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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)
oker. Among its earliest members was Samuel Rogers; and among those who frequented it most was Theodore Hook. Nov. 22, 1838. my dear Mrs. Howe, Ante, Vol. I. pp. 164-16.—I should be cold, indeed, did I not cordially acknowledge your kind letter, which I have received by your nephew, Edward Lyman. I often think of Cambridge and the quiet life I have led there, and the many good friends who, I hope, will not forget me during a protracted absence. The Book Club still exists. . . . We judge English authors better than the English themselves: all here are too near them. When I see the foppery of Bulwer every day, and hear his affected voice, should not that disenchant me from the spell of his composition? You, sitting in your rocking-chair and joining reading to your household duties, actually keep a better run of English literature than many—ay, than most —of the English themselves. London is so full, and teeming, and mighty, that it is next to impossible for anybody to do more <
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)
ters. He then repeated to me Williams's lines on the Apollo, and took up his pen and wrote them down for me without referring to any copy, and as fast as I write English. They are among the autographs bequeathed by Sumner to the Library of Harvard College. I have the lines in Brougham's Greek autograph, and shall send them homey Seymour is generally considered the more beautiful. Her style of beauty is unlike Mrs. Norton's; her features are smaller, and her countenance lighter and more English. In any other drawing-room she would have been deemed quite clever and accomplished, but Mrs. Norton's claims to these last characteristics are so pre-eminent aseen him. That common expression her and me for, as some say, she and I, was ingeniously discussed. Lord Holland defended the use of her and me, as good idiomatic English, thus: No one is handsomer than her, and He is absent oftener than me. Lord Holland said that his uncle, C. J. Fox, had studied these points, and used these expr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 19: Paris again.—March to April, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
urs with the same facility with which I abandoned them. Last night, I dined in company with Papineau, and then went to Lord Granville's,—thus passing from the so-called traitor to the ambassador. I like Papineau A Canadian revolutionist. very much. He is a remarkable man,—firm and dignified in his manner, and conversing with great grace and ability. His hatred of England somewhat shocked my love of my mother-country. He prefers to speak French; and it was easy to see, when he used English, that he was not at home, and that his ideas lost much of their force. I have seldom met a person who interested me more, and whose society I felt more anxious to cultivate. Perhaps I was won by his misfortunes. As we parted,—he treating me with great warmth and attention,—I contented myself with saying, and I could not say less: Monsieur Papineau, je vous souhaite le bonheur.—Ah! he replied, Nous nous verrons encore une fois en Amerique dans les jours qui seront bons et beaux. Th
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
on here, but I shall leave the place without taking advantage of any. I have travelled from Marseilles with three Frenchmen, young men of rank, in whose company I have made all my excursions, and for some time have not been in the way of hearing English. From my French friends I have learned some lessons in economy. It is to me astonishing to observe the nicety with which they drive a bargain; and as one of them has always held our common purse and acted as manager, I have had the benefit of the historian. I saw but once, as he has left town to be absent some six weeks. He inquired kindly after you. He said that he hoped to see Prescott's book translated. When I told him that Prescott used his eyes considerably now, he exclaimed in English: God, what a happy man he must be! I like Capponi much, and regret that I saw so little of him. Of Wilde Richard Henry Wilde, 1789-1847. He represented Georgia in Congress at different times, from 1815 to 1835; was in Europe from 1835 to 18
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
nk of me, who, in every country which I have visited, have dined later than everybody else, and never take any thing from breakfast till dinner. At the table at that hour, of course, I had no appetite; and Madame Mittermaier said, with much naivete;, Why, you do not eat; you have already dined before coming here. I have long talks with Mittermaier, who is a truly learned man, and, like yourself, works too hard. We generally speak French, though sometimes I attempt German, and he attempts English; but we are both happy to return to the universal language of the European world. I like Thibaut very much. He is now aged but cheerful. His conversation is very interesting, and abounds with scholarship; if he were not so modest I should think him pedantic. In every other sentence he quotes a phrase from the Pandects or a classic. It has been a great treat to me to talk familiarly, as I have, with the two distinguished heads of the great schools, proand con,on the subject of codificat
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
bly kind. In Lord Morpeth's note of November, 1840, there was a timely caution:— I have to thank you for your most agreeable and thoroughly welcome letter from your own home. I cannot help being gratified that European, and especially English, recollections have not lost their hold upon you; but you must not let them exercise too great an influence upon either thought or action, or disable you from entering with freshness and energy upon whatever pursuit you have set before you. . . He was truly a great jurist. I trust Mrs. Mittermaier is well, and your daughter and all your children. From what you write in your last, I feel very anxious in regard to your son, the advocate, with whom I had so much pleasant conversation in English. Pray give him my best wishes for his speedy recovery. Perhaps a sea voyage will do him good. Let him cross the ocean and visit America. I shall be most happy to welcome him in my humble way, and all your friends here will receive him as you
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
It is not always May is a truly melodious composition. The Rainy Day is a little pearl. Maidenhood is a delicate, delicious, soft, hazy composition. God's-Acre is a very striking thought. Then, the hexameters. I do not like this measure in English. Our language has too many little words to bear this dactylic and spondaic yoke; but Longfellow has written the best that have been written in the language. I return you your notes on the Right of Search. I sent you, some time ago, a reply anction, even by implication, being extended to slavery. Lord Ashburton and his suite spread a social charm over Washington, and filled everybody with friendly feelings toward England. Even J. Q. Adams relaxed in his opposition to all things English; and he confessed that this mission and the conduct of its members had made him for once doubt the uniform hostile intentions of England to the United States. Choate thinks you were influenced by the desire to save all the money we owe your s
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
Evidence. It is now passing through a second edition. It is written with singular neatness and exactness, and has already become a classical work among the lawyers of America. The author is now preparing a second volume on the same subject, in which he will consider it with a view to the practical questions that may arise before the jury. The first volume was devoted to the general principles of the subject. I was quite gratified and astonished to observe that your last letter was in English; but there seems to be nothing that does not yield to German perseverance and ability. Remember me most kindly to your family, particularly to those two sons (boys when I saw them) whose appearance gave such promise of future excellence; and believe me Very sincerely yours, Charles Sumner. To Charlemagne Tower, Waterville, N. Y. Boston, Sept. 18, 1843. my dear Tower,—I had the pleasure of receiving your eloquent discourse only day before yesterday; and, without leaving my seat,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
ir eyes. Greene has given you fresh tidings of American life and of our circle,—your friends here. He must have found us dull and prosaic, and I doubt not hurried back with a most willing heart. Give him my love. He must report his arrival. Ever very sincerely yours, Charles Sumner. To Professor Mittermaier, Heidelberg. Boston, Feb. 1, 1844. my dear friend,—I have now before me your very kind letter of Nov. 17, written in French. You promise that your next favor shall be in English. I wonder that you have been able to obtain such command of our language, to write it with such fluency and correctness. What is the mystery of this? The death of poor Wheeler brought great grief to his family and his friends. We can hardly believe that his sunny countenance and his great attainments have been removed from us. The favorable opinion which you expressed with regard to him has helped to console many of his friends. I have been pained to hear of your illness, and espec