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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
dent, and when the constant intercourse between him and his uncle, in Boston, was interrupted by the absence of either, the absorbing nature of his professional engagements interfered very seriously with any attempt at epistolary communication. Their mutual confidence was too faithful to suffer by such temporary silence. This letter is characteristic of both men, inasmuch as their conversation was always on matters of grave and weighty import. To Mr. Justice Curtis. Florence, May 12, 1857. my dear Judge, Mr. George T. Curtis places among his reminiscences, sent to Mr. Hillard, the following anecdote:— When my brother [the late Benjamin R. Curtis] received the appointment to the Bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, an appointment which, as you know, came to him unsought, but with the approbation of all New England, Mr. Ticknor was deeply gratified and not a little excited by the event, as well he might be; for no person had ever lived who had contribut