)
amber window, while the moon was riding aloft, I looked out upon this venerable ruin, illustrated by poetry and association, and upon the towering Eildon Hills, which, with their majestic bodies, stood like two grand sentinels over the scene. God grant that you and all the family may be well, with happiness as a sunbeam in your paths! Study, my dear girl; employ your time; catch the priceless moments, and believe that they are better than gold and silver. As ever, affectionately yours, Chas. To Judge Story. Wentworth House, Murray's Handbook for Yorkshire, pp. 448, 449, has a description of Wentworth Castle. Oct. 24, 1838. my dear Judge,—From Wortley Hall I have passed to this magnificent palace; and, as my Lord Fitzwilliam Charles William Wentworth, fifth Earl Fitzwilliam, 1786-1857. He was a liberal peer and a supporter of the Reform Bill. His father was the friend of Fox until the controversy concerning the French Revolution divided them, and the nephew of the M