ttention of a stranger and make him a chief among ten thousand.
D. D. Pratt. Another said: You will remember his commanding presence, his stalwart frame (six feet and four inches in height), the vigor and grace of his motions, the charm of his manners, the polish of his rhetoric, the abundance of his learning, the fervor and impressiveness of his oratory.
He was every inch a senator, and upheld with zeal and fidelity the dignity, privileges, and authority of the Senate.
E. R. Hoar. Edward Dicey, who visited the United States at this period, described the senator as that great, sturdy, English-looking figure, with the broad, massive forehead, over which the rich mass of nut-brown hair, streaked here and there with a line of gray, hangs loosely; with the deep blue eyes, and the strangely winning smile,—half bright, half full of sadness.
He is a man whom you would notice amongst other men, and whom not knowing you would turn round and look at as he passed by you. Sitting in his pl
would turn round and look at as he passed by you. Sitting in his place in the Senate, leaning backwards in his chair, with his head stooping slightly over that great broad chest, and his hands resting upon his crossed legs, he looks in dress and attitude and air the very model of an English country gentleman.
A child would ask him the time in the streets, and a woman would come to him unbidden for protection.
（Federal States, vol.
i. pp. 236-237 ) Mrs. Janet Chase Hoyt, daughter of Chief-Justice Chase, incorporates the above description into one of her own, adding further details of Sumner's manner in the society of friends. New York Tribune, April 5, 1891.
Edward Everett, in a eulogy, likened the fidelity of John Quincy Adams to his seat in the House of Representatives, to that of a marble column of the Capitol to its pedestal;
Senator Casserly referred, March 31, 1871, to Sumner as the senator whom I do not see in his seat, which is very unusual, by the way. and the same t