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hough then ranking in numbers as the fourth city in the United States, she was still strongly marked by the individuality which had been the growth of her history,—often described by visitors as very much like an English town. The annual oration was at first commemorative of the Boston Massacre,—an encounter between the British troops and the populace, March 5, 1770, resulting in the death of five of the inhabitants, to whom their fellow-citizens accorded the honors of martyrdom. On the first and on each succeeding anniversary the people met to listen to some orator of their choice. With the achievement of Independence in 1783, the day of the annual celebration was changed by a resolve of the citizens in town meeting at Faneuil Hall; James Otis was Moderator of the meeting at which the resolve was offered. which, after reciting that it has been found to be of eminent advantage to the cause of America in disseminating the principles of virtue and patriotism among her citizens,
etcher, I am coming. Tell Ticknor I am his debtor for an interesting letter received at Heidelberg. To Judge Story. London, March 24, 1840. dear Judge,—I shall be on our side of the Atlantic soon,—very soon— perhaps as soon as this sheet, perhaps sooner. This will go in the packet of the 25th March; I go in the London packet (the Wellington) of April 1, leaving Portsmouth, April 4. I first took a berth in the Mediator of the 29th March; but Cogswell and Willis and his wife go on the 4th, so for pleasant company's sake I shall go in the same ship. Most of the lawyers are on Circuit. Hayward, however, rejoices more in literature than law; so he is in town. The articles on you in the Law Magazine are by Calvert, a very nice, gentlemanly person. He has another in type on your Bailments. Charles Austin is as brilliant and clever as ever,—all informed, and master of his own profession: take him all in all, the greatest honor of the English Bar. Old Wilkinson I found over bla
; and this until now had been his good fortune, bating an occasional cough or headache. In June he was taken ill with a slow fever, but rallied by the first of July, when he wrote with some difficulty a brief letter to his brother George. On the 15th, the fever continuing, he attempted to write another to his brother, but was obliged to finish it by dictation. The disease then set in with greater vigor, and for the next ten days he was entirely prostrated. Besides the faithful attentions of ond Street? Crawford will be with his mother, or happy in Bond Street. Have you seen all your friends; and how do things appear? My hosts return to town on Friday, Sept. 13; and Miss Sedgwick, one of your warmest friends and admirers, goes on the 15th. Adieu I Ever thine, C. S. To George S. Hillard. Pittsfield, Sept. 12, 1844. dear Hillard,—. . . I hope for a long letter from Felton, in his most amusing manner. Remember me affectionately to my friends. The interest they have expres
ch offered one thousand dollars if itself was selected as the site of the new buildings. Sumner, fearing that delay would imperil the enterprise, undertook a pecuniary responsibility beyond his means. Relying upon amounts which had been pledged, he made, July 2, 1845, a formal offer in writing to the Board of Education of the five thousand dollars which were to be raised by the memorialists, giving his personal note for that amount, which another friend of the enterprise discounted. On the 17th, he came before the Board and paid the money. The raising of the five thousand dollars by subscription is referred to in the ninth (1846) and tenth (1847) Annual Reports of the Board of Education. Sumner, while engaged in promoting it, was writing his oration on The True Grandeur of Nations. The work on the new schoolhouses went forward, and the next year both were opened for use by proper ceremonies,—the one at Bridgewater, Aug. 19, and the other at Westfield, Sept. 19. Sumner, who was
abundance. What do you think of the expediency of private executions? Will you write your views in such a way that I may enclose them to Milnes? You know him well by reputation as a member of Parliament, a poet, and a man of fashion,—a Tory who does not forget the people, and a man of fashion with sensibilities alive to virtue and merit among the simple, the poor, and the lowly. I think we shall meet again before you pass to your winter's exile; for I shall certainly be in New York on the 18th. Prescott has retired to Pepperell, the autumn retreat of his family,—the ancient acres that belonged to his grandfather, who commanded at Bunker Hill. . . Ever and ever yours, C. S. To Dr. Samuel G. Howe. Boston, Sept. 11, 1843. dear, dear Howe,—We are all surrounded by Hillard's glory as an aureole. His oration has been published; and the press and all who read it express the warmest admiration. It is better as I read it now, and muse on its truths so gracefully expressed, tha<
schoolhouses went forward, and the next year both were opened for use by proper ceremonies,—the one at Bridgewater, Aug. 19, and the other at Westfield, Sept. 19. Sumner, who was unable to attend on either occasion, received, in addition to a cordial invitation from the principal, Mr. Tillinghast, the following note from Mr. Mann: Mann's Life, pp. 249, 250. Wrentham, Aug. 6, 1846. My dear Sumner,—The new Normal Schoolhouse at Bridgewater is to be dedicated on Wednesday, the 19th inst. Address by Hon. William G. Bates. The active and leading agency you have had in executing measures which have led to this beneficial result would make your absence on that occasion a matter of great regret. I know it will console you for your troubles in relation to the subject to be present on the day of jubilee, to gratify so many persons, and to participate in a joy which will be common and comprehensive. Let me assure you that, however it may seem beforehand, you will not be sorry a
Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. Leaving Milan Oct. 6, Sumner reached Santa Maria at midnight, bade farewell to Italy the next morning at sunrise, as he stood on the frontier line, and reached Innsbruck on the morning of the ninth. After a week at Munich, he went to Passau, thence in a small boat down the Danube to Linz, and by carriage from Linz to Vienna, where he arrived on the twenty-fifth. Here he remained a month, in the course of which he was received by Prince Metternich in his salon. Thence, after brief pauses at Prague, Dresden, and Leipsic, He went from Dresden to Leipsic by railway, probably his only travelling by railway n the Continent. he visited Berlin, where he remained five weeks. Here he saw much of society, and conversed with the celebrated savans,Humboldt, Savigny, With this jurist, who afterwards frequently inquired of Mr. Fay about him, he discussed his favorite theme of codification. Ranke, and Raumer. Mr. Wheaton, t
's tracts, and his Review for the first year,—in short all the publications that contain any thing of his philosophy,—to Rev. Professor Whewell, Athenaeum Club, London. The latter is a friend of mine, and is now engaged on an extensive philosophical work. In my last I wrote you that Prescott's book had been reviewed in the Edinburgh. The author is Mr. Gayangos, a Spaniard and great friend of Lord Holland. He also wrote the article on the Moors in the London and Foreign Quarterly, for January. My friend, Henry Reeve, Mr. Reeve, who was born in 1813, was at one time the editor of the Edinburgh Review, and has translated Tocqueville's Democracy in America. He has been for some years Registrar of the Privy Council. Sumner dined with him in 1839, at Chapel Street, Belgrave Square; and, in 1857, breakfasted with him in company with the French princes His recollections of Sumner are given, ante, Vol. I. p. 305. the editor of this Review during the absence of John Kemble (now in
rning and pettifogging habits (I must use the phrase) which characterize so large a part of the lawyers of America. The omitted part of the letter is chiefly a strong plea for an interest in Crawford. . . .I shall be in Boston in December or January. Let me hear from you there at least, if not before; and believe me, as ever, Most sincerely yours, C. S. To George W. Greene, Rome. Florence, Sept. 11, 1839. dear Greene,—I have thought of you every hour since I left Rome; but have dnna; three weeks in Vienna,—a master all the time; then to Prague, Dresden, Berlin, and probably next down to Heidelberg,—an immense sweep; then down the Rhine into Belgium, to London, where I expect to be at the end of December or beginning of January. Venice is a sort of jumping-off place. I am here equally distant from Vienna and Athens. I can be at either in less than seven days. I have ordered my letters to Vienna, where I expect to find a batch of two months. This is a temptation to t<
February 11. Left Berlin in the middle of January, cold as the North Pole, and passed to Leipsic, to Weimar, Gotha, Frankfort, and Heidelberg; for a day and night was shut up in the carriage with four Jews, one a great Rabbi with a tremendous Journal des Debats about 15th November, and three articles by Saint-Marc Girardin in the same paper during the month of January. Also an article in the Supplement du Constitutionnel at the end of December; also in the National during January; alsoJanuary; also in the Revue des deux Mondes, for January. I write entirely from memory, and do not know if these journals are procurable in Boston; but all these articles are interesting to Americans: they are well written, and come from distinguished pens. It January. I write entirely from memory, and do not know if these journals are procurable in Boston; but all these articles are interesting to Americans: they are well written, and come from distinguished pens. It was the first article about which I conversed with Prince Metternich. Von Raumer's German translation, which, by the way, was made by Tieck's daughter, seems to have fallen still-born. Nobody says a word about it. He seems a little mortified to se
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