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Oriental (Oklahoma, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
opportunity of resigning. Tyler shows himself each day weaker, more selfish, more ambitious, more paltry. Contempt is all that he deserves. Mr. Appleton Nathan Appleton, successor of Mr. Winthrop in Congress. has made a sensible, practical speech—not too long—in Congress. He is alone in the heats of the Capital. Prescott is now at Nahant,—the promontory jutting far into the saltwater, fourteen miles from Boston. He hopes you will not be swallowed up by a buffalo, before you return to Oriental civilization. To Dr. Francis Lieber. Boston, July 13, 1842. Your note, dear Lieber, came yesterday. . . . Do you abjure Boston, this summer? Bring Mrs. Lieber to the North, and give Mary and myself the pleasure of making her personal friendship. Do not let it rest always in paper. I know I should like her very much, because she loves her husband so well. Ah! that is the wife's high function,—to be his solace and strength, and to give him the pride and pleasure of being her prot
Columbia (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
eedom and peace, which, at an exigent season, could ill spare a chief so fearless and so strong in public confidence. He little thought then that to himself was yet to fall so much of the work which Channing left behind; and to the dying philanthropist the assurance might well have been given, Another hand thy sword shall wield, Another hand the standard wave, Till from the trumpet's mouth is pealed The blast of triumph o'er thy grave. Letters. To Dr. Francis Lieber, Columbia, S. C. Jan. 5, 1842. This morning, dear Lieber, comes to hand your note of Christmas. The best English paper published only once a week, incomparably, is the Spectator. This will keep you au courantof the politics, the court, the gossip, the literature of England, with tolerable notes about the Continent. It is radical and democratic, but independent and thorough,—serving no party or section of men. The debates of Parliament are presented in an abridged form. The literary notices are m
Marienberg (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany) (search for this): chapter 24
t interesting reviewer of Walter Scott's novels? Perhaps you have letters to Mr. Bates, You will find him a person of sterling honesty and sense. His son-in-law, Mr. Van de Weyer, the Belgian Minister, has a great deal of talent.. . . Julia is still young enough to be happy. She has a bright, cheerful nature, from which I expect much; and a natural grace and sensibility which will temper her womanhood with great attractions. Ever and ever yours, Charles. To Henry W. Longfellow, Marienberg. a hydropathic establishment at Boppard on the Rhine. Boston, May 14, 1842. All hail, my dear Henry, and a health to you across the sea! . . . Prescott was sorry to miss you when you called. Full, true, warm soul he is. Wherever he passes he leaves a path of sunshine, and flowers spring up in his foot-prints—unlike those spirits that move scythe-like across the field, cutting down by their harsh touch every thing that has put forth so much as a green leaf, and making a track of poi
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
hope you will not feel that we have been subjected to any trouble. The very slight care of reading the proofs we have given with the greatest cheerfulness; and I now speak for Hillard as well as myself. Taking the interest we do in the cause, and proud of your friendly confidence, it is a source of pleasure to us. I have had a letter from Lord Morpeth, which shows that his observation of slavery in Cuba, Carolina, and Louisiana has not weakened his hatred of it. He says, writing from Louisville: I am dying to see Dr. Channing's pamphlet; but I suppose I should ask in vain till I get to Ohio. I have forwarded it to him. Dr. Howe's report on the Blind Asylum is published, and is a noble contribution to the cause of humanity. The story of Laura Bridgman, as told by him, warms with magic influence the hearts of men. She throws untold interest about the blind, and the sympathy excited by her remarkable case is extended to a whole class. I send you the School Journal, containing
hich sanctions his ownership. The right of search, unless specially conceded by treaty, is a purely belligerent right, and does not exist in time of peace. By the treaty of 1841, known as the Quintuple Treaty, between Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, the slave-trade was declared piracy, and a mutual right of search given. France, acting under the influence of Mr. Cass and Mr. Wheaton, refused to ratify it. The slave-traders often hoisted the American flag in order to protect thThe whole continent will be reticulated by the lines of your journeys. Quebec is imperial. How much superior to Ehrenbreitstein!—as much so as the power of England (with her zone of military music about the earth) is more imposing than that of Prussia. Quebec and Montreal both have a European air, presenting a great contrast to the wooden towns of New England. I am anxious that your last impressions of my country should be derived from that part which may give you, I think, the most pleas
Lenox (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
I have been away on a short journey with my two sisters, Mary and Julia, and have enjoyed not a little their enjoyment of life and new scenes. Howe started in company. We went to Springfield; thence made an excursion to Chicopee; thence to Lenox and Stockbridge, where I left the girls to ramble about, while Howe and I started on a journey to New York, including Hell Gate, where we passed the chief of our time. The Three Graces were bland and lovely. From New York I hastened back to LenLenox; thence to Lebanon, where I fell in with President Van Buren; thence to Saratoga, where I saw Miss Sedgwick, Mrs. C——, and Miss A——L——; thence to Catskill and the Falls, which I admired very much, West Point, New York, and home. . . . I thank you, my dear Henry, for the words of comfort which you gave me in your last note. I need them all, and shall lay them to heart. God grant that you may be happy! A beautiful career is before you, with opportunities of doing great good, of winning
Montreal (Canada) (search for this): chapter 24
ll his language is refined, choice, and elegant, enlivened by anecdote and literary illustration. . . . Affectionately yours, Charles. To Lord Morpeth, at Montreal, he wrote, July 10, 1842:— My last from you was from the banks of the Mississippi. . . .Dr. Fisher Dr. John D. Fisher, of Boston, who died in 1850, aged ferior to Ehrenbreitstein!—as much so as the power of England (with her zone of military music about the earth) is more imposing than that of Prussia. Quebec and Montreal both have a European air, presenting a great contrast to the wooden towns of New England. I am anxious that your last impressions of my country should be derin a short journey for you, trusting that the smiling scenes through which I would have you pass may make you forget some of your Southern and Western life. From Montreal descend Lake Champlain,—observe the beautiful boats on this lake; pass by Crown Point and Ticonderoga, places famous in the French war and that of the Revolution<
Berkshire (Mass.) (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
of the second part) to Lady Carlisle,—the kind and warm-hearted mother of Lord Morpeth. She writes me: I am so much obliged to you for the most interesting pamphlet on the Creole question. I admired it extremely, and have seldom read any thing that had a greater effect upon me. Lord Carlisle thought it so good that, though not politically intimate with Sir Robert Peel, he sent it to him, thinking it was what he ought to see. I trust that you will gain strength fast. In the hills of Berkshire the nymphs of health seem to live. Several friends have been there recently, and have returned with pleasant recollections. The Ticknors and the Prescotts have passed some time at Lebanon. Yours ever most sincerely, Charles Sumner. P. S. Dickens will write a series of graphic sketches on our country,— one on International Copyright; another, I think, on Slavery, American Notes, Ch. XVII. with the first sentence from the Declaration of Independence for his motto. To Dr. Franc
West Indies (search for this): chapter 24
South. To his brother Henry he wrote, April 14, 1842:— We have just heard that you are bound for Havana; perhaps at this moment you are frying under the West India sun. We are all well, as we have been for months. You know Mary has not been strong. She has been obliged to abandon her studies; but I think she has been gaih, however agreeable to the South, will hardly satisfy Lord Palmerston. I understand that Lord Ashburton engages, for his government, that the local law of the West Indies shall not in future be applied to American slaves in certain cases. Lord Ashburton engaged that instructions should be given against officious interference wo fasten a rider upon the ratification, of this sort: Considering the engagement by Lord Ashburton on behalf of his Government not to apply the local law of the West Indies, &c., we hereby ratify, &c. Wise counsels prevailed; and their treaty escaped this defacement. Loving peace as I do, and hating slavery as I do, I feel embarr
France (France) (search for this): chapter 24
, Prussia, and Russia, the slave-trade was declared piracy, and a mutual right of search given. France, acting under the influence of Mr. Cass and Mr. Wheaton, refused to ratify it. The slave-tradersnd. His protest and efforts have prevented thus far the ratification of the Quintuple Treaty by France, and have stimulated an angry discussion in the Chamber of Deputies, wherein much sympathy was et to go to Spain. I wish he would think of turning his face homewards. ... Longfellow sails for France the 24th April. I shall miss him very much. To Henry W. Longfellow, New York. about Malta again, visit Algiers and the north of Africa; then to Spain, and through that country into France again, —all of which, I suppose, will consume another year. I say, constantly, cui bono, all thervances of the highest classes of England and those of the corresponding classes of Germany and France; but in the rank immediately below the highest,—as, among the professions, or military men, or l
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