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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
Chapter 13: Voyage from Lisbon to Falmouth. immediate departure for Paris. society. Talleyrand. return to London. Lord Holland. Sir J. MacKINTOSHintosh. John Allen. Lord Brougham. Hatfield. Woburn. Cambridge. To Mr. Elisha Ticknor. Lisbon, November 4, 1818. . . . . Your letter, my dear father, has much alarmed me about my mother. . . . I pray you to speak on this subject with perfect plainness to me. Do not let me be unprepared for this blow, if indeed it awaits me. I know that what you say does not necessarily convey this dreadful implication, and I trust it is only my feelings to-day that have inferred it where it was not intended to be expressed, but I grow cold as I think of it, even among the possibilities of the future. November 7. I have never felt so disheartened and discouraged since I left home. . . . . This is chiefly owing to the sad news I have received here, Of the death of his brother-in-law, Mr. Woodward, and of his mother's i