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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
lic library in New York, and this library was to be the basis of it; but unfortunately it is already under the hammer in Paris, selling piece-meal, and Cogswell has abandoned the purchase. He has written to New York for authority to make discretionary purchases in other directions; if he does not have this, he will not remain abroad longer than March. The New York Review is exclusively his property. The last number I am told contains a very complimentary article on Hyperion, written by Samuel Ward. January 4. A happy New Year to you and Mrs. Greene, and Ponto. May your plans thrive. I wish you could give up article-writing and the thought of making translations, and apply yourself entirely to your Opus Maximum. Ranke, the historian of the Popes, I know. He is an ardent, lively, indefatigable person. He once obtained permission to search the manuscripts of the Vatican. Mai Angelo Mai, 1782-1854; discoverer of Cicero de Republica and other palimpsests, and at one time L
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
. . . . Choate will be glad to renew his acquaintance with you. His speech on McLeod's case is masterly. June 11, 1841. Works and Memoir of Rufus Choate, Vol. II. pp. 3-23. It exhausts the question. When shall we see you here? The three Misses Ward—a lovely triumvirate—are summering in Dorchester. Ever yours sincerely, Charles Sumner. To Professor Mittermaier, Heidelberg. Boston, June 30, 1841. my dear friend,—Four days ago I was rejoiced by your letter of May 7, which came bypt. 25, 1841. dear Hillard,—My researches in the clerk's office have been fruitful, and make me sanguine that we shall defeat the enemy. I have been occupied on these till three o'clock, when the office closed. The first day I dined with Samuel Ward, where we had an accidental, but very pleasant, reunion of several of our friends,—Lieber, Cogswell, Robert Walsh, Chevalier Nordine. On the next day I dined with the Misses Ward; last evening, with Mrs. Oakey; this morning I breakfasted w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
sea might hasten recovery. Similar invitations came from John Jay, at Bedford, N. Y.; Theodore Sedgwick, in New York; Samuel Ward, on Staten Island; and Mr. Daveis, at Portland. From England came the tender messages of Ingham and Morpeth, and from 10, 1844. my dear Hillard,—. . . On Saturday, Edward Austin drove me in an open buggy to Lenox, where we dined with Sam. Ward. He jolted us in his wagon to view the farms,—one of which he covets; afterwards, we looked on while, in a field not fMy hosts, who remember your visit with evident pleasure, leave Pittsfield on Friday morning. I shall go to Lenox, where Mrs. Ward welcomes me, and Mrs. Butler promises to read to me and ride with me; then to Stockbridge, back to Lenox, then to Newpohosts. I feel increasing strength; my pulse to-night is eighty-eight! To-morrow I move to Lenox, where I sojourn with Ward, Samuel G. Ward, of the house of Baring Brothers. and count much upon the readings of Shakspeare, the conversation and
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 27: services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July, 1845.—age, 34. (search)
rticipated in any public discussion. The few didactic lectures on law topics read before Lyceums do not seem to call for a qualification of this statement. Ante, Vol. I. pp. 153, 154. During the years 1840-45, as always, Sumner gave a considerable portion of his time to correspondence. Besides writing to his English and other foreign friends and to his brother George, he wrote to many American friends,--Dr. Lieber, Theodore Sedgwick, Benjamin D. Silliman, John Jay, Jacob Harvey, Samuel Ward, George Gibbs, Charles S. Daveis, George W. Greene, Thomas Crawford, Edward Everett (then Minister to England), Theodore S. Fay, Rufus Choate (while in the Senate),—and to his intimate friends, Cleveland, Longfellow, Hillard, and Howe, when they were travelling. Then as always a friend's handwriting gave him the keenest enjoyment. No day was to him complete, whose morning mail did not bring him a packet of letters; and all who are familiar with his daily life will recall the zest with w