out however going in, and entered the École de Droit.
After wandering round the corridors of the spacious building for some time, after inquiry we found ourselves in the lecture-room of Rossi,
Count Pellegrino Luigi Odoardo Rossi was born at Carrara, July 13, 1787.
He was at first a lawyer at Bologna, but went to Geneva, in 1814, where he became a professor of law; published a treatise on the Penal Law; was associated with Sismondi in publishing Annals of Legislation and Political Economy;uc de Broglie, and was made a peer of France and a member of the Council of State.
From 1845, when he was sent as ambassador to Rome, until his death, he remained in Italy, taking part in political movements; though at one time in retirement at Carrara.
While the Pope's chief minister, he was assassinated, Nov. 15, 1848. who, according to the programme, lectured upon Droit Constitutionnel Francais. The lecture-room was in the shape of an amphitheatre, the professor's chair being in the chord
d in Italy.
He became a Councillor of State in 1811, and retained the office, with a brief interruption, until his death.
He was made a Peer in 1837.
In his youth he developed a faculty for metaphysics, winning a prize from the Institute for an essay on the influence of signs on the formation of ideas; and in this science he attained a deserved distinction.
His department in the École de Droit was administrative law. He investigated, both in books and visits to institutions in France, Switzerland, and Germany, philanthropic schemes for the improvement of public health, industry, and education, and for the administration of charities.
He published in 1839, in four volumes, the work which he was writing when Sumner was in Paris, on Public Beneficence,—De la Bienfaisance Publique. I had a letter of introduction to him from Dr. Channing; and on Saturday last I left it with my card.
On the next day I received M. de Gerando's card and an invitation to his soirees. I went this evening