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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
severe. Lady Davy was unwell, and when I was there before, she was out, so I have not yet seen the lady of whom Mad. de Stael said, that she has all Corinne's talents without her faults or extravagances. After breakfast Sir Humphry took me to th Sir Humphry Davy, from whom I have received great courtesy and kindness. He told me that when he was at Coppet, Mad. de Stael showed him part of a work on England similar in plan to her De l'allemagne, but which will be only about two thirds as lave me several letters for the Continent, and among them one for Canova, one for De la Rive at Geneva, and one for Mad. de Stael, which I was very glad to receive from him,—for there is nobody in England whom Mad. de Stael more valued,—though I havede Stael more valued,—though I have already two other introductions to her. I parted from Sir Humphry with real regret. He goes out of town to-morrow. We dined to-day with Mr. Manning,—brother of Mrs. Benjamin Vaughan,—a very intelligent gentleman. He told us a story of Bonapa
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 5: (search)
the object is attained, why should we complain or regret that it is not done by the means which we have usually considered indispensable? As to the peculiar character of these metaphysics, you will get all the information necessary from Mad. de Stael. They are undoubtedly very different from the metaphysics taught by Locke, Reid, and Stewart. The Germans reproach the English with treating such subjects psychologically, or, in other words, not sufficiently distinguishing the difference betw and cries out, like Bonaparte, against the metaphysique tenebreuse du Nord; to-morrow comes another Frenchman, like Villers, and says he will build a bridge that shall conduct the empirics of France to the simplicity of German philosophy. Mad. de Stael complains of Goethe's tragedies for being too simple, and the Edinburgh Reviewers complain of them for being too artificial. You praise the Village Pastor, whose name I have never heard in Germany, except when I have inquired about it. The crit
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 6: (search)
tory. Nothing can be more mistaken than Mad. de Stael's remark, that the national character of the living, whose comedies are mentioned by Mad. de Stael. I found him a man about forty, hearty, happown, and to-day I have dined with him at Mad. de Stael's, or rather with her daughter, the Duchess dhopes all the republicans in Paris, with Mad. de Stael at their head, heartily join; but the Baron dive each one evening in the week; and at Mad. de Stael's, or rather her daughter the Duchess de BrogParis, May 11, 1817.—At last I have seen Mad. de Stael. Ever since I presented my letters, she has ing opinion. Sunday, June 1.— Passing Mad. de Stael's this afternoon, I called to ask for her; buthe French call it, exalte— as he was at Mad. de Stael's; and, if he was more reasonable in consequer regret, etc., and asked me to dine, at Mad. de Stael's, with Lafayette. Nobody else was there; for Mad. de Stael on the whole grows worse, and the family do not like to see much company, though the[5 more...
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
sting than ever from her affliction, The death of Mad. de Stael. which, from her perfect openness of character, she hardie gave me a letter. She was a particular friend of Mad. de Stael's, and is a lady of large fortune, much talent, and elegato any study of the subject of the time. a cousin of Mad. de Stael, who is considered in Geneva but little her inferior in original power of mind, and of whom Mad. de Stael once said, Ma cousine Necker a tous les talens qu'on me suppose, et toutes que je n'ai pas. She is about fifty, and resembles Mad. de Stael a little, and is interesting in conversation from a certass of friends in Paris, and especially the family of Mad. de Stael, I brought many letters here, so that from the evening I va; from the birthplace of Rousseau, and the tomb of Mad. de Stael; and what is more, from the country made classical by the22.—I left the city of Calvin, Bonnet, Rousseau, and Mad. de Stael this morning at eight o'clock, with my friend Brooks, who
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 8: (search)
se of French, even among persons of the same country, and more than half preserved by the bad accent with which it is spoken,—the confusion of the Tower of Babel produced without a miracle or an object. . . . . Rome is still as much the capital as it was in the times of Hadrian or Leo X. . . . . Among the Germans there is the family of Bunsen, who has married an English woman, and is himself full of good learning and talent; the family of Mad. de Humboldt (in conversation called the Mad. de Stael of Germany), who collects about her every evening the best of her nation, especially the artists Thorwaldsen, Lund, Schadow, etc., and to whose society I owe some of the pleasantest hours I have passed in Rome; Niebuhr, the Prussian Minister, who, after all I have heard in Germany of his immense learning and memory, has filled me with admiration and astonishment every time I have seen him; . . . . Baron Eckhardtstein, who has travelled all over Europe with profit, and was distinguished as a
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
rward every day with new earnestness and impatience. . . . . There is one person that I have mentioned to you so often, that you may desire that I should tell you with some minuteness who he is. I mean the Duke de Laval, French Ambassador here. Since I have been in Europe I have not been so intimate with any one as with him. He is a man of about fifty years old, with great gayety, openness, and impetuosity of character, and with great talents in conversation; so great, indeed, that Mad. de Stael, who was herself the most remarkable person perhaps in this respect that ever lived, used to delight to hear him talk. He has strong literary propensities and not a little literary knowledge, and especially with a genuine goodness of heart, which makes it necessary for him to make those about him happy merely that he may see them so. He is one of the old exiled nobility, who never gave up their fidelity, and in rank he is the first baron of the kingdom, with the title of Duke de Laval; bes
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 10: (search)
hat delights, above everything else, in promoting the happiness of all around him. In the last point he gave his own character exactly one evening, when he said to a lady that accused him of wishing to disoblige her: Moi, madame? vous,— vous dites cela de moi? de moi, qui ai toujours eu l'ambition, que depuis le plus humble valet, jusqua au Roi, tout le monde dise, quand je passerai, c'est un excellent homme; il a le coeur profoundement bon; and, in truth, I never saw him otherwise. Mad. de Stael loved him very much, and during her last sickness, when he happened to be at Paris, used to beg him to come and see her every day, that she might enjoy his brilliant conversation; for, even at Paris, he was famous for this talent, and at Madrid was unique. His dinners were by far the pleasantest there, for whatever there was of elegant talent and literature at Madrid were friends at his house, and, wherever he was, the conversation took a more interesting and cultivated turn than elsewhere
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
e Duchess de Duras' society was ultra too, but ultra of a very different sort. It was composed of much that is distinguished in the present management of affairs, to which she has been able to add many men of letters without distinction of party. This is the result of her personal character. She is now about thirty-eight years old, not beautiful, but with a striking and animated physiognomy, elegant manners, and a power in conversation which has no rival in France since the death of Mad. de Stael. Her natural talents are of a high order, and she has read a great deal; but it is her enthusiasm, her simplicity and earnestness, and the graceful contributions she levies upon her knowledge to give effect to her conversation, that impart to it the peculiar charm which I have seen operate like a spell, on characters as different as those of Chateaubriand, Humboldt, and Talleyrand. I liked her very much, and went to her hotel often, in fact sometimes every day. On Sundays I dined there.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 15: (search)
nquera jamais, dans les deux hemispheres. Je vous assure aussi, que, si jamais j'ai besoin d'un change d'asyle, j'irai le chercher à Boston, et non dans la province et les deserts de Texas. J'ai la conviction, que j'y trouverais des hotes con corazon limpio y blando. Quand vous verrez, à Paris, mes parents et amis, vous leur parlerez de moi, et de notre exaltation commune, pour la poesie dramatique Espagnole. Mathieu, Mathieu de Montmorency, a member of the intimate circle of Mad. de Stael and Mad. Recamier, a cousin and friend of the Duke de Laval, mentioned again in the postscript to the above letter. la Duchesse de Duras, Mad. Recamier, vous entendront fort bien. Montrez au premier, ces petites pages que nous avons écrites sur ce sujet, en nous separant. These were manuscript notes, written by each and exchanged, of which the Duke de Laval's part was preserved among Mr. Ticknor's papers. Vous arrivez á laepoque la plus critique de nos discussions parlementaires: e
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 25: (search)
though a Frenchman in most respects, he is a born subject of the King. He is mentioned in Mad. de Stael's Germany, with Humboldt, John von Muller, Fichte, etc., among the persons whom the King of Pruis, after all, more of a man of letters, I suspect, than anything else. He said that when Mad. de Stael was here she excited a great sensation, and that she had the men of letters of the time, as it bad French, to do the best he could. But he had not gone on more than ten minutes before Mad. de Stael, who had followed him with the greatest attention, interrupted him with a countenance full of eike a tragedy; the faces of the rest of the company a good deal like a comedie larmoyante. Mad. de Stael heeded neither, but went on: For, when the Baron arrived once on the bank of a vast river, whert was irresistible on all but poor Fichte himself. As for him, he never forgot or forgave Mad. de Stael, who certainly, however, had no malicious purpose of offending him, and who, in fact, praised h