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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
The following extracts from his letters, written from there, give an excellent picture of the condition of the school, and of the character and habits of its distinguished Superintendent. To Mrs. Ticknor. West point, June 5, 1826. This morning the Board met; nine on the ground. General Houston was chosen President, and, as usual, the honor of doing the work fell to me, as Secretary. We have been nine hours at the examination to-day. This evening Governor Morrow, of Ohio, President Bligh, formerly of Transylvania University, and Mr. Van Buren have arrived; a salute has been fired, and all is in motion. When I arrived last evening, I walked up to our old friend Cozzens's; meantime Thayer had gone to the boat to meet me, and we missed one another. In a few moments, however, he came in, and ordered my luggage to his house, where I am established in great comfort and quiet. . . . . The examination is a very laborious business, and will prove, no doubt, tedious to most o
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
llege, 351, 352. Beck, Professor, 108. Beckford, William, 246 and note. Bedford, Sixth Duke of, 268-270. Belem Church and Convent, 244. Bell, J., 248, 249. Bell, John, 173, 174, 180. Bell, Joseph, 7. Benci, 174. Benecke, Professor, 70, 76, 79, 82. Berchet, Giovanni, 450. Berg, President von, 122. Berlin, visits, 109, 493-503. Bernard, General, 350. Bertrand, Favre, 153, 155. Bigelow, Dr., Jacob, 12, 316 note, 319. Bigelow, Timothy, 13. Blake, George, 20. Bligh, President, 372. Blumenbach, Madame, 103. Blumenbach, Professor, 70, 71, 80, 85, 94, 103-105, 121. Blumner, Madame de, 481. Bohl von Faber, 236 and note. Bologna, visits, 166. Bombelles, Count H., 246, 247. Bonaparte, Christine (Countess Posse), 182, 183 note, 446 Bonaparte, Emperor Napoleon I., return from Elba, 49; Dr. Parr on, 50; Byron's feeling for, 60; anecdotes of, 61, 123. Bonaparte, Jerome, King of Westphalia, 83, 84, 111. Bonaparte, Letizia (Madame Mere), 181. Bon