Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Maecenas” in chapter 13 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:
...s that of a good-natured friend.
At least, that is the impression I have most frequently found, both in England and on the Continent.
Heber is an elegant gentleman, a kind of literary, amateur Maecenas , with a very fine and curious library; in short, a man in whom a gentlemanly air prevails, both in his manners, accomplishments, talents, and knowledge, all of which may be considered remarkable.
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