rm 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 so unhappy as when obliged to stay in his seat.
Sumner's uniform observance of rules and courtesies in the Senate was referred to in tributes in Congress, April 27, 1874, by Pratt of Indiana in the Senate (Congressional Globe, p. 3403), and by E. R. Hoar in the House (Globe, p. 3410). He was accustomed to make protests against scandalous conduct in the Senate,—as Abbott's threat of a duel with a senator, and the drunkenness of Senator Saulsbury and Vice-President Johnson. he listened with respe