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thirty years afterwards, I read in some of his congressional speeches; and they were always accurate. I recollect accompanying him to an ecclesiastical council (ex parte) held in the old court-house in Cambridge, to dismiss the Rev. Dr. Holmes. Mr. Hoar of Concord was counsel for the party opposed to Dr. Holmes. We went to hear his argument, in the course of which he quoted the familiar line, Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis. But instead of saying in illis, he said cum illis. Sumner was greatly shocked at the mistake, and turning to me said, A man ought to be ashamed of himself who attempts to quote an author, and does not quote correctly. This slight misquotation condemned the scholarship of Mr. Hoar in his estimation; and he had no confidence in his learning afterwards. He was a person of great self-possession, a trait which he inherited from his father, who when high-sheriff of Suffolk County was called upon to read the Riot Act on the stage of the Federal-Street Theat
ed with terrible pains in the heart. He was soon, however, somewhat relieved by his physician, Dr. J. T. Johnson, and passed a comparatively comfortable night; but in the morning he was cold and almost insensible. At ten o'clock he recognized Judge Hoar, and said, Don't forget my Civil-rights Bill. Observing Mr. Hooper near him, he exclaimed, My book! My book is not finished. Later in the day he moaned, I am so tired! I am so tired! and, when Judge Hoar brought him a message from Mr. EmerJudge Hoar brought him a message from Mr. Emerson, he said, Tell Emerson I love him and revere him. Yes, I will tell him, replied the judge; for he says you have the largest heart of any man alive. The judge soon afterward took his hand; and at ten minutes before three o'clock, P. M., March 11, 1874, Charles Sumner ceased to breathe. The news spread instantaneously over the nation; and millions were in tears. No death since that of Abraham Lincoln had so touched the hearts of the American people. Congress had already adjourned. On F