Dinner, Commemorative of Charles Sumner and Complimentary to Edward L. Pierce: Boston, December 29, 1894

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J. Wilson, 1895 - 84 pages
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Page 42 - American biographical puzzle, dating back more than twenty years, should suddeuly find it as he paced up and down in the dim light of the ancient cathedral of Peterborough ! " A few days afterwards we both returned to America, and I shortly, being now a near neighbor of his, called on my old friend, Judge Hoar. He is not here to-night. Of all living men he should be here ; but the end cometh, and the places which knew him will soon know him no more forever. But, as I was saying, soon after my return...
Page 52 - ... who has his reading, and his little stock of literature stowed away in his mind, shall detect more points, allusions, happy touches, indicating not only the prodigious memory and vast learning of this master, but the wonderful industry, the honest, humble previous toil of this great scholar. He reads twenty books to write a sentence ; he travels a hundred miles to make a line of description.
Page 73 - ... slavery. The tide of anti-slavery feeling, long held back by the dams and dykes of party, has at last broken over all barriers, and is washing down from your northern mountains upon the slave-cursed south, as if Niagara stretched its foam and thunder along the whole length of Mason and Dixon's line. Let the first wave of that northern flood, as it dashes against the walls of the capítol, bear thither for the first time an antislavery senator.
Page 42 - They were the last words he ever spoke to me. I obey the injunction. I have already referred to the remote kinship between Judge Hoar and myself. Joanna Hoar was our common ancestress, — perhaps I might...
Page 40 - Pierce's name written in the visitors' book directly above my own. I went through the noble edifice until I found him, and we walked together up and down the grand Norman nave and transept. He spoke of his book and of Sumner, and then suddenly said, ' By the way, a curious thing ; I wonder if you can throw light upon it. When your grandfather died, in 1848, your father sent to Mr. Sumner "a slight token," as he described it, as a remembrance of your grandfather, not saying what it was.
Page 41 - I heard his voice can tell you exactly what became of it. In the first place it was not a ring at all. I was mistaken. I knew that my father at that time sent such a ring to Dr. Palfrey; and my strong impression was that he had sent a companion ring to Mr.
Page 14 - For I am the least of the apostles, and am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God.
Page 68 - DEAR SIR, — I very much regret my inability to be present at the dinner on the 2gth of December, in Boston, given in honor of Mr.
Page 8 - WERE PRESENT. *Adams, Charles Francis *Aldrich, P. Emory •Allen, Frank D. *Allen, Nathaniel T. •Allen, Walter Allison, William B. •Baker, John I. •Balch, Francis V. •Beard, Alanson W. Bennett, Edmund H. Bigelow, John •Bird, Charles Sumner •Bishop, Robert R. •Blackwell, Henry B. *Blanchard, S. Stillman •Blunt, William E. *Bolles, Matthew •Borden, Simeon •Brayton, John S. •Bumpus, Everett C. •Burr, Isaac T. •Capen, Elmer H.
Page 73 - ... the State election in New Hampshire in March, 1846, Mr. Whittier wrote triumphantly of the Free Soil victory, concluding, " Let the first wave of that northern flood, as it dashes against the walls of the Capitol, bear thither for the first time an Antislavery senator." On December 6, 1847, Mr. Hale took his seat in the Senate, which contained 32 Democrats and 21 Whigs. An attempt being made to class him as a Whig, he repelled the classification, was excused by a vote of 17 to 16 from serving...

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