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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
, graceful, superficial, and hollow. . . . . I had a specimen of the varieties of French society, and at a very curious and interesting moment, for it was just as the revolution took place in the Ministry, by which the Duke de Richelieu was turned out, and Count Decazes put in. . . . . The most genuine and unmingled ultra society I met, was at the Marchioness de Louvois'. She is an old lady of sixty-five, who emigrated in 1789, and returned in 1814; and her brother, the present Bishop of Amiens, who was then French Minister at Venice, retreated at the same time to the upper part of Germany, and continued an exile as long as the family he served. I never went there that the old lady did not read me a good lecture about republicanism; and if it had not been for the mild, equal good sense of the Bishop, I should certainly have suffered a little in my temper from her attacks, supported by a corps of petits Marquis de l'ancien regime, who were always of her coterie. . . . The Duches
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
Agassiz, Louis, 421 and note. Aiken, Charles, 416. Alba, Count da, 248, 249. Albani, Cardinal, 181. Albany, Countess of, 183, 184. Aldobrandini, Princess, 256 and note. See Borghese, Princess. Alfieri Vittorio, 184. Alhambra, 230, 231, 232 and note. Alison, Dr., 427. Alison, Mrs., 426, 427. Alison, Rev. Dr., 280, 414. Allen, John, 265, 408. Allston, Washington, 316 and note, 388. Almack's, 296, 412, 413. American Institute, G T. lectures before, 393. Amiens, Bishop of, 254. Amsterdam, visits, 69. Ancillon, J. P. F., 496, 497, 499-603. Ancona, visits, 167. Anderson, Dr., 274, 275, 280. Anglona, Prince of, 207. Anhalt-Dessau, Duchess of, 479 and note. Anthology Club, G. T. member of, 9. Aranjuez, 195, 220-222. Arconati, Madame, 450, 451. Arconati, Marquis, 450-452. Arnheim, Baroness von (Bettina), 500. Arrivabene, Count, Giovanni, 450, 451. Astor, W. B., 26, 178. Athenaeum, Boston, 8, 12, 370, 371, 379 and note. Atter