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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
r had already (p. 331) applied to Mr. Webster this simile, which will seem to many persons amusingly inappropriate; but Mr. Ticknor was greatly in the habit of applying it thus to his grave and imposing friend, who in his hours of easy gayety justified its use in a surprising way. This is what I think may be called a great man. A few months later he writes thus of his various occupations, and especially of his sketch of his friend Haven:— To C. S. Daveis, Portland. Boston, February 24, 1827. Sickness, much labor, and many cares, my dear Charles, have prevented me from writing to you or to anybody else, for a long time, except on business that could not be postponed. But I begin to feel a little relieved. . . . The Athenaeum, the College, the Hospital, Mr. Bowditch's office, He so calls the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, which is substantially a trust company, a part of whose profits go to the uses of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Tickno