Life of George Ticknor.
Birth and Parentage.
George Ticknor, son of Elisha and Elizabeth (Billings) Ticknor, was born in Boston, on the first day of August, 1791.
The circumstances of his birth were all favorable for happiness, and for moral and intellectual growth.
His parents were of the true New England character,—firm in principle, amiable and affectionate, well instructed, and with a thorough value for all culture.
In external condition they were neither rich nor poor, and his early life, therefore, was not pampered by luxury nor chilled by poverty.
They lived in a free and active community, surrounded by intelligent friends, whose position and tastes were like their own, and with whom social intercourse was a benefit as well as a pleasure.
To have been born of such a father as his was especially a cause of daily and life-long gratitude.
Elisha Ticknor was a man of great purity of character, considerable cultivation,
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Scott, Walter, Jr., 284.
Sedgwick, Professor, 271, 419, 420 note, 421.
Segovia, Bishop of, 218.
Segovia, visits, 218.
Senior, Nassau William, 407, 412 and note, 451.
Senonnes, Viscount de, 255, 262, 263.
Servia, life in, 478.
Seville, 237-241; Alcazar, 238, 240; Cathedral, 238, 239; people of, 239, 240.
Seymour, Mr., 447.
Shakespeare, study of, 394; Tieck's reading of, 473, 477, 482; Schlegel's translation of, 468, 483.
Sharon, Mass., E. Billings (Mrs. E. Ticknor) born and keeps school in, 3.
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Shaw, William S., founder of the Boston Athenaeum, 8, 12.
Siddons, Mrs., 55, 56, 66.
Sierra Morena, 223.
Silliman, Professor B., 14.
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Skene, James, 283.
Slavery in the United States, 479.
Smidt, Senator, 122, 123.
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