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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
of much cultivation and knowledge of the world. At their table I met one day a brilliant party of eleven or twelve gentlemen. Amongst them were Mr. Randolph, the Abbe Correa, Dr. Chapman, and Mr. Parish. It was an elegant dinner, and the conversation was no doubt worthy of such guests; but one incident has overshadowed the rest of the scene. The Abbe Correa——who was one of the most remarkable men of the time, for various learning, acuteness, and wit, and for elegant suave manners The Abbe Correa de Serra, Portuguese Minister to the United States, was member of three classes of the French Institute and founder of the Royal Academy of Lisbon.—had just returned from a visit to Mr. Jefferson, whom he much liked, and, in giving some account of his journey, which on the whole had been agreeable, he mentioned that he had been surprised at not finding more gentlemen living on their plantations in elegant luxury, as he had expected. It was quietly said, but Randolph could never endure<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 8: (search)
had heard, too, of the superiority of our merchant vessels over those of all other nations, and spoke of our successes in the last war against the English with so much freedom that I suspect he had forgotten two British subjects stood at his elbow. The Abbe, however, reminded him of it by saying, as a half joke, that we had done very well, to be sure, but it was because we had always had the English for masters. Yes, said the Pope, not willing to lose either his argument or his jest,—yes, M. Abbe, that is very true; but I would advise you to take care that the scholars do not learn too much for the masters. In the whole conversation he showed great good-nature and kindness, and a gayety of temper very remarkable in one so old and infirm. When it was over we left him with the same ceremonies with which we had entered. . . . . Journal. The society of Naples, or at least the society into which I happened to be cast, interested me much. I do not speak of that which consists o
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
ount, 484. Common School Journal of Connecticut, 2 note. Conde, Jose Antonio, 187, 197. Confalonieri, Count, Frederigo, 161 and note, 162, 164, 256, 450. Consalvi, Cardinal, 180. Constant, Benjamin, 131, 134, 138, 143, 145, 152. Contrabandists, journey with, from Seville to Lisbon, 241 et seq., 243 note. Cooke, G. F., 53 note, 127, 473. Copleston, Mr., 405. Cordova, visits, 224-228; cathedral-mosque of, 224, 225; hermits of, 226, 227; society in, 227, 228. Correa de Serra, Abbe, 16 and note. Cowper, Countess, 408, 409, 412. Cowper, Earl, 408. Crampton, (Sir) Philip, 420. Cranbourne, Lord, 268. Cranston, G., 277. Craufurd, Mr., 270. Craufurd, Sir J., 270. Craven, Mr., 175. Creighton, Sir, Alexander, 421, 422. Creuzer, G. F., 125. Crillon, Duc de, 255. Cumming, Sir, William, 176. Curran, John Philpot, 294. Curtis, Augustus, 4. Curtis, Benjamin, first husband of Mrs. E. Ticknor, 3; graduate of Harvard College, 3; surgeon in Revolutionary Army, 4 and