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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
of the times; and of the affairs of Canada. He is much skilled in etymology, and thinks our etymologies of the word Yankee are all wrong, and that, having arisen from the collision and jeerings of the Dutch and the English, in New York and New England, it is from the Dutch Jan,—pronounced Yan,— John, with the very common diminutive kee, and doodlen, to quaver; which would make the whole, quavering, or psalmsinging, Jacky, or Johnny. Doodle-sack means bag-pipe. Johnny would refer to John Bull; and if doodlen be made in the present tense, Yankee-doodle would be Johnny that sings Psalms. Hart-kee, my little dear heart, and hundreds of other diminutives, both in endearment and in ridicule, are illustrations of the formation of the word. It amused me not a little, and seems probable enough as an etymology; better, certainly, than to bring it, with Noah Webster, from the Persian. January 5.—We went last evening to Miss Clarke's, where there was rather more of a party than usual<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 11: (search)
at Auburn, in which he was interested in consequence of the eager discussion of questions of prison discipline then going on, to which allusions will be found in the letters. after I last wrote to you, till five days ago, when we came here, or rather to the other side of the river; Miss Wadsworth and Gray joining our party, and Sam Guild having preceded us by a couple of days, after having spent two days, much to his satisfaction, at Geneseo. There—the other side of the river—we found Ole Bull and Egidius, his shadow, which seems in no likelihood to grow less. Of course we had a concert, and there was much visiting of wonders, and much enjoyment of lunar bows, and walks by moonlight on Goat Island, and adventurous rowing up to the foot of the falls. So passed three days. Then we all came over here, where there is a very good, quiet house; and right before our windows and along the piazzas, where we chiefly live, is, according to my notion, the finest view of the two falls unit
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 16: (search)
han talk themselves. Like everybody else, I have been astonished at the resources of his memory. They are all but fabulous. He wants to know when you are coming again; and spoke to me of you, as have Lord Lansdowne, Lord Palmerston, Lord Clarendon, and all your old friends, with great interest, some with great affection. I have seen most of the members of the government, and talked with them about our American affairs. They certainly show no desire to get into a quarrel with us. But John Bull is no doubt dissatisfied, and doubtful of the future. He thinks we are ill disposed towards him, that there is no use in making more concessions, and that, as we are growing stronger and more formidable, it is as well to meet the trial soon, as later. Those in power, however, seem to me to wish to put it off as long as they can. There were complaints about enlistments in the United States during the Crimean War. See ante, p. 295. . . . . To Hon. Edward Everett. Brussels, July 30,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
me C., II. 123. Noel, R. R., I. 506. Norman, Mr., 11. 390. Northampton, Marquis of, it. 176. Norton, Charles Eliot, II. 328, 491 note. Norton, Mrs., Andrews, I. 334 note, 398 note, 11.282, 328. Norton, Professor, Andrews, 1.17, 319, 334, 355, 356, 11.188, 229, 287. Nostitz, General, II. 332. O O'Connell, Daniel, I. 411, 416, 480. Odescalchi. Cardinal, II. 85. Odillon-Barrot, II. 136. Oehlenschlager, Adam, I. 126. Ogilvie, James, 1.8. Oken, Professor, I. 115- Ole Bull, it. 225. Oliver, Robert, I 41. O'Neil, Miss, 1. 53. Ord, Mr., T. 415. Orleans, Due da T. 493, II. 122. Orleans, Helene, Duchesse d% II. 121, 131, 135. Orloff, Madame da, II. 80. Ossuna, Duchess of, I. 205, 207, 208, 223, II. 126. Otis, H. G., 1.12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 40, 339, 359, 360. Ouseley, Sir Gore and Lady, II. 372. Overbeck, II. 77. Owen, Robert, of Lanark, I. 278. Oxford, visits, I. 289, 404, II. 168, 169. P Paez de la. Cadena, I. 489. Pageot, , M.