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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
nne, a brother, who has the valuable living in the neighborhood. Mr. Gladstone is much engaged in three volumes on Homer. I found in him the eloquent conversation which I have admired. November 5. This morning, in the rain, drove through the park with Mr. Gladstone; then at eleven o'clock left the castle; at noon reached Chester, where I drove about the town, visited the old cathedral, walked on the old town walls, and then drove to Eaton Hall, the magnificent seat of the Marquis of Westminster, in pursuance of a kind invitation which I had received from the Marchioness. Arrived there before lunch; the Marchioness showed me through the house and took me to my room most hospitably; notwithstanding rain, visited the gardens and stables; at dinner were Sir Edward Cust, master of ceremonies at the palace, Mr. Antrobus of the English legation at Washington in 1816-1819, Mr. Parker John H. Parker (1806-1884). the archaeologist, and several others, besides the two daughters of my h
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
versed with them on literature and current events. He passed much time in the shops of the Rue Rivoli and the quais. He took great pleasure in exhibition of Ary Scheffer's pictures. His physician directing a trial of sea-baths, he went to Dieppe, June 26; but dissatisfied with a place which lacked libraries or other interests, he remained only a day, and left for London. There he passed a busy month, filled with invitations to breakfasts and dinners from the Sutherlands, Lansdownes, Westminster, Granvilles, Palmerstons, Argylls, Stanhopes, Cranworths, Wensleydales, Kinnairds; as also from Reeve, Senior, Macaulay, 1808-1871. Of a noble family of Milan; exiled by Austria for her liberal ideas; a traveller and author. Sir Henry Holland, T. Baring, Buxton, Denison, and Mrs. Norton. He met Thackeray and Cruikshank at L. B. Mackinnon's. He met again Brougham and Lyndhurst. Lady Byron, an invalid, asked him to tea, referring to the pleasure which he and Lady Arabella King found