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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
been pleasant and brilliant. The first nucleus of it, for two years, was Hale, Bigelow, Channing, and myself. We kept our records in Latin poetry and prose, but we so abused one another that I afterwards destroyed them. At this period I very much frequented the families of Mr. Stephen Higginson, Mr. S. G. Perkins, Mr. Richard Sullivan, Mr. William Sullivan, Dr. John C. Warren, Senior, and Mr. William Prescott. But my first real sight and knowledge of the world was in the winter of 1814-15, when I made a journey to Virginia,—then a serious undertaking,—and for three months was thrown much on my own resources, in the Atlantic cities, as far south as Richmond. I was provided with excellent letters to each city. Among the rest, the elder President Adams gave me several, that introduced me to persons very interesting and important in public affairs. When I visited him in Quincy, to receive these letters, I had a remarkable interview with him, which at the time disturbed me not
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 2: (search)
Ticknor's birth. his College life. admitted to the bar. the law not congenial. Determines to abandon it and devote himself to a life of letters. Decides to go to Europe and study there. visits Washington and Virginia in the winter of 1814-15. visit to Jefferson at Monticello. sketch of Jeffrey. Mr. Ticknor's sketch of his early life is so full and graphic that little need be added by his biographer. I have only to describe, very briefly, the state of society and manners in Bostone vacant mind which goes abroad in search of some object in life; nor did he sigh for the more highly flavored pleasures of a riper civilization than that of his own country. Mr. Ticknor's journey to Washington and Virginia in the winter of 1814-15 was undertaken more as a matter of duty than of pleasure; for travelling in those days, in our country, was attended with wretched discomforts, of which those who were born in an age of railroads can have no conception. He felt that he ought not t
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
on, and made a visit to Dr. Parr. He certainly was not very gentle or philosophic in his opposition. Sir, said he, in his solemn, dogmatical manner, with his peculiar lisp, which always had something droll about it,—thir, I should not think I had done my duty, if I went to bed any night without praying for the success of Napoleon Bonaparte. Another fact belonging to this period and state of feeling in England was told me at Keswick, in 1819, by Mr. Southey. He said that in the spring of 1815 he was employed in writing an article for the Quarterly Review upon the life and achievements of Lord Wellington. He wrote in haste the remarkable paper which has since been published more than once, and the number of the Review containing it was urged through the press, so as to influence public opinion as much as possible, and to encourage the hearts of men throughout the country for the great contest. At the same time a number of the Edinburgh was due. Sir James Mackintosh had written
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 4: (search)
Chapter 4: Residence in Gottingen till the end of 1815. University life. his own studies. Bencke, Eichhorn, Blumenbach, Schultze, Michaelis, Kastner. Wolf. excursion to Hanover. On arriving at Gottingen, which was to be Mr. Ticknor's home for twenty months, he felt like the pilgrim who had reached the shrine of his faith; here he found the means and instruments of knowledge in an abundance and excellence such as he had never before even imagined. Gottingen was at that time ting beforehand, in other manuscript note-books, statistical, historical, and geographical facts concerning the countries I intended to visit. This was no very easy task. Murray's Hand-Book, or anything of the sort worth naming, was not known in 1815. There was not even a good Gazetteer to help the traveller, for I think the first was Constable's, published at Edinburgh, a little later; and as for such works as Reichard's for Germany, and Mrs. Starke's for Italy,—which were the best to be had
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
r east, and no farther. I questioned him, therefore, about Boston. He seemed to have some recollection of it; said he knew a very intelligent family there, he did not remember their names, but there was a daughter in it whose name was Barbe [Barbara], one of the handsomest creatures he ever saw. I knew in an instant that it was Barbara Higginson, whom I had known as Mrs. S. G. Perkins quite intimately, when she was the mother of half a dozen children; with whom I had crossed the Atlantic in 1815, and who had often told me of her acquaintance with Talleyrand, and that he talked English with her who knew no French at all, when he refused to talk it in society generally. But he no longer cared anything about her or about anybody in Boston, except as a part of his own recollections and life. In this way we continued to talk for some time, until, at last, Mad. de Duras turned and said, Messieurs, you talk so much about individuals that I think you ought to know each other, and presen
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 15: (search)
only to show the impression he made, but to suggest traits of character exhibited in his relations with others, which are not so well brought forward in any other way. The allusions to conversations, and to points of sympathy or difference between him and his correspondents, add touches to the picture that would otherwise be lost. The first, in date, are letters from Mr. Jefferson, who seems to have formed quite an affection for the young Federalist from New England, who visited him early in 1815. These are only specimens, out of many letters written by the Ex-President to Mr. Ticknor. Those from the Duke de Laval, from Cesare Balbo, Madame de Broglie, and Auguste de Stael are interesting in themselves, and full of vivacity; and they bear still more the marks of that individuality, on both sides, which creates the living element in any correspondence that is worth preserving. These friendships overmastered time and separation, as will be seen in later portions of these volumes.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 16: (search)
randum which was preserved, and which may appropriately be introduced here. It is headed, Aug. 1, ‘67. Persons with whom I have lived in long friendship, and contains the names of sixteen early friends, and the dates of the commencement of each acquaintance. They are these: Curtis, C. P., from 1793; Everett, E., 1806; Everett, A. H., 1806; Prescott, W. H., 1808; Webster, D., 1808, but also slightly 1802, 1805, 1807; Haven, N. A., 1808; Daveis, C. S., 1809; Gardiner, R. H., 1812; Story, J., 1815; Allston, W., 1819. Others who survive, Curtis, T. B., from 1795; Thayer, S., 1805; Bigelow, J., 1808; Savage, J., 1809; Mason, W. P., 1809; Cogswell, J. G., 1810. Five of these gentlemen outlived him. In his old age he still had friends whom he had counted as such for sixty years, although he had outlived so many. With regard to two of those intimacies which colored and added interest to his life in the period now opening before him, his own record has already been printed. How he came
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
re sure of delightful society. To these, I often added one or two others, and thus had at different times, entirely without ceremony, Mr. Poinsett, Joel R. Poinsett of South Carolina, our Minister to Mexico in 1825, and Secretary of War under President Van Buren. Mr. Clay, Mr. Tazewell, Littleton Waller Tazewell, a distinguished lawyer of Virginia, and member of the United States Senate. Mr. Cheves, Langdon Cheves of South Carolina had been Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1815. Mr. King, General Bernard, the Edward Livingstons, General Lafayette, etc. These dinners were as pleasant as anything of the sort could well be, for Mr. Webster was generally very animated, and there was no want of excitement among the rest of them. We often went to a party in the evening, which was almost uniformly a dance, and after that was over came home to a little supper, or went to one elsewhere, so that, from twelve at noon till midnight, we were constantly in society as agreeable
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 24: (search)
g which I had not at all anticipated, notwithstanding his constant kindness to us. May 12.—It was not agreeable to leave Dresden to-day. . . . We have been in all respects well there. . . . almost six months; kindly received by everybody, and much regarded by a few. It has more, much more than fulfilled the expectations we indulged when we entered it,. . . . and I think not one of us, not even one of our servants, left it without a strong feeling of regret. While travelling in Europe, 1815-19, Mr. Ticknor, after having studied the resources, collections, and peculiarities of a city, wrote at length, and with some minuteness, a sketch of what he found in each, of its externals and its society; so now, before leaving Dresden, he wrote at large of its institutions and its splendid collections. Of the state of the arts and character of society we give the following remarks, omitting the rest, though it is interesting and acute:— The state of the arts in Dresden is not, perhaps
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
tes of, 61, 123. Bonaparte, Jerome, King of Westphalia, 83, 84, 111. Bonaparte, Letizia (Madame Mere), 181. Bonaparte, Louis, 181. Bonaparte, Lucien, 181, 182. Bonaparte, Madame, Lucien, 182, 183. Bonaparte, Pauline. See Borghese. Bonstetten, Baron de, 153, 156, 157, 164, 470 note. Borghese, Pauline Bonaparte, Princess, 181. Borgieri, 162. Bose, Comtesse, 467. Bose, Count, 459. Bose, Countess, 459, 476. Bostock, Dr., 416. Boston, G T., born in, 1; condition of, 1800– 1815, 17-21; town-meetings, 20; comparison with Athens, 20; in 1819, 315, 316 and note. Boston Provident Institution for Savings, G T. Trustee of, 379 note. Boawell, James, 53, 55. Boswell, Junior, 58. Botta, C. G. G., 164. Bottiger, K. A., 456, 457. Bowditch, Dr., Nathaniel, 316, 371, 379, 391, 405. Brandes, C. A., 178. Brassier, M., 501. Breme, Marquis de, 161, 164. Brisbane, Sir, Thomas, 419, 422. British Association for the Advancement of Science, Fifth Meeting of. 419-424. B