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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
en a fresh interest from hearing Mignet's discourse at the Institute. His wanderings during October cannot be traced in order; but after Bellagio he visited Milan, Brescia, Vicenza, Verona, and Venice. From Italy he went to Vienna, Prague, and Dresden. At Berlin he had an interview with Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt, in appointing the interview, bore tribute to Sumner's noble sentiments. The baron was astonished when assured that Mr. Ticknor was not known in America as an abolitionistered Dante in his exile; to Vicenza, because it was the home of the architect Palladio; and to Worms, because of Luther. These days have been sweet and happy. Everywhere I have taken to the pictures, and also to the engravings. The gallery at Dresden is most charming. No building or institution has impressed me so much as the emperor's stalls at Vienna, with seven hundred horses stalled in a palace. I left with admiration of the palatial structure, vast in extent, and of the horses, which