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Midhurst (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 2
the bench. He is deeply read, and has his learning at command. His language is not smooth and easy, either in conversation or on the bench; but it is always significant, and to the purpose. In person he is rather short and stout, and with a countenance that seems to me heavy and gross; though I find that many of the bar think of it quite otherwise. I heard Warren Samuel Warren, 1807-1877; author of The Introduction to Law Studies, and Ten Thousand a Year; and member of Parliament for Midhurst, 1856-57.—author of Diary of a Physician, &c.—say that it was one of the loveliest faces he ever looked upon: perhaps he saw and admired the character of the man in his countenance. I have heard many express themselves about him with the greatest fondness. He has a very handsome daughter. Williams John Williams, 1777-1846. He was from his youth distinguished for his excellence in classical studies; assisted Brougham and Denman in the defence of Queen Caroline; attacked in Parliamen
Windsor, Vt. (Vermont, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
Warren (Diary of a Physician), &c. I cannot content myself by a bare allusion to my dinner at Guildhall and to my day at Windsor. I was indebted for the honor of an invitation to Guildhall In Sumner's address on Granville Sharp, Nov. 13, 1854, hmith), who has been married in so many countries, and who is the most queenly-looking woman I ever saw. But my day at Windsor would furnish a most interesting chapter of chitchat. I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance, at Lord Morpeth's nderstand that I mention these trivial occurrences to let you know in the simplest way what passed. Of the splendors of Windsor you have read a hundred times, and all your friends who have been abroad can recount them; but such little straws as I areturned our profound obeisance with a gracious smile (you see I have caught the proper phrase). Some of the pictures at Windsor are very fine. I have never before seen any thing by Rubens that pleased me, or that I could tolerate (except, perhaps,
Hong Kong (China) (search for this): chapter 2
She is now engaged upon a work on Woman, which will be published in the spring. Woman and her Master,—published in 1840. I have told you of one dinner with the Radicals; another was at Joseph Parkes's, where we had Dr. Bowring Sir John Bowring, 1792-1872; scholar, philologist, and writer upon political and commercial questions; the first editor of the Westminster Review, and the friend and literary executor of Jeremy Bentham. He served in Parliament, 1835-1849; was Governor of Hong Kong, 1854-57; and became editor of the Westminster Review by the nomination of Bentham, but against the judgment of James Mill. Autobiography of John Stuart Mill, p. 91. (just returned from Egypt), Roebuck, Falconer, and myself. I was nearly dead with a cold, but I could not be insensible to the bold, searching conversation and the interesting discussions of the characters of public men and events. Brougham said last week to Roebuck: They say there will be a contest between Durham and mysel
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 2
He invited me to go with him to visit Bacon's mansion about twenty miles from London. Mrs. Montagu is a remarkable woman. As ever yours, C. S. P. S. What will be my prospects at the bar on my return? Will they say I am spoiled? I have received a most friendly letter from Miss Edge-worth, expressing her regret that I did not visit her in Ireland, and inviting me there if I should ever visit Ireland again. I have missed a second invitation to meet Southey! To Judge Story, Washington, D. C. ATHENAeUM Club, Dec. 5, 1838. my dear Judge,—I have long promised you an account of legal characters; and now I will redeem in part my pledge. There are some general things to be observed, first. I shall send you light sketches, in which you will find the chat of the bar, benches, and the dinner-table, and also the results of my observation of the subjects in court, on circuit, in Westminster Hall, and in society. Most of the judges go to the court in the morning on horseback,
Pontefract (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 2
rsation are as unformed as his style; and yet, withal, equally full of genius. In conversation, he piles thought upon thought and imagining upon imagining, till the erection seems about to topple down with its weight. He lives in great retirement,—I fear almost in poverty. To him, London and its mighty maze of society are nothing; neither he nor his writings are known. Young Milnes Richard Monckton Milnes was born in 1809. He supported liberal measures as a Member of Parliament for Pontefract from 1837 to 1863, when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Houghton. His contributions to literature, in prose and poetry, have been miscellaneous. In 1875 he visited the United States. He is widely known for his genial qualities as host and friend. Sumner enjoyed his society on this first visit to England. They continued to be correspondents for some years afterwards, and renewed their personal intercourse in 1857. (whose poems you have doubtless read) told me that nobody knew of
t Holkham, where were Lords Spencer and Ebrington, Lord Ebrington, second Earl of Fortescue, 1783-1861. He was M. P. for North Devon in 1838. He moved, in 1831, the address of confidence in Lord Grey's administration; was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland from April, 1839, to September, 1841. Sumner received kindly attentions from him during his visit to England in 1857. Edward Ellice, 1786-1863. He represented Coventry in Parliament from 1818 (except from 1826 to 1830) until his death; was, remarkable woman. As ever yours, C. S. P. S. What will be my prospects at the bar on my return? Will they say I am spoiled? I have received a most friendly letter from Miss Edge-worth, expressing her regret that I did not visit her in Ireland, and inviting me there if I should ever visit Ireland again. I have missed a second invitation to meet Southey! To Judge Story, Washington, D. C. ATHENAeUM Club, Dec. 5, 1838. my dear Judge,—I have long promised you an account of legal c
Milton, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
rtist Osgood has taken a copy of this picture for Governor Everett, which is pronounced very good indeed. I have given you some of my experience in fox-hunting. Change we our story. When I last wrote I had been enjoying Oxford. On my way to Milton I passed four or five days at Cambridge,—deeply interesting and instructive, —during which I saw most of the persons eminent at the university, and visited the various colleges. Dined with Whewell, William Whewell, D. D., 1795-1866; master of on her novel, Dee<*>orook. which will be published in February or March. She has been exerting herself very much, and seems confident of no ordinary success. If she succeeds, she intends to follow it up by others. I left off my sketch at Milton without giving you my Christmas Day. In the forenoon, Whewell and I went to the Minster at Peterborough, where the church service is chanted. In the afternoon I read some of the manuscripts of Burke; after dinner, there were about thirty musici
Blackstone (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ding. I will, however, do him the justice to add that I once dined in company with him at Cresswell's, when he continued awake during all the time. Coleridge John Taylor Coleridge, 1790-1876; nephew of the poet, Samuel T. He distanced his rivals at Oxford, winning the Chancellor's prizes for both the English and Latin essays. He achieved early success at the bar; was a judge of the King's Bench from 1835 until his resignation in 1858; contributed to the Quarterly Review, and edited Blackstone's Commentaries. In his retirement he was active in good works. See reference to him in Life of Lord Denman, Vol. II. p. 14. His son, Baron (John Duke) Coleridge, having reached an eminence at the bar equalling if not surpassing his father's, was appointed Lord Chief-Justice of the Common Pleas in 1873, and made a peer in 1874. is the junior of the Queen's Bench, and a moderate Tory, who was appointed by Sir Robert Peel. He never had a large business at the bar, but has pleased everybod
Devonshire (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 2
en, at Christ Church; fourth, to Wortley, at Merton. I then go to Cambridge, where my first day is engaged to Whewell, &c. A few days ago I received a most friendly and affectionate letter from Lord Morpeth, in which he enclosed a letter of introduction to the Countess of Granville, Lady Granville (Henrietta Elizabeth) was the wife of Lord Granville, then English Ambassador at Paris. She and her sister, Georgiana, who was Lord Morpeth's mother, were the daughters of the fifth earl of Devonshire. Lord Granville died in 1846, and Lady Granville in 1862. His son is a distinguished statesman. now in Paris. Sir Robert Inglis expressed himself to-night in terms of the highest admiration of Dr. Channing's Texas, which is a good deal from such a churchman. I passed a very pleasant evening last week—till long past midnight—with Mr. and Mrs. Basil Montagu. Basil Montagu, 1770-1851. He was educated at Cambridge, and called to the bar in 1798. He made the Law of Bankruptcy, both i
Westminster (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
on of Earl Talbot, to meet undoubtedly a Tory party; next day (being Sunday) to breakfast and pass the day with Roebuck, and to dine with Leader, the member for Westminster, to meet Lord Brougham and Roebuck; the next to dine with Sir Robert Inglis, the most distinguished Tory now in town; then with Sir Gregory Lewin; then with Crein literature, law, politics, or society. One of the most remarkable days that I have passed was Sunday before last, at Leader's J. Temple Leader, M. P. for Westminster. place, about six miles from town. I breakfasted with Roebuck, and then with him went to the member for Westminster. There were only Leader, Trelawney, CapWestminster. There were only Leader, Trelawney, Captain E. J. Trelawney.—author of Adventures of a Younger Son,— Roebuck, Falconer,—late editor of the Westminster Review,—and myself. We talked till midnight, meeting early at breakfast the next morning; and I did not leave Leader's till it was time for me to go to town to dress for dinner at Sir Robert Inglis's,—thus passing fro
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