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lustrative of his character. Macte Virtute. Admission to Harvard University. his Classmates. his Habits. personal Appearance and Studies in College. extracts of Letters from his Classmates. the White Vest. his Fondness for reading, and his favorite Authors. his Chum and looms in College. an anecdote. his Standing at Graduation. his Book. What manner of child shall this be? St. Luke. And like a silver clarion rung The accents of that unknown tongue,--Excelsior! H. W. Longfellow. At the age of ten years, Charles Sumner was found qualified to enter the Boston Latin School, then under the charge of the accomplished classical scholar Benjamin A. Gould, and noted, as at present, for its thorough and persistent drill in the inceptive classical studies. Here the tall and slender lad applied himself closely to his lessons; studying Adam's Latin Grammar (which Mr. Gould edited with ability), the Gloucester Greek Grammar, Euler's Algebra, Horne Tooke's Pantheon, Irv
nstead of irritating antagonism without end, there shall be sympathetic co-operation. The existing differences ought to be ended. His health did not allow him to take an active part in the canvass; but returning to Boston, where he was branded by some of his old political companions as an apostate, and deserted by many of his former anti-slavery coadjutors,--especially by Mr. Garrison, who addressed to him a trenchant letter on his defection from his party,--he spent some days with H. W. Longfellow at Lynn, and on the 5th of September left for Europe. On his arrival in Liverpool, he received the news of his nomination by the Liberals and Democrats as governor of Massachusetts. This honor he declined. He met with a cordial reception both in England and in France, and had interviews with Thiers and Gambetta; but his health was so much impaired, that his time was mostly occupied in looking over engravings and other works of art, I have not read an American newspaper, said he, writ
which there was a body of more than one thousand colored citizens, proceeded, through a dense crowd of reverent people, to Mount-Auburn Cemetery. It arrived, just as the sun was setting, at the open grave in the Sumner lot, on Arethusa Path, which winds along the declivity, a little to the westward of the tower. The avenues, the knolls, and hills were crowded with hushed and pensive people. Near the grave stood the Congressional delegation, the surviving members of the class of 1830, H. W. Longfellow, R. W. Emerson, O. W. Holmes, and other intimate friends of the deceased. The Horatian ode, Integer vitoe scelerisque purus, was then sung by fifty male voices, accompanied by trombones; and, at the close, the clergyman pronounced the solemn words, I heard a voice saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. As the body, in the last beam of fading day, was low
The Advertiser: -- The last will and testament of Charles Sumner of Boston, Massachusetts. 1. I bequeath to Henry W. Longfellow, Francis V. Balch, and Edward L. Pierce, as trustees, all my papers, manuscripts, and letter-books, to do with thehat they think best, disposing of all for the benefit of the Museum. 5. I bequeath to my friends of many years, Henry W. Longfellow and Samuel G. Howe, my bronzes, to be divided between them; also to Henry W. Longfellow the Psyche and the bust ofHenry W. Longfellow the Psyche and the bust of the young Augustus, in marble; to my friend Joshua B. Smith the picture known as The Miracle of the slave; and to the city of Boston, for the Art Museum, the bust of myself by Crawford, taken during my visit to Rome in 1839. 6. I bequeath to the daughters of Henry W. Longfellow $2000; also to the daughters of Samuel G. Howe $2000; and to the daughters of James T. Furness of Philadelphia $2000; which I ask them to accept in token of my gratitude for the friendship their parents have shown m