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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
berton, and was placed in the family of Rev. Jonathan French, the minister of the South Parish of thly Advertiser and Patriot, July 15, 1835. Rev. Mr. French was of Braintree nativity. He was, in eahingtons were received into the family of Rev. Mr. French. Memoir of Hon. Samuel Phillips, Ll.D, Quincy was, from 1778 to 1786, an inmate of Mr. French's family, while pursuing his studies at the n, 1867, p. 26, where an account is given of Mr. French's family life. Mr. French has been commendedMr. French has been commended for his fidelity and success as a Christian teacher. He died, July 28, 1809. Sprague's Annals (er written in October of the same year to Rev. Mr. French, he enjoined upon him to correct Master to Mrs. Abigail Stearns, the daughter of Rev. Mr. French:— I went to Andover a few weeks ago, es of her childhood, and of his residence in Mr. French's family in his boyhood. Memorial of Madam lish well, and had some knowledge of Latin and French. She was tolerably proficient in music, and c
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
immediately after his appointment as sheriff. The interesting part of the letter (in which he gives Mr. Webster and Judge Story as his own references) is as follows:— My oldest son, Charles Sumner, is desirous of being admitted a member of the Military Academy at West Point. He will be fifteen years old in January next. He is of a good constitution and in good health, although unusually studious. He is well acquainted with Latin and Greek; is somewhat acquainted with arithmetic and algebra, and French. He is exceedingly well acquainted with history and geography, both ancient and modern. He knows the scenes of many of the distinguished battles of ancient and modern times, and the characters of the heroes who figured in them. He has a strong sense of patriotic pride, and a devotion to the welfare and glory of his country. He is now at the Latin School in Boston, and in August next will be qualified to enter the University at Cambridge. He prefers the Academy at West Point
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 4: College Life.—September, 1826, to September, 1830.—age, 15-19. (search)
nces in Christian story, where the man of violence is softened suddenly into a saintly character. I do not exaggerate in the least. So much have I been impressed by it at times, that I could hardly believe in his personal identity, and I have recalled the good Fra Cristoforo, in the exquisite romance of Manzoni, to prove that the simplest life of unostentatious goodness may succeed a youth hot with passion of all kinds. Works, Vol. V. pp. 236-239. Stearns was the grandson of Rev. Jonathan French, of Andover, whose care for Sumner's father as a boy has already been mentioned. Formerly a clergyman in Newburyport, he is now the pastor of a Presbyterian church in Newark, N. J. He took high rank in college, and has fulfilled his early promise. Hopkinson received the highest honors in the class. He was as a student quite mature, and was older than most of his classmates. He practised law in Lowell, became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and was afterwards president of t
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)
your own, and also to enjoy the numerous allusions to and quotations from the authors of old Rome, with which elegant composition is so often interspersed. Further, the study of Latin will be a very proper discipline to your mind. The value of French, as a part of female education, I do not think so high as that of Latin. His foreign travels changed his opinion as to the study of the French language. Fashion and custom, though, have settled this question against me; and, in fact, have required from every lady a knowledge of this tongue. You, therefore, should learn French, as it were, in self-defence, to show that you are not behind that standard of education fixed for ladies. Remember, further, that books will be constant friends, to relieve you from lonesomeness and perhaps sorrow. . . . These are incoherent hints, my Jane, which I wish you to think of, and, if willing, to adopt. I might expand them into a treatise. I hope Mary—who is not so docile as you—will imbibe som
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)
d worn my knees and patience by compliance with the devotional attitudes of the place. The service, homily, &c., were in French. I am obliged to stay in this place longer than I feel willing to, because no steamboat leaves on Sunday night; I shall wyers incidental thereto, with quite an animated argument growing out of the filing of an affidavit,—all of which were in French. Indeed this is the language which meets you everywhere in Canada, reminding you of the origin of the Colony and of its conquest. I have felt humbled at my inability to speak French, and also to understand what I hear spoken. To-morrow (Tuesday, Sept. 13, anniversary of Wolfe's great victory and death), I shall leave Montreal for the South, commencing or rather ce that there will be no miscarriage. If you should do me the honor to write to me, I should be glad to have you write in French. I hope to see you within a year at Heidelberg, as I propose very soon to visit Germany, and feel desirous to bespeak yo
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 9: going to Europe.—December, 1837.—Age, 26. (search)
e in which it has been held; examine its preface and look at the book itself, so that you may have it bodily before you whenever you see it referred to. I hope you will not consider me as suggesting too much when I add, Study the Norman or Law French. A few hours a day for a few weeks will give you a competent knowledge of it. There is a dictionary of the language by Kelham, but it is very poor, and you must rely upon your good wits to assist you. At the beginning of the Instructor Clericaliw-passengers are four in number,—one a young man about twenty, a brother of the captain who makes his first trip; another, Mr. Munroe, John Munroe, afterwards a banker in Paris. a commission merchant of Boston; and two others who I am told are French, though I have not yet been able to distinguish them among the number of strangers who are going down to return in the steamboat. No ladies are aboard. Your father was kind enough to come to the wharf and see me off. I have said farewell to
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
room of the learned Pundit, I summoned all my French, and asked, Est-ce Monsieur Foelix, que j'ai lll renounce every thing until I learn to speak French. To that my first labors must be devoted. Th while reading Latin poetry than when speaking French. He gave the French pronunciation to his Latiso that at first I should have mistaken it for French. M. Ampere, Jean Jacques Ampere (son of the ve engaged the assistance of a new teacher for French,--M. Debidas, On Sumner's next visit to Eurnt themselves; but my first desire is to speak French. Jan. 23. Heard part of Jouffroy's lecture the sake of having somebody with whom to talk French; and made my first excursion to-day through thsited the other side of the river, and studied French. Feb. 5. At the College de France, at eighthis evening that I had gained a great deal of French; that they were astonished at my progress. I proposed to render me assistance in acquiring French, if I would return the same assistance to him [7 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 12: Paris.—Society and the courts.—March to May, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
side of the river, hearing lectures, studying French, and familiarizing myself with the objects of rsons. There were Spanish, Italians, Germans, French, and Americans present, and through the medium a copy of the book in the hands of one or two French litterateurs, who have promised to review it ithen visited my new acquaintance Ledru, talked French, examined his library, and gave him advice on erent. The defence was theatrical, brilliant, French. The counsel grasped the hand of his client, aur's. The scene at the cemetery was thoroughly French. Long before I approached it I saw persons onht a very beautiful speech,—animated, flowing, French. He used a brief, which appeared to contain thl and inanimate, and his appearance vulgar,—in French I should say, grossier. He was more subtle thaspeaking English, and not allowing me to speak French. He is a stout person, of about fifty-five, pd gentleman of sixty or upwards, with thorough French politeness. When I left him he made a sweeping[3 more...]<
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)
essed the great pleasure it had given him; he thought it better executed than any work of the kind in England or France. I amused him not a little by telling him that a Frenchman recommended himself to me, on my arrival in Paris, as a teacher of French, by saying that he had taught the great English poet, Wordsworth. The latter assured me that he had not had a French instructor since his dancing-master! He spoke in the kindest terms of Mr. Washington Allston, and inquired earnestly after his ciously; and, like Monsieur Jourdain in Moliere's delicious comedy, would be astonished if they should be told that during all their lives they had been talking prose! Read the Bourgeois Gentilhomme, if you have not read it before now; it is easy French, and is full of pleasant turns. This sheet is enriched by a picture of Abbotsford and of Melrose Abbey. I hope that you know all about these already. The life of Scott must have made you acquainted with Abbotsford; and Melrose Abbey is the s