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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
dy for two or three years. I therefore gave up my office, and turned all my attention and effort to learning what I could of the German language, and German universities, to which my thoughts and wishes had been already turned as the best places for education. The first intimation I ever had on the subject was from Mme. de Stael's work on Germany, then just published. My next came from a pamphlet, published by Villers,—to defend the University of Gottingen from the ill intentions of Jerome Bonaparte, the King of Westphalia,—in which he gave a sketch of the University, and its courses of study. My astonishment at these revelations was increased by an account of its library, given, by an Englishman who had been at Gottingen, to my friend, the Rev. Samuel C. Thacher. I was sure that I should like to study at such a university, but it was in vain that I endeavored to get farther knowledge upon the subject. I would gladly have prepared for it by learning the language I should have to
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 25: (search)
his talents and philanthropy, and a near connection of Lady Byron, is an inmate of the family, and talks extremely well. He is a great admirer of Dr. Channing, as is also Count Leo, the third son of Count Thun, who has translated the Essay on Bonaparte, and was prevented from printing it only by the publication of another translation. It is a curious circumstance, which rendered our conversation more interesting. . . . June 6.—The castle bell rang at five this morning for prayers, and aga elsewhere, so that it is very rich. Everything [about Tetschen] looked rich and flourishing; cotton manufactories have been established, potteries, etc., and the town within twenty years had nearly doubled its population. In the wars against Bonaparte, this Count Thun, then a young man, raised a regiment on his own estates, equipped it, offered it to the government, and commanded it through the campaign of Wagram.. . . . . We had frequent views of the castle, whose enormous size struck me
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
1. 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, 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. Bonaparte, Louis, 181. Bonaparte, Lucien, 181, 182. Bonaparte, Madame, Lucien, 182, 183. BonapBonaparte, Jerome, King of Westphalia, 83, 84, 111. Bonaparte, Letizia (Madame Mere), 181. Bonaparte, Louis, 181. Bonaparte, Lucien, 181, 182. Bonaparte, Madame, Lucien, 182, 183. Bonaparte, Pauline. See Borghese. Bonstetten, Baron de, 153, 156, 157, 164, 470 note. Borghese, Pauline Bonaparte, Princess, 181. Borgieri, 162. Bose, Comtesse, 467. Bose, Count, 459. Bose, Countess, 459, 476. Bostock, Dr., 416. Boston, G TBonaparte, Letizia (Madame Mere), 181. Bonaparte, Louis, 181. Bonaparte, Lucien, 181, 182. Bonaparte, Madame, Lucien, 182, 183. Bonaparte, Pauline. See Borghese. Bonstetten, Baron de, 153, 156, 157, 164, 470 note. Borghese, Pauline Bonaparte, Princess, 181. Borgieri, 162. Bose, Comtesse, 467. Bose, Count, 459. Bose, Countess, 459, 476. Bostock, Dr., 416. Boston, G T., born in, 1; condition of, 1800– 1815, 17-21; town-meetings, 20; comparison with Athens, 20; in 1819, 315, 316 and note. Boston Provident Institution for Savings, G T. Trustee of, 379 note. Boawell, James, 53, 55. Boswell, Junior, 58. Bott