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Lenox (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
y the lovely landscapes of Western Massachusetts. While at Lenox as the guest of Samuel G. Ward, he drove to Stockbridge andof the place, —one the Governor's daughter. To-day I go to Lenox, perhaps in the saddle, perhaps in a wagon. Dr. Campbelld friends are so kind, that I shall linger in Pittsfield or Lenox the greater part, perhaps all, of next week, when I shall beld as the first bell was tolling to church, and arrived at Lenox some time before the second bell. I sat in Miss Sedgwick'spleasure, leave Pittsfield on Friday morning. I shall go to Lenox, where Mrs. Ward welcomes me, and Mrs. Butler promises to read to me and ride with me; then to Stockbridge, back to Lenox, then to Newport. Write me and send me letters to Lenox. Tel my pulse to-night is eighty-eight! To-morrow I move to Lenox, where I sojourn with Ward, Samuel G. Ward, of the housewith all that is high, true, and humane. I shall linger in Lenox another week, so that I may hear from you there. I am ve
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
ndividuals. It was a common and earnest desire among our statesmen, after the last war, to render our country independent for its manufactures and fabrics of all kinds of foreign nations. Far better would it be, and more in harmony with God's Providence, if we were dependent upon all nations. Then would war be impossible. As civilization advances, the state of national dependence is promoted; and even England, at this moment, can hardly call herself independent of the United States. Your ticle Memoirs of the Pilgrims at Leyden. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. XXXIX. pp. 42-74. will appear. Dr. Bell, the head of the McLean Asylum for the Insane, goes to Europe, at the request of the Committee in Providence, who are about to establish an asylum there. I think you may promote his views; and I have accordingly asked him to call on you. He has the confidence of the best people here, and is reputed to have peculiar skill in the treatment of the insan
China (China) (search for this): chapter 30
is period, however, when in such general accord with him, Sumner stated with emphasis Mr. Webster's limitations, protesting against the doctrines of his Creole letter, and lamenting that he lacked the moral elevation and nobler spirit of Channing. But, among public men, John Quincy Adams most enlisted his enthusiasm. Disapproving the ex-President's disregard at times of parliamentary restrictions, and dissenting strongly from his eccentric justification of England in her conduct towards China relative to the importation of opium, Sumner felt a profound admiration for his glorious defence of liberty as the representative of Massachusetts in Congress. A note of Mr. Adams to Sumner, April 29, 1845, refers to a personal interview in Boston, which he hoped soon to have with him. In this veteran statesman were united thorough training, wide knowledge, dauntless courage, a long and distinguished public service abroad and at home, crowned, as his father's before him, by an election to
Worcester (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
New York Historical Society. I believe I wrote you that I had been made a member of the Antiquarian Society, American Antiquarian Society, established at Worcester, Mass. and one of the three on the Publishing Committee. In both cases it was a surprise to me. Hillard was recently chosen to the Massachusetts Historical Society your wife and sisters. Ever affectionately thine, C. S. P. S. The weather is not unpropitious, and I commence my journey this afternoon, going as far as Worcester, where Kinnicut has engaged rooms. How unlike that bridal journey, when we talked away the space between Boston and New York, going by the way of Worcester! Worcester! To Henry W. Longfellow. Hancock Street, Aug. 28, 1844. my dear Henry,—You were wafted away so suddenly last evening by Macready and Felton, that I had not a moment of grace to converse with you. Do you remember that Dryden in his fables has translated several of the tales of Boccaccio? Sigismonda and Guiscardo,—Theodore a
North Adams (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
had determined, if I did not appear at five o'clock, to send horsemen on all the roads from Pittsfield in search of me. My appearance was the signal of an earnest examination with regard to my spending the day. I did wrong to absent myself so long when I had not given notice beforehand. On Monday, Mr. Appleton, Edward Austin, and myself, in a carriage hired in the town, with two respectable horses and a good driver, went to Williamstown by a beautiful road through Lanesborough, then to North Adams, where we passed the night. The Governor was run away with this morning in his wagon, and his life endangered. I called on him this afternoon, and had a long conversation about Cushing. Luther S. Cushing, who shortly after received the appointment of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. I expressed my opinions at length and with warmth. Rockwell Julius Rockwell. was present. This evening the Governor called at Mr. A.'s himself and renewed the subject. I feel confident that he
Lincoln's inn (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 30
Francis Hargrave. Among English lawyers who never arrived at the dignity of the bench, Mr. Hargrave stands conspicuous for profound learning and untiring industry, and ardent love for his profession, though his career was marked by a sensitiveness, at times a querulousness, which would vindicate for him a place with the irritable race, who want the sterner stuff out of which lawyers are made. He was the son of an eminent attorney in London, and was born in 1741. In 1760 he entered Lincoln's Inn, and in 1764 took chambers there, and began practice in Chancery. His name first became familiar to the public in the seventh year of his call to the bar, when he delivered an elaborate argument in behalf of Somerset, a negro, before the King's Bench, in Hilary Term, 1772, to prove that domestic slavery could not be enforced in England. See Works, Vol. III. p. 502. In 1791 he was employed to draw the Roman Catholic Relief Bill, which passed into a law. In 1794 he argued with deep p
Cleveland (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
in his dreams of the All hail, Hereafter! In society, rather than apart from men, he saw the best opportunity for individual and social development. At this period of his life,—just preceding his absorption in public questions,—Sumner felt greatly the need of a home of his own. He had become weary of general society; and when, on account of his sister's illness, he could not be her escort, he withdrew very much from it. In the Five of Clubs, he was now the only bachelor. He mourned in Cleveland a friend full of tenderness and sympathy. Loving humanity, he had found inspiration and strength in his intercourse with Channing; and, loving art, he had enjoyed his frequent visits to Allston: but these cherished resorts had been closed by death. He was now thirty-three, and saw most of his contemporaries no longer solitary, but set in families. He felt alone; and was unhappy at the thought of his isolation. To his intimate friends he spoke freely of his desire for a wife's affection
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
is glorious defence of liberty as the representative of Massachusetts in Congress. A note of Mr. Adams to Sumner, April 29roofs in the long-standing boundary controversy between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and for that purpose visited the dispe request of Mr. Webster and Mr. Choate, the counsel of Massachusetts, who certified, when the question of his compensation w satisfactorily, and obtained much useful information. Massachusetts prevailed in the suit in March, 1846. Sumner was paid ston Advertiser, Feb. 22, 1844. The Council Records of Massachusetts, March 31, 1846, with the report of a committee, March mounted, he enjoyed keenly the lovely landscapes of Western Massachusetts. While at Lenox as the guest of Samuel G. Ward, hee commission on the codification of the criminal law in Massachusetts has nearly completed its report. As soon as it is prinume to contain the early record of the General Court of Massachusetts. As I am Chairman of the Committee on Publication, the
Waterville, N.Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
kins he wrote, April 9, 1844:— I hope to commence my labors His edition of Vesey's Reports. Mr. Perkins had been editing Brown's Chancery Reports. to-morrow, and already begin to tremble. There are fifty-seven printers whose devilish maws are to be kept filled. If you come to Boston soon, I trust you will let me see you, as I shall desire to confer with you. Your notes are so thorough and full as to raise the standard of my labors and make me despair. To Charlemagne Tower, Waterville, N. Y. April 10, 1844. my dear Tower.—. . . I wish you would offer your brother my congratulations on his success in giving to the world so valuable a work. Illustrations of the Croton Aqueduct. I am always very happy to know of any one, in the swift currents of American life, who checks for a while the contagious desire for wealth, and devotes some of his hours to science, to literature, to truth; to labors, in short, which elevate the mind and character. I trust that I shall find
Littleton (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
n the stream of time together. . And, in reference to a remark of Sumner which disparaged an editor's labors, lie added: Next to a good reporter I hold a good annotator. What were Saunders now worth but for Williams's notes? What were Coke on Littleton but for Hargrave and Butler? The Law Reporter, in announcing the edition, said: May, 1844, Vol. VII. pp. 57, 58. The publishers have secured the valuable editorial services of Charles Sumner, Esq., whose distinguished professional reputnfined to a few important causes, while the rewards and honors which it offers to its favorites eluded his grasp. In the literature of his profession his success was more distinguished. For eleven years he was engaged in an edition of Coke on Littleton, which declining health compelled him to leave incomplete. The loss to juridical learning on this account would have been irreparable, if the work had fallen into other hands than those of Mr. Butler. In 1813, from a too intense application t
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