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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Charles Sumner to Samuel Rogers, 1 June 1842

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘Boston: 1st June, 1842.

‘My dear Mr. Rogers,—I took the liberty of forwarding to you by the last packet two volumes of poems recently published by my friend Mr. Longfellow. He was desirous that you should do him the favour to receive them as a token of his respect.

Mr. Longfellow is now at a German watering-place, where he has gone for his health, and expects to be in London for a day or two during the autumn on his way home. If you should be in town at this time, which is hardly possible (for who is a faithful friend to London at the end of September?), I hope he may have the pleasure of seeing you—Mr. Everett or Mr. Dickens will have the gratification of presenting him to you. He is a gentleman whom we prize much, not simply as a poet (though many place him at the top of our Parnassus) but also for his various gifts and accomplishments and high moral worth. I could write of him warmly as a friend for
whom I have the strongest affection; and I hope you will pardon to this feeling the liberty I take in thus addressing you. I owe you many thanks for your kind note of last summer. I have been happy to hear, through Mr. Everett, of your continued health. What can we send you from this side of the ocean?

Prescott still works on the “History of the Conquest of Mexico,” of which he has written upwards of two volumes. It will be three volumes in all.

‘Believe me, with warm recollections of your kindness to me, ever very sincerely yours,

Charles Sumner.’