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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
or. [Mr. Dowse's account of his own youth.] Mr. Ticknor, when I was twenty-eight years old I had never been anything better than a journeyman leather-dresser; I had never had more than twenty-five dollars a month; I had never paid five dollars to be carried from one place to another; I had never owned a pair of boots; I had never paid a penny to go to the play or to see a sight, but I owned above six hundred volumes of good books, well bound. To Hon. Edward Twisleton. Boston, January 18, 1859. my dear Twisleton,—I thank you for the correction you have taken the pains to send me of an error in my History of Spanish Literature, which I immediately entered in the margin of the copy from which I intend speedily to reprint it. I only wish my other friends would be equally observant and kind. Von Raumer sent me one correction much like yours,--telling me that Ferdinand, whom —in note 10 to Chapter XI. of the First Part—I had called father of John I. of Portugal, was, in fact<