, who, entering at the same time, was, on account of a year's study in an office, advanced to the Middle Class; with Wendell Phillips, who, graduating from college a year later than Sumner, now entered with him the Junior Class; with Henry W. Paine, 120. With each of these he discussed common studies and plans of life, in his room and in occasional walks.
Sumner and Phillips had been fellow-students, though in different classes, at the Latin School and in college; but their familiar acquaintance dates from their connection with the Law School.
Mr. Phillips is the author of the sketch of Sumner in Johnson's Encyclopaedia.
Sumner had now attained the full height of his manhood,— six feet and two inches. He was tall and gaunt, weighinec. 13, 1832; and Jan. 14, Feb. 18, June 5, July 5, and Oct. 20, 1833. are preserved.
In Feb., 1833, he maintained (Wendell Phillips being of counsel on the other side) the negative of the question, whether a Scotch bond, assignable by the law of Sc
on his election to the State Senate, not knowing that he had been defeated.
His mind was wholly absorbed in other pursuits, which, perhaps unconsciously to himself, were preparing him for the lofty stand he attained in after life.
Professor William C. Russell, of Cornell University, who saw much of Sumner at Cambridge in 1832-33, writes: —
He was a tall, thin, bent, ungainly law-student; his eyes were inflamed by late reading, and his complexion showed that he was careless of exercinted, though very slightly, with Fanny Kemble, as we boys used to call her. He was, as much as any of us, infatuated by her acting; and I remember his one day stopping me in the street, and drawing me out of the thoroughfare, and saying, Come, Russell, tell me something about Fanny Kemble, with all the interest of a lover.
His personal kindness never ceased while I remained at Cambridge, and he helped me on one occasion when I needed a friend, with the tenderness of a girl.
When I left