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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
l was then one of five years, and the school was divided into five classes, according to the years of study. Each class was distributed into three divisions, generally with some reference to proficiency in the appointed studies. Charles and his brother and their kinsman, William H. Simmons, belonged to the third or lowest division. The class had forty-five members the first year; but three years later it had only twenty-nine. While he was in the school, there were in older classes Robert C. Winthrop, George S. Hillard, George T. Bigelow, James Freeman Clarke, and Samuel F. Smith; and in the succeeding one, Wendell Phillips. The curriculum at the Latin School comprehended more than was then or is now required for admission to Harvard College. It included, in Latin, Adam's Latin Grammar, Liber Primus, Epitome Historiae Graecae (Siretz), Viri Romae, Phaedri Fabulae, Cornelius Nepos, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Sallust's Catiline and Jugurthine War, Caesar, Virgil, Cicero's Select Orati
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)
His letters written in 1836 make no reference to the political canvass of that year, which ended in Van Buren's election. Young men of similar education—as Robert C. Winthrop and Hillard—were elected to the Legislature, then much larger than now, soon after they entered on manly life; Winthrop was elected to the Legislature inWinthrop was elected to the Legislature in Nov., 1834. Hillard and John O. Sargent, a classmate of Sumner, were elected to the same body in Nov., 1835; and his classmate, Browne, in Nov., 1837. but no one seems to have thought of him in such a connection, and certainly he had no ambition for the place. Samuel Lawrence, who knew him intimately at this time, writes: He ts were engaged, and a body of bystanders obstructed the streets. The Irish were worsted, and pursued to their homes. Well-known citizens-Abbott Lawrence, Robert C. Winthrop, Josiah Quincy, Jr., and others—supported Mayor Eliot, who was on the ground, in his efforts to restore order. Sumner went with them to the scene, and, the<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 13: England.—June, 1838, to March, 1839.—Age, 27-28. (search)
to him. . . . At the bottom of his heart, I believe Charles Sumner loved the old country next best after his own. But to be wroth with those we love, Doth work like madness in the brain; and I am sure that nobody would have hailed with greater satisfaction the restoration of feelings of cordial amity in the great Centenary of Independence. He ranks among us with those Americans whom we would most willingly recognize as our countrymen,—Everett, Ticknor, Adams, Longfellow, Motley, and Winthrop,—all, I think, citizens of Massachusetts, and all equally welcome to England. In some respects, Sumner was the most genial of them all. He came here young; he had no stiffness or reserve in his character; and he will always be remembered and regretted by us as one of the most agreeable companions we have known. Dowager Lady Wharncliffe, who survives her late husband, John Stuart Wortley, second Lord Wharncliffe, writes:— I never knew an American who had the degree of social succe<