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Plymouth, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
of the old Cornish kings,—you have doubtless seen pictures of it repeatedly; it is a perfect castle, and has a most romantic situation. I then travelled in the carriage of a friend,— Crowder, Richard Budden Crowder, 1795-1859. He became Recorder of Bristol in 1846, and a Judge of the Common Pleas in 1854. Sumner dined with him in February, 1839, at his house, 11 Pall Mall East. one of the Queen's counsel,—through portions of Cornwall, and that most beautiful county, Devon, stopping at Plymouth; being received by the commander of the largest ship in port, a barge placed at my orders to visit any ship I wished, and an officer designated to show me over the dockyard. From Exeter I went up through the green fields of Devon and Somerset to the delicious parsonage of Sydney Smith, The following note is preserved:— Combe Florey, Taunton, Aug. 16, 1838. My dear Sir,—I have a great admiration of Americans, and have met a great number of agreeable, enlightened Americans. Ther
Rockingham, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
eeing the conduct of the younger portion of the aristocracy of this great country. I assure you it has been deeply interesting. But more interesting, by far, was it to look upon the wonderful features of Strafford,—the original owner of these estates, and the ancestor of Lord Fitzwilliam,—perpetuated by Vandyke. Here are several of the productions of this renowned artist; and the whole place, when you consider that it has passed through the hands of that great lord and of the Marquis of Rockingham, so memorable in the time of our Revolution, breathes an air of deep historical interest. Lord Fitzwilliam is one of the mildest and purest of men. You will be glad to hear that Prescott's book was in his Lordship's hands, and also in those of several of the ladies of the house; and Lord Fitzwilliam told me that Earl Grey expressed to him the highest opinion of its merits. I should not fail to add that Lord Morpeth—whose distinguished position you well know, and to whom I am indebted, no<
Salisbury, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. Letters. To George S. Hillard, Boston. Liverpool, Aug. 12, 1838. My dear Hillard,—Yours of June 26 and various dates greeted my arrival in this place after a most delightful ramble in the South and West of England,—first to Guilford, where I met Lord Denman and the Home Circuit, and dined with his Lordship and all the bar; then to Winchester and Salisbury, stopping to view those glories of England, the cathedrals. Old Sarum, and Stonehenge,—that mighty unintelligible relic of the savage Titans of whom history has said nothing; then to Exeter, and down even to Bodmin in Cornwall, where the Assizes of the Western Circuit were held. Serjeant Wilde and Sir William Follett were there, having gone down special, not being regularly of the circuit; and we three formed the guests of the bar. Our healths were drunk, and I was called upon to make a reply, which I did on the spur of
Montrose (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
of about sixty-six. We are in the recesses of the Highlands, with mountain peaks about us in every direction; glassy lakes, in which are mirrored the surrounding objects; and far, far away from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. Here is the great Temple of Nature; and none but her devout worshippers enter in. On the opposite shore of the loch is the castle of Inverary,—the celebrated seat of the Duke of Argyll, and the scene of some of the adventures of Captain Dalgetty in the Legend of Montrose. After the ladies left the table at dinner, his Lordship inquired of me as to the extent of Lynch law in America. He said that it was the great stain of our country, and that it tended to create a distrust in the security of life, freedom, and property; Instances of summary popular justice were then somewhat frequent; they were the incidents of slaveholding or frontier communities, imperfectly civilized, in which citizens failed to obtain protection through the ordinary methods of just
Dublin (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
w considerations suggested by the Conflict of Laws. They tell strange stories of Fergusson's absence of mind, some of which I hope to remember to tell you when I get home. As ever, affectionately yours, Chas. Sumner. To his sister Mary. Dublin, Sumner visited Glasgow, and probably took a steamer from Liverpool for Dublin; but no letter covering this week of his tour, Oct. 7-14, has been preserved. Oct. 14, 1838. my dear Mary,—--I write now in the coffee-room of a hotel in the capitDublin; but no letter covering this week of his tour, Oct. 7-14, has been preserved. Oct. 14, 1838. my dear Mary,—--I write now in the coffee-room of a hotel in the capital of Ireland. . . . Learn to understand your own language, my dear sister; make it a study, and fix upon it your serious thought. Most of the world speak their mother tongue unconsciously; and, like Monsieur Jourdain in Moliere's delicious comedy, would be astonished if they should be told that during all their lives they had been talking prose! Read the Bourgeois Gentilhomme, if you have not read it before now; it is easy French, and is full of pleasant turns. This sheet is enriched by a p
Rockingham, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
iam Wentworth, fifth Earl Fitzwilliam, 1786-1857. He was a liberal peer and a supporter of the Reform Bill. His father was the friend of Fox until the controversy concerning the French Revolution divided them, and the nephew of the Marquis of Rockingham, Burke's friend. Earl Fitzwilliam survived his eldest son, William Charles, Viscount Milton, who died in Nov., 1835. The Earl was, on his death, succeeded in the peerage by his second son, the present earl, William Thomas Spencer, who was borhire, and another, Milton Park, near Peterborough. Sumner bore a letter of introduction to him from their common friend, Charles S. Daveis, of Portland. said to me to-night, I have dined under the shadow of Lord Bute, and now of the Marquis of Rockingham. I arrived after dark, and therefore have not seen the immense proportions of this edifice. They were going in to dinner as I drove up. I was at once shown to my room by the groom of the chambers; dressed, and got into the dining-room just af
Suffolk, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 15
showered their storms. And a glorious pile is this parish church of Boston, built in the time of Edward III.! I wish we could remove it to our city. In every thing else we have immeasurably outstripped the English town, which numbers about thirteen thousand people, and has all the air of a provincial place. There is a windmill, which, with its broad vans, is so like that which once stood at the South End, that I would have sworn to its identity. Holkham House, Murray's Handbook,—Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire,—pp. 254-261. Nov. 2, 1838. This house has not the fresh magnificence of Chatsworth (the princely residence of the Duke of Devonshire), the feudal air of Raby and Auckland castles, or the grand front of Wentworth; but it seems to me to blend more magnificence and comfort, and to hold a more complete collection of interesting things, whether antiques, pictures, or manuscripts, than any seat I have visited. The entrance hall is the noblest I have ever seen; and t
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