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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
wenty years of age, heard many of the great orations of great orators. But I had listened to Choate's Law School address and Everett's inaugural, and had been in the audience more than once when Webster had spoken. Sumner held and delighted his hearers to the close. His magnificent person was in the prime of its beauty. His deep voice had not then the huskiness which it had in his later years, when a certain appearance of weariness was manifest. He never got back the old magnetism after Brooks's attack upon him. There were many passages in the discourse which, I think, I could repeat now if it had never been printed, and which I remember with his look and voice as he spoke them. I have read the address many times since; and many of its rounded periods and sonorous sentences, especially the opening passage, the sentences, Lais and Phryne have fled, etc., Works, vol. i. p. 282. and indeed the whole eulogy on Allston, make me a boy again as I recall them. The admiration of S
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
Douglas and Toombs standing on either side of Brooks, and their statements as to where they were anlobe, App. p. 822. who, however, voted against Brooks's expulsion, and also Cullen Congressional y, maintained the power of the House to punish Brooks, and denounced the assault fearlessly. Giddin were I in his place. I will return, and move Brooks's expulsion from the House. Mr. Giddings fell), in the Capitol grounds, near the spot where Brooks had conferred with him, he struck with a cane question, and devoted the latter part of it to Brooks's assault. He was in the Senate while Sumner f the parties Burlingame distinguished between Brooks and his act, confining his denunciation to thek to confine the responsibility for the act to Brooks, but audaciously sanctioned the act. It everyw Von Holst, vol. v. p. 331, has remarked that Brooks's act became an historical event of eminent im Weekly, which represented him at the grave of Brooks reading the inscription on the stone, he said:[69 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
st in going over the old ground and renewing the old associations, and, despite his broken health, was still a student of everything that came in his way. All the long evenings he lay upon the sofa, and talked of men and things,—politics; of France and Italy and Germany, and of their future; of the old days; of the persons he had met; and had the liveliest interest in the prospects of Italy, and the deepest sympathy in her struggles for freedom. He spoke with no bitterness of his assailant Brooks, but rather with pity and sorrow, and seemed scarcely to hold him personally responsible for his outrageous assault. He had not bated one jot of heart or hope for the great cause to which he had pledged his life, but only sorrowed over his own inability to be still in the van of the fight. I ought not to be here, he used to say. I must get well; I will get well! My post is in the Senate, and there I long to be. He described to us his terrible sufferings under the hot iron with which his
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
ech. At the beginning, in a passage listened to with impressive silence, he spoke of his long absence from the Senate in search of health, of his gratitude to the Supreme Being for his restoration, and of the tombs An allusion to the death of Brooks and Butler. which had opened in the interval of four years since his last speech in the Senate on the same theme. He avowed his purpose to expose with all plainness the character of slavery, putting his argument not merely on the political groune. Of Southern members of the House who occupied vacant seats of senators were Curry of Alabama and Lamar of Mississippi, who were both thought by spectators to be enjoying the classic and scholarly feast before them. Keitt, the accomplice of Brooks, sat awhile near Senator Hammond. Near Sumner sat Wilson (his colleague), Burlingame, and Lovejoy, and Senators Bingham and Preston King,—all ready to protect him. Seward and C. F. Adams were present a part of the time. The Republican senators,