Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Basil Hall” in chapter 1 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:
... in cedar boards, putting leather only over the back, where flexibility is necessary.
His purpose in using cedar is to keep out the worms and all other vermin.
He talked to me a great deal about Captain Basil Hall , with whom he has a grievous quarrel . . . .
I visited, too, Kaltenbaeck, the editor of the Austrian periodical for History and Statistics.
He was immersed in papers and books, and complained ...
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