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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Edward Everett to Samuel Rogers, 30 June 1847

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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‘Cambridge: 30th June, 1847.

‘My dear and kind Friend,—When you know the gentleman who offers you this note, you will excuse me for again taking the liberty of addressing to you a letter of recommendation. Mr. Hillard is one of our best scholars, best writers, and best men. A lawyer by profession, there is as sweet an Ovid lost in him as in
Murray. He has lately been lecturing before the Lowell Institute, to admiring audiences of 2,000, on the life and times of
Milton. Does not this give him a right to see the assignment of “Paradise Lost”? But what I most wish is that he should see you, and communicate to you, vivâ voce, the assurance of our unaltered and most affectionate regard. Mr. Hillard is the professional associate of Mr. Charles Sumner, and well known to all your American friends, at least in New England. Harding has got home, but I hear nothing from him.

‘Adieu, dear Mr. Rogers. Let me at least once a year see a few lines of that beautiful writing of yours, though I do not need it to keep you constantly in the most cherished recollection.

‘Semper et totus tuus,
Edward Everett.

‘May I ask you to make our kindest remembrances to Miss Rogers?’