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Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 12, 1870.

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Title: Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 12, 1870.

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  • Norton, Charles Eliot

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 12, 1870., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/cengpm700212 (accessed July 22, 2014)

Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 12, 1870.

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Villa d'Elci.
Feb 12, 1870.



My dear Mr. Marsh

Many thanks for your kind answers to my troublesome enquiries.

Mr Kirkup, whom I saw yesterday, told me that it was Prof d'Ancona of Pisa who was at work, or proposed to set himself at work on Dr Paur's treatise. But I suspect that the old Baron had turned an expression of interest into an intention of translation. The poor old man was greatly animated in showing me the pencil head of Dante & the autograph of his name, which -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- the Divine Poet presented him with two or three years ago. The spelling of the signature settles the long dispute in favor of Allighieri!


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As to the Court Ball, I am not inclined to put on a uniform, but one of my sisters & Miss Sedgwick would like much to see the show if it be permitted to them to take advantage of your kindness so far as to be allowed to go under your protection. If you do not mean to attend the ball they, with their best thanks to you for the offer to secure them -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- admission, on the whole prefer to remain at home.


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I am very glad that Hoar's pluck forced the Senate to an open vote. But the result is a very disheartening one. So too is that in the matter of the bill for admission of Virginia.

Every faithfully Yours

C. E. Norton.

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